#17 James Obimbo
Pos: MF
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: SR
Major: Business Administration
Parents: Kenneth & Elizabeth
Birthday: April 18
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
High School: Nairobi Academy
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2014: After three years as a center midfielder, he makes a move to the right side where he’s pegged to start in his final collegiate season…a technically-gifted player with excellent offensive skills…responds well under pressure and continues to improve as a defender…has outstanding speed and uses it to run by opponents…serves the ball well to teammates…will be expected to provide senior leadership, exhibiting that with a mental focus that will rub off on his teammates.

2013: The third-year veteran played in 14 matches and tallied a career-best two goals, both of those coming at Arizona Christian on 10/26/13.

2012: Elevated his play in his second collegiate season, playing in 18 games and starting four times…had the best game of his career vs. Arizona Christian on 10/20 when he scored three points, tallying his lone goal of the season and assisting on another in a 4-2 victory.

2011:  Played a reserve role in 13 matches during his first season in the program.

Nairobi Academy:  A four-year performer, he was an offensive threat who improved his numbers through each successive season…played mostly in the midfield and found some playing time at forward, too…in his freshman campaign, he scored 19 points (seven goals, five assists) in 11 matches…a year later, he tallied 21 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 15 matches…as a junior, he scored 14 goals and had seven assists en route to 35 points…capped an outstanding prep career a year later when he found the net 15 times while dishing out nine assists (39 points)…voted the squad’s Footballer of the Year twice.