|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Bellarmine College Prep|
2013 WCC All-Freshman Team
FRESHMAN (2013): In his first year with the Broncos, Cardona played in 14 of the Broncos’ matches, starting in five before suffering a season ending injury midway through conference play vs. Portland (Oct. 20) … playing in just half of the WCC games, Cardona made enough of an impact to be named to the WCC All-Freshman Team … scored his first goal at UCI (Sept. 22) … attempted a season-high of seven shots vs. USF (Oct. 11) … picked up the game-winning goal at Saint Mary’s (Oct, 13) … picked up the game-winning assist vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 18) … collected the Broncos lone-goal vs. Portland (Oct. 20).
CLUB: State Cup Champions, Regional Champions, Fourth place at Nationals, Sporting Cup Champions with PAC Tigres ... Finals Week 7th in Nation with DeAnza Force Academy ... Lead goal scorer Freshman year with 11 ... 2010 USSDA Winter Showcase (All Star Game) - Phoenix, Arizona ... El Salvador National Team Camp 2013.
PERSONAL: Son of Ezequiel and Claudia ... has two sisters, Jocelyne and Kiara ... plans on majoring in International Relations ... career goals are to become a pro soccer player or be successful in the business world ... his relative, Ramon Sanchez played for the El Salvador National Team ... Presidential Ambassador ... Link Crew Member ... President of LSU Club ... participated in South Africa Immersion Trip.
WHY I CHOSE SANTA CLARA: I chose Santa Clara not only because it is a great school, with a great business program, but also because once I stepped on campus I felt as though it was home. The students and staff are amazing and staying close to home is also a perk, where I can see my family at any giving moment throughout the year. I am glad to be part of the Bronco family and I am excited to bring something special to the soccer team this fall.