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#5 Garrett Gunther
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 145
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
High School: Long Beach Wilson


General: A major factor for the Stanford offense last season who will play a big role again in 2011 ... uses tremendous speed and balance to create chances for the Cardinal attack.

As a RS Junior in 2010: Saw action in nine games, including six starts, but missed over a month due to injury ... recorded two assists on the season, including an assist on a Ryan Thomas goal in a 3-0 win over Oregon State (10/31) ... his other assist came on a Taylor Amman goal in a 2-1 loss to UNLV (9/10) ... also had a season high five shots against UNLV ... season best of three shots on goal came in the season finale, a 3-2 loss at California.

As a RS Sophomore in 2009: Started 17 games for the Cardinal ... scored three goals and tallied two assists for the season ... had the first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss at Lehigh (9/1) ... credited with the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win at Rutgers (9/4) ... scored a goal in a key 2-1 road win at San Diego State (10/15) ... had assists in back-to-back games, a 2-0 win over No. 2 UCLA (10/25) and a 3-2 win at Oregon State (10/30) ... 13 of 25 (.520) shots were on goal, the second-highest percentage among Stanford players.

As a RS Freshman in 2008: All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection ... appeared in 16 games, including 11 starts ... scored his first career goal in a 4-2 win over Washington (11/7) on a shot from long range ... third on the team with 17 shots, seven on goal.

As a Freshman in 2007: Redshirted because of injury.

High School/Club: Four-year varsity player and two-year captain at Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson High School ... Press-Telegram Dream Team MVP in 2007 ... 2006 ODP national champion ... Moore League MVP in 2007 ... CIF-Southern Section first-team selection in 2007 ... All-Moore League first team in 2004, 2006, and 2007 ... lived in Belgium during sophomore year of high school ... was the leading scorer for Belgium's first division KRC Genk U-17 team.

Personal: Son of Bruce and Rachel Gunther ... has one sister, Ashley ... fluent in Dutch ... plays guitar, bass and piano ... management science and engineering major ... a 2010 second team Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

Bret Simon on Gunther: "Garrett had a breakthrough year as a redshirt freshman in 2008 and had a fantastic second season starting in every game. He is a quick attacking player who can break teams down on the dribble or with his distribution."

Career Stats:

Year

GP-GS

G

A

Pts.

Shots

GWG

2007

Redshirted

2008

16-11

1

0

2

17

0

2009

17-17

3

2

8

25

1

2010

9-6

0

2

2

22

0

Totals

42-34

4

4

12

64

1

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