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Noah Texter

School

California

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
History

Classroom

A history major with a 3.74 grade-point average, Noah Texter hopes to attend law school after graduating from the University of California. In the summer of 2018, he worked as a law clerk with Collins, Collins, Muir & Stewart LLP, in Oakland, Calif., and in the summer of 2017, Texter interned with Weil & Drage, in Laguna Hills, Calif.

Landing a starring role in a high school English class’s mock courtroom scene and volunteering as a juror for Orange County Peer Court piqued Texter’s interest in law. He has also has been inspired, in part, to obtain a Juris Doctor degree and work in privacy law to advocate for and provide a service to victims of data theft due to data thieves targeting members of his family.

Texter is a four-year student-athlete honor roll recipient and earned the Bob DiGrazia Scholarship Fund for Exemplary Leadership and Academic Prowess.

Character

Texter has been a leader as a two-year captain for the Cal men’s soccer program. He has organized summer training schedules; coordinated substance-abuse interventions, bi-weekly team meetings and off-field attire; and mediated disputes between players and coaches.

In addition to honing his oratorical skills in the legal world, Texter has further polished his public speaking capabilities in the realm of stand-up comedy. He has done a few sets, including one at a Cal Athletics awards ceremony in front of more than 650 people.

Community

Last year, Texter volunteered as a soccer coach at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, Calif.

Competition

As a junior in 2018, Texter earned All-Pac-12 Third Team status after playing in seven matches and starting five, filling in for injured starter Drake Callender, who was himself an All-Pac-12 Second Team goalkeeper last season. Texter and Callender combined to shut out No. 5 Stanford in Cal’s 1-0 upset victory in the regular-season finale at Stanford. Texter was brilliant in goal in a 1-0 overtime loss at Washington, with the Irvine, Calif., product making 10 saves in Seattle in just his second career start.

Already in 2019, Texter made eight saves in a start against No. 25 UC Irvine on September 1 in Berkeley, as Cal tied the Anteaters, 1-1, in double overtime.