|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||San Fernando|
JUNIOR (2011): Reserve defender who appeared in five games and made one start, at San Diego (Oct. 16) ... on the active roster all season long, helping Santa Clara post the WCC's best overall record (11-5-4) and earn a national ranking as high as No. 18.
AT EVERGREEN COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Evergreen over three years, redshirting as a sophomore … immediately named the team’s captain as a true freshman, starting as the Hawks’ center-back … team’s defensive MVP as a freshman and sophomore … first team all-conference honoree twice … also earned all-region accolades in both seasons he played … helped Evergreen earn a No. 8 ranking in California as a freshman … as a redshirt sophomore, helped Evergreen jump up to No. 3 in the state rankings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Began his prep career at San Fernando High School in San Jose, joining the soccer team as a sophomore … finished his prep career at South High School in Bakersfield … was team captain for both squads … played for the North Valley Hot Spurs club program.
PERSONAL: Born in Sylmar, Calif. … son of Felix and Sandra Alvarez, who are originally from Tepalcatepec in Michoacán, Mexico… has three siblings, Martha, Brian and Damian … huge sports fan … majoring in Environmental Science.