16 - Gabriel Romero
Gabriel Romero
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
High School: Liceo Laboratorio
Position: Defender

JUNIOR (2011): Turned in another solid season for Santa Clara, playing and starting in all but one game ... his 1,593 minutes played ranked sixth on the team ... part of an outstanding Bronco backline which posted nine shutouts ... helped Santa Clara get off to a 6-1-3 start and earn a national ranking of No. 18 ... the Broncos posted wins over Stanford (Aug. 27), No. 14 Cal (Sept. 16) and tied No. 6 UCLA (Sept. 2) ... SCU also won five straight games to close out the season to challenge for the WCC title ... they finished with the league's best overall record, 11-5-4.

SOPHOMORE (2010):
Made an immediate impact at Santa Clara helping the Broncos win the 2010 WCC Championship ... started in all but two of the team's final 19 games, missing one with injury ... played 1,612 minutes, which ranked fourth on the team ... was highly praised by head coach Cameron Rast on his play as the Broncos' center defender.

COLLEGE:
Attended the International University of the Americas in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2009-10 … played with the exclusive U-21 Barrio Mexico club program … team captain on the U-21 national championship team, claiming the Alto Rendimiento Division title ... decided to transfer to Santa Clara, beginning in the fall quarter of 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Prepped at Liceo Laboratorio, focusing on science … played with the Municipal Tibas club team … won the Asociación Nacional de Futbol (ANAFA) U-18 championship with Tibas … selected team captain.

PERSONAL:
Son of Victor Romero and Carmen Castro … three older siblings, Daniel, Adrian and Claudia … plans to study computer science and engineering at Santa Clara … majoring in Computer Engineering.