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Josh Alcala
Josh Alcala

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buda, Texas

High School:
Hays

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/05/1984

Experience:
3 VL


2004 >>> One of only four Gamecock players to start all 20 matches ... Ranked fifth on the team with 11 points on three goals and five assists ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the adidas/Gamecock Classic ... Scored his first goal of the year at Davidson (Sept. 29) ... Led a furious USC comeback later that week against Gardner-Webb as he scored the game-tying goal at the 87:47 mark and then knocked home the game-winner 1:10 later at 88:57 ... For his performance that week, was selected to both the Soccer America and College Soccer News National teams of the Week ... Registered an assist against No. 13 Duke (Oct. 31) and Alabama A&M (Nov. 7).

2003 >>> Continued his development as a defensive performer for the Gamecocks ... Helped anchor a defensive unit that allowed just under a goal per game and posted eight shutouts, with rookie netminder Brad Guzan finishing the year with a 0.96 goals against average ... Did not score but was active in the offensive zone, registering 20 shots, seven of which were on goal, tying for the sixth-most shots on goal on the team ... Played in all 18 matches for South Carolina.

2002 >>> Scored one goal and one assist during his freshman campaign ... Played in 18 of South Carolina's 20 matches, including the First Round of NCAA Tournament ... A member of the stingy defense that allowed an average of one goal per match.

PRE-COLLEGE >>> Attended Hays High School ... Played soccer for the Capital Soccer club team ... His club team won the state championships in 2001 ... Lettered in basketball for three years ... Played on Region 3 ODP team ... Named most valuable player of his basketball team his junior year ... Basketball team won the district championship his sophomore year.

PERSONAL >>> Full name is Joshua Vincent Alcala ... Parents are Rene and Lillie Ann Alcala ... Favorite musical group is Our Lady Peace ... Favorite athlete is Gary Payton ... Favorite food is shrimp ... Born on Jan. 5, 1984, in Austin, Texas ... Majoring in media arts. shrimp ... Born on January 5, 1984, in Austin, Texas ... Majoring in media arts.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEARGPGSSHGAPTSGWG
20021813141130
20031818200000
200420202535111
CAREER56515946141