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Rafael Amaya

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

Previous School: Goal Academy (Tyler JC)

Hometown: Denver, Colo.

2011 (Jr.)
• Played in 11 games, with one start
• Started at IUPUI (Aug. 27)

Previous School
• 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 the midfield, scored eight goals and 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 (2007-08), training with the Colorado Rapids of the MLS each season
• In 2007, played with FC Porto Youth team (Portugal)
• Trained with MLS Chicago Fire in 2006

Personal
• Son of Rafael Amaya and Luz Santana
• Father played soccer professionally for 17 years with MLS and in Colombia, China and Japan
• Brother Roger Espinoza is a defender with the MLS Sporting Kansas City and a member of 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
• Liza is currently the 125 Golden Gloves National Champion
• Sister Christine Kemp played at Delaware and also played for the Puerto Rico National team
• Birthday is Aug. 28
• Majoring in Religion: Biblical Studies