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2012 Men’s Soccer

Information Guide

2012 Men’s Soccer General Information CONTENTS

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

Contents & Credits..................................................................................... 1 2012 Schedule/Brag Facts.......................................................................... 2 Quick Facts, Team Information, Media Information................................... 3 Blazers In The Pros..................................................................................4-5 West Campus Field.................................................................................6-7 2012 NCAA College Cup........................................................................8-9 UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic.......................................................10-11 2012 Outlook......................................................................................12-14 2012 Roster Breakdown........................................................................... 15 THE COACHES...................................................................................16-22 Mike Getman......................................................................................16-18 Coach Mike Getman Q&A....................................................................... 19 Justus Griffin............................................................................................. 20 Joel Wallace............................................................................................. 21 Trey Gregory/Support Staff....................................................................... 22 THE PLAYERS......................................................................................23-42 Returning Players................................................................................23-36 Newcomers.........................................................................................37-42 THE OPPONENTS...............................................................................43-46 2012 Opponents...................................................................................... 43 Record vs. All Opponents...................................................................44-46 2011 SEASON IN REVIEW..................................................................47-51 2011 Season Notebook.......................................................................47-48 2011 Statistics & Results........................................................................... 49 2011 Conference USA Standings & Honors............................................. 50 C-USA: Dedicated To Excellence............................................................. 51 HISTORY AND RECORDS..................................................................52-69 UAB Men’s Soccer Year-by-Year/Head Coaches...................................... 52 Career Records......................................................................................... 53 Season & Single Match Records............................................................... 54 All-Time Honors/Awards.....................................................................55-58 All-Time Results..................................................................................59-63 All-Time Letterwinners........................................................................64-66 Postseason History..............................................................................67-69 THIS IS UAB ......................................................................................70-99 Birmingham The Magic City..................................................................... 70 UAB At A Glance................................................................................71-73 President/Athletic Director....................................................................... 74 FAR/UAB Head Coaches.......................................................................... 75 Academic Support Services.................................................................76-77 Sports Medicine..................................................................................78-79 Strength & Conditioning......................................................................80-81 UAB In The Community......................................................................82-83 Proud Past/Bright Future......................................................................84-86 Gene Bartow............................................................................................ 87 Excellence At The Next Level................................................................... 88 All-Americans........................................................................................... 89 Blazer Highlights...................................................................................... 90 Campus Recreation Center....................................................................... 91

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Norm Reilly Associate AD/Media Relations Phone: (205) 934-0722 E-Mail: nreilly@uab.edu Aaron Jordan Associate Director of Media Relations Phone: (205) 934-0722 Cell: (205) 410-3134 E-mail: jordana@uab.edu Rod Black Assistant Director of Media Relations Phone: (205) 934-0722 E-Mail: TBA Ben Warnick Assistant Director of Media Relations Phone: (205) 934-0722 E-mail: warnick@uab.edu Kathryn Roberts Media Relations Assistant Phone: (205) 934-0722 E-mail: kathryn5@uab.edu Mailing Address Bartow Arena - Room 105 1720 2nd Ave. South Birmingham, AL 35294-1160

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been an autonomous member of the University of Alabama system since 1969, and has had an intercollegiate athletic program since 1977. The UAB name is often altered by various media, opponents, merchandisers, etc. Please note that there are only two correct versions of our name, the acronym “UAB,” or the full “University of Alabama at Birmingham.” We are:

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University of Alabama at Birmingham We are not: Alabama-Birmingham, Ala.-Birm., Ala.-Birmingham, UA-Birmingham, U.A.B.

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CREDITS The 2012 UAB Men’s Soccer Media Guide was compiled, designed, written and edited by Aaron Jordan and is the property of the UAB Athletic Media Relations Office. Editorial assistance provided by Mike Getman, Ben Warnick and Norm Reilly. Additional assistance by Leia Duncan and Randolph Pettway. “This is UAB” section designed by UAB Creative Services and Provations Group. Photography: Ashley Fleming; Steve Wood; Nik Layman, Jimmy Mitchell, Dave Klotz; Hal Yeager, Birmingham News, Ron Holt/ Atlanta Silverbacks, Brian Kersey/WireImage.com, Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers. Cover and layout design by Jamie Barker, Provations Group.

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2012 Men’s Soccer 2012 UAB Brag Facts/Schedule

Date Day August 12 Sun. 16 Thurs. 18 Sat. 24 Fri. 26 Sun. 31 Fri.

Opponent

Time

LOUISVILLE (Exhibition) MONTEVALLO (Exhibition) VCU (Exhibition) MERCER GEORGIA SOUTHERN at Charlotte

7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 6:00

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

September 2 Sun. 7 Fri. 10 Mon.

at East Tennessee State at New Mexico at Clemson

12:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

14 Fri. 16 Sun.

UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON Memphis vs. Washington WASHINGTON Memphis vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

7:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m.

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LIPSCOMB SMU*

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

at Florida International* at South Carolina* KENTUCKY* TULSA* MARSHALL* at UCF* at Memphis*

6:00 6:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 6:00 7:00

Sat. Sat.

October 6 Sat. 10 Wed. 13 Sat. 16 Tues. 20 Sat. 27 Sat. 31 Wed. November 7-11 December 7-9

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

2012 Conference USA Tournament C-USA Championships Birmingham, Ala. NCAA College Cup Hoover, Ala. (Regions Park)

* - Conference USA Matches. CAPS indicates home matches at UAB’s West Campus Field. All times Central.

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he University of Alabama at Birmingham men’s soccer program is widely considered as one of the most prolific soccer programs in the Southeast Region. That is backed up by the below facts: • The Blazers have been to the NCAA Tournament six times in the program’s history (1994, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2011); all of which came under head coach Mike Getman’s tenure. • UAB has been ranked in the national poll in 16 of the last 18 seasons, including a highest ranking of No. 3 in 2004. • UAB head coach Mike Getman has the most wins in Conference USA men’s soccer history (92). • The Blazers have won five conference championships; Conference USA in 2011, 1999 and 1995, and Great Midwest in 1994. • UAB’s West Campus Field is one of the most imposing home fields in college soccer, as the Blazers have an overall record of 123-38-12 (.746) on their home turf. • Over the past nine seasons, the Blazers have finished among the top-50 in the nation in total attendance three times (2003: 25th, 2006: 43rd, 2011: 22nd) and average attendance (2003: 16th, 2006: 31st, 2011: 29th). • In 2011, a West Campus Field regular-season record crowd of 3,141 fans witnessed UAB defeat ACC powerhouse Clemson, 2-1. In fact, three of the top 15 crowds in WCF history came during the 2011 season. • Getman ranks as one of the top coaches in NCAA Division I. Now in his 25th season as a head coach and 20th season at UAB, Getman owns an overall record of 267-162-41 (.612). He ranks 37th in winning percentage among winningest active coaches and is 21st in victories among actives coaches.

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2012 Men’s Soccer Media Outlets MEDIA DIRECTORY

UABSPORTS.COM

(Area Code 205, unless indicated) PRINT MEDIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1940 Montgomery, AL 36104 800/821-3737 (In-state only) 334/262-5947 (FAX) 334/265-7177 John Zenor (jzenor@ap.org) THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS 2000 4th Ave. N. Birmingham, AL 35203-3840 325-2431 • (FAX) 325-2425 Tom Arenberg (Sports Editor) Steve Irvine (Beat Writer) sirvine@bhamnews.com sports@bhamnews.com KALEIDOSCOPE (Student) HUC 135 Birmingham, AL 35294-1150 934-3354 • (FAX) 934-8050 sports@insideuab.com UAB REPORTER (Campus) Birmingham, AL 35294-0113 934-2040 • (FAX) 934-7911 TELEVISION ABC 33/40 800 Concourse Pkwy Birmingham, AL  35244-1874 982-3988 • (FAX) 982-3942 Mike Raita (Sports Director) miker@abc3340.com (Jeff Speegle, Sara Jane Harris) FOX 6 1720 Valley View Birmingham, AL 35209-1251 583-4345 • (FAX) 583-4356 Rick Karle (Sports Director) sports@gowbrc.com (Mike Dubberly, Sheldon Haygood)

UABSports. com is the most comprehensive sports web site for the Blazers’ athletic programs. The site provides fans with the latest news, results and features on all 17 UAB athletic teams. The site provides fans with a look at student-athlete and coaching staff biographies, all the latest news, game notes/ weekly releases, press conference transcripts, rosters, statistics, feature stories and much more. Fans can watch all Blazer home matches in 2011 via live video webcasts. Fans can log on and watch the Blazers live by subscribing to Blazers All-Access ($49.95 per year or $6.95 per month). A subscription to Blazers All-Access allows fans to view UAB athletic events that are streamed live, highlights, interviews, press conferences and exclusive subscriber-only features. Follow UAB men’s soccer all year long online at UABSports. com!

NBC 13 1732 Valley View Birmingham, AL 35209-1251 558-7347 • (FAX) 323-3314 Don Hawes (Sports Director) dhawes@wvtm.com CBS 42 2075 Golden Crest Drive Birmingham, AL 35209 322-4200 • (FAX) 320-2722 Jim Dunaway (Sports Director) jdunaway@cbs42.com RADIO WJOX-FM 94.5 (All Sports) 244 Goodwin Crest Drive, Suite 300 Birmingham, Ala. 35209-3700 942-6690 • (FAX) 945-3999 UAB BROADCASTING ISP Sports 1530 3rd Ave. South Birmingham, AL 35294 996-5812 • (FAX) 934-7505 Leon Ryan General Manager Leon.Ryan@imgworld.com

2012 QUICK FACTS

INTERNET BLAZERSPORTSREPORT.COM Jack Williams (repjack47@aol.com) Larry Powell BLAZERTV.COM Mitchell Miller (director@blazertv.com) Tyler Cantrell

2011 QUICK REVIEW Overall home away neutral Record last year: 13-5-3 7-2-3 5-1 1-2 2011 Conference USA Record/Finish: 6 -1-1/T-1st 2011 Conference USA Tournament Finish: Runners-Up Starters returning/lost: 8/3 Letterwinners returning/lost: 13/7

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GENERAL Location: Birmingham, Ala. 35294 Founded: 1969 Enrollment: 17,543 Nickname: Blazers School colors: Forest Green and Old Gold Facility Name: West Campus Field Capacity: 2,500 Affiliation: NCAA D-I Conference: Conference USA President: Dr. Carol Z. Garrison (North Carolina, 1974) Athletics Director: Brian Mackin (UAB, 1983)

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HISTORY First Year of Sport: 1979 All-time record: 320-262-49 (.546) Number of years in NCAA Tournament: 6 Last Appearance: 2011 Second Round - 3-1 loss vs. Charlotte COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Mike Getman Alma Mater/Yr: Indiana, 1982 Record at School: 225-136-32, .613 (20 yrs.) Career Record: 267-162-41, .612 (25 yrs.) Assistant Coaches: Justus Griffin Joel Wallace (MacMurray, 1991)

Michal Mravec

Tony McManus Dejan Jakovic Andrew Barsalona (UAB 2008) Eintracht Braunschweig II (Germany)

Tony McManus (UAB 1999-2003) Chicago Fire (MLS) Sixth round pick (69th overall) Atlanta Silverbacks (USL) Portland Timbers (USL-1) Carolina Railhawks (NASL) Atlanta Silverbacks (USL)

