|High School:||South Hills|
WHY LA VERNE: "I chose La Verne because I was sent a letter by Coach George regarding interest in me being on the men's Cross Country team. I also chose it for the 1 on 1 class experience."
AT LA VERNE: Also a member of the La Verne men's track and field team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Most Improved Player...Athlete of the Week Award.
PERSONAL: Son of Luis A Mendez and Viviana Lara.