No. 21/14 St. John's Defeats No. 10/9 Louisville, 1-0
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2011)
Appeared in 15 games, all starts, and went 9-4-1 before a season-ending injury ... recorded seven shutouts, including six-straight, and posted a 1.03 goals against average to go with a .727 save percentage ... totaled four saves to notch a shutout in a 1-0 win against then-No. 9 Louisville (Oct. 15) ... made three saves in a 2-0 win against then-No. 25 Iona (Sept. 18) to notch sixth-straight shutout ... stopped three shots to post fifth-straight clean sheet in a 0-0 draw against then-No. 7 Indiana (Sept. 16) ... registered fourth-straight shutout with one save in a 2-0 win against Yale (Sept. 11) ... recorded third-straight shutout in a 2-0 win against Harvard (Sept. 9) ... posted a clean sheet in a 1-0 win at Boston University (Sept. 3) for second-straight shutout ... made three saves to post a shutout in a 3-0 win against then-No. 8 William & Mary (Sept. 1).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2010)
Earned second team Soccer America All-Freshman honors ... a BIG EAST All-Rookie selection ... started all 18 games and posted a 10-6-2 record ... recorded eight shutouts, including six-straight, to go with a 0.84 goals against average and an .831 save percentage ... made two saves to post sixth-straight shutout in a 2-0 win against then-No. 24 USF (Oct. 30) ... extended shutout streak to five games with three saves in a 1-0 win against Villanova (Oct. 27) ... recorded fourth-straight shutout in a 1-0 win against DePaul (Oct. 23) ... had two saves in a 1-0 win at Rutgers (Oct. 20) to mark third-consecutive clean sheet ... stopped six shots in a scoreless draw against then-No. 5 Connecticut (Oct. 16) for second-straight shutout ... made two saves in a 0-0 draw against Syracuse (Oct. 13) to notch first-career BIG EAST shutout ... tied a career-high with nine saves in a 2-1 overtime loss at then-No. 6 Louisville (Oct. 2) ... stopped eight shots in a 1-0 defeat at Notre Dame (Sept. 25) in BIG EAST debut ... made two saves in a 3-0 victory against Hartford (Sept. 17) ... recorded first-career assist and made a career-high nine saves in a 2-1 win against Boston University (Sept. 12) ... totaled three saves in a combined 5-0 shutout against FDU (Sept. 10) ... made six saves to post first-career shutout in first-career start and collegiate-debut, a 2-0 win versus Virginia Tech (Sept. 3).
As a Freshman (2009)
Did not see game action.
At Morris Hills
Spent three seasons as the starting keeper for the Scarlet Knights ... served as team captain as a senior ... NSCAA New Jersey Player of the Year and New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... two-time NSCAA High School All-American ... two-time NSCAA High School All-Region selection ... two-time North II Group III Player of the Year ... two-time first team all-state ... two-time first team all-area ... two-time first team All-Morris County ... three-time first team all-conference.
Rafael Alejandro Diaz, Jr. ... born in the Dominican Republic ... son of Rafael and Adalgiza Diaz ... has a younger sister, Alondra ... chose St. John's for the soccer program and its coaching staff ... lists his family as the people he most admires and Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete ... majoring in sport management ... aspires to play professionally.