Salvador Diaz begins his second season at LMU, a junior college transfer from Harbor Junior College?was a two-time conference player of the year at Harbor?possesses great speed and has excellent ball handling abilities?will see significant minutes either up front or in the midfield?an excellent passer?has great vision of the field.
Saw time in 21 games, starting seven?took eight shots, two of which were on goal?scored his first goal as a Lion against Ohio State (Sept. 6)?tallied assists in games against UW-Green Bay (Aug. 30), UC Riverside (Oct. 4) and San Diego State (Oct. 16).
At Harbor City JC
Two-time conference Player of the Year?all-time leader in goals, assists and points?served as team captain for two years.
Diaz is a 1999 graduate of Banning High School in Wilmington, CA?a four-year letterwinner?captained his sophomore, junior and senior squads?was named all-city and all-conference in his junior and senior seasons?prep coach was Frank Sandoval.
Salvador Diaz was born on Sept. 28, 1981 in Harbor City, CA?the son of Jose and Maria Diaz?has five brothers, Jose, Mario, Rigoberto, Pascual and Alex?considered UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine before selecting LMU?names Brazil as his favorite vacation spot?a Spanish major with a minor in Chicano Studies.