General: Great vision and intelligence ... will be a leader in the middle of the field for the Cardinal.
As a Senior in 2012: Named All-Pac-12 honorable mention ... earned spot on Pac-12 All-Academic First Team ... appeared in all 18 matches, starting 13 ... scored two goals with two assists ... part of back line that shut out six opponents ... scored first goal in 2-0 win at No. 14 UC Irvine (9/7) ... assisted on goals in wins over San Jose State (9/12) and California (10/4) ... added a goal in 4-0 win at San Diego State (11/3).
As a Junior in 2011: Started all 18 games for Stanford ... scored three goals on the season, including a game-winner in a 2-1 win over Vermont (9/25) ... also scored in a 3-1 win over Kentucky (9/11) and a 4-1 win over San diego State (11/4) ... his 22 shots ranked fourth on the Cardinal.
As a Sophomore in 2010: Played in all 18 games, including 16 starts ... scored three goals and added two assists ... his eight points ranked fourth on the team ... scored the game winner in a 2-1 upset win over No. 13 UCLA (10/15) ... had one of four Stanford goals and assisted on another in a 4-1 rout of Santa Clara (9/19) ... tallied his third goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Oregon State (10/31) ... assisted on a Adam Jahn goal in a 1-0 win over Denver (9/26) ... third on the team with 28 shots for the season.
As a Freshman in 2009: Appeared in all 20 games, starting three during his rookie season ... scored his first career goal in the 70th minute of a 2-1 loss to San Diego State (10/21) ... tallied an assist in a 3-0 win over Saint Mary's in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament (11/19).
High School/Club: Rated as the nation's No. 1 recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... a 2009 graduate of University High School in Irvine, Calif. ... has been active with the U.S. youth national program, most recently at U18 ... spent 1½ years with the U.S. under-17 residency program ... played club ball with the Los Angeles Galaxy under-18 Academy team ... led University to the Pacific Coast League title during his senior year ... named first team Pacific Coast League the same season.
Personal: Son of Payman and Soosan Abolfathi ... has two siblings, older sister, Bela and younger brother, Taras ... undeclared major ... enjoys guitar, snowboarding, traveling and following Liverpool FC.