Blue Demons honored for a 3.0 GPA or higher in 2012-13 academic year
A five-goal first half sent the Blue Demons to their first BIG EAST loss.
A total of 150 DePaul student-athletes were honored by the conference
Career:Two-time member ofBIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team
2012 (Junior): Played in four matches and started one match in the 2012 season... competed for a total of 101 minutes... helped the Blue Demons hold Villanova to just one goal, andhelped solidify the Blue Demondefense.
2011 (Sophomore): Played in 14 matches with six starts... started against SIU-Edwardsville, Drake, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Georgetown and USF... recorded first collegiate point with an assist versus Seton Hall... had a shot on goal against Seton Hall and took a shot against Northwestern... first collegiate shot came against Seton Hall.
2010 (Freshman): Saw action in 10 matches with two starts... earned BIG EAST Conference Academic honors.
High School: Top-notch midfielder from Texas high school soccerpower Plano East went head-to-head against fellow DePaul freshman Ray De Leon in last year's district semifinals... has also competed against another Blue Demon freshman from Texas, Jared Blincow... SportsDay All-District selection who was recruited by Ivy League schools including Princeton.
Personal: Son of Mauricio, Sr., and Ivonna Velasco... has two siblings, Diego and Daniella... intended major in Finance.
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