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Rafael Amaya

Class: Junior
Position: M
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150

Previous School: Goal Academy (Tyler JC)

Hometown: Denver, Colo.

Previous College: Spent two seasons at Tyler Junior College … helped the Apaches win two national titles, while posting a 41-0-1 record … team went undefeated in 2010 (21-0) … playing in the midfield, he scored eight goals and compiled 13 assists during his two seasons  …

Prep: Graduate of the Goal Academy … played with the U.S. U-17 National team … two-year member of the Colorado Rapids Youth Academy and trained each season with the Colorado Rapids of the MLS … in 2007, also played with FC Porto Youth team (Portugal) … in 2006, trained with MLS Chicago Fire …

Personal: Son of Rafael Amaya and Luz Santana … from a soccer-playing family … father played soccer professionally for 17 years with MLS and in Colombia, China and Japan … brother Roger Espinoza is a defender with the MLS for Sporting Kansas City and is on the Honduras National team, where he played in the 2010 World Cup … sister Liza Amaya played soccer for the Puerto Rico National team and at Hawaii … also the current 125 Golden Gloves National Champion … sister Christine Kemp played soccer at Delaware and served as their team captain … also played for the Puerto Rico National team … birthdate is Aug. 28.