166 Friars named to 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2011: Did not play as a freshman because of injury.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played soccer at Holmdel High School where he was a three-year captain ... Led Holmdel to the 2010 state title ... Scored three goals and added five assists during the 2010 season ... Also played two years for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for two years ... Played club soccer for Match-Fit Chelsea for two years and was a team captain ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society ... Was named Super Y League All-Star in 2007.
PERSONAL: Son of Vrajesh and Parinda Desai ... Has one older brother, Ravi ... Favorite athletes include Neymar, Robinho, Ronaldinho, Messi, Iniesta and Kobe Bryant ... Has not declared a major.