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  Rafael Diaz
 

Rafael Diaz


 

 
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Rockaway, N.J.

High School:
Morris Hills

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160

Position:
Goalkeeper

12/12/2013

Diaz Garners Invitation To 2014 adidas MLS Player Combine

Keeper posted school-record 32 shutouts in standout career with Red Storm.

12/10/2013

Parker Nabs First Team NSCAA All-Northeast Region Accolades; Diaz And Mulligan Selected To Third Team

Trio helped St. John's reach NCAA Tournament Second Round and finish season 11-7-2.

11/21/2013

ON TO THE NEXT ONE: Rouse Nets 99th Minute Golden Goal To Send St. John's To NCAA Second Round With 2-1 Win Against Delaware

Camara becomes 13th different player to score this season for Red Storm.

11/15/2013

Parker Selected To All-BIG EAST First Team To Lead Quartet Of All-Conference Honorees

Diaz, Mulligan and Sepe each garner All-BIG EAST second team selections.

11/11/2013

Diaz Grabs BIG EAST Goalkeeper Of The Week; Bedoya And Parker Named To Weekly Honor Roll

Red Storm scored season-high five goals in shutout victory at Seton Hall.

11/18/2013

SJU-TV Feature: NCAA Selection Show

SJU-TV Feature: NCAA Selection Show

11/02/2013

SJU-TV Feature: Senior Day 2013

SJU-TV Feature: Senior Day 2013

09/15/2013

Postgame Highlights: St. John's 1, West Virginia 0

Postgame Highlights: St. John's 1, West Virginia 0

09/13/2013

Postgame Highlights: St. John's 1, South Carolina 0

Postgame Highlights: St. John's 1, South Carolina 0

08/30/2013

St. John's Defeats NJIT, 2-1, In Season-Opener

St. John's Defeats NJIT, 2-1, In Season-Opener

12/22/2012

Season in Review: Men's Soccer

The Red Storm finished 10-5-4 (4-3-1)

10/15/2011

No. 21/14 St. John's Defeats No. 10/9 Louisville, 1-0

No. 21/14 St. John's Defeats No. 10/9 Louisville, 1-0

As a Redshirt Junior (2012)
A second team NSCAA All-Northeast Region selection ... a first team All-BIG EAST honoree ... started all 19 games ... went 10-5-4 with eight shutouts ... posted a 0.75 goals against average and a .795 save percentage ... made four saves in a 1-0 win against Syracuse (Oct. 26) ... stopped one shot in a 3-0 victory against Cincinnati (Oct. 6) to post third-straight shutout ... totaled six saves to post second-consecutive clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with Villanova (Oct. 3) ... made one save in a 2-0 shutout at DePaul (Sept. 29) ... recorded six saves in a 1-1 draw against Butler (Sept. 16) ... made four saves in a 0-0 draw at then-No. 9 Akron (Sept. 14) ... totaled two saves in a 3-0 win against Princeton (Sept. 5) ... made five saves in a 2-1 victory against Kentucky (Sept. 2) ... stopped three shots to post a shutout in a 2-0 win at South Carolina (Aug. 31) ... made three saves to record a clean sheet in a 3-0 victory against Boston University (Aug. 24).

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2011)
Started 15 games 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 victory 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 ... made nine saves in a 2-1 overtime loss at then-No. 6 Louisville (Oct. 2) ... stopped eight shots in a 1-0 loss 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 nine saves in a 2-1 win against Boston University (Sept. 12) ... posted first-career shutout with a six-save effort in a 2-0 win against Virginia Tech (Sept. 3) in first-career start and collegiate-debut.

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 ... earned NSCAA New Jersey Player of the Year and New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a senior ... a two-time NSCAA High School All-American and two-time NSCAA High School All-Region selection ... a two-time North II Group III Player of the Year ... a two-time first team all-state, two-time first team all-area and two-time first team All-Morris County honoree ... a three-time first team all-conference selection.

Personal
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 ... aspires to play professionally ... majoring in sport management.

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