Sandy Gbandi (UAB 2002-06) FC Dallas (MLS) Puerto Rico Islanders (USL-1) Two-Boys Gumede (UAB 2005-06; 0809) NSC Minnesota Stars (USL-1) River City Rovers (PDL)

Michal Mravec (UAB 2007-10) FC Emmen (Holland)

Babayele Sodade Kevin Sawchak

Rumbani Munthali (UAB 19972000) Montreal Impact (A-League) Richmond Kickers (A-League) Toronto Lynx (A-League) Nanchang Bayi Football Club (China)

Maurice Hughes (UAB 2003-05) Atlanta Silverbacks (USL) Northern Virginia Royals (USL-2) Dejan Jakovic (UAB 2004-06) Red Star Belgrade (Serbia 1st Division) D.C. United (MLS)

Kevin Sawchak (UAB 2007-10) Pepo Lappeenranta (Finland)

Anthony King (UAB 2007-10) Blois Foot 41 (France)

Sandy Gbandi

MLS DRAFT ONLY YEAR

PLAYER

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PICK

1999

Peter Byaruhanga

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3 (15)

2004

Marin Pusek

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10 (46)

2004

Tony McManus

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9 (59)

2006

Leandro de Oliveira

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2007

Jerson Monteiro

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8 (8)

2007

Sandy Gbandi

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9 (55)

2010

Curtis Ushedo

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4 (40)

2010

Michal Mravec

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10 (46)

2011

Babayele Sodade

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15 (34)

2011

Carl Woszczynski

3

15 (53)

Babayele Sodade (UAB 2008-11) Seattle Sounders (MLS) Carl Woszczynski (UAB 2007-11) Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) LA Blues (USL)

Rumbani Munthali

Joe Draganic (UAB 1994-97) Toronto Lynx (A-League) Igor Fuentes (UAB 1994-96) Municpal de las Condes (Chile)

Jerson Montiero

William Giummarra (UAB 1994-95) Montreal Impact (A-League) Toronto Lynx (A-League) Toronto Stars (CISL) Harrisburg Heat (NPSL) Justus Griffin (UAB 1992-94) Chattanooga Express (EISL) Erik Kuster (UAB 1996-98) Kansas City Comets (MISL) Croatia Cakonee (European 1st Division)

Clint Baumstark (UAB 2001-02) Dallas Burn (MLS) Colorado Rapids (MLS) Peter Byaruhanga (UAB 1998-99) Kansas City Wizards (MLS) 15th overall pick (1st UAB pick ever) 2000 MLS Championship Team David Clemente (UAB 1997-2000) Toronto Lynx (A-League) Atlanta Silverbacks (A-League) Leandro de Oliveira (UAB 2003-05) New England Revolution (MLS) First round pick (11th overall)

Jason McLaughlin (UAB 2000-05) Atlanta Silverbacks (USL) 2006 All-Star Portland Timbers (USL-1) Joe Mattacchione (UAB 1994-97) Toronto Lynx (A-League)

Jason McLaughlin Brantley Spillman (UAB 1998-2001) Indiana Blast (A-League) Mark Tracy (UAB 1993-96) Tupelo Hound Dogs (EISL) Curtis Ushedo (UAB 2007-10) Chivas USA (MLS)

Jerson Monteiro (UAB 2003-06) Chicago Fire (MLS) First round pick (8th overall)

Erik White (UAB 1993-95) Worcester Wildfire (A-League)

Flavio Monteiro (UAB 1999-2002) Calgary Storm (A-League)

Chris Wilson (UAB 1991-94) Chattanooga Express (EISL)

Roberto Najarro (UAB 1997-2000) Dallas Burn (MLS) Atlanta Silverbacks (A-League)

Danny Ziannis (UAB 1993-96) Toronto Lynx (A-League)

Rogerio Oliveira (UAB 2001-04) Milwaukee Wave (MISL) Loukas Papaconstantinou (UAB 1993-96) Worcester Wildfire (A-League) Darlington (English Third Division) Justin Pratt (UAB 1995-99) Indiana Blast (A-League) El Paso Patriots (A-League)

Clint Baumstark

Marin Pusek (UAB 2000-03) San Jose Earthquake (MLS) Fourth round pick (46th overall)

Leando de Oliveira

2012 Men’s Soccer West Campus Field

THE HOME OF BLAZER SOCCER One of the most imposing home fields in all of college soccer, UAB’s West Campus Field is in its 20th season of service to the Blazers in 2012.

Since that time, the Blazers have a record of 116-36-9 (.748) at WCF. UAB posted a school record 25-match unbeaten streak (24-01) at home that stretched from Oct. 17, 1993 through Oct. 6, 1996.

The facility was expanded in 1999 to include a practice field behind the game surface. This, along with other major structural improvements, have given UAB one of the best overall soccer facilities in the nation.

The facility has seen championship play as UAB hosted the Elite Eight and first rounds of the NCAA Championship in 1999. 2006 and 2011. The Blazers also hosted the 1999 and 2007 Conference USA Championships and the 1994 Great Midwest Conference Championship. First round games of the Conference USA Championship have also been played at West Campus Field.

Prior to the 1998 season, several improvements were made to the facility, including stadium seating for men’s and women’s soccer. The stadium seating holds 1,500 spectators to push the maximum capacity of West Campus Field to over 2,500. “West Campus Field is a tremendous facility,” UAB head coach Mike Getman said. “The addition of the stadium and the practice field area make it one of the top fields in college soccer. We thank all those who were involved in the effort to make the improvements a reality.” UAB’s men’s soccer games returned to campus for the 1993 season.

The field has also received international attention as the United States National Team trained at WCF and took on the Blazer men’s soccer team in a scrimmage in the spring of 2000. UAB became the first ever collegiate program to scrimmage the full National Team. The Blazers took on the U.S. U-17 squad in an exhibition match in 2004 as well. West Campus Field was also the sight for the U.S. National Team’s training for their 2005 World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala. UAB also hosted the Colorado Rapids in an exhibition game in the spring of 2005.

FROM THE NORTH: Take Interstate 65 South to Exit 259B (4th Avenue South). Make the first right immediately after coming off the exit (11th Street South). Cross University (the field is on the right) behind the Best Western Medical Center.

Additionally, the Blazers have been one of the top draws in NCAA men’s soccer. In 2011, a West Campus Field regular-season record crowd of 3,141 fans witnessed UAB defeat ACC powerhouse Clemson, 2-1.

FROM THE EAST/NORTHEAST/BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT: Take Interstate 20 West/Interstate 59 South to Exit 124A (Interstate 65 South). Follow directions above.

The Blazers set an all-time attendance record on Aug. 22, 2009 when they took on Clemson in an exhibition contest to begin the 2009 season. WCF saw an all-time record of 3,481 fans pack the stadium for the 3-0 victory.

FROM THE SOUTHWEST: Take Interstate 20 East/59 North to Exit 124A (Interstate 65 South). Follow directions above. FROM THE SOUTH: Take Interstate 65 North to Exit 259 (University Boulevard). Get in the right lane and proceed one block to 11th Avenue South. Turn right on 11th Avenue South and the field is on the right.

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In fact, over the past nine seasons, the Blazers have finished among the top-50 in the nation in total attendance three times (2003: 25th, 2006: 43rd, 2011: 22nd) and average attendance (2003: 16th, 2006: 31st, 2011: 29th).

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T o p 1 5 Crow ds At W e st Campu s F i el d

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3,141........................................................ vs. Clemson (8/27/11) 2,755............................................................ vs. SMU (10/25/06) 2,402............................................... vs. South Florida (11/12/99) 2,214....................................................vs. Charlotte# (11/20/11) 2,125..................................................... vs. Saint Louis (11/8/03) 2,125.................................. vs. Birmingham-Southern (10/28/94) 2,100................................................... vs. Saint Louis (10/24/01) 2,100................................................... vs. Saint Louis (10/24/01) 1,700................................................... vs. Saint Louis (11/14/99) 1,455..................................................... vs. Louisville (10/18/03) 1,365............................................................. vs. Mercer (9/1/06) 1,327......................................... vs. Gardner-Webb% (11/11/06) 1,302.................................... vs. Birmingham-Southern (9/24/99) 1,264...................................... vs. Birmingham-Southern (9/6/02) 1,235.................................................... vs. Memphis* (10/19/11) # 2011 NCAA Tournament Second Round hosted by UAB % 2006 NCAA Tournament First Round hosted by UAB * Game played at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.

Ye a r - By - Year Rec ord At WCF 2011..............................7-2-3 2010.................................5-3 2009.................................6-2 2008..............................4-5-1 2007..............................6-3-1 2006..............................5-1-1 2005.................................5-2 2004.................................8-1 2003..............................4-2-1 2002..............................3-3-1 2001.................................8-2

2000..............................6-0-2 1999...............................11-3 1998.................................9-2 1997.................................6-4 1996.................................5-2 1995.................................9-0 1994............................10-0-1 1993..............................6-2-1 Totals.......... 123-39-12 (.741)

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Opponent..... UAB Record Vs. Alabama A&M..................9-1 Alabama-Huntsville...........0-1 American...........................1-0 Arkansas-Little Rock..........1-0 Belmont.............................3-0 Birmingham-Southern........5-0 California..........................1-0 Centenary..........................5-0 Charlotte........................5-2-1 Cincinnati.......................3-2-1 Clemson............................1-0 Coastal Carolina................1-0 College of Charleston........1-0 Dayton..............................2-0 DePaul...........................5-0-1 Drake................................0-1 East Carolina..................2-0-1 Eastern Illinois................0-0-1 Evansville..........................1-0 Fairleigh Dickinson............ 0-0 Florida Atlantic..................1-0 Florida International.......2-1-1 Furman..............................1-1 Georgia State..................2-1-1 Georgia Southern.............. 1-0 Hartford.............................1-0 Huntingdon.......................1-0 Illinois Chicago..............0-1-1 Jacksonville.......................0-1 Kentucky........................... 2-2 Lincoln Memorial..............1-0 Lipscomb........................... 1-0 Louisville........................4-0-1 Marquette..........................7-2 Martin Methodist...............1-0

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Opponent..... UAB Record Vs. Marshall............................ 3-0 Massachusetts....................1-0 Memphis...........................9-2 Mercer............................5-1-1 Milwaukee........................1-0 North Carolina..................1-0 North Florida.....................1-0 Oakland............................0-1 Oral Roberts......................1-0 Pittsburgh..........................1-0 Rhode Island.....................0-1 Saint Francis (Pa.)..............1-0 Saint Louis.........................5-2 Santa Clara........................0-1 South Alabama...............2-0-1 South Carolina..................1-3 SMU.................................. 1-2 Southwest Missouri...........1-0 SIU-Edwardsville...............2-0 TCU..................................1-0 Tulsa................................. 0-5 UC Irvine........................0-0-1 UCF...................................4-0 UMKC...............................1-0 UNC Greensboro..............0-1 USF...................................3-3 Vanderbilt.........................3-0 VCU..................................1-0 Washington....................... 0-0 Western Kentucky.............2-0 Western Illinois.................0-1 Wright State......................1-0 Italics denote 2012 home opponent

2012 Men’s Soccer 2012 NCAA College Cup For a second consecutive year, the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee selected the BirminghamHoover metropolitan area of Alabama to serve as the host for the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. Hosted by UAB, along with the Alabama Sports Foundation, the 2012 NCAA Men’s College Cup will be played at Regions Park on Dec. 7 and 9. The state of Alabama will be hosting the Division I Men’s Soccer Championship for the first time. Last year’s Men’s College Cup brought heavy hitters UCLA, Charlotte, North Carolina and Creighton to Hoover to compete for the national title. In an exciting championship game, North Carolina was crowned the 2011 national champion. Combined, Regions Park hosted 18,400 fans for the first Men’s College Cup hosted in the deep south. “Last year’s College Cup was an exciting competition for the fans,” said Mike Getman, head coach of the UAB men’s soccer team. “We were extremely pleased with the support from the strong soccer community in the Hoover/Birmingham area and we hope to have another great turnout this year to see the best soccer in the country.” “We had a tremendous crowd last year with record-setting attendance for the two-day championship,” stated Gene Hallman, Executive Director of the Alabama Sports Foundation. “We had fans come in from all over the country to watch the best teams play in an exciting championship game right in our backyard. With all of the ancillary events surrounding the championship game, this will prove to be another fun weekend for the fans.” “We are honored that UAB continues to serve as the host school for the NCAA Men’s College Cup,” said Brian Mackin, athletics director at UAB. “This is the premier event in collegiate soccer and we’re excited to have a national championship returning to the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area. The NCAA Men’s College Cup will be a great platform to showcase our community and promote UAB athletics. We look forward to hosting a first-class event that the NCAA, student-athletes and soccer fans will be proud of and enjoy.”

