Jr., Midfielder, 5-10, 163
Yavapai College/Regis Jesuit High School
Coach Bluem on Espinoza: “Roger was the runner-up for the junior college player of the year honor. He is a talented play-maker on the left side of the midfield. Roger is always building up the game and is very creative with is attacking opportunities.”
At a glance: Comes to Ohio State after playing two seasons of junior college soccer at highly-successful Yavapai College ... helped lead team to combined 46-2-3 record during the last two seasons, including a 22-0-3 record in 2006 ... was the runner-up for the national junior college player of the year honor ... was born and raised in Honduras before moving to the United State at age 12 ... played left back at Yavapai but is versatile and could help the Buckeyes at several spots.
Yavapai College: A NSCAA Junior College All-American ... named the league’s male athlete of the year for 2006-07 (ACCAC) ... started both years for the Roughriders, which went a combined 46-2-3 ... earned all-conference honors and was the region player of the year and NJCAA Playoff MVP.
ODP/Colorado Storm: Played for the Colorado Olympic Development Program and helped lead team to a national ODP championship ... won back-to-back state club titles with the Storm.
Regis Jesuit H.S.: Earned all-state honors ... led team to state semifinals in 2003 and quarterfinals in 2004.
Personal: Son of Anibal Espinoza and Mercedes Ramirez ... born in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, and lived their until he was 12 before moving to Denver ... siblings include Marion (33), Herson (29), Heidy (23), Jazmin (19) and Nicole (8) ... would like to play professionally after graduation ... enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends ... greatest sports thrill is winning the national ODP title with Colorado.