Spent a post-graduate year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he captained the post-grad team ... Attended Prepa Tec High School in Santa Catarina, Mexico, prior to IMG and led the Borregos to the 2012 Conadeip National Cup title ... Named MVP of the 2011 Conadeip National Cup.
Santiago Ardila ... Born July 21, 1994, in Mexico City, Mexico ... Son of Martha and Jorge Alejandro Ardila ... Has an older sister, Monica and an older brother, Jorge ... Intends to major in mechanical engineering.
Coach Jones' Take: "Santiago comes to us from the IMG Academy, where he currently trains daily and attends high school, so the transition to the rigors of college athletics will be somewhat familiar to him. He stood out at our winter ID clinic and follow-up games as a powerful midfielder who shows a good passing range. He will be pushing guys around him for playing time."