#23 Dhavan Vengadasalam

Men's Soccer
Class Junior Height 5'10"
Hometown Kent, Wash. Weight 155
High School Auburn Mountainview HS Position Defender
Club Team SCFC '90 Blue Major Politics

As a Sophomore (2010) - Made first career start in 5-0 victory over crosstown rival Walla Walla University on 9/21/10.

As a Freshman (2009) - Appeared in seven games in first season at Whitman ... Made collegiate debut on 9/4/09 in season-opening 2-2 tie with Northwest University.

Academics - Majoring in politics ... Received 2009 Washington Scholar Award ... Chosen by high school faculty as Science Department Student of Year ... Founded and served as three-year President for high school Multicultural Club ... Served as trombone section leader in high school band for four years ... Received State Scholarship Award from Masons of Washington ... Finalist for Washington Board of Education scholarship ... Chosen as Seattle University Sullivan Leader Finalist and awarded its Trustee Scholarship ... Semifinalist for Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship ... Volunteered as Spanish interpreter to assist with United Way’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign and won 2009 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award ... Plans to pursue research science or law school in the future.

Prep - Played varsity all four years at Auburn Mountainview High with coach Cary Davidson ... Earned All-Puget Sound League Honorable Mention as junior ... Won Defensive Player of Year as junior and senior ... As senior captain led team to state playoffs ... Earned All-League Defensive MVP, South Puget Sound All-Area First Team, and Associated Press All-State First Team in senior year ... Played club soccer for South County Futbol Club with Coach George Czarnowski, Jr., ending the year as Division II champions ... Also played four years of varsity tennis ... Was varsity team captain and played #1 doubles as senior ... All-League Honorable Mention in tennis ... All-state team and individual academic honors for tennis ... Washington State finalist for the Wendy’s Heisman Scholar-Athlete Award.

Personal - Son of Raja and Maya Vengadasalam ... Learned love of soccer from dad at age five ... Enjoys listening to jazz and playing trombone ... Cites middle school band director Alan Paxton as his inspiration ... Enjoys playing tennis, reading, and keeping up with international politics ... Worked in the summer and while in school for City of Kent as middle school mentor/tutor, office intern for Kent Downtown Partnership, Ecology Youth Corps, Retail Sales, and as Senate Page ... Gives special thanks to his parents and high school teachers, coaches, directors, and counselors.

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