Julian Gaitan enters his first season at LMU after transferring from Tulsa?wanted to come closer to home?strong left-footed player?a creative midfielder that could play as a defensive midfielder or an attacker?can become an up front target because of his size?compliments well with existing talent?can keep posession of ball well.
Gaitan played two seasons at Tulsa.
Played in 17 games?scored one goal against Oregon State (Sept. 1) and one against Belmont (Oct. 27)?picked up one assist against Drury (Sept. 24).
Appeared in 14 games and earned two starts?recorded his first career goal against Central Arkansas (Sept 18)?also scored a goal against Fresno State (Oct. 31)?tallied two assists, including one on the game-winning goal against TCU (Nov. 5)?ended the year with six points.
Gaitan is a 1999 graduate of El Toro High School in Lake Forest, CA?a three-sport athlete, also lettered in track and cross country?was an all-league and all-county first-team selection?named to the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times first-team all-area squads?set a new single-season record for goals and points scored?was an all-league selection in the triple and long jumps?named Male Athlete of the Year?prep coach was Ken Sjobom.
Julian David Gaitan was born on Sept. 1, 1980 in Fullerton, CA?the son of Humberto and Imelda Gaitan?has two brothers, Andres and Daniel?enjoys listening to music in his free time?names the Los Angeles Lakers as his favorite professional basketball team?a liberal arts major.
Career Statistics at Tulsa
GP-GS Sh G A Pts
1999 14-2 8 2 2 6
2000 17-0 17 2 1 5
Totals 31-2 25 4 3 11
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