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Nelson Becerra
Nelson Becerra

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paterson, N.J.

High School:
St. Benedict's Prep

Last College:
Centenary College

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 150

Position:
Midfielder

As a Junior (2008)
Earned NSCAA All-Northeast Region third team honors ... named the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year ... was a first team All-BIG EAST honoree ... played in 24 games, including 20 starts ... led the team in goals (8), assists, (7), points (23) and game-winning goals (5) ... converted the game-winning penalty kick in the first overtime and added an assist in a 3-2 win against then-No. 12 Indiana (Dec. 6) that sent St. John's to the College Cup ... assisted on the game-winner in a 3-2 NCAA Tournament win against then-No. 7 UC Irvine (Nov. 29) ... tallied an assist on the game-winner of a 1-0 NCAA Tournament victory against BU (Nov. 25) ... scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in a 2-0 win against DePaul in the BIG EAST Tournament semifinals (Nov. 14) ... notched the game-winner on a free kick in a 2-0 win against Cincinnati (Oct. 31) in a game televised by Fox Soccer Channel ... assisted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against then-No. 12 USF (Oct. 18) ... had a goal in a 3-1 win at Seton Hall (Oct. 15) ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 13) ... assisted the game-winner and added a goal in a 3-0 win against Villanova (Oct. 11) ... picked up an assist in a 4-2 win versus Syracuse (Oct. 8) ... converted a game-winning penalty kick in a 1-0 win against then-No. 22 Providence (Sept. 28) ... assisted on the game-winner and added a goal in a 3-0 win against then-No. 22 Virginia Tech ... scored the game-winner in a 2-0 win against Old Dominion (Aug. 31).

As a Sophomore (2007)
Played in 20 games and made 16 starts ... tallied three goals, including one game-winner, to finish season with six points ... 17-of-30 shots (.567) were on goal ... opened the season by starting in first seven games ... converted in the opening round of a shootout against Seton Hall (Nov. 7) in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament ... scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over then-No. 21 Michigan (Oct. 10) ... tallied a goal in a 4-1 win over Pittsburgh (Sept. 23) ... notched first-career goal in a Red Storm uniform and took four shots in a 1-1 draw against VCU (Sept. 7) ... started season opener against Fairleigh Dickinson (Aug. 31) and attempted four shots.

At Centenary
Earned NSCAA second team Metro Region accolades ... earned Skyline Conference first team honors ... named Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year ... finished tied for team lead with 29 points ... led team with nine assists.

At St. Benedicts Prep
Played in the midfield for the Gray Bees ... team went 23-0 during his senior year.

Personal
Nelson David Becerra ... born in Lima, Peru ... son of Margarita Marquez and Nelson Becerra ... nickname is Nelly ... lists his mother as the person he admires most and Ronaldinho as his favorite athlete ... majoring in sport management.

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