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#10 Ricardo Perez
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.
High School: Rocky Mountain
Club: Colorado Rapids
Experience: High School
PREP CAREER: Comes to Omaha with multiple national accolades including an All-America honor from National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ... Played for the Colorado Rapids Reserves beginning in 2011 when he made his debut at age 15 ... Team captain of the Rapids’ U-18 team in final two seasons under the direction of Brian Crookham ... Ranked as the No. 19 player in the latest TopDrawerSoccer Boys IMG Academy 150 entering 2013 season ... Also stood fourth in the website’s Rocky Mountain/Southwest Regional Rankings and at No. 10 in the midfielder position rankings ... Played exclusively with the Rapids after two seasons of high school soccer ... Joined the Rapids Academy in 2008 at the U-14 level and played with the Rapids U-16 Team in each of his first four seasons at the club ... Moved up to play with the U-18’s in final two seasons and played in all the games at the 2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals, where the Rapids U-18s finished sixth in the nation ... That season he scored 10 goals ... Played on a U.S. Club Soccer National Finalist squad in 2009 after winning a Regional Championship along the way ... Played internationally in Bermuda that same year at the Clyde’s Best Invitational Showcase ... Earlier in career participated in pair of U.S. U-14 team camps and played on a Colorado State Cup State Championship Team ... During two years of high school soccer at Rocky Mountain under the guidance of Daniel Ibanez, earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore ... In freshman campaign, RMHS advanced to the State 4A Final Four.

PERSONAL: Son of Roberto Perez and Veronica Carrillo ... Ricardo was born on May 30, 1995 ... Has one brother, Roberto ... Brother has played professional soccer in Tamaulipas, Mexico, as a goalkeeper for Altamira FC ... Undecided on a major.
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