Duke Men's Soccer BIO
17 Pavelid Castaneda
2008: One of only two players to start all 20 games for the Blue Devils ... one of only three players to see action in all 20 games ... led team in minutes with 1,713...had an assist in 5-0 rout of Stony Brook...helped anchor the defense to nine shutouts ... played in 75 games during his career, posting two goals and five assists for nine points.
2007: One of only two players to start all 20 games for Duke ... second on team in minutes with 1,717 played ... dished one assist on the season ... assisted Duke’s first goal in a 2-1 double overtime win over No. 16 Maryland on 9/22 ... defensive midfielder in a defensive unit that allowed just 23 goals in 20 games and held opponents to under nine shots per game.
2006: Started 22 of 23 games for the Blue Devils ... recorded the second-most minutes on the team with 1,849 played ... scored a game-winning goal against Alabama A&M on 10/17 ... had an assist in Duke’s 2-0 NCAA tournament triumph over Brown ... defensive midfielder in a Blue Devil defensive unit that allowed only 19 goals in 23 games and recorded nine shutouts ... named to All-ACC Academic team.
2005: Played in 12 games with one goal and two assists ... scored his first collegiate goal in a 6-0 win against No. 11 N.C. State on 10/21 ... tallied assists in back-to-back games against Temple on 9/24 and Longwood on 9/27.
Prep: A defender who has participated with the U.S. Under-18 national team and Region I Olympic Development Program teams ... named to the NSCAA Youth and Parade All-America teams in 2004 ... was a member of the Super-Y Regional ODP team ... appeared in Sports Illustrated as one of the “Faces in the Crowd” in 2004 ... participated in the adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in 2003 and 2004 and has been an all-star selection ... scored 29 goals as a senior, a school record, helping Babylon capture the Suffolk Class B title ... his 65 career goals also represents a school record ... led the county in scoring in 2003 ... was a four-time all-league pick and earned first-team All-State honors as a senior ... was a member of the National Spanish Honor Society and a National Minority Leader.
Personal: Born Pavelid Castaneda on October 31, 1987, in Colombia ... son of Pavelid and Gladys Castaneda ... has a brother, Edmar (30) and two sisters, Angela (29) and Johana (28) ... his biggest thrill in sports has been representing the United States in international competition.