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2012 Men’s Soccer UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic The 2012 season marks the 14th year of the UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic. This year, UAB plays host to Washington, Memphis and Fairleigh Dickinson. Both the Huskies and the Knights will be making their first appearance in the event, while the Tigers return for the fourth time to the event – the second-most appearances by any team in the tournament’s 14-year history (Birmingham-Southern has six). This year’s “Soccer For A Cure” Classic will begin on Friday, Sept. 14, when Memphis takes on Washington at 4:30 p.m., followed by UAB hosting Fairleigh Dickinson in the nightcap at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 16, Memphis will square off against Fairleigh Dickinson at 11:30 a.m. with UAB and Washington concluding tournament play at 2 p.m. “The ‘Soccer For A Cure Classic’ is always a great event and it will be no different this season,” UAB head coach Mike Getman said. “It’ll be four good teams and it may be the most competitive tournament we have ever hosted.” The 2012 season marks the fifth straight year that the tournament has been tabbed the “Soccer For A Cure” Classic. When the event first began in 2008, it was the first tournament of its kind in the nation. The event will raise money to help aid cancer victims through the sport of soccer. The money that is raised by the event will remain in Birmingham and be divided among cancer research facilities. Last year, the event raised several thousand dollars for families affected by cancer. This year’s event should be another exciting tournament, featuring three squads who each have a legitimate chance to earn a spot in this year’s NCAA Tournament field. Washington, who received votes to be ranked in the preseason national poll, is coming off a 12-4-2 2011 campaign. The Huskies will have 11 newcomers to the 2012 team including transfers and freshmen. A total of 16 players have never worn a Husky uniform, with five having to sit out the 2011 season due to transfer rules or injuries. Fairleigh Dickinson returns nine starters of last season’s 11-5-3 squad. The Knights men’s soccer team was picked to finish second in the 2012 NEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Knights have a rich soccer tradition, having made the NCAA Tournament 18 times in program history, with he last appearance coming in 2008. Memphis is another solid team who could be a threat to capture the tournament title. The Tigers, who just missed earning a spot in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, finished with an 11-6-1 record last season. The Tigers return eight letters and 26 letterwinners from a year ago, led by C-USA Preseason Player of the Year in forward Mark Sherrod. UAB captured the tournament title in 2011, marking the eighth time in the 14 years the Blazers have won the event. UAB has now won Classic titles in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011.

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Classic Records GOALS Individual Game: 3, twice: Vicente Arze (Mercer) vs. B’Ham-Southern, 2006 David Sarabia (UMKC) vs. Memphis, 2009 Team: 6 by: Memphis vs. North Florida, 2010 (W, 6-0) Teams Combined: 7, twice: UAB (3) vs. Tulsa (4), 1999 Memphis (4) vs. Drake (3), 2009 Tournament Combined: 18, twice: Last in 2010: (UAB 6, Memphis 6, Charlotte 5, UNF 1) ASSISTS Individual Game: 2, 16 times: Last by: Kevin Sawchak (UAB) vs. North Florida, 2010 Team: 7 by: Memphis vs. North Florida, 2010 Teams Combined: 7, three times: Last by: Memphis (7) vs. North Florida (0), 2010 Tournament Combined: 21 in 1999: (South Florida 7, Tulsa 6, Furman 5, UAB 3) SHOTS Individual Game: 10 by: Eric Lukin (UIC) vs. Charleston, 2000 Team: 33 by: UIC vs. Charleston, 2000 Teams Combined: 45 by: UNC Greensboro (26) vs. UAB (19), 2005 Tournament Combined: 141 in 2004: (Charlotte 41, UAB 40, BSC 29, WKU 33) SAVES Individual: 11, twice: Last by: Bobby Pipech (St. Francis [Pa.]) vs. UAB, 2003 Teams Combined: 20 by: USF vs. Furman, 1999

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2012 Men’s Soccer UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic 1998 CHAMPION: UAB Hartford 1, Saint Louis 0 UAB 4, California 2 Saint Louis 2, California 0 UAB 2, Hartford 1

2005 CHAMPION: UNC GREENSBORO B’ham-Southern 4, Evansville 1 UNC Greensboro 3, UAB 1 UNC Greensboro 3, B’ham-Southern 0 UAB 2, Evansville 1

What is Soccer For A Cure? The objective of these initiatives are to raise awareness of and donations to cancer related organizations in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama that are helping families in their battle against cancer. It’s also a way to build a support group of volunteers across the United State that are willing to reach out and help families dealing with cancer in their community.

1999 CHAMPION: FURMAN Furman 2, South Florida 1 Tulsa 4, UAB 3 South Florida 4, Tulsa 2 Furman 1, UAB 0 (OT)

2006 CHAMPION: MERCER Wright State 2, B’ham-Southern 0 Mercer 0, UAB 0 Mercer 3, B’ham-Southern 0 UAB 3, Wright State 2

“Soccer For A Cure” is a not for profit organization. Its purpose is to serve as a place where all levels of the Soccer nation (youth, club, high school, college, adult, and professional) can “Stand Together as a Team” to help families fight the battle against all types of cancer.

2000 CHAMPION: UAB N. Carolina 4, Illinois-Chicago 1 UAB 3, Charleston 0 Illinois-Chicago 1, Charleston 1 UAB 2, N. Carolina 1

2007 CHAMPION: UAB Mercer 2, Alabama A&M 1 UAB 3, B’ham-Southern 0 Alabama A&M 2, B’ham-Southern 0 UAB 1, Mercer 0 (OT)

2001 CHAMPION: UAB Fla. Atlantic 2, B’ham-Southern 1 UAB 1, Pitt 0 B’ham-Southern 3, Pitt 2 (OT) UAB 5, Fla. Atlantic 0

2008 CHAMPION: WESTERN ILLINOIS Western Illinois 1, Memphis 0 UAB 2, UC Irvine 2 UC Irvine 3, Memphis 1 Western Illinois 1, UAB 0

Why was it started? It was started in January, 2008 by Charlie Corbitt, a cancer survivor and warrior advocate for others affected with cancer. He has been involved in college and high school soccer since 1993 and is currently the manager of the “SIS College Soccer Scoreboard” and the “National High School Soccer Scoreboard”. His hope is that the soccer nation will one day “Stand Together Hand in Hand as One” and become pro-active in the fight against cancer.

2002 CHAMPION: CHARLOTTE Charlotte 2, Rhode Island 1 UAB 3, B’ham-Southern 2 Charlotte 4, B’ham-Southern 0 Rhode Island 3, UAB 2 (OT)

2009 CHAMPION: UMKC UMKC 3, Memphis 1 Drake 2, UAB 1 Memphis 4, Drake 3 UAB 2, UMKC 1

2003 CHAMPION: UAB UMass 5, B’ham-Southern 0 UAB 1, St. Francis (Pa.) 0 B’ham-Southern 5, St. Francis (Pa.) 1 UAB 4, UMass 0

2010 CHAMPION: UAB Memphis 6, North Florida 0 UAB 2, Charlotte 1 Charlotte 4, Memphis 0 UAB 4, North Florida 1

2004 CHAMPION: UAB B’ham-Southern 4, Western Ky. 1 UAB 4, Charlotte 1 Charlotte 2, B’ham-Southern 1 UAB 5, Western Kentucky 0

2011 CHAMPION: UAB Gardner-Webb 2, Milwaukee 1 UAB 2, VCU 1 (OT) Gardner-Webb 1, VCU 0 UAB 2, Milwaukee 1 (OT)

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UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic The objective is to raise awareness of the battle that families deal with daily when a child has cancer. Additionally, the organization wants to raise as much as possible for the Alabama Children’s Hospital by asking thousand of families in Alabama. This year’s participating teams include tournament host UAB, Fairleigh Dickinson, Memphis and Washington. Prior to the start of the tournament, selected student-athletes and coaches from each participating team will make a visit to the Children’s Hospital on the UAB Campus. The group will spend a day visiting with children, signing autographs and playing games, among other things, with children who may not have a chance to come see any of the weekend soccer action. It is not required, but fans in attendance are asked to make a modest donations (we suggest $5.00) during the UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic in September.

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2012 Outlook: Looking For More After an exciting 2011 campaign in which they captured a C-USA regular season championship, the UAB men’s soccer team will be looking to use leadership, expereience and chemistry to have an even more memorable 2012 season.

The UAB men’s soccer team has a lot of high hopes and expectations as it enters the 2012 campaign. The Blazers return eight starters and 13 letterwinners from the 2011 Conference USA regular season championship team, while also welcoming a group of eight newcomers who UAB head coach Mike Getman feels will keep the Blazers’ men’s soccer team ranked as one of the top programs in the country.

cial hosts, marking the first time since the 2007 season they have hosted the league tournament.

This year’s returning letterwinners should benefit from the experience they gained a year ago when the Green and Gold finished with a 13-5-3 record and earned a share of the C-USA regular season title, a national seed (No. 11) in the NCAA Tournament and a final ranking of No. 17 (Soccer Times) in the nation.

Both events will be held at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.

“I sure hope (winning a conference title) gives the guys a lot of confidence going into this season,” Getman said. “Winning C-USA is an incredibly difficult thing to do. It is one thing to win two or three games in a conference tournament to get hot and win, but to win the regular season as we did means you had to do it over an eight-week period. To play consistently well all season long and win a conference championship is unbelievably hard to do. I certainly expect that will give our guys an added level of confidence.” The Blazers will have an edge in this year’s C-USA Tournament as the offi-

Additionally, with UAB again serving as hosts of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Soccer College Cup, the team knows that it can do something that not many schools have had the opportunity to do; to play for a national championship in your hometown.

