Derick Stickel begins his fourth year at LMU?a sound athlete who has the phenomenal ability to keep possession of the ball?really improved his overall ability through the past three seasons?will see quality minutes as a backup central midfielder?his knowledge of the game and effort off the bench give the Lions depth at midfield.
Appeared in 12 games and made one start?put up three shots on the year, one of which was a shot on goal against San Diego (Oct. 26)?picked up an assist against Cal State LA (Sept. 28).
Played in nine games and earned four starts?had two shots and one on goal.
Played in 17 games and started in eight?posted 10 shots throughout the season?collected his first collegiate assist against Oregon State (Sept. 24)?tallied a personal-best two shots against CS Bakersfield (Oct. 17).
Stickel is a 1999 graduate of Rancho Cucamonga High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA?a three-year letterwinner? twice served as team captain?a three-time All-Mt. Baldy League selection?as a senior earned All-CIF and All-San Bernardino County honors?scored the winning goal in the CIF quarterfinals in 1999?named 1999 team MVP?prep coach was Chris Van Duin.
Derick Christian Stickel was born on April 14, 1981 in Upland, CA?the son of Ronald Stickel and Cheryl Benton?has one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Shana?his sister was a four-year soccer player at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo?lists snowboarding and wakeboarding as his hobbies?also recruited by California and SMU?a business major.