Gerardo Avelar

#13 Gerardo Avelar

Pos. F
Ht. 6-0
Wt. 180
Yr. Fr.
Hometown San Salvador, El Salvador
High School (Prev. School) Colegio San Francisco

2011: Appeared in 16 matches for the Crusaders during his freshman season ... earned starts at Western Michigan (Sept. 18) and at Western Illinois (Oct. 2) ... tied for second on the team with three goals scored ... tallied on his debut Aug. 26 against Calumet, converting a penalty kick ... gave Valpo a Horizon League win with a golden goal in the first overtime period versus Detroit Sept. 30 ... also scored a goal Oct. 9 against Oral Roberts ... kept Crusaders alive in Horizon League Championship semifinal shootout against Loyola on Nov. 11 with goal in seventh round ... totaled 16 shots on the season, seven of which were on goal ... recorded a season-high four shots at Western Illinois.

Prep: Member of reserve side for prestigious Alianza FC in native El Salvador ... earned multiple championships with the Alianza FC reserve squad.

Personal: Gerardo is the son of Reynaldo Avelar and Margarita Delbosco ... major is marketing ... born May 17, 1992.