“You can’t explain to someone what that type of an event feels like,” Getman said. “Getting that experience of playing in the second round of the NCAA tournament and hosting the College Cup certainly makes our team a little hungrier. It gives the players more understanding of what they are trying to achieve.” The goal of winning a conference title and reaching the College Cup is certainly further down the road, but one that is in the back of Getman’s mind as he enters this year’s campaign. If the Blazers are to accomplish their goals, they will have their work cut out for them this year. Getman will have to replace one of the top forwards in the league in Babayele Sodade, a captain and versatile player in the midfield in Josh Stewart and one of the top goalkeepers to ever don the Green and Gold in Carl Woszczynski.

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“We lost Carl in goal, who has started almost every game for the past two years,” Getman said. “We lost Babayele up top who scored a ton of goals for us and we lost Josh Stewart who really was our playmaker in the center midfield. Yet we return eight starters, we return a lot of experienced players from a team that was very successful. It is hard to know exactly where we fit, we did lose some very important players, but we also returned an awful lot of our team. I think if we can find people to plug into those openings, we can continue on the path we’ve been on for the last couple of years.” FORWARDS Despite the loss of Sodade, UAB returns eight of the top 10 offensive players from a year ago. Leading that list will be senior forward Kofi Gyawu, who is coming off a 2011 season which he battled through several season-long nagging injuries. Now in top form, Gyawu hopes to put an exclamation point on what has been a standout career. In his first two seasons at UAB, Gyawu combined to score 13 goals and had 29 points. Despite scoring only two goals as a junior, Gyawu is considered by many as one of the top offensive threats in Conference USA in 2012. “We’ve got Kofi Gyawu, who will be a senior that missed most of last year due

2012 Men’s Soccer 2012 Season Outlook said. “We certainly have big shoes to fill, but I am confident in the players we have coming back at the position. We have two proven goal scorers in Kofi and Diego. We also have two young, athletic and hard-working freshmen who I think will both challenge for playing time. I think we will be able to score a lot of goals.” MIDFIELD The Blazers have another big void to fill in the midfield with the graduation of captain Josh Stewart. The former playmaker in the central midfield was one of the main catalysts in the UAB attack. However, the Blazers do return three starters in that area and have a load of talent that Getman hopes will make up for the loss of Stewart. Forward Kofi Gyawu will look to help fill the goal-scoring void left by Babayele Sodaed’s departure.

Three starters will look to step up as leaders of the midfield in juniors Moses Adeniran, Norris Howze and Chase Wickham.

to injury, returning up top,” Getman said. “He has really stepped up his game and has become one of the leaders on this team. He is ready to have a great senior year.”

Adeniran and Wickham were two of the team’s playmakers, combining for five goals and nine assists last season. Meanwhile, Howze was voted as the team’s Most Improved Player playing in all 21 contests, making 16 starts, in the defensive midfield position.

Joining Gyawu up top will be sophomore Diego Navarrete. Last season, the Santiago, Chile native earned a spot on the league’s all freshman team after finishing second on the team in goals scored (4) and third in total points (9). A pair of freshman will also vie for playing time up top. Redshirt freshman Karl Chester is someone who Getman says is “an explosive athlete who can really finish.” With a season of practice and being around the team under his belt, Chester is likely to see immediate playing time and could play a big role in the Blazers’ offensive attack this season. True freshman Ian Svantesson is likely candidate to also pay immediate dividends in his rookie season. Svantesson had a standout prep career, leading his team in scoring as a senior. “When you look at our forwards, we lost Babeyele, who one of the top forwards in all of the nation last year,” Getman

DEFENSE Without a doubt, the strength of this year’s team will rest on its back line. All four starters return from last season’s squad, which led Conference USA in goals against average (1.01) and shutouts (7) in 2011. “It is very nice to have four starters returning for four positions, no question,” Getman said. “Last year we were young in the backline. Now the whole unit returns and they all know their role on the team and know how we play. We expect our back four to be the best in the country, but also the backbone of this team.” Three of the four returning starters earned all-conference honors a year ago. Seniors Mladen Lemez (second team) and Reed Matte (third team), along with sophomore Darion Copeland (all-freshman) were each honored by the league office last year. In addition, Lemez and Copeland were recognized as all-region performers, while Matte earned a spot on the 2012 preseason all-conference squad. Also returning in the back is sophomore Stewart Abrahart, who started all 21

Juniors Atak Yai played in all 21 matches last season and will look to battle for a starting position. Junior Alex Clay, who saw action in 15 games a year ago, will aim to use his experience to get more playing time, as well. A trio of newcomers will also look to compete for a starting spot in the rotation. Junior Fatai Alabi is someone who Getman expects to see immediate action. Last season at Wallace State Junior College, Alabi accounted for five goals and 11 assists, despite playing the majority of the time in the defensive midfield position. True freshmen Freddy Ruiz and Aaron Getman-Pickering will also use their skills and confidence from their standout prep careers to earn playing time.

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Defender Reed Matte was the lone Blazer to earn a spot on the C-USA Preseason All-Conference Team.

2012 Men’s Soccer 2012 Season Outlook games for Getman’s defense. Not only will UAB return all four starters in the back, but it will also have quality depth in senior Milan Milinkovich and sophomore Ian Michalak. Milinkovic is primed for a standout final year after being forced to watch from the sidelines for two straight seasons. Meanwhile, Michalak brings size and athleticism and will look for increased playing time in his second season. GOALKEEPERS Where the defensive back four may be the strongest area, the goalkeeper position is the area that has the most question marks entering the campaign. Woszczynski graduated with not only an engineering degree, but also as one of the top goalkeepers to every don the Green and Gold. Furthermore, Tucker Stone, who was Woszczynski’s backup for all four seasons, also graduated, which leaves a big void for Getman to fill. Four new keepers will battle it out in preseason for the open position in the net. The newcomer who will have the edge in experience will be junior Raphael Ville, a native of France. Ville comes to UAB having trained with the famed Olympique Lyonnais club in Paris, France. Three true freshman will also look to win the job in camp. Joseph Kuzminsky, Alex Renner and Hunter Weber each had an outstanding high school career and will look to earn the right to start between the pipes. “All four of our goalkeepers are extremely talented,” Getman said. “Our challenge is going to be keeping all four happy because they all have the ability to step in and play for us. Yes, we lost Carl Woszczynski, and he was not just a great goalkeeper, but also a leader on our team for the past two seasons. Talent wise I believe we can replace him, but leadership and chemistry wise it will take a little bit of time to develop.”

SCHEDULE The UAB men’s soccer team will host 11 regular-season games, the Conference USA tournament and will again serve as the host school for the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer College Cup during the 2012 season. It will mark the second consecutive year that the Blazers will serve as the host institution for the NCAA College Cup, which will be played at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. on Dec. 9-11. UAB will also be the site of the 2012 Conference USA Tournament, which will be held Nov. 7-11. It marks the first time the Blazers will host the league championship since 2007. “This year’s schedule is one of the most challenging we have ever had,” Getman said. “Our players will be challenged to be their best every week. It will be difficult but it will prepare us well to make a run in the NCAA Tournament. “Hosting the C-USA Tournament and the NCAA College Cup in the same year gives our team and our sport some amazing exposure,” Getman continued. Our players are excited about competing for championships right here in Birmingham.” In all, the Blazers’ schedule consists of seven NCAA tournament teams from a year ago, three of which were among the top 16 national seeds. UAB will begin the regular season with back-to-back home games against Mercer (7 p.m. CT) and Georgia Southern (7 p.m. CT) on Aug. 24 and 26, respectively. Following that, the Blazers will face one of the toughest road trips in some time as they begin a four-game road swing, beginning with an Aug. 31 contest at 2011 NCAA Runner-Up Charlotte (6 p.m. CT). UAB will then play at East Tennessee State on Sept. 2 (Noon CT), before closing out the road trip at powerhouse schools New Mexico (Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. CT) and Clemson (Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. CT). The team returns home for the first time 1 4

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Senior Mladen Lemez earned all-conference and all-region honors in 2011. in nearly a month when it hosts the 15th annual UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic, which will take place Sept. 14-16 at West Campus Field. This year’s Classic should be another exciting one as the Blazers welcome Fairleigh Dickinson, Memphis and Washington. The Blazers will open tournament play against FDU on Friday at 7 p.m. CT. On Sunday, UAB will conclude the event with a 2 p.m. contest against Washington. The Blazers will close out the nonconference portion of their schedule on Sept. 22, when they host Lipscomb. The Blazers will play home C-USA contests against SMU (Sept. 29), Kentucky (Oct. 13), Tulsa (Oct. 16) and Marshall (Oct. 20). UAB will have league road games at FIU (Oct. 6), at South Carolina (Oct. 10), at UCF (Oct. 27) and at Memphis (Oct. 31).

2012 Men’s Soccer 2012 Roster Breakdown 2012 NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. NAME POS 00 Hunter Weber GK 0 Alex Renner GK 1 Raphael Ville GK 2 Reed Matte D 3 Karl Chester F 4 Cole Iverson F 5 Milan Milinkovic D 6 Mladen Lemez D 7 Patrick Huang MF 8 Atak Yai F 9 Chase Wickham MF 10 Diego Navarrete F 11 Fatai Alabi MF 12 Alex Clay MF 13 Stewart Abrahart D 14 Norris Howze MF 15 Kofi Gyawu F 16 Moses Adeniran MF 18 Freddy Ruiz MF 19 Ian Svantesson F/D 20 Aaron Getman-Pickering MF 22 Darion Copeland D 23 Ian Michalak D 26 Joe Kuzminsky GK

HT 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-5 5-8 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-6 5-9 6-1 6-3 6-4

WT 180 180 170 170 155 160 160 200 155 130 150 175 160 160 185 170 195 170 160 200 150 180 190 175

CL Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr.

HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL Little Rock, Ark./Central HS Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan HS Courbevoie, France/Olympique Lyonnais Birmingham, Ala./John Carroll HS Kathleen, Ga./Perry HS Decatur, Ala./Decatur HS Belgrade, Serbia/University of Serajevo Belgrade, Serbia/University of Novi Sad Huntsville, Ala./Louisville Jackson, Miss./Murrah HS Vancouver, British Columbia/Trinity Western Univ. Santiago, Chile/SSCC Manquehue (Chile) Houston, Texas/Wallace State CC Huntsville, Ala./Randolph HS Duluth, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian School Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS Lilburn, Ga./Parkview HS Houston, Texas/Alabama A&M Fort Payne, Ala./Fort Payne HS Longwood, Fla./Lyman HS New Paltz, N.Y./New Paltz HS Stockbridge, Ga./Dutchtown HS Collierville, Tenn./St. George’s Independant School Denver, Colo./D’Evelyn

Head Coach: Mike Getman (Indiana, 1982) Assistant Coaches: Justus Griffin (UAB, 1994), Joel Wallace (MacMurray College, 1991) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Trey Gregory, UAB, 2009)

2012 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

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Stewart Abrahart Moses Adeniran Fatai Alabi Karl Chester Darion Copeland Alex Clay Aaron Getman-Pickering Kofi Gyawu Norris Howze

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Patrick Huang Cole Iverson Joe Kuzminsky Mladen Lemez Reed Matte Ian Michalak Milan Milinkovic Diego Navarrete Alex Renner

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Freddy Ruiz Ian Svantesson Raphael Ville Hunter Weber Chase Wickham Atak Yai

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Reed Matte..............................Maddy Ian Michalak...........................Muh-HAY-lick Milan Milinkovic.....................Mih-Lan Mih-LINK-oh-vich Diego Navarrete......................Nav-uh-reh-TAY Ian Svantesson.........................SVON-tuh-Son Raphael Ville...........................Vill Atak Yai..................................Ah-TOCK Yie

Stewart Abrahart......................ABE-rah-heart Moses Adeniran......................Ad-uh-NEER-an Fatai Alabi...............................Fuh-TIE Ah-LOBBY Kofi Gyawu.............................Koe-FEE JEE-ah-WOO Patrick Huang.........................Hwong Joe Kuzminsky.........................Kuzz-Min-SKEE Mladen Lemez........................Muh-LAH-den

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2012 Men’s Soccer Head Coach Mike Getman

Mike Getman Head Coach 21st Season at UAB 26th Season Overall

season championships (C-USA in `95, `99 and ‘11 and Great Midwest in `94) and two conference tournament championship crowns (C-USA in `99 and Great Midwest in `94).

