Christian vanBlommestein

Christian vanBlommestein

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tacoma, WA

High School:
Washington HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
Midfielder/Back

Experience:
3v

OREGON STATE: (2003) Christian is one of 14 returning letterwinners... has started all 53 career games in which he has played... three-time team co-captain... coach Taylor's comments: "He's a team captain and a vocal leader in the back. This year, he's healthy and I expect to see him take his game to another level." (2002) Team co-captain... honorable mention All-Pac-10... played in 19 games, starting 19... had an assist in the final game of the year against Cal... no shots... key element of a defense that posted six shutouts... played both midfield and defense. (2001) Team co-captain... started 16 of 16 games while battling injuries all season... moved to the midfield over the final four games to give the Beavers a more physical presence there and the ability to win balls in the air... two points on two assists... assists came against Santa Clara and California... five shots. (2000) Honorable mention All-Pac-10... played in 18 games, starting all 18... no points, six shots.

ODP: Washington State Team.

FC UNITED (CLUB): Played seven years for the Premier-1 club... 1999 squad won U-18 national championship, going undefeated... 1997 and 1998 Tampa Sun Bowl champions... 1998 Surf Cup champs... teammates with fellow defender Kurt Ness.

WASHINGTON: All-area after 1999 and 2000 seasons... leading scorer all four years... team MVP all four years... three-time team captain... also earned three letters in golf.

PERSONAL: Son of Debbie and Brian vanBlommestein... family includes sister Auna (25) and twin sister Haley (21)... born in Tacoma, Wash... majoring in Construction Engineering Management... father, Brian played baseball and soccer for South Africa; twin sister, Haley plays soccer for Arizona State and sister, Auna played for Washington... enjoys snowboarding, skiing, golf and skateboarding.

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