26 Michael Gates
26 Michael Gates
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
High School: St. Francis
Position: Midfielder
Major: Business

SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in 16 games for the Broncos, who went 11-5-4 (best record in the WCC) and earned a national ranking as high as No. 18 ... saw extended playing time in four straight games in late October and early November, playing a season-high 78 minutes vs. LMU (Oct. 28) ... scored one game later to help Santa Clara to a 4-1 win over San Diego (Oct. 30) ... played 40 minutes in a critical road game at Gonzaga (Nov. 11) late in the season, a game Santa Clara won 1-0 to remain in the race for the WCC title.

FRESHMAN (2010):
On the Broncos' roster but missed the season due to injury.

2010 graduate of St. Francis High School in Pasadena, Calif. … attended the 2009 US Soccer Development Academy … coached by Glen Appels … started at midfielder for LAFC Chelsea U-16 and U-18 teams … LAFC Chelsea U-16 team finished sixth in the nation out of 108 teams in 2008 … was recruited by many of the top schools across the country … honor roll student.  

PERSONAL DATA:  Born in Pasadena, Calif. … parents are Todd and Mary Gates … both parents are Santa Clara alums … has four siblings Katherine, Kristen, Kevin, and Sean … father played baseball for Santa Clara … uncle Len played soccer for Santa Clara and uncle Jim played lacrosse for Santa Clara … interests include photography, traveling and watching sports … studying in the Leavey School of Business.