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ike Getman has seen his dream of a UAB soccer program that would compete for conference titles and NCAA Tournament berths come true. Getman, now in his 21st season as UAB’s head coach, has led the Blazers to six NCAA Tournament appearances, including a spot in the Elite Eight in 1999 and Sweet 16 in 2001. Additionally, he has led UAB teams to six regular season and tournament championships and has been selected the conference coach of the year on three different occasions. In fact, the 2011 season proved to be another solid campaign, as the Blazers captured the C-USA regular season title and an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Blazers earned the No. 11 overall seed in the event, which guaranteed a bye into the second round of the 48-team field, and finished the season with a 13-5-3 mark – the third-most wins in a season in program history. In all, it is a far cry from when Getman accepted the job of turning the Blazer program around. He inherited a program in 1992 that had just three winning records in its first 13 seasons. Getman set goals for the program and Blazer fans know that many of those original goals have been met or exceeded. Consider... • The Blazers have won 221 matches since 1993 for an average of over 11 wins per season. • Six trips to the NCAA Tournament - 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2011 (The Elite Eight in `99 and Sweet 16 in `01). • Six conference titles, including four regular-

• The Blazers have been ranked in the national poll in 14 of the last 16 seasons, including a highest ranking of No. 3 in 2003 and highest finish of eighth in 1999. • D e f e a t ed three No. 1-ranked teams in SMU (2006), North Carolina (2000) and UCLA (1997). • V i c t o r i e s over traditional national powers and ranked teams, such as No. 6 UCF and No. 15 SMU in 2011, No. 10 UIC and No. 13 Kentucky in 2009, No. 3 Indiana in 2007; No. 1 SMU and No. 17 Kentucky in 2006; No. 11 USF in 2004; No. 3 Saint Louis, No. 9 USF, No. 13 Furman (twice) and No. 20 South Carolina in 2001; No. 1 North Carolina and No. 6

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Furman in 2000; No. 2 Saint Louis (twice), No. 5 Southwest Missouri State,  No. 17 SMU, and No. 18 Santa Clara, all in 1999 and No. 1 UCLA in 1997.

THE GETMAN RECORD Year School Overall Conference Highlights 1987 Harvard 14-1-3 6-0-1 (1st) NCAA Final Four 1988 Harvard 8-3-4 5-1-1 (3rd) 1989 Harvard 7-8-0 4-3-0 (4th) 1990 Harvard 6-7-1 3-4-0 (5th) 1991 Harvard 7-7-1 3-3-1 (T-4th) 1992 UAB 4-15-1 0-5-0 (6th) 1993 UAB 11-7-2 4-1-1 (2nd) GMC Coach of the Year 1994 UAB 15-4-1 5-1-0 (1st) GMC Champions GMC Tournament Champions NCAA First Round 1995 UAB 15-4-1 7-0-1 (1st) C-USA Champions C-USA Coach of the Year 1996 UAB 13-6-1 5-3-0 (4th) 1997 UAB 10-8-1 4-3-1 (4th) 1998 UAB 12-6-0 5-3-0 (T-3rd) 1999 UAB 17-6-0 7-1-0 (T-1st) C-USA Co-Champions C-USA Tournament Champions NCAA Elite Eight C-USA Coach of the Year 2000 UAB 14-5-2 5-1-2 (2nd) NCAA First Round 2001 UAB 15-6-0 7-3-0 (T-2nd) NCAA Sweet Sixteen 2002 UAB 9-7-3 4-4-2 (6th) 2003 UAB 10-5-5 4-3-2 (T-4th) 2004 UAB 12-7-0 7-2-0 (2nd) 2005 UAB 10-7-1 5-3-1 (3rd) 2006 UAB 10-6-4 4-3-1 (T-4th) NCAA First Round 2007 UAB 7-11-1 2-6-0 (T-7th) 2008 UAB 6-10-3 2-5-1 (8th) 2009 UAB 12-4-2 5-2-1 (3rd) 2010 UAB 10-7-1 4-4-0 (5th) 2011 UAB 13-5-3 6-1-1 (T-1st) C-USA Co-Champions NCAA Second Round Overall Conference at Harvard (5) 42-26-9, .604 21-11-3, .643 (Ivy) at UAB (20) 225-136-32, .613 92-54-14, .619 (C-USA & Great Midwest) Totals (25) 267-162-41, .612 113-65-17, .623

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2012 Men’s Soccer Head Coach Mike Getman MIKE GETMAN: WINNER Winningest Active NCAA Division I Coaches (Pct.) Name Yrs. Won Lost Ties .Pct 1. Caleb Porter, Akron 6 105 17 14 .824 2. Ray Reid, Connecticut 23 365 90 52 .771 3. Jeremy Gunn, Charlotte 13 187 61 31 .726 4. Dave Masur, St. John’s (N.Y.) 25 357 118 72 .718 5. Robert McCourt, Monmouth 8 101 34 26 .708 39. Mike Getman, UAB 25 267 162 41 .612 Winningest Active NCAA Division I Coaches (Wins) Name Yrs. Won Lost Ties .Pct 1. Tom Martin, James Madison 35 453 174 60 .703 2. Mark Berson, South Carolina 35 450 187 61 .688 3. Bob Gray, Marshall 35 411 223 47 .638 3. Ralph Lundy, Col. of Charleston 36 411 271 48 .596 5. Bob Warming, Penn State 34 406 197 68 .656 21. Mike Getman, UAB 25 267 162 41 .612 Winningest C-USA Coaches by League Wins Name Won Lost Ties .Pct 1. Mike Getman, UAB 83 47 13 .626 2. John Tart, Charlotte 45 36 5 .552 3. Steve Adlard, Marquette 43 39 4 .523 4. Richie Grant, Memphis 42 59 10 .423 5. Tom McIntosh, Tulsa 30 18 9 .605 • 102 all-conference honorees. • Six conference Newcomer of the Year awards. • The building of a top-flight soccer facility on campus, West Campus Field. The facility attracts large crowds for not only UAB matches, but serves as a site for international soccer events. The Blazers became the first collegiate program to ever compete against the U.S. National Team in March 2000. UAB has won nearly 80 percent of all its matches at WCF.

He holds a 267-162-41 (.612) mark in 25 seasons as a head coach and a 225-136-32 (.613) record in 20 seasons at UAB. Even more impressive is the total of 102 all-conference selections he has coached at UAB. From 2008-11, Getman served on the NCAA Men’s Soccer Committee. He has also played a big part in bringing the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Men’s College Cup to Birmingham. Furthermore, Getman is ranked among college soccer’s top men’s active coaches (39th in winning percentage and 21st in victories). Getman is among a handful of coaches who both played for and coached a team to the NCAA College Cup, accomplishing the feat twice as a player and once as a coach.

Getman’s players’ successes extend off the field as well. Over 90 percent of student-athletes who have played four years during his tenure as head coach completed their degree requirements. He now boasts over 100 C-USA honor roll members (3.0 GPA or above), 17 C-USA academic medal of honor recipients (3.75 GPA or above) and three academic All-Americans.

• Getman is the winningest coach in Conference USA  history with a record 83 league wins. • More than 100 conference academic honor roll members over the last 20 years. •  Three Academic All-Americans. With all of those accomplishments, Getman is not satisfied. “We want to be a national contender every year,” he said. “We play in one of the toughest conferences in the nation, Conference USA, and we feel that our schedule helps us to prepare for postseason play.” In 2005, Getman was named the C-USA  Coach of the Decade for his accomplishments during his coaching tenure at UAB. Furthermore, Getman has been named conference Coach of the Year three times.

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Getman has further improved his already impressive academic standards over the past few years, as three Blazers have been tabbed the C-USA Scholar Athlete of the Year, with all three honorees coming over the last seven seasons (Lukasz Kwapisz in 2004, Jeremy Drake in 2006 and Wes Johnson in 2008). In fact, in 2006, Drake was tabbed the league’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for men’s soccer, while Lukasz Kwapisz earned the post-graduate scholarship award for men’s soccer. The duo were the only UAB studentathletes to earn the prestigious awards in any sport. UAB fans have responded to the program’s winning ways as home attendance average at West Campus Field over the past few years is close to 1,000. In 2003, UAB was 16th in the nation in average attendance (1,077/game) and 25th in the nation in total attendance (7,545). During the 2006 campaign, UAB ranked 31st in average attendance (853/game) and 43rd in total attendance (5,972). In 2009, UAB ranked 48th in total attendance (6,779). Last season, the Blazers had three of the top10 crowds in West Campus Field history. The Blazers opened the 2011 campaign against Clemson in front of an all-time record crowd of 3,141 fans, who witnessed the 2-1 UAB victory. The Green & Gold also played in front of 2,214 fans for the NCAA Tournament second round contest against Charlotte and 1,235 fans to the first-ever soccer match played at Regions Park (Hoover, Ala.) when the Blazers took on Memphis. Those crowds

2012 Men’s Soccer Head Coach Mike Getman rank third and 10th on the all-time attendance list. The Blazers finished the 2011 season with a perfect 4-0 record against top-25 teams. UAB closed the year ranked No. 21 in the nation according to the National Soccer Coaches Associate of America (NSCAA) with a 13-5-3 mark. The Blazers finished C-USA play with a 6-1-1 record and a share of the regular season title. In 2009, a West Campus Field record crowd of 3,481 witnessed UAB’s 3-0 exhibition victory over Clemson. Even though that match did not count in the Blazers’ overall record, it served as a catalyst for the rest of the year and what was to come. Getman guided his 2009 squad to a 12-4-2 overall record, including road victories over No. 10 UIC (3-1) and No. 13 Kentucky (1-0). Despite the disappointment in missing the NCAA Tournament, Getman still managed to reach the 10-win plateau for the 14th time in his 18 seasons as head coach at UAB. The Blazers last reached the NCAA Tournament in 2006, which capped a stretch of four NCAA Tournament appearances over an eight-year span. The campaign was highlighted when previously undefeated and then-No. 1-ranked SMU invaded West Campus Field. In front of a then-record crowd of 2,755 fans, the Blazers stunned the Mustangs, 2-1, to set off an impressive run of 3-0-2 to end the campaign. UAB also defeated No. 10 Notre Dame (1-0), No. 16 South Carolina (3-2), No. 18 Kentucky (1-0/ot) and No. 24 UNC Greensboro (3-2) during the season.

