|| Ryan Imamura
General: Quick and agile for a central defender ... Good in the air and confident with the ball ... began his collegiate career at Cornell before transferring to Stanford in 2004.
As a Redshirt Senior in 2007: One of the most durable players on the team, logging 1,671 minutes ... anchored a Cardinal defense that allowed only 16 goals, tied for the fewest in the Pac-10.
As a Redshirt Junior in 2006: Saw action in two games, making one start ... started season opener at Santa Clara (8/25).
As a Redshit Sophomore in 2005: Made two starts in nine games played for the Cardinal ... took three shots against San Diego State (11/6) -- all on goal ... saw time in Stanford's 2-0 win over Army (9/24) ... contributed in the Cardinal's 1-0 victory over UAB (9/25) ... saw action in Stanford's 3-2 win over Oregon State (10/21).
At Cornell: Made immediate contributions as a freshman in 2003, playing in 15 contests and making 13 starts ... had one goal and one assist ... scored his first collegiate goal against Florida Atlantic (9/20) and had an assist in a season-ending 1-1 draw with Columbia (11/15).
High School/Club: A 2003 graduate of South Eugene High School in Eugene, Ore. ... four-time letterman and two-time defensive MVP of the Axemen, the 2003 Oregon 4A state co-champions ... served as a co-captain for the championship squad and was named to the all-state second team and the Midwestern League first team ... a member of the Region IV ODP team for three years ... also played for the Oregon United club team..
Personal: Parents are James and Nancy Imamura ... economics major ... has one brother, Eric, and one sister, Megan.
Coaching Staff on Imamura: "Ryan will bring a great deal of experience, confidence and a sense of strong leadership to the defense. Ryan is great in the air, strong in the tackle and can get forward as well."