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Rafael Bustamante
Rafael  Bustamante

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Corona, N.Y.

High School:
Manhattan Hunter Science

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 140

Position:
Defender

09/12/2017

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

09/05/2017

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.

Personal
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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