Rafael Bustamante
Rafael  Bustamante


Corona, N.Y.

High School:
Manhattan Hunter Science

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 140



Men's Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara

Photo's from the men's soccer team's 2-1 win over UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 12, 2017, at Belson Stadium


Men's Soccer vs. Hofstra

Photos from the men's soccer team's scoreless draw with Hofstra on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Belson Stadium.

As a Freshman (2017)
Played in 16 games as a reserve… helped the Red Storm lead the BIG EAST and rank 15th nationally with a 0.71 goals against average… tallied his lone shot of the season at Butler (Sept. 30)… played a season-high 57 minutes at Seton Hall (Sept. 16).

At Manhattan Hunter Science (MLK Jr.)
Helped lead Martin Luther King Jr. to a pair of PSAL Championships, one of which came during his senior campaign, at Belson Stadium… a two-year team captain for the Knights… tallied four goals and 13 assists as a senior after registering three goals and 10 assists as a junior from the back line… helped MLK to a no. 14 ranking in the final USA TODAY/NSCAA poll… played his club ball for Manhattan Soccer Club, helping the squad to a pair of NY State Cup titles, a no. 4 national ranking and an NPL National Title in 2016… winner of the Manhattan Soccer Club’s Tom Rabsonek Award.

Rafael Sebastian Bustamante… son of Rafael and Ruth Shiposh… has a younger sister, Ashley… chose St. John’s because the University offers a “top-level team with exceptional education opportunities”… lists his mother as the person who most influenced his athletic career and Francis Coquelin as his favorite athlete… a member of the National Honor Society in high school… coached at the Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp.



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