8 Anthony DeCosta
8 Anthony DeCosta
Height: 5-11
Weight: 155
Year: RS Freshman
Hometown: Concord, Calif.
High School: De La Salle
Position: Defender
Major: Undeclared Engineering

RS FRESHMAN (2012): Played through injury during his second year on the Mission Campus ... appeared in a total of four games ... made his collegiate debut at North Carolina State (Sept. 2) ... helped the Broncos defeat local rival Stanford (Sept. 16) 2-1 on the road ... also appeared in a pair of SCU road games during West Coast Conference play, first at St. Mary's (Oct. 3), then later at Portland (Oct. 12).

Utilized a redshirt season as a true freshman.

Starred at one of the best programs in the East Bay, helping De La Salle win the North Coast Section (NCS) Championship three-straight years … scored the game-winning goal the NCS finals twice (2010 and 2011) … ESPN Rise High School All-American …  four-year starter and varsity letterwinner … team captain as a junior and senior … named 2011 All-East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) honoree … NCS Winter ‘Scholar Athlete of the Year’ … had a number of prep teammates go on to play Division I soccer.

PERSONAL: Born in Monterrey, Calif. … son of Robert and MaryAnn DeCosta … has two sisters, Danielle and Lindsay … excellent student, earning near straight A’s throughout high school … He will be majoring in Civil Engineering.