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    Nati Schnitman
    Nati Schnitman

    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Calabasas, Calif.

    High School:
    Calabasas

    Last College:
    UCLA

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 165

    Position:
    M/D



    Prior to Northwestern

    2013 (UCLA): Came off the bench and played against UC Riverside (9/26) and San Diego State (11/16), playing a total of 17 minutes

    2012
    (UCLA): Played in one game, seeing action at California (9/30)

    2011 (UCLA): Redshirt season.

    Lenahan on Schnitman: "Nati gives us another veteran player at the defensive midfield position and at center back. He has an excellent pedigree having played with the LA Galaxy Academy teams and three years of training with a top program like UCLA. We will have a veteran group in 2014 with 10 seniors, and adding Nati to that group will certainly improve our depth and technical ability in those central positions."

    High School/Club: Played two years at Calabasas HS and earned second-team all-league honors as a freshman and sophomore ... Played club soccer for the LA Galaxy Youth Academy and was team captain for the U-16 squad in 2009-10 with future Northwestern teammate Sagar Jambusaria ... Helped lead FC Barcelona to the 2008 Dallas Cup finals ... Top Drawer Soccer Top 20-ranked player in Southern California ... Member of the Development Academy Select team at the 2009 Winter Academy Showcase ... Member of the U-14 National Team pool and Region IV and Cal South ODP team in 2006-07 ... MVP of the 2008 U.S. Maccabi Games, leading the Los Angeles team to the gold medal ... Also won a silver medal at the 2007 U.S. Maccabi Games.

    Personal: Admires Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets ... Hobbies include going to the beach and reading ... Parents are Roni and Tami... Father played soccer at UCLA ... Has two older sisters, Dana and Jillian ... Full name is Nathaniel Edward Schnitman ... Born in Tarzana, Calif. ... Major is Biology.