Is a member of the U-20 National Team ... played with the squad in several games this year, including against Mexico in July, in the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland in August, and has also been on the team roster for several more friendlies.
(2007 - Freshman): Became the first-ever Rebel to earn conference Newcomer of the Year honors, as he scored four goals and added four assists for 12 points despite playing just 14 games ... also was named to the All-MPSF first team ... scored two game-winners, against Missouri State (Sept. 22) and Cal State Bakersfield (Sept. 28) ... missed the Rebels[apos] first two games due to playing in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
High School: Led Eagles to a 2005 state championship with a 23-2 mark ... set Arizona state goal record with 70 in a career ... earned All-Arizona accolades twice, along with all-region honors three times ... lettered three years in football ... was a first team all-region at running back his freshman year ... played one year of baseball as well.
Club: Member of the U.S. National team that played in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea ... also played for the USA team in the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, as well as for UNLV head coach Mario Sanchez and the West Region IV team in Italy during 2007.
Personal: Daniel Arthur Quimoy Cruz ... born on Jan. 3, 1990, in Petersburg, Va. ... son of Al and Janet Cruz ... has one sister, Casey (9) and one brother Johnny (16) ... did not start playing soccer until his freshman year of high school ... majoring in criminal justice.
CRUZ[apos]S CAREER STATISTICS
Year G-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2007 14-13 34 4 4 12