Claudio Basaez enters his fourth and final season at LMU?solid left midfielder?can also play at left back?gets to the endline quickly?excellent at serving balls across?looking for a breakout year?had a solid junior season and the spring that followed?needs to be aggressive and take more of an offensive role in attack?has grown over the last three seasons.
Played in 16 games and started six?finished with two points on the season?scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 double overtime win against San Diego State (Sept. 23)?finished the season with eight shots, four on goal.
Saw action in 17 games while starting in seven?tallied five shots throughout the season?posted two shots against CS Northridge (Nov. 7)?had one shot against No. 23 California (Sept. 17) and Sacramento State (Sept. 19).
Played in 12 games on the season and started in six?averaged 0.8 shots per game?used his quickness to spark the LMU offense and collect 10 shots throughout the season?collected two shots against Gonzaga (Nov. 11) and San Francisco (Oct. 18).
Basaez is a 1998 graduate of St. Francis High School in La Canada, CA?a two-year letterwinner?an All-Mission League first-team selection as a senior?an All-San Gabriel Valley pick in 1998 by the Los Angeles Daily News and the Pasadena Star News, and a second-team pick by the Los Angeles Times?garnered first-team All-CIF Division IV honors as a senior?earned honorable mention all-conference status as a junior?prep coach was Glen Appels.
Claudio Andres Basaez was born on July 26, 1980 in Glendale, CA?the son of Heriberto Basaez and Maria Araya?has one sister, Gabriela?considered Cal Poly Pomona and UC Irvine before selecting LMU?names Chile as his favorite vacation spot?a psychology major with a minor in Spanish.