2 - Mykell Bates
Mykell Bates
Height: 5-9
Weight: 172
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Roseville, Calif.
High School: Edison Academic Center
Position: Defender

Led the team with 1,852 minutes played in 2009
Middleton Sports & Fitness Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2008

SOPHOMORE (2009): Essential part of the 2009 team... starter all 20 contests at defender and was on the field more than any other Santa Clara player - leading the team with 1,852 minutes ... scored two goals in the season-opener against No. 15 UC Irvine (Sep. 1) ... took two shots vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 4) and vs. St. Mary's (Oct. 23) ... took a shot at Gonzaga (Oct. 30) and vs. LMU (Nov. 13).

FRESHMAN (2008): Saw action in 12 games, starting in 11 ... missed the last six games due to injury ... recorded three points on one goal and one assist ... scored his first collegiate goal against UW-Milwaukee (Sept. 7) ... earned Middleton Sports & Fitness all-tournament team honors ... earned his first assist on Stephen McCarthy's goal against San Jose State (Sept. 24) ... sustained a season-ending injury agaisnt San Francisco (Oct. 24).

HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 graduate of Edison Academic Center in Bradenton, Fla. ... also attended Roseville High School in Roseville, Calif. ... played soccer and ran track ... coached by Pablo Guitierrez and National Coach John Hackworth ... won Sierra Foothill League Division II section title ... named first team all-league as a freshman ... led team in assists ... second in scoring ... club team, Capital Athletic Soccer Association, was two-time state cup finalist ... state and regional ODP teams ... 2007 NSCAA Player of the Year ... captain of U-17 National team ... U-17 team played in FIFA World Cup in 2007, making it to the round of 16 before being beaten by Germany; Bates scored three goals in the tournament ... three-time Parade Magazine All-American ... Adidas All-American....finalist for best young male athlete in soccer for U.S. Soccer ... spoke to graduating class at commencement.  

PERSONAL: Born in Sacramento, Calif. ... parents are Thomas and Arnette Bates ... has one sister, Adriane ... enjoys music, dancing and singing ... studying in the College of Business.