9 George Josten
George  Josten

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Idaho Falls, ID

High School:
Idaho Falls

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/12/1986

Experience:
3V


HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Idaho Falls High, earning four letters for coaches Aaron Jarnegan and Nick Josten...senior season scored 27 goals and had 23 assists as team went 22-0 and captured Idaho State 5A title...junior season team went 16-2 and was runner-up in Idaho State 5A tourney...two-time Post Register first team, senior year Player of the Year and District 6 MVP as voted by coaches.

George Josten's Collegiate Career

FRESHMAN (2004): One of four players to play in all 20 matches, getting 11 starts...first collegiate start was against Cornell at the Diadora Classic hosted by Oregon State...came off the bench in the next three matches, then started the final 10 matches of the season...scored his first collegiate goals with a pair against Montana State-Billings...got his first of two match-winning goals at Cal Poly when he scored in the first half and then assisted on Gonzaga's second-half goal in a 2-0 victory...other match winner came at home against Loyola Marymount, getting the lone goal of the match in the first half...named All-West Coast Conference honorable mention as well as being named to the All-Freshman team.

SOPHOMORE (2005): Became first Gonzaga player since Jeff McAllister in 1997 to lead West Coast Conference in goals (12) and points (29)...12 goals tied him for fifth and his 29 points rank sixth on all-time Gonzaga charts...17 career goals rank tied for fifth and 40 career points are seventh all-time at Gonzaga...named to the All-WCC first team, to the National Soccer Coaches Association/adidas Far West Region third team and to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team as selected by the College Sports Information Director's of America, carrying a 3.89 GPA in civil engineering...also named to the WCC All-Academic Team and to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll...had two 2-goal matches, the first against Jacksonville in the Gonzaga Nike Soccer Classic in a 3-2 loss, and the other pulling Gonzaga into a 2-2 tie at San Diego to spark Gonzaga from 2-0 deficit as Bulldogs went on to 3-2 win...had match-winning goals in season opener against host Loyola-Chicago at Fr. Leo Sweeny Jesuit Cup, the second the only goal of the match in 1-0 home win over Portland.

JUNIOR (2006): Went into the final weekend of the West Coast Conference regular season tied for the goals and total points lead, but scored three goals - including the match winner in overtime to defeat 7th-ranked and WCC champion Santa Clara in regular-season finale to capture WCC goals (12) and points (28) title for the second straight season...had five match-winning goals - Xavier in 3-0 win and host Oregon State in 4-1 win to claim title Stephen Hensor/Joe Zaher Classic; 4-0 home win over Saint Mary's, and 3-0 win at SMC in addition to regular-season finale at SCU...scored two goals three times - Xavier, OSU and at SMC...12 goals matched his 2005 output and Jason Kuska's in 1999 to tie for fifth on single-season list, 28 points seventh behind the 29 he scored in '05 of the season...44 shots seventh on single-season list, one ahead of the 43 in '05...29 career goals rank fourth behind Jeff McAllister (45), Kuska (35) and Brian Ching (34)...10 career assists put him in 3-way tie for eighth and his 68 points rank fourth behind McAllister (102) and Ching and Kuska with 91 each...his 123 career shots rank fifth...named to the All-WCC first team, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Far West Region first team and to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, carrying a 3.85 GPA in civil engineering...also named to the WCC All-Academic Team, WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll and ESPN The Magazine District VIII Academic first team.

SENIOR (2007): Became the inaugural Gonzaga player named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List for national Player of the Year as presented by the Missouri Athletic Club...one of 29 players on the pre-season list.

Misc.: 4.13 high school GPA (on scale of 5.0)...National Student Leadership Conference...President's Education Award and 4-year member of Honor Roll...John Josten (uncle) played football at University of Wisconsin, John Auble (uncle) played football and baseball at UC Davis, James Auble (grandfather) played football at Stanford University and Marty Josten (uncle) played baseball at University of Illinois.

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