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Soham Mukherjee ‘19 Recruiting Profile

  • Monta Vista High School
  • Cupertino, CA
  • Men's Soccer
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Soham Mukherjee's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
DeAnza Force Soccer Club
Dominant Foot:
Prim. Position:
Def Mid
Sec. Position:
Mile Time
2 Mile Time

Personal Statement

Playing competitive soccer has always been a passion in my life. I started playing soccer at the age of 5 with kids many years older than me, and I currently play club soccer at the highest level in Nor-Cal NPL. Last year I was part of a U14 US Soccer Development Academy team in my club. I also played in our high school Varsity team as a sophomore this year in the highest division of high school soccer. As I move beyond high school and develop my career, soccer will continue to define my identity. I intend to channel the same grit and competitive spirit of winning a soccer game from a challenging situation that I have exercised far too often, to have a very successful 4-year college in Science & Engineering.

I am taking the most challenging classes (AP and Honors) that are offered during my 4 years at Monta Vista High School. MVHS is #11 within California and #101 National ranking.

I learned to play soccer to my strengths which  I believe is an important skill to have. When I was in 7th grade I became part of De Anza ForceSoccer which is known for its advanced competitive teams and professional coaches. I continued to play as a starter primarily as an attacking or defending midfielder. The next season there were tryouts for USDA U14. Players from all over the Bay Area and beyond sought to join our club's prestigious academy program. I managed to make the initial team. From that moment I realized how we have the ability to achieve almost anything we want by focus and hard work. I have seen many kids with great soccer potential to have fizzled due to lack of good training habits. Practicing for a shorter time with high intensity and effort always works better for me than practicing for longer hours with lower intensity.  I hope to keep improving in soccer at a rapid pace and continue my sport into college. I aim to make a great college soccer team and help that team achieve even bigger greatness.

Why my coaches like(d) me:

  1. I always put the success and well-being of the team ahead of my own glory.

  2. In adverse situations, I  can stay calm and do whatever is necessary as a leader to win the game.

  3. I take soccer very seriously, I never tried to cut corners and put 100% effort in every practice. This helps me earn respect both from my teammates and the coaches from the very beginning.

  4. I can play in almost any position in a highly competitive game (other than goalie), which shows not only the breadth of my soccer skills but my ability and willingness to adjust in any given situation and team composition.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #11

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 3 seasons
  • 2017 DeAnza Force Soccer Club (Academy II Team (NPL 1 South))
  • Notes: Team captain of my club's Academy II Team; NPL 1 team and get 100% playtime.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 De Anza Force Soccer Club (CA) (NPL)
  • Notes: Starter. Midfielder, Was also a DP on the De Anza Force U-14's Academy in the previous 2 seasons
  • 2015 De Anza Force (USDA Academy DP)

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Patrick Lowney
  • Club Coach
  • Simon Cook



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High School Information

High School:
Monta Vista High School
(408) 366-7600

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. 10th Grade: Pre-Calculus Honors, Chemistry Honors Full Score in Math 2 SAT II
AP Classes:
Yes. 10th Grade: AP Computer Science ( 5 in AP CS Test) 11th Grade: AP Calculus BC, AP Physics, AP US History 12th Grade Enrolled: AP Physics C, AP Stats, AP Econ
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 1. Straight As student until high school (My middle school
  • Award
    • Kennedy Middle School
  • Award
    • is ranked among top 5 public middle schools in CA) 2. Ranked second in school in Math Olympiads 3. Scored in top brackets at Math League and Math Counts
  • Activity
    • 1. I was one of the main percussionists in my school band. 2. I do long > 60 miles bike rides to raise money for good causes that I really feel important (Ex: Bike for breath
  • Activity
    • Tour de Peninsula etc.) 3. I volunteered to help autistic kids learn soccer through AYSO. 4. Played piano since childhood 5. Visited many underdeveloped or developing countries every year to get a true perspective of this world and understand where we can contribute to making any impact

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