Mata had a team-best 14 goals last season
Cristian and Omar named to first team; Rocha named to third team
Mata had a team-high 14 goals
Cristian Mata tallied 14th goal on the season
Game time set for 5:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 25th
TULSA - A returning letterwinner . . . has started in 19 of 20 games . . . has 14 goals and six assists for 34 points.
FRESHMAN (2012) - Started in 19 of 20 games . . . was selected as TU's Offensive Player of the Year . . . had team-bests of 14 goals, six assists and 34 points . . . scored a goal in 12 of 20 games . . . five of his goals were game-winners . . . tallied two goals against Loyola Marymount and Creighton . . . scored against UMKC, UC Davis, Oakland, South Carolina, Nebraska Omaha, Memphis, UAB, FIU, SMU and San Diego . . . had a streak of five games with at least one goal scored . . . picked up two assists against Nebraska Omaha and SMU, and had one against South Carolina and Marshall . . . attempted 66 shots, 39 of which were on goal . . . was the C-USA Freshman of the Year . . . was selected as the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week twice . . . was tabbed to the All-C-USA first team and C-USA All-Freshman Team . . . was named to the College Sports Madness All-C-USA first team and was named as the CSM Freshman of the Year . . . was named to the College Soccer News Teams of the Week once . . . was tabbed to the NSCAA Midwest All-Region first team . . . was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Team of the Season . . . ranked No. 8 on the TDS Top-100 Freshman list . . . was selected to the SMU Classic All-Tournament team . . . was named as TU's "Man of the Match" against Loyola Marymount, South Carolina, Creighton and San Diego.
PRIOR TO TULSA - Was a four-year letterwinner at Union High School . . . scored 70 career goals at UHS . . . was tabbed as the Oklahoma's Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior . . . notched 22 goals and 10 assists during his senior season . . . helped lead UHS to a No. 11 national ranking in the ESPNHS Fab 50 poll . . . was the 2012 Tulsa World Metro Player of the Year . . . was named as the UHS Player of the Year and MVP as a senior . . . a two-time selection to the Tulsa World's all-metro team and a two-time all-state performer . . . earned a No. 81 national ranking and a No. 4 regional ranking by Top Drawer Soccer . . . played club soccer for the Tulsa Soccer Club 94, where he helped capture the Disney College Cup, the Region III Championship and the US National League Championship, while also finishing third at US Nationals . . . was a member of the US Region III Olympic Development Team and was a US National Team pool player.
PERSONAL - An arts and sciences major . . . born February 25, 1994 . . . son of Ana Padilla and the late Gustavo Mata . . . his brother, Omar, is a senior on the Tulsa soccer team.
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