Rigo Pardo begins his second year at LMU after transferring from Cal State Fullerton University in 2000?perhaps one of the most technically sound central midfields in the country?a hard worker who distributes the ball well?unbelievable dribbler, excellent passer and good server of the long services?will solidify the defensive midfield?so good offensively that he needs to go toward the net more.
Played in all 18 games, starting in 13?had an assist in the game winner against Portland (Oct. 22)?finished with nine shots.
At CS Fullerton
Pardo played two seasons for the Titans.
Played in 10 games and made three starts?tallied six points on one goal and four assists?scored his one goal against UNLV on Oct. 17.
Saw action in 13 games?posted three shots and collected two assists.
Pardo is a 1998 graduate of Etiwanda High School in Etiwanda, CA?a four-year soccer letterwinner?three-time all-league selection?named league MVP and was a first-team All-CIF selection in his final campaign?earned team MVP honors as a sophomore and selected as team?s best offensive player as a freshman?prep soccer coach was Brian Wallace.
Rigo A. Pardo was born on May 13, 1980 in Hialeah, FL?the son of Franklyn and Marta Pardo?has one sister, Gina?names steak and rice as his favorite foods?enjoys golfing and playing the guitar in his spare time?a business major.
* at Cal State Fullerton