Villanova vs. Temple on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Higgins Soccer Complex
A natural left back who will look to carve a nice for himself in the lineup as a rookie in 2015 ... Brings good ball skills and sound fundamentals as a defender.
Injuries limited him to four games, three of which were starts ... Contributed one assist ... Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
His freshman season began with great promise as he appeared in six games and earned two starting assignments early in the campaign ... But an injury cut his campaign short and he did not see any action in the BIG EAST portion of the slate.
Parents are Humberto and Sandra Zapata ... Has one sibling, Yara (15) ... Plans to major in Psychology at Villanova ... Started as a back for the Delbarton School, which posted 18 shutouts in 21 games while en route to the No. 1 ranking in the state by the Newark Star Ledger ... Delbarton allowed only three goals in 21 games ... Named second team All-Morris County as a senior after earning Honorable Mention recognition as a junior .... Tabbed to the academic honor roll as a junior and senior ... Earned a place on the N.J. Select High School All-Star team that competed for the Beijing Cup in 2014 ... Selected Villanova for its sense of community and style of soccer play, which he felt meshed well with the style he played in high school.