29 Jesse Escalante
29 - Jesse Escalante
Birth Date: 10/02/1980
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Placentia, Calif.
High School: Valencia HS
Position: F
Experience: 3V

Had his best season of his collegiate career in 2012, as he led the squad in both goals (8) and total points (18)...his points ranked fifth in the Big West, while his goals ranked third...He started in a career-high 12 games while playing in a career-high 18 games overall...he led the team and ranked fifth in the conference in game-winning goals with two...was also named to the All-Big West First Team.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2011): Jesse Escalante was a regular contributor for the Titans in 2011, appearing in 18 of the 19 matches with 7 starts… Had 2 goals and they came in backto-back matches – on Sept. 11 vs. USF and on Sept. 16 at American… His assist came in 1-0 season-opening win over Hope International on Aug. 26

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2010): He also was a key contributor for the Titans in 2010, mostly off the bench... Appeared in 16 matches, 7 as a starter... Scored team's third-best 4 goals, all on the road and all in the second half of the season-- Oct. 9 at UC Riverside, Oct. 13 at Cal State Northridge, Oct. 23 at UC Irvine and Nov. 13 at UC Santa Barbara in the post-season tournament... 

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009): Part-time performer for the Titans in 2009... Appeared in 10 of the 19 matches with one start... He may be the first product of nearby Valencia High School in Placentia to play for the Titans... Versatile performer on the pitch who also excelled in the classroom at Valencia, which is located about one mile east of Titan Stadium... Took a redshirt season in 2008.

FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Versatile performer for the Valencia Tigers athletically and in the classroom... Two-year varsity soccer letterman for Coach Barry Gardner... Played left and right back and forward... Led team in scoring and was team captain for two years... Was most valuable player as a junior... Also competed in cross country and won team's most inspirational award... Had perfect attendance for four years.

CLUB: Pateadores.

PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 2, 1990, in Anaheim, California... Parents are Jesus Luna and Yolanda Garcia of Placentia... Has two younger brothers, teammate Bryan and Kevin... Spanish major... Most memorable sports thrill was playing in the CIF soccer playoffs for the Tigers... Has taught frosh/soph soccer at Valencia... Credits his father for most influence on his soccer career.


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