A co-captain along with Danny Ortiz ... A veteran leader who will provide experience in the back ... Has been a mainstay on the defense who has also logged valuable minutes in the midfield ... Has great vision and is a good passer from the back ... Gets forward well ... Has technically good ball skills and strong field awareness ... Outstanding workrate.
2008: Named a co-captain, along with Danny Ortiz.
2007: Started all 17 games he appeared in ... Only missed two games (Sept. 4 vs. UC Riverside and Sept. 7 vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology), because of an injury suffered 16 minutes into the season-opener at Creighton ... His 17 starts were tied with Evan Toft for fifth on the squad ... Had 14 shots, seventh-most on the team, and four shots on goal ... Posted five games with two or more shots, including a career-high four attempts at UCLA on Nov. 14 ... Assisted on Jamel Wallace's game-winning goal in the 78th minute in SDSU's 1-0 blanking of Missouri State on Sept. 21 ... Played every minute in nine games, including five straight from Sept. 15-Oct. 6 ... Important to the team's success, the Aztecs were 8-5-4 (.588) in games he played in and 0-2-0 (.000) when he did not ... SDSU was 3-0-1 when he had a shot on net.
2006: Earned all-Pac-10 honorable mention honors ... Started all 18 games he appeared in ... Only four others started every game they appeared in ... Was fourth on the team with three assists ... Had an assist in consecutive games against UC Riverside (Sept. 6) and UNLV (Sept. 9) ... Also tallied an assist in SDSU's 3-1 victory versus California on Oct. 27 ... Played the entire game on nine occasions, including his last three from Oct. 27-Nov. 3 ... The Aztecs were 4-1-1 when he had at least one shot.
2005: Enjoyed a successful debut on The Mesa, starting in 14 matches ... Named to the Top Soccer Drawer National All-Rookie Team ... Was also the only Aztec freshman to appear in all 19 contests during the 2005 campaign ... Helped SDSU notch its first-ever win in Pac-10 Conference play, scoring the game-winning goal in the closing minutes versus then-No. 3 California on Oct. 2 ... Also recorded an assist in victories over UC Riverside and UMKC ... Posted 18 shots on the season.
High School: Attended Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, Nev. ... Lettered for the Miners under head coach Ian Stotter ... Was a first team all-league and all-region selection ... High Sierra League MVP ... Played three years in the Washington state ODP ... Has Super Y League '87 National Pool experience ... Chose SDSU over the likes of Seattle, San Jose State, Santa Clara and Sacramento State.
Personal: Dennis Samuel Sanchez, Jr. was born Nov. 12, 1987, in Fremont, Calif. ... Son of Carrie and Dennis, Sr. Sanchez ... Majoring in public administration.