At a glance: Along with teammate Sage Gardner, captured the USL Super-20 national championship with Crew Juniors in July 2011 ... Central defender with good size and strength and the ability to attack ... Has made 37 career appearances in the starting lineup over last three seasons.
As a junior (2011): Started 17 matchups for the defense ... Saw action in 18 games overall ... Picked up first career goal with a header vs. Michigan State (Oct. 2) ... Part of all five Ohio State shutouts, which included four in the last eight games ... Helped the Buckeyes hold Big Ten opponents to seven goals in six total contests ... Received Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a sophomore (2010): Played in 18 games, starting 12 and logging 1,222 minutes on the field ... Helped anchor Big Ten-best defense that allowed just 0.72 goals-against average with 10 shutouts ... Registered three shots, placing one on goal ... Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
As a freshman (2009): Started in eight of the 13 games he played this season ... Assisted David Tiemstra's game-winning goal vs. Michigan (Nov. 7) to capture the Big Ten regular-season title ... Tallied 770 minutes on the season, averaging 43 per contest ... Played a full 90 minutes in three matches, including conference games vs. Michigan State and Michigan.
Scott Gallagher: Played with St. Louis' Scott Gallagher club team and academy team.
St. Louis University H.S.: Four-year starter ... Captain of team senior year ... Led high school team to a 21-game winning streak and made first team all-metro and all-state as a senior ... Scored one goal-a game winner-and three assists from the center back position.
Personal: Son of Luis Gomez and Laurie Patterson ... Siblings include Viviana, Loren, Victoria, Samantha, Kaitlyn ... Plans to major in business or engineering before pursuing a law degree ... Enjoys watching movies and English Premier League soccer ... Father, Luis played soccer professionally for Costa Rica's Saprissa ... Great uncle, Larry Gagner, was an All-American football player at Florida and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs.