10 - Amaechi Igwe
Amaechi Igwe
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Belmont, Calif.
High School: IMG Soccer Academy
Position: Forward

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: U.S. Under-20 international had great first season on Mission Campus, starting 20 games and appearing in all 23 ... scored five goals and notched three assists to finish third on the team in scoring ... an All-WCC Honorable Mention and All-Freshman Team selection ... College Soccer News All-Freshman Team ... spent three days training with U.S. Under-20 team in early October, played for U20 team in closed-door match against Haiti that week ... led team in shots with 51 ... tied for 10th in WCC in points (13) and goals (5) ... scored first collegiate goal against Niagara on Sept. 4 ... earned spot on UCI College Classic All-Tournament team ... scored blistering 20-yard shot to near post vs. St. Louis on Sept. 8 ... notched first assist of career on Sept. 15 at UCLA ... picked up second assist of season on Sept. 24 at USF ... scored third goal of the season on Oct. 20 vs. USF, shot from top of box into lower right corner ... scored in second straight game against San Diego on Oct. 27 ... notched assist on Nov. 3 vs. Portland ... scored game-tying goal vs. Gonzaga on Nov. 5... started and played 83 minutes vs. Washington on Nov. 15, taking five shots and hitting post twice ... started at Indiana on Nov. 18 in shootout win in third round of NCAA Tournament ... started at Wake Forest in NCAA Tournament quarterfinal match on Nov. 24.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: A December 2005 graduate of IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... joined U.S. Soccer's Residency Program in Sept., 2004 ... started for the U.S. Under-17 team at left back ... started 11 of 15 appearances in 2005 ... scored first international goal against Canada on April 24, 2005 ... fourth on the U.S. team with five goals ... also registered two assists ... played 12 matches and started five in 2004 ... scored a hat trick against Weston FC U-18 ... started two of five international match appearances in 2004 ... played in five matches for U.S. Under-20 national team in 2005 and scored one goal ... attended Bellarmine Prep in San Jose, Calif. for two years ... led prep team to league title and state finals as a freshman ... played club soccer with Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus ... led team to regional semifinals in 2003.

PERSONAL DATA: Born in San Francisco, Calif. ... son of Tony and Lisa Igwe... brother, Kelechi, played at Santa Clara ... sister, Chioma, transferred to Santa Clara from Cal in 2006 to play soccer; has U.S. U-19 National Team experience ... father was born in Jos Plateau, Nigeria and represented his country in the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968, captain for the Nigerian National Team during World Cup qualifying tournaments in 1969 and 1973 ... father played against Pele when the Nigerian national team played Santos in 1972 ... father played collegiate soccer at the University of San Francisco, where he was a member of three national championship teams.

Igwe's Career Statistics

Year M-S Goals Assists Points Shots GW Goals
2006 23-20 5 3 13 51 1
Career 23-20 5 3 13 51 1

Igwe's Career Honors
WCC All-Freshman Team 2006
All-WCC Honorable Mention 2006