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2013-2014 San Diego Sockers Player Bio: Diego Rovira

 DIEGO ROVIRA, MIDFIELDER/DEFENDER

  • Talented two-way midfielder returned to form in the second half of 2012-13 and the playoffs after battling injury the past two seasons, helping the Sockers to their fourth straight PASL championship.
  • After missing the first two games of the 2012-13 season due to injury, played 14 games recording 7 goals and 7 assists (14 points).
  • Stepped up his offensive attack in the 2013 Ron Newman Cup championships, netting three goals with three assists in four games. Assisted on Chiky Luna's golden goal in overtime of San Diego's 7-6 win over Las Vegas in the PASL semi-finals.
  • Powerhouse of the Sockers’ penalty killing unit, a group that set the PASL regular season record for short-handed goals (8) while killing 28 of 38 power plays against.
  • The Sockers continued their domination of opposing power plays with Diego’s help in 2011-12, allowing seven goals in 34 chances (79%), while scoring seven short-handed goals during the undefeated season. 
  • Brought his offense to the fore in the 2011-2012 Ron Newman Cup playoffs, scoring a goal and an assist in the Sockers’ 9-6 semi-final win over Kansas, and directing a pair of assists in San Diego’s 10-7 championship victory over Detroit.
  • Second-team all-PASL in 2010-2011 after a breakout campaign in which Rovira scored 19 goals and 4 assists in 15 games.
  • Diego, 31, attended La Jolla Country Day (two-time team MVP) and St. Mary’s (honorable mention all-WCC senior season).
  •  Teammate of Scott Martin and Jose Luna on San Diego Nomads teams as a kid.
  • Originally born in Lima, Peru but raised in San Diego. 
  • Married to wife Jamie for two years, avid surfer and traveler.    

 

DIEGO ROVIRA SOCKERS STATISTICS

 

Year Gms. G A Pts.
2009-2010 11 9 3 12
2010-2011 15 19 4 23
2011-2012 12 7 5 12
2012-2013 14 7 7 14