Macias Signs with UC Berkeley
Atletico Santa Rosa
Javier Macias, Forward, Atletico Santa Rosa
Another addition to UC Berkeley's 2015 recruiting class, Javier Macias's interest in the program was at first triggered by the educational opportunity.
"Initially, I was drawn to Berkely due to its academic reputation," stated Macias. "Once I was presented with the opportunity to play soccer for Berkeley, I knew it was the right fit for me.
As a student athlete, Berkeley is a dream come true." The PAC 12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics, was another aspect that attracted him.
"I like coach Kevin Grimes soccer philosophy," Macias said. It is very similar to the style that my club team, Atletico Santa Rosa Santos, plays. I am also excited about playing in the PAC 12 Conference and competing against some very good players and teams."
Lastly, the school's location offers his family a chance to come see him play. "I like Berkeley's campus and its location," he said. "I am from Santa Rosa, California, so I like that the drive to Berkeley is easy for my parents."