8 Manuel Mariel
Manuel Mariel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Lake Highlands

Last College:
UMBC

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 166

Position:
Forward

Experience:
JR-1L


2007: Played in three games, taking three shots, including two shots on goal (9/16) against Washington.

2006: Played in 11 games, scoring five goals and one assist (11 points) on 15 shots.

2005 (at UMBC): Named to the 2005 America West All-Rookie team ... Played in 14 games, including 11 starts ... Scored four goals (including two game-winners) on 18 shots (eight on goal).

High School: A member of the national team pool in 2003-04 ... A 2003 adidas All-America and a three-year member of the ODP regional team ... Named the NSCAA/adidas Texas Player of the Year in 2003 ... Earned All-State and All-Region honors that year and scored the game-tying goal in the state title game ... Former member of the United States U-16 national team ... Has competed with the likes of Diego (Santos, Porto), Freddy Adu (DC United) and Mike Bradley (Metrostars).

Personal: Business major ... Twin brother of teammate Estaban Mariel ... Favorite non-soccer athlete is Vince Young ... Would most like to visit Spain ... Has five siblings ... Parents are Federico and Sulange Mariel.