3-2, to earn a trip to the Sweet 16 for a second time in three years. Despite dropping a 3-2 double overtime heartbreaker to Clemson, UAB finished 15-6, runner-up in C-USA, and set a school record with eight players selected to all-conference teams. Getman came to Birmingham from Harvard, where he was head coach from 1987-91. During his time at the Cambridge, Mass., school, his teams posted a 42-26-9 (.604) record, including a 21-11-3 (.643) mark in Ivy League play. In his first season at Harvard, he led his team to the 1987 NCAA Final Four, as the Crimson went 14-1-3 and captured the Ivy League title. He became the youngest coach (28) to lead a team to the Division I Final Four. The following season, Harvard was ranked No. 1 for the first time in the school’s history. While at Harvard, Getman developed 21 all-Ivy League players, nine all-New England performers and two All-Americans. He started his coaching career at his alma mater, Indiana, where he served as an assistant coach from 1984-86. In those three seasons, the Hoosiers were in the NCAA Tournament twice and played in the 1984 title game.

Rookie of the Year in 1982, as the Express won the ASL championship. A three-year letterwinner at Indiana, he played fullback for the Hoosiers from 1977-81, during which time IU finished as an NCAA Division I national finalist in 1978 and 1980. A native of Bloomington, Ind., he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Indiana in 1982 and his master’s in athletic administration from IU in 1987. Involved in all facets of soccer, Getman has been South Region coach for the U.S. Soccer Festival. He was the chairman of the soccer games committee for the 1996 Birmingham Olympic Soccer Committee. He has also served as a guest columnist on the 1998 World Cup Tournament for the Birmingham Post-Herald. He and his wife, Rena, reside in Homewood. They have three children, Nathan (18), Eli (13) and Ethan (12).

Getman played professionally as a defender for the Detroit Express of the American Soccer League from 1982-83. He was the team’s

In 1999, the Blazers began the most successful three-year stretch in UAB men’s soccer history by advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals. The Blazers won both the Conference USA regular season and tournament championships, finished eighth in the final NSCAA national poll and posted a 17-6 overall record. The Blazers set the school record for wins in a season and had a school record 13-match winning streak. In 2000, the Blazers fell to Washington in a four-overtime match that is arguably the most exciting NCAA Tournament match ever played. It was UAB’s first appearance in the tournament as an at-large team and the first back-to-back appearance in school history. UAB would finish that year 14-5-2 overall mark and a 5-1-2 record in C-USA play. In 2001, UAB made a third consecutive trip to the NCAAs. The Blazers opened tournament play with a 1-0 overtime victory over Furman, then defeated region hosts South Carolina,

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2012 Men’s Soccer Q&A With Coach Getman What are your overall thoughts on the upcoming season? “We lost Carl in goal, who has started almost every game for the past two years. We lost Babayele up top who scored a ton of goals for us and we lost Josh Stewart who really was our playmaker in the center midfield. Yet we return eight starters, we return a lot of experienced players from a team that was very successful. It is hard to know exactly where we fit, we did lose some very important players, but we also returned an awful lot of our team. I think if we can find people to plug into those openings, we can continue on the path we’ve been on for the last couple of years.” Looking back, what surprised you the most from last season’s team? “It probably would have been that we did not know we had an individual who was going to score as many goals as Babayele did. At the start of the year he wasn’t scoring that often, but midway through the year he got on a roll, got his confidence going and he was unstoppable. If you look at all the big games he scored in every one of them. This year we aren’t sure who will score the goals for us now that he is gone. There are six forwards that are capable of being are primary goal scorers, three that have experience with us.” Do you feel as if there will be a target on the team’s back after winning the regular season last year? “Anytime you have won a trophy, you get a little bit of a target on your back. I think UAB soccer has always been a program that people look to and that other teams have gotten excited to play. I don’t think it is that big of a target. I kind of feel like we have always had one on our back.” What will be the strength of this year’s team? “We return four backs and our defensive midfielder. When you look at it like that, then it is really the defensive five that will return. We will be light-years ahead of where we were last year in terms of

understanding how our system works. Yes, there will be a new goalkeeper and he will have to learn these things, but that is just one person at the back learning. The other five in front of him already know what they’re doing. The job is going to be a whole lot easier for that new goalkeeper when you have such an experienced group in front of you.” What are the keys to a successful season? “Leadership and chemistry are going to determine how successful we are. The talent is here, the skills are here; all of the ingredients are here. It will be based on who steps up and takes a leadership role.” What are your goals for the upcoming season? “We expect to compete for championships every season and that has not changed in 20-plus years. As a program, we have done a great job year after year of competing for championships. Last year we won the regular season and played in the conference final. We expect to be doing the same thing again.” How exciting is it to be the host institution for a second consecutive NCAA Men’s College Cup? “We are excited to host again. The NCAA selected us for two years in a row and to be picked like that back-to-back is unusual. It is a testament to the quality of our facility and the soccer community. The expectations are that we can put on a great event once again. On a personal note, our team was disappointed not to be playing. When they had to sit in the stands and watch, they realized that they could have been out on that field. When you see these 1 9

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teams playing for a national championship, playing the way they did in our own city, our players understood that we aren’t just talking about winning a championship – it can be a reality. Hosting the event is great for the soccer community and it’s great for UAB. We all felt empty at the end of last year’s College Cup realizing that we could have been out there. We want to be out there next time and I have no doubt that our guys will use that to push themselves harder so they are on the field playing rather than in the stands watching.” How do you feel about the strength of this year’s schedule? “Whoever put this schedule together is crazy (laughs). It starts out unbelievably difficult and gets worse from there. We start with an exhibition against Louisville, who was in the final eight last year and the final four the year before that. We also play Charlotte, who eliminated us in the NCAA tournament then went to the championship game and should have won it all last year. East Tennessee State was in the tournament last year. New Mexico was ranked No. 1 in the nation for most of the 2011 season. Clemson is a two-time championship team and one of the elite programs in the country. Fairleigh Dickinson is an odds on favorite to win their league and be in the NCAA tournament again. Washington beat us last year and is always a top-25 team. We open up with SMU for the conference play and it goes on and on. If you believe you have a chance to win a conference championship, then you need this kind of competition to sharpen your skills and to become what you want to be. We scheduled this way because we believe we can compete with every one of these teams and because we believe this is how you build a championship team.”

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ustus Griffin, who has been a part of the UAB men’s soccer program since head coach Mike Getman’s first season back in 1992, begins his 18th season with the Blazers’ staff. He assists with on-the-field coaching and the general administration of the program. “Justus has been with our program as a player and as a coach for over 20 years and he is a big part of our success,” Getman said. “I am very fortunate to have an assistant who understands our team and what we expect so well.” Griffin is involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, scheduling and coordinating travel. During his tenure, UAB  has achieved unprecedented success with six NCAA tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight and two Sweet 16 teams. Griffin was a three-year letterwinner for the Blazers (1992-94) as a defender. He helped lead the Blazers to the program’s first conference

He finished his playing career having started 59-of-60 matches in his three seasons. He scored one goal and tallied 10 assists and was selected to the Great Midwest AllNewcomer team in 1992. After his career with the Blazers, Griffin signed a contract to play with the Chattanooga Express of the EISL in 1994. He played one year with the Express before returning to the UAB program at the beginning of the 1995 campaign. Prior to coming to Birmingham, he played one season (1991) at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., where he was selected the team’s Best Defensive Player. Griffin received his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “B” 2 0

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license and is a member of the Alabama ODP staff. He resides in Birmingham.

2012 Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach Joel Wallace

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oel Wallace, a former UAB assistant who spent 11 years as the head men’s soccer coach at Westminster (Mo.) College, enters his fourth season in his second stint on the Blazers’ staff. Wallace specializes in working with goalkeepers and continues that role in his position with the Blazers. UAB head coach Mike Getman feels Wallace is an excellent asset to his staff and for his players. “Coach Wallace brings a lot of energy and experience to our team,” Getman said. “I am very excited to have such an outstanding coach in our program. His primary responsibility is coaching our goalkeepers, but he will have a hand in all aspects of UAB Soccer.” Wallace, who boasts more than 20 years of collegiate soccer coaching experience, was the head men’s coach at Westminster from 19982008. Additionally, he coached the women’s soccer team from 200508. Wallace was an assistant coach at UAB under Getman from 199496. Wallace left the Westminster men’s program as the winningest soccer coach in school history, racking up

an 11-year record of 105-85-16. Additionally, he guided the Blue Jays to the school’s first conference title in soccer and its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2002. Including his one year spent as a head coach at his alma mater, MacMurray (Mo.) College, Wallace has compiled a career record of 12191-17 during his 12-year head coaching career. Prior to becoming a collegiate head coach, Wallace spent five seasons as an assistant coach at MacMurray College (1992-94) and Connecticut (1997), as well as with the Blazers. While at UAB, Wallace also earned his master’s degree in athletic administration. Wallace is a graduate of MacMurray College where he earned first-team allconference and all-region honors in the net. During his playing days (1988-91), Wallace helped lead MacMurray to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 (1990) and Elite Eight (1991). He was also tabbed a two-time Prairie College Conference Most Valuable Player (1989 and 1990). He still holds several school records, including most career shutouts (40), most shutouts in a season 2 1

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(18 in 1991) and most consecutive shutouts (7). His 18 shutouts during the 1991 campaign also are an NCAA Division III record. Wallace and his wife Patty Wallace, have two children, a daughter, Ryli (16), and a sons Ian (15), Kevin (13). and Elliott (11).

2012 Men’s Soccer Support Staff become successful.” “I’m real excited to be back here and part of the team,” GregoVolunteer Assistant Coach ry said. “It’s great to First Season work with the guys because I have been a part of it and know 2012 UAB Men’s Soccer • 2012 UAB Men’s Soccer what they are going Former UAB men’s soccer player Trey through. I am looking Gregory enters his first season in his forward to helping build on an already new role as a volunteer assistant coach terrific soccer program.” with the UAB men’s soccer program. Gregory was a four-year letterwinner Gregory’s duties include day-to-day for the Blazers from 2005-08. During duties in the office and assisting on the his time on the pitch, he twice earned practice field whenever needeed. all-conference honors (2007 and 2008). “Trey was a great player for us and he The Birmingham, Ala. native finished will be a great asset to our program,” his career playing in 60 contest, while UAB head coach Mike Getman said. making 45 starts.

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named the team’s most improved player. He would finish his Blazer career with five goals and five assists for 15 points. After graduating in 2010, Gregory began coaching at the Birmingham United Soccer Associate (BUSA), primarily working with the U-10s and U-11s. Gregory is currently coaching at the Hoover Soccer Club, and is the head coach of a U-12 and U-14 team. Gregory graduated from UAB with a degree in philosophy in 2010. He returned to school to pursue his teaching certificate in 2011.

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers Stewar t Abr a ha r t 6-3 | 185 | So. | Defender Duluth, Ga. Greater Atlanta Christiant HS

Freshman Season (2011) Played in all 21 contests as a true freshman, making 20 starts in the Blazers’ ABRAHART’S defense ... part of a back PERSONAL line that allowed a goals FILE against average of 1.01 and seven shutouts during Full Name Stewart Bradley Abrahart Birthdate Sept. 9, 1992 the season, both of which Birthplace Dagenham, England led C-USA ... was third on Parents James and Jacqui the team in total minutes Brother James played with 1,814 ... had Sisters Sam and Abbie a pair of assists on the seaMajor Business H.S. Coach Tom Jacquet son, which tied for fourth Club Coach David Eristavi on the team ... recorded seven shots, two of which HONORS/AWARDS came on frame ... named 2011 to C-USA Commissioner’s C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll Honor Roll.

