Brian Vestal enters his third season with the Lions...will provide excellent depth at outside midfield and outside back...distributes the ball well, can swing it from left to right and right to left...an excellent passer whose speed will make him dangerous offensively.
Played in seven games and was designated a starter in three of those games...saw limited minutes and battled injuries all season.
Saw action in 21 games and made six starts...took five shots, three of which were on goal, two against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 15) and one against Saint Mary's (Oct. 27)...finished second among Lions with five assists on the year...was named to the Vanderbilt all-tournament team.
Vestal is a 2002 graduate of Troy High School in Fullerton, CA...a two-sport athlete, competed in both soccer and track...a seven-year letterwinner, four in soccer and three in track...captained his junior and senior soccer squads...earned Reebok High School Soccer All-America accolades as a sophomore...was a two-time All-Freeway League pick in soccer...named Freeway League Soccer Player of the Year and team MVP as a senior...prep soccer coach was Jesus Miramontes.
Brian Edward Vestal was born on Aug. 15, 1983 in Fullerton, CA...the son of Donald and Deborah Vestal...has one sister, Katherine...also recruited by Cal State Fullerton and UC San Diego...names Italy as his favorite vacation spot...enjoys playing the guitar and watching movies in his spare time...is undecided on a major.