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Christopher Zuniga ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology
  • Paterson, NJ
  • Men's Soccer
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Christopher Zuniga's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
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Personal Statement

Being a starter player in the beginning of my freshman year is probably the best thing that could have happened to me at the start of high school. I thank my coach for giving me the opportunity and responsibility to be a starter goalkeeper for my high school team. This was a big step for me and I knew this would help me in the future of my high school career because I would gain experience from games and use it to be better in future seasons. After my sophomore year of high school I believed it impacted me the most because the team was competing better than previous years and that has to do with the fact that we gained experience from the previous year and used it to our advantage.

I believe I am different from other recruiters because I was among 3 Freshmen who started in my Varsity High School Soccer Team, I was commonly the replacement of the current senior goalkeeper at the time (2016) due to my ability of playing better in the position. The Head Coach wanted me to have experience in the league as a Freshman and being that into the following season. As a Sophmore I believe I did good during the season(2017). I lead the league with the most saves(200) and I helped the team improve much better from the past seasons. My communication on the field is one of the many things I have to provide. I talk very loud and demanding telling my team, specifically my defensive line, what to do. I am not afraid to get hurt during 1v1 situations and I am able to read the game very well which helps me communicate with the team.

I personally believe that I continuously improve everyday as pointed out by my coaches and fellow teammates. I put in that extra hour of hard work just to get better. I enjoy positive criticism because I believe I can be better and I enjoy self-improving. I love personal training sessions because I have that personal connections with the trainer which allows me to know my weaknesses and help me improve on them as well as improve on my strengths.

Overall, my dream is to compete in college soccer and maybe continue from there. I’ll do anything for this dream and i’ll go out of my way in order to improve and get better.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 4 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, Appeared in 21 games with 21 starts for Paterson Charter Boys Varsity...215 Saves(First in NJIC), 1.28 goals against average, 0.881 saves percentage, 10.75 saves per game...Named PCSST MVP...Named NJIC Player of the Week on Oct 1...Earned 4 Varsity Letter
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1
  • Individual Awards:
    Captain, All Star Team
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1
  • Individual Awards:
    Lead the league with the most saves as a goalkeeper(200)
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 7 seasons
  • 2020 STA MUSC 2002 NPL (NPL)
  • 2019 Parsippany SC Academy (East Coast NPL)
  • Notes: Ranked 8 in New Jersey, 26 Regional, and 58 National
  • 2018 Parsippany SC Academy (EDP 2nd Division Central/NPL)
  • Notes: Ranked 7 in New Jersey, 26 Regional, and 58 National
  • 2018 Skyline Elite FC (EDP Premier Central 1)
  • Notes: This club was formally known as FC Gottschee, affiliated with BW Gottschee Academy
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Unisamba FC (EDP)
  • Notes: Quarter Finalists in the New Jersey State Cup 2017/ EDP(Eastern Development Program) Boys U16 2002 Championship North 1 Third Place
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 FC Broncos (Futsal)
  • Notes: Coastal Sports NJ
  • 2016 Unisamba FC (EDP)
  • Notes: EDP(Eastern Development Program) Boys U15 2002 Championship North 1 Undefeated Champions/ Played 3 Crossover games
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Duncan Swanwick
  • Position Coach
  • Zack Roth
  • High School Head Coach
  • Antony Ghaly
  • Position Coach
  • David Pekarek
  • Position Coach
  • Paul Blodgett
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Larry Serrano

Additional Sports

  • Volleyball
  • 2 Years
  • Varsity Team



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High School Information

High School:
Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors English (since freshman year) Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2 Honors Biology Honors Chemistry Honors Physics Honors Pre Calc
AP Classes:
Yes. AP United States History AP Computer Science
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • Scholar Honor Roll since freshman year
  • Award
    • Top 5% in my class
  • Activity
    • JROTC
  • Activity
    • Hero and Cool Kids
  • Activity
    • National Honor Society
  • Activity
    • Trendsetters Club

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Skyline El 2017 Varsity Te 2017 Unisamba F 2016 Varsity Te 2016 Unisamba F
Goals 0 1
Assists 2 1
Games Played 21 19 16 18 11 18 8
Record 7-1-12 6-1-9 6-2-3 8-0-0
Shutouts 5 2 7 1 1
Total Saves 215 200
Goals Against Avg. 1.28
Saves % 0.814


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