Miscellaneous Born Stewart Bradley Abrahart on Sept. 9, 1992 in Dagenham, England ... favorite television show is Entourage ... favorite movie is 300 ... favorite website is Facebook.com ... his father, James, had the biggest influence on his career ... chose to come to UAB because he “really liked the school and the soccer team.”

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Stewart Abrahart’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2011 21-20 0 2 2 7 .000 2 .286 0 TOTAL 21-20 0 2 2 7 .000 2 .286 0

High School A four-year starter under head coach Thom Jacquet at Greater Atlanta Christian School ... was selected as an ESPN Rise All-State honoree in 2010 ... helped lead team to a state championship in 2011. Other Soccer Info He played his club soccer for Alpharetta Ambush under head coach David Eristavi ... played alongside a pair of other Blazer signees (Karl Chester and Darion Copeland) ... captained the Ambush to state and regional titles, along with USYSA National Championship in 2010 ... also helped team reach the national finals in 2011 ... was selected to the Chelsea All-Star Team at the 2010 Disney Showcase.

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers M o s es Adeni r a n 6-0 | 170 | Jr. | Midfielder Houston, Texas Alabama A&M

Sophomore Season (2011) Made an immediate impact during his first season at UAB ... played in all 21 ADENARIN’S games at the central midPERSONAL field spot, making 19 starts FILE ... tied for team lead with five assists on the year ... Full Name Moses Ayodeji Adeniran finished the year ranked Birthdate July 9, 1992 Birthplace Brooklyn, N.Y. third on the team with sevParents Adebisi and Bunani Aderniran en points (2g, 5a) ... scored Brothers Victor and Samuel first collegiate goal against Sister Victoria Portland (9/23), recording Major Exercise Science a career-high four shots in College Coach Salah Yousif H.S. Coach Adebisi Adeniran the losing effort ... sealed Club Coach Carl Fleming the 2-0 win vs. American (10/12) with a direct kick goal in the 84th minute from 20 yards out ... recorded a pair of assists in the win at Kentucky (10/8) ... tallied first assist against Oral Roberts (9/9) ... also had assists at Tulsa (11/4) and vs. then-No. 22 UCF (11/11) ... had 20 shots, seven of which came on frame.

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val championship in 2008. Miscellaneous Born Moses Ayodeji Adeniran on July 9, 1992 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... favorite website is Manutd.com ... favorite television show is Sportscenter ... favorite food is either Chinese or Nigerian ... if he played another sport, it would be basketball ... came to UAB becuase he “wanted to compete at a higher level.” Moses Adeniran’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2010* 10-10 0 3 3 4 .000 0 .000 0 2011 21-19 2 5 9 20 .100 7 .350 0 TOTAL 31-29 2 8 12 24 .083 7 .292 0 * Indicates stats from Alabama A&M 2010 season

Alabama A&M (2010 Played one season under head coach Salah Yousif at Alabama A&M ... started and played in 10 of the team’s11 contests on the year ... led the Bulldogs with three assists ... also collected four shots on the year. Other Soccer Info Competed for Dallas Texan Houston ‘92 Red, coached by Carl Fleming ... helped team to the 2010 Texas state club championship ... also played for his father on the AYSA Flying Eagles ... helped that team to the Arsenal International Soccer Festi2 4

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers Alex Cl a y 6-0 | 160 | Jr. | Midfielder Huntsville, Ala. Randolph HS

Sophomore Season (2011) Played in 15 contests during the season, all of which he came off the bench in a CLAY’S supportive midfield role ... PERSONAL scored one goal on the seaFILE son, which came against Oral Roberts (9/9) ... had Full Name Alexander Harris Clay the best accuracy of anyBirthdate April 11, 1992 Birthplace Huntsville, Ala. one on the squad as eight Parents Richard and Susan Clay of his 12 shots on the year Sister Ashley came on frame ... averaged Major Undecided over 20 minutes of action a H.S. Coach Sean Cooper game on the year ... named Matt Holmes Club Coach Eric Dade to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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if he played another sport, it would be hockey ... his father, Richard, had the biggest influence of his career ... chose UAB because he wants to “pursue a medical career and play soccer in the state of Alabama.”

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High School Attended Randolph High School where he was a five-year letterwinner under head coaches Matt Holmes and Sean Cooper ... played on the varsity team since eighth grade ... helped lead team to state title in eight and ninth grade ... was named the MVP of the state tournament as a ninth grader ... led team in scoring as a 10th grader with 23 goals. C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Other Soccer Info Played his club soccer at Birmingham United Soccer Assocation under head coach Eric Dade ... led his team in scoring ... helped team to reach the National Playoffs in 2010. Miscellaneous Born Alexander Harris Clay on April 11, 1992 in Huntsville, Ala. ... favorite website is ESPN.com ... favorite movie is Miracle ... favorite food is pasta ... 2 5

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers Dar ion Co pe l a nd 6-1 | 180 | So. | Defender Stockbridge, Ga. Dutchtown HS

Freshman Season (2011) Had one of the best freshman seasons of any Blazer in recent memory ... became the first true freshman in school COPELAND’S history to be selected by the PERSONAL NSCAA as an All-Region honFILE oree, earning third-team acFull Name Darion Christopher Copeland colades ... also earned a spot Birthdate March 8, 1991 on the C-USA All-Freshman Birthplace Brooklyn, N.Y. team ... started and played 20 Parents Gary and Nicole Copeland contests on the year as a cenBrother Jeremy tral defender ... played a key Sister Ashley role for a UAB defensive unit Major Business that allowed a league-leading H.S. Coach Justin Smith 1.01 goals per game ... lone Club Coach David Eristavi goal of season was one of HONORS/AWARDS the most important tallies of 2011 the year for the Blazers, colNSCAA Third Team All-Region lecting the game-winner in C-USA All-Freshman UAB’s 1-0 victory over thenNo. 12 SMU (10/26) ... his 1,710 minutes played for the year ranked fifth on the team ... finished the campaign with 11 shots and four shots on goal.

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other Blazer signees (Karl Chester and Stewart Abrahart) ... named to the national championship’s Best 11 for his performance at the 2011 USYSA National Championship in which his team finished runner-up ... helped lead team to the USYSA National Championship in 2010 ... also helped capture the state and regional titles in back-to-back seasons (2010 and 2011). Miscellaneous Born Darion Christopher Copeland on March 8, 1993 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... favorite website is Facebook.com, Twitter.com and FoxSports.com ... if he were to play another sport, it would be basketball ... favorite movie is Transformers (all three) and Boyz N The Hood ... chose UAB because “the soccer program is goof and UAB is close to home.” Darion Copeland’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2011 20-20 1 0 2 11 .091 4 .364 1 TOTAL 20-20 1 0 2 11 .091 4 .364 1

High School A four year letterwinner under head coach Justin Smith at Dutchtown HS ... was tabbed as a two-time county and region player of the year in 2010 and 2011 ... named to the all-region first team in each of his last three seasons ... selected as the team’s MVP in 2009 and 2011 ... also named the freshman offensive player of the year in 2008 ... was team captain as a senior after leading his team and region in scoring as a junior ... honored with the Dutchtown Academic Award as a senior. Other Soccer Info He played his club soccer for Alpharetta Ambush under head coach David Eristavi ... played alongside a pair of

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers Ko fi Gy a w u 6-3 | 195 | Sr. | Forward Lilburn, Ga. Parkview HS

Junior Season (2011) Battled through injuries, which limited him to playing in only 14 games with two starts ... finished fifth on the team GYAWU’S with two goals and was sevPERSONAL enth with five points (2g, 1a) FILE ... found the back of the net Full Name Kofi Agyeman Gyawu against UIC (9/4) and Tulsa Birthdate Aug. 22, 1991 (11/4) ... lone assist came Birthplace Atlanta, Ga. in the NCAA Tournament Parents Emmanuel and second round game against Elizabth Gyawu Brother Yaw Charlotte (11/20) ... had 12 Sister Bessie shots with seven coming on Major Psychology goal.

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18 appearances during the season, Gyawu finished the year tied for the team lead in total goals with seven and ranked second on the team with 16 points (7g, 2a) ... recorded the first UAB hat trick since 2003 when he scored three goals in a 7-1 win over FIU (10/10) ... had a career-best five shots on goal against the Golden Panthers ... earned his first career league offensive player of the week for his efforts against FIU ... finished eighth in C-USA in goals and was ninth in goals per game (0.39) ... also tied for team lead with a pair of game-winning goals this season ... scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Central Arkansas (9/18) ... also had a game-winning tally against Houston Baptist (9/27) in what was his lone start of the season ... led team in shot percentage (.259) and shots on goal percentage (.704) ... closed the year with 27 shots and 19 shots on goal.

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Sophomore Season (2010) A third-team all-conference 2010 performer ... ranked second C-USA Third Team All-Conference on the team and ninth in CUSA with six goals on the 2009 season ... also ranked second C-USA All-Freshman Team C-USA Offensive POW (10/12) on the squad in points (13), shots (35) and shots on goal (17) ... his four game-winning goals on the year not only led the Blazers, but also ranked second in the league ... named to the UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic All-Tournament team ... helped lead team to the Classic’s championship by scoring a pair of goals against North Florida (9/11) ... in addition to the game-winner against the Ospreys, he also recorded game-winning tallies against Lipscomb (9/19), Alabama A&M (9/26) and Kentucky (10/9) ... recorded a goal and an assist, to go along with a season-best four shots on goal, at South Carolina (10/2). HONORS/AWARDS

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers High School Played at Parkview High School under head coach Michael Tolmich ... listed as an All-American performer by NSCAA and was a third team AllAmerican by ESPNRISE. com ... a four-time, all-county first-team honoree ... also tabbed to the Gwinnett County Super Six in each of the last three seasons ... 2007 Gwinnett County Player of the Year ... leading scorer in Parkview school history with 69 goals throughout career ... a four-year starter on the varsity team ... was the MVP of the Georgia state all-star game ... captain of 2008 and 2009 teams. Other Soccer Info Played club soccer for Norcross Fury 91 under head coach Tony Annan ... led team to a pair of championships in 2008 (Score of the Shore and Region III Premier League) ... was second in scoring in Region Premier League in 2007 (12 goals in 11 games) and first in scoring in 2008 (8 goals in 8 games).

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Miscellaneous Born Kofi Agyeman Gyawu on Aug. 22, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga. ... favorite television show is Fresh Prince of Bel Air ... lists favorite food as his mother’s African food, primarily a dish called jollof rice ... his biggest influence on his career has been his father, who always told him to work hard and stay positive ... the person he would most like to meet is Thierry Henry ... the reason he decided to come to UAB is because of the coaching staff and the campus.

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers No r r is Ho w z e 6-1 | 170 | Jr. | Midfielder Hoover, Ala. Hoover HS

Sophomore Season (2011) Saw action in all 21 contests, making 16 starts at the defensive midfield position ... HOWZE’S his 1,561 minutes ranked PERSONAL as the seventh-most minFILE utes played on the season ... selected to the UAB Full Name Norris Thurgood “Soccer For A Cure” Clas Howze II Birthdate Sept. 20, 1991 sic All-Tournament team Birthplace Hoover, Ala. for his role in helping the Parents Norris Murdine Blazers to the Classic’s Brother Nic championship ... recorded Major Health Relations eight shots on the year. H.S. Coach Kris Keplinger Club Coach Eric Dade and Robert Starr Freshman Season (2010) Saw action in 12 contests ... scored first career goal in the win over Belmont (9/17) ... played a season-best 29 minutes vs. Alabama A&M (9/26) ... recorded three shots on the year.

