The 5-foot-8, 160-pound senior defender and midfielder led the Rams to a 22-0-2 record and the Class 6A state championship this past season. Umana scored four goals and passed for nine assists, including the lone goal in Elsik’s 1-0 win over Reagan High in the state final. He also anchored a defense that earned a title-game shutout despite playing a man down for the final 28 minutes.
Umana has maintained a 3.11 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer on scholarship at Western Texas College this fall.
Umana has volunteered locally with elementary school literacy outreach programs and as a youth soccer coach. “Elsik was able to commit more players forward into the attack because they confidently left Jose back to play 1-v-1 against any attacker the other team might have,” said Brandon Childers, head coach of Pearland Dawson High. “Jose was an amazing contributor to the Elsik team this year.”