This week's honorees are Cristina Alvarez and Giovanni Garcia.
2014: Appeared in 12 matches, including three starts. Tallied his first collegiate point with an assist in a 4-1 victory over SIU Edwardsville (Oct. 22). Made his first collegiate appearance against Hofstra (Aug. 29), playing 31 minutes. Made his first career start at Western Michigan (Oct. 18), playing the full 90 minutes. Also started conference matches against Buffalo (Oct. 25) and Akron (Nov. 1).
Prior to NIU: Three-year varsity letter winner at Elk Grove High School ... Earned first team All-Mid Suburban East League recognition in 2012 and 2013 ... Earned Daily Herald All-Area and All-Section 6 honors in 2013 while leading the Tigers to a regional championship ... Earned honorable mention all-area and all-section recognition in 2012 ... Played club soccer with Team Evanston, winning the Illinois State Cup in 2012.
Personal: Son of Martin and Catalina Garcia ... Born on January 4, 1996 in Chicago, Ill. ... Plans to major in business.