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#9 Mark Verso
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tujunga, Calif.
High School: St. Francis
Major: Undeclared

2013: Game-by-Game stats ... appeared in 16 matches, making one start ... lone start came at Santa Clara (9/7) ... has taken nine shots, with three of them coming on frame ... two of those shots on goal came at Santa Clara.

Club: Played for Cosmos Academy (2010-11), Chivas USA Youth Academy (2011-12) and Real So Cal Academy (2012-13) ... played for Chivas USA at the Academy Finals Week ... top goal scorer in the division with 20 goals for the Chivas USA U18 team ... led Real So Cal with 15 goals and started all matches but one.

High School: A 2013 graduate of St. Francis High School in La Canada, Calif. ... played soccer and football ... in soccer was named to All-CIF Southern Section First Team as a sophomore ... named MVP of the Mission League as well as the team's MVP ... also named to All-CIF Southern Section First Team and Special Teams Player of the Year in football.

Personal: Born in Glendale, Ariz. ... parents are David and Bonnie ... both parents played collegiate soccer, father at RPI and mother at Penn State ... older brother Eric is a sophomore on the Stanford soccer team ... cousin Lee Stempniak plays forward for the NHL's Calgary Flames ... aims to major in economics or psychology ... contemplating a career in marketing and finance ... hobbies include music, playing FIFA and chess.