Name: Mason Abbiate
Sport: Soccer
Discipline(s): 7 A Side Soccer
Position: Midfielder
Classification: FT7
Height: 5-6
Weight: 130
DOB: 6/24/1998
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Del Norte High School (San Diego, Calif.) ‘16
Team/Club: San Diego Soccer Club
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 7th
  • Years of Participation: 2015
  • Top Finish: 7th – 2015
Personal: Abbiate was given the opportunity to train with the U.S. Paralympic Soccer National Team in January 2015 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Almost immediately following the camp, he was asked to join the team by coach Stuart Sharp. As the youngest player in the history of the team, he has been extremely fortunate to have traveled to Portugal and London for international tournaments. He was born premature at just 26 weeks, weighing just over 2 pounds. He was diagnosed with a brain bleed and hydrocephalus, which is the buildup of fluid in the ventricles deep within the brain. He went through exhaustive treatments, including bi-weekly spinal taps, and subsequently had multiple surgeries to have shunts placed in both sides of his brain. At age 1, Abbiate was diagnosed with cerebral palsy....Son of Diego and Tiffany Abbiate…Has two younger brothers, Diego and Carson…Hobbies include soccer and hanging out with friend and family…Served as captain during the 2014-2015 school year at Del North High School…Enjoys assisting coaches with the younger players at summer instructional camps.