|Hometown:||Woodland Hills, CA|
|Previous School:||El Camino Real HS|
Carlos Benavides appeared in 17 matches for Northridge in 2011, and led the team with eight assists. His eight assists also tied for the most in the Big West Conference and he led all players in the league with 0.47 assists per game. Benavides recorded three assists in Northridge's 3-0 victory over then-No. 19 Cal State Fullerton (10/1), which ranked second in the nation for assists in one game. He also took 10 shots on the year and finished with two on goal.
Benavides played in 14 games in his first season at Cal State Northridge and finished the year with five shots, three of which were on goal.
EL CAMINO REAL HIGH SCHOOL
Benavides started for the Conquistadors as a midfielder in two seasons. He graduated in 2010.