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#8 Diego Gonzalez
Position: M
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 160
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lawrence, Kan.
High School: Free State

JUNIOR (2013): Played in 15 games, making nine starts... Finished tied for second on the team with four assists... Took seven shots, three of them on goal... Spent the majority of his time as a defensive midfielder and outside back... WIU was 3-1 in games Gonzalez posted an assists, with wins at Jacksonville (Sept. 1), versus Eastern Illinois (Oct. 5) and at Bradley (Oct. 7).

SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared in 19 games, starting 15 of them...Took seven shots on the season, including a shot on goal in a 2-1 win over Oral Roberts (Oct. 27)...Attempted a season-high three shots against Belmont (Nov. 4).

FRESHMAN (2011): Played in 16 games for Western this season, coming off the bench for all of them...Owner of 10 shots, five on goal...He scored three goals, all game-winners, which was tied for a team-best, one assist, and seven total points...Scored the game-winner against Dayton (Sept. 11)...Scored the lone goal, a game-winner in Western's 1-0 victory over Valparaiso (Oct. 2)...Scored the game-winner in Western's 2-0 shutout victory over Evansville (Nov. 1)...Recorded his first assist in Western's loss to Oral Roberts.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan...Twice named  First Team All-State...Earned All-Sunflower League honors as a junior and a senior...Finished his career as Free State's all-time leader in goals scored with 47...Helped lead his team to a Regional Championship as a junior... Served as team captain and was named the All-Area Player of the Year in his final season...Helped lead his club team, the KCFC Alliance Rangers, to four Kansas State Cup Championships and a No. 24 national ranking...The Rangers were also ranked No. 2 in Region II and No. 1 in the state of Kansas.

PERSONAL: Son of Thomas Johnson and Monica Cabrera...Favorite professional sports team is the Boca Juniors...Favorite musical artist is Pink Floyd.

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