2017: Named first team All-Ivy League, picking up his second career all-conference honor ... Played in 17 matches with 16 starts ... Scored the game-winning goal in the opening minutes against Fordham (Sept. 4) heading home a corner from Francisco Agrest ... Helped Columbia finish the regular season with the second lowest team goals against average in the NCAA, as the Lions surrendered just six goals in the regular season.
2016: Earned Ivy League Rookie of the Year and second team All-Ivy League honors ... Ended the season with two goals and one assist while starting 14 matches ... Scored a game-winning goal against Central Connecticut (Sept. 10) becoming the Ivy League Rookie of the Week ... Helped the Lions to their third consecutive overtime win with a header goal against Princeton (Oct. 15) while adding an assist on a John Denis goal in the first, becoming the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Personal: Captain of the U-16 and U-18 Canadian National teams ... Took part in the U-20 Canadian national team camp in 2015 ... Captain of the Vancouver Witecaps FC of the United States Soccer Federations Development Academy … Graduate of Burnaby Central Secondary after attending St. Francis Xavier High School until his junior year … Will attend Columbia College ... Born in Tehran, Iran … The son of Anahid and Raffi Markarian.