Freshman: Led the team with 20 appearances on the mound, all in relief ... struck out 17 in 25.1 innings ... led the team with 12 wild pitches ... led the Falcons with 10 relief appearences in MWC play ... logged a career-high four innings to go with four strikeouts against New Mexico.
PSJA North HS (Pharr, Texas): Lettered three years in baseball ... voted top 50 player in the state of Texas junior and senior year by Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) ... first-team all-district pitcher as a senior ... first-team All-Valley designated hitter as a senior ... team captain as a junior and senior ... newcomer of the year as a sophomore while batting .393 with a record of 6-1 with an era of 0.99 ... led PSJA North to district championship as a sophomore and senior...as a senior batted .540 and had a record of 7-2 with an era of 1.47... member of National Honor Society ... high school baseball coaches were Jaime Perez and Charlie Villegas.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 06, the Raging Bulls... born Dec. 10, 1986 in Edinburg, Texas ... undecided on major ... hobbies are playing poker, sleeping and fishing ... also recruited by Arizona, Houston, and UT-Arlington ... has three younger siblings, Jacob (18), Jonas (16) and Joy (8) ... son of Juan and Dalila Perez ... grandson of Pablo and Amelia Perez, two of his biggest supporters.
Why I came to the Academy: "It was an offer I couldn't refuse. The chance to play Div. I baseball, get a degree from a prestigious school, and get paid to do it. Who would say no to that? I know if I graduate from here I will be set for life. Also, it seemed right to serve my country like my father (Marine Corps), and his father (Mexican Army)."
My plans for the future: "Play professional ball for as long as I can. If the Air Force still lets me I'd like to go to pilot school, and fly B-2 bombers for awhile. Earn my masters and PhD sometime in there. Get out, and coach high school Texas baseball. Then work my way up into the college level. I might get married too. Maybe some kids. Who knows?"
Juan Perez Year GP-GS W L Sv IP H CG SHO R ER K BB ERA 2006 Fr. 20-0 0 0 0 25.1 67 0 0 68 56 17 20 19.89