3 Jared Hegardt
3 Jared Hegardt
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Cathedral Catholic
Position: Forward/Midfielder

FRESHMAN (2012): Played in 15 games during his first collegiate season … College Sports Madness tabbed Hegardt as its projected 2012 West Coast All-Conference Freshman of the Year … Hegardt appeared in 15 games and made one start – the Broncos’ season-opener vs. Cal (Aug. 24) … registered a season-high three shots at home against Portland (Oct. 26) – a game which was televised live nationally on the Fox Soccer Channel … totaled four shots on the year … appeared in nine of the team’s 12 WCC contests.

Highly accomplished prep player from San Diego’s Cathedral Catholic High School where he earned First Team All-CIF honors … captained the Dons and led the team to the CIF Division III finals as a senior in 2011-12 … the Dons were 2012 Western League Champions and Hegardt was named the league’s Player of the Year by the North County Times … tabbed as the Sports Magazine Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year in 2011-12 ... also an All-Western League selection as a junior and a Second Team All-CIF pick … led the Dons to the Division III title game as both a freshman and sophomore … 2010 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) 1994 Boys Champion with California South … also tabbed to play with the Region IV ODP teams ... residency with the U.S. U17 National Team, were he played alongside future SCU classmates Kendall McIntosh and Ryan Masch … also played for the BU18 Academy Team at San Diego Surf Soccer … represented the South Coast Strikers at the 2011 Northern Ireland Milk Cup ... began his extensive youth club career with the Fallbrook Fury U8-U10 … also spent six years playing for Nott's Forest.

Born in Seattle, Wash. … son of Ron and Kim Hegardt – both Santa Clara University graduates … has three younger siblings, Mattie, Audrey and Chris … notes skiing and reading as hobbies … He will be studying in the School of Business.