5 Steve Palacios
5 Steve Palacios
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
Year: SR
Hometown: San Clemente, CA
High School: San Clemente HS
Position: MF

USL Premier Development League (2012-14)
Competed with Ventura County Fusion in 2013 and 2014 and with Orange County Blue Star during summer of 2012.

2013 (Junior)
Appeared in 20 of 21 matches with 18 starts … produced game-winning assist in Cal Poly’s 3-0 victory at No. 6 UCLA (Sept. 5) and added second assist of the season in a 5-1 Big West-opening win against UC Riverside (Oct. 4) …  matched career high of two shot attempts on four occasions … averaged 65.8 minutes per appearance.

2012 (Sophomore)
Appeared in 18 of a possible 19 games with six starts … finished second among Mustangs with 11 corner kick opportunities … recorded career-high two shots attempts – both on target – during 1-1 draw at Sacramento State (Oct. 12) … played career-high 78 minutes during 2-0 Big West Conference-opening win at Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 28).

2011 (Freshman)
Made 10 appearances with first collegiate start coming in a 1-0 victory at No. 7 UC Irvine (Sept. 28) … played season-high 52 minutes versus Denver (Sept. 25).

San Clemente HS (San Clemente, Calif.)
Named to the All-South Coast first team and All-California Interscholastic Federation second team during senior season with the Tritons … three-time selection (2006, 2009-10) to the Olympic Development Program all-state team … member of the United States Men’s National Team U-18 player pool … prior to enrolling at Cal Poly, enjoyed a trial with SC Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie.

Son of Alfredo and Paula Palacios … has two brothers, Kevin and Oscar … majoring in recreation, parks and tourism administration … Steve Palacios was born on May 20, 1993 in San Clemente, Calif.