Daniel Garcia ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Pine Crest School
  • Men's Soccer
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Daniel Garcia's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
CTC Palau
Dominant Foot:
Prim. Position:
Def Mid
Sec. Position:
Mile Time
2 Mile Time

Personal Statement

One of the greatest experiences I have had in recent years was the opportunity to train with La Paz Fútbol Club, a team in Colombia's third professional division. The intensity, tactical work, and sheer talent was amazing. During my time there, I really felt my game improve. However, it was the people that impacted me the most.

    My home country, Colombia, has been stricken by violence in recent years.  The goal of the team is to use the beautiful game as a way to bring together people affected by violence in order to establish security, alleviation, and peace. When you first see the team, you couldn't imagine what their pasts were like. You wouldn't believe the scarring past behind the bright smiles. 

    The overall joy from the team taught me how powerful soccer is. It inspired me continue to pursue the sport in order to bring happiness to my own life. I learned that with a ball at your feet, the true nature of humanity is brought to light: a happy, open, and loving one.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-County
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-County
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 6 seasons
  • 2018 CTC Palau (FSPL, Sunshine Conference National League)
  • Notes: 2nd FSPL, 2nd Sunshine conference National League, Disney Showcase Qualifier Champions, Weston Cup Finalists, West Pine Cup Finalists, Disney Showcase 3rd Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Boca United FC (U16 Pre-Academy)
  • Notes: Third in NPL, Disney Showcase Qualifier Finalists, (Schedule uploaded is only NPL - others were unavailable)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 Atletico Belgrano FC (Liga Elité Bogota (Academy Level in Colombia))
  • Notes: This Club may not be in the records, as this is a team in Bogotá, Colombia who I played with during the 15 months I lived there in 2016-2017. The League level itself may be found under futbolbogotano.com --> Torneos --> Liga Premier 2002. 5th in Liga Élite, Torneo Quota Champions, Torneo Maracana Champions.
  • 2015 Boca United (U15 Pre-Academy)
  • Notes: Weston Cup Champions, Fysa Finalists, NPL 4th Place, Boca United DP
  • 2014 Weston FC (Pre-Academy U13)
  • Notes: NPL 4th Place; State Cup 3rd place; Travelled to Argentina to play vs Independiente, Velez, and other teams; National Training Centers
  • 2013 Bethesda- Olney Academy (VA) (Pre-Academy)
  • Notes: Danon Cup Semi-Finalists, #1 in Country according to GotSoccer, Jefferson Cup Champions, EDP league 3rd Place

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Todd Nobles
  • Club Director
  • Mariano Palau



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Pine Crest School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Biology Honors
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Calculus BC Ap Physics C Post-AP Organic Chemistry Post-AP Spanish Literature AP English Literature AP European History
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Freshman Year I received top of class award at El Anglo Colombiano (Bogota
  • Award
    • Colombia; 2018 PSAT National Merit Commended; 2018 Spanish Honors Society; 2019 Pine Crest School TedX Talk
  • Award
    • On the Brink
  • Award
    • Segment 2; Villanova Book Award for Excellence in Academics
  • Award
    • Character
  • Award
    • and Community Service
  • Activity
    • Community Service at church; Embajador de Paz (La Paz FC Bogota
  • Activity
    • Colombia); Teaching underpriveledged chidren English in Colombia

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistic 2018 Varsity Te 2018 CTC Palau 2017 Varsity Te 2017 Boca Unite 2016 Atletico B 2015 Boca Unite
Goals 1 1 1 2 8 6
Assists 9 10 4 5 10 11
Games Played 27 12 (due to injury at beginning of season) 11 (Florida NPL) 23 19
Record 17-8-3 12-5-3 8-1-2 16-1-5


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