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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

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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