2 - Mykell Bates
Mykell Bates
Height: 5-9
Weight: 172
Year: Senior
Hometown: Roseville, Calif.
High School: Edison Academic Center (Bradenton, Fla.)
Position: Defender
Major: Marketing

ACTION PHOTOS

2011 NCAA Men's Division I NSCAA All Far-West Region Third Team
2010 & 2011 All-WCC First Team
2010 & 2011 Team Captain
Led the team with 1,852 minutes played in 2009
Middleton Sports & Fitness Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2008

SENIOR (2011): All-WCC First Team player for second straight season and named to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I NSCAA All Far-West Region Third Team ... rated as high as No. 8 among college seniors as a professional prospect by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... played in 15 games, helping SCU go 9-3-3 in the games he appeared (misssed five games late in the season with injury) ... helped SCU to a 6-1-3 start and a No. 18 national ranking by College Soccer News ...  scored four goals - including three game-winners ... scored the tying goal against No. 6 UCLA (Sept. 2) ... also scored in Santa Clara's 2-0 win over Cleveland State (Sept. 11) ... scored the game-winner in a three-goal, second-half comeback on the road against rival USF (Nov. 1) ... his return to the lineup helped the Broncos win five-straight to close out the regular season.

JUNIOR (2010):
Terrific junior season, leading the Broncos to the WCC Championship as the team's captain ... named an All-WCC First Team honoree ... started in all 18 games he appeared in ... scored four goals, including a game-winner ... helped SCU go unbeaten in 12 straight matches from Sept. 19 through Nov. 5 ... the only game SCU lost in their last 14 was a match he did not play in due to injury (vs. Portland Nov. 12) ... his game-winner came in a 2-1 victory over San Jose State (Sept. 24) ... put a season-high three shots on goal and scored in a 3-1 road win over Gonzaga (Oct. 1) ... registerd at least one shot in six straight matches in early October, helping SCU transform its offense into one of the best in the WCC ... scored in home ties with USF (Oct. 8) and San Diego (Oct. 17), helping the Broncos move up the league standings and eventually win the WCC Championship ... played 88 minutes in SCU's NCAA tournament match at Sacramento State (Nov. 18).  

SOPHOMORE (2009):
Essential part of the 2009 team... starter all 20 contests at defender and was on the field more than any other Santa Clara player - leading the team with 1,852 minutes ... scored two goals in the season-opener against No. 15 UC Irvine (Sep. 1) ... took two shots vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 4) and vs. St. Mary's (Oct. 23) ... took a shot at Gonzaga (Oct. 30) and vs. LMU (Nov. 13).

FRESHMAN (2008): Saw action in 12 games, starting in 11 ... missed the last six games due to injury ... recorded three points on one goal and one assist ... scored his first collegiate goal against UW-Milwaukee (Sept. 7) ... earned Middleton Sports & Fitness all-tournament team honors ... earned his first assist on Stephen McCarthy's goal against San Jose State (Sept. 24) ... sustained a season-ending injury agaisnt San Francisco (Oct. 24).

HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 graduate of Edison Academic Center in Bradenton, Fla. ... also attended Roseville High School in Roseville, Calif. ... played soccer and ran track ... coached by Pablo Guitierrez and National Coach John Hackworth ... won Sierra Foothill League Division II section title ... named first team all-league as a freshman ... led team in assists ... second in scoring ... club team, Capital Athletic Soccer Association, was two-time state cup finalist ... state and regional ODP teams ... 2007 NSCAA Player of the Year ... captain of U-17 National team ... U-17 team played in FIFA World Cup in 2007, making it to the round of 16 before being beaten by Germany; Bates scored three goals in the tournament ... three-time Parade Magazine All-American ... Adidas All-American....finalist for best young male athlete in soccer for U.S. Soccer ... spoke to graduating class at commencement.  

PERSONAL: Born in Sacramento, Calif. ... parents are Thomas and Arnette Bates ... has one sister, Adriane ... enjoys music, dancing and singing ... marketing major.