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Miscellaneous Born Norris Thurgood Howze II on Sept. 20, 1991 in Hoover, Ala. ... favorite website is Facebook. com ... favorite movie is inception, while his favorite actor is Denzel Washington and favorite actress is Angelina Jolie ... if he played another sport, it would be cricket ... most interesting thing about him is he plays the violin and piano ... the biggest influence on his career has been his parents. Norris Howze’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2010 12-0 1 0 2 3 .333 1 1.000 0 2011 21-16 0 0 0 8 .000 2 .250 0 TOTAL 33-16 1 0 2 11 .091 3 .273 0

High School Four-year varsity starter at Hoover High School in Birmingham where he was coached by Kris Keplinger ... ranked as the No. 6 player in the South by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... earned a spot in the North-South All-Star contest ... helped team to the 2010 state championship game ... was named allmetro and all-state following his senior season. Other Soccer Info Played his club soccer with the Birmingham United Academy Team coached by Eric Dade and Robert Starr ... helped club to the USSDA National Championship.

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers M lad en Le m e z 6-5 | 200 | Sr. | Defender Belgrade, Serbia University of Novi Sad

Junior Season (2011) One of the top defenders in not only Conference USA, but in the entire nation ... earned NSCAA All-Region Second LEMEZ’S Team accolades ... selected PERSONAL as a third-team all-conferFILE ence honoree ... started and played 19 contests as a cenFull Name Mladen Lemez tral defender ... was a backBirthdate Jan. 25, 1990 bone of one of the league’s Birthplace East Serajevo stingiest defenses, helping Parents Vidoje and Ljiljana Lemez hold the opposition to a 1.01 Sisters Danka and Milena goals per game and seven Major Business shutouts – both of which led C-USA ... also one of the top HONORS/AWARDS threats in the air for the Blaz2011 ers’ offensive attack ... scored NSCAA Second Team All-Region C-USA Third Team All-Conference four goals on the year which C-USA Defensive POW (9/29) ranked second on the team Soccer America Team of Week (9/29) ... selected as the Conference UAB Classic MVP USA Defensive Player of the Week and earned a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 29) ... named the UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic’s Most Outstanding Player by helping shut down the opposition and also scoring three goals in wins over then-No. 20 VCU (9/16) and Milwaukee (9/18) ... scored a pair of goals against the Panthers, including the game-tying goal in the 86th minute of play and the game-winner in overtime ... finished the season with 34 shots, which ranked third on the squad, and nine shots on goal.

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Sophomore Season (2010) Only newcomer to start all 18 contests ... led all field players in minutes played (1,381) ... helped defense to hold opponents to 1.08 goals against average ... first goal of his career was the game-winning tally on senior night against Marshall (11/3) ... also recorded an assist in the victory over North Florida (9/11) ... finished the season with seven shots, three of which came on frame.

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Other Soccer Info A big, strong and athletic defender who made long trek from Serajevo, Bosnia to compete for UAB ... attended the University of Novi Sad for one year, where he studied business management ... also competed for the Bosnian Youth National Team ... competed for the club team FC Slavija in his home country. Miscellaneous Born Mladen Lemez on Jan. 25, 1990 in East Sarajevo, Bosnia. ... favorite food is chicken ... favorite movie is Armagedon ... favorite musician is Red Hot Chilli Peppers ... his sisters have had the biggest influence on his career ... he chose UAB because he “wanted to have a good education and play soccer.” Mladen Lemez’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2010 18-18 1 1 3 7 .143 3 .333 1 2011 19-19 4 0 8 34 .118 9 .205 1 TOTAL 37-37 5 1 11 41 .122 12 .293 2

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A Preseason All-Conference USA Honoree ... a member of the Portland Timbers U-23 team for the 2011 and 2012 summer seasons.

Junior Season (2011) A second team all-conferFull Name Reed Anderson Matte ence honoree ... played in all Birthdate Aug. 7, 1991 21 contests and led the team Birthplace Birmingham, Ala. in minutes played (1,941) Parents Frank and Marcie Matte ... an anchor in the defense Brothers Frank and Justin at outside back, helping the Sister Adelaide Blazers lead the league in Major Environmental Science goals against average (1.01), H.S. Coach David DiPiazza shutouts (7) and fewest goals Club Coach Luke Whittle allowed (22) ... scored two HONORS/AWARDS goals on the year, both of 2011 which were game-winning C-USA Second Team All-Conference tally’s which ranked second C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll on the team ... his first career UAB SAOW (9/23) goal came six minutes into 2010 the first overtime to lift UAB C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll to a 2-1 win over then-No. 20 VCU (9/16) ... also netted the game-winner at Kentucky (10/8) ... named to the UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic All-Tournament team for his role in helping the Blazers to the tournament title ... finished the year with 19 shots, six of which were on goal ... earned UAB Student Athlete of the Week (Sept. 23) ... named to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll for a second consecutive year.

(10/2) ... finished with 13 shots on the year, four of which came on frame ... named to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll. Freshman Season (2009) Played in 16 games during rookie season with the Blazers ... made solid contributions off the bench, collecting 12 shots, four of which came on frame ... had a season-best two shots on three different occasions. High School Four-year starter at John Carroll High School under head coach David DiPiazza ... tabbed an honorable mention All-American by ESPNRISE.com ... selected by the Birmingham News as the 2009 Alabama Player of the Year ... a three-time first-team all-state perform-

Sophmore Season (2010) One of just three returning players to have started all 18 contests ... ranked second on team in total minutes played with 1,378 ... despite playing on the back line, he ranked second on the squad with four assists on the year ... had a pair of assists against North Florida (9/11) ... also had assists against Belmont (9/17) and South Carolina

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers er (2007, 2008 and 2009) ... selected to the 2008 and 2009 All-Metro squads and tabbed the Metro Player of the Year this past season ... helped lead team to two state championships in 2008 and 2009 ... tallied 105 goals and 69 assists during his four seasons at JCHS ... along with teammate Alex Kuklinski (111 goals at JCHS), the duo became first teammates in the nation since 1971 to each score 100 career goals for their school ... also now holds the Alabama state record for most assists in a career ... led team to a final ranking of No. 6 in the nation in 2009. Other Soccer Info Played club soccer under Luke Whittle with the Vestavia Steamers ... was the team captain of his club team ... led team to 2009 state championship ... the same squad also earned the Region III championship and finished with a national ranking of No. 16.

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Miscellaneous Born Reed Anderson Matte on Aug. 7, 1991 in Birmingham, Ala. ... his father, Frank, played at UAB from 198384 ... favorite television show is Mythbusters ... favorite movie is The Goonies ... favorite food is Cinnamon Toast Crunch ... favorite musical group is Staind ... person who has been the biggest influence in his career has been his twin brother Justin ... the reason he came to UAB is because “my dad played at UAB and I wanted to follow in his footsteps and I think we can win a national championship.” Reed Matte’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2009 16-0 0 0 0 12 .000 4 .333 0 2010 18-18 0 4 4 13 .000 4 .308 0 2011 21-21 2 0 4 19 .105 6 .316 2 TOTAL 55-39 2 4 8 44 .045 14 .318 2

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers M ilan M ilinkov i c 5-11 | 160 | Sr. | Defender Sarajevo, Bosnia University of Sarajevo

Junior Season (2011) Missed the first 14 games of the season due to NCAA ineligibility ... made first MILINKOVIC’S collegiate appearance at PERSONAL Marshall (10/22), playing FILE 11 minutes ... suffered a knee injury after that game Full Name Milan Milinkovic and was forced to sit out Birthdate Jan. 15, 1990 Birthplace East Sarajevo the rest of the season ... Mother Snezana Milinkovic earned a spot on the ConBrother Ognjen ference USA CommissionMajor Journalism er’s Honor Roll.

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HONORS/AWARDS 2011 C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll

Sophomore Season (2010) Was forced to sit the entire season by the NCAA ... practiced with team but could not suit up for games. Other Soccer Info A skillful and athletic defender who made long trek from Serajevo, Bosnia to compete for UAB ... attended the University of Serajevo for one season ... competed for the club team FC Slavija in his home country ... also competed for the Bosnian Youth National Team. Miscellaneous Born Milan Milinkovic on Jan. 15, 1990 in East Sarajevo, Bosnia ... favorite movie is The Titanic ... favorite food is chicken ... head coach Mike Getman things Milan will make an impact during his senior year because “...he is a great 1v1 defender but also likes to get into the attack. With his national team experience, I expect him to make an immediate impact this season.”

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers Diego Navar r e t e 6-0 | 175 | So. | Forward Santiago, Chile SSCC Manquehue (Chile)

Freshman Season (2011) Made an immediate impact for the Blazers, earning a spot on the Conference NAVARRETE’S USA All-Freshman team ... PERSONAL finished tied for second on FILE the team with four goals and was third with nine Full Name Diego Felipe Navarrete points (4g, 1a) ... scored a Birthdate June 6, 1992 Birthplace Santiago, Chile goal in his first game as a Parents Victor Navarrete Blazer in the 2-1 win over Brother Mauricio and Pablo Clemson (8/27) ... recordMajor Business ed a pair of goals and H.S. Coach Cristan Olave had an assist in the win HONORS/AWARDS over Oral Roberts (9/9) ... 2011 also converted a penalty C-USA All-Freshman kick against Georgia State C-USA Offensive POW (9/12) (9/11) ... was selected as the C-USA Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 12 ... finished the campaign second on the team in both shots (39) and shots on goal (17) ... recorded a career-high five shots on three separate occasions ... originally signed with Akron, but did not play ... came to UAB for the spring, 2011 semester.

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Miscellaneous Born Diego Felipe Navarete on June 6, 1992 in Chile ... favorite television show is The Simpsons ... favorite movie is Harry Potter ... favorite food is Pizza ... favorite website is Marca.com ... his family has had the biggest influence in his career ... the reason he came to UAB is because “of the opportunities for my studies and to become a professional.”

Diego Navarrete’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2011 21-21 4 1 9 39 .103 17 .235 0 TOTAL 21-21 4 1 9 39 .103 17 .235 0

Other Soccer Info Signed last spring and is now one of just three Chilean-born player to play soccer for the Blazers in program history (Jose-Luis Jaramillo, who played at UAB in 1988, and current teammate Javier Alvial) ... was teammates with Javier Alvial at both the Universidad Catolica in Chile ... had a starring role in leading Catolica to a pair of national championships ... also helped his team capture the Copa Chile Youth Tournament in 2009. 3 4

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers Ch as e Wick ha m 5-10 | 150 | Jr. | Midfiedler Vancouver, British Columbia Trinity Western University

Sophomore Season (2011) Played in all 21 contests making 17 starts during rookie campaign at UAB ... ranked second on the team with 10 WICKHAM’S points and four assists ... also PERSONAL tallied three goals on the year FILE ... recorded a goal and an Full Name Chase Jordan Wickham assist in the win at Marshall Birthdate Feb. 6, 1991 (10/22) ... scored the BlazBirthplace Vancouver, B.C. ers’ lone goal in the NCAA Parents Casey and Mary-Anne Tournament loss to Charlotte Wickham (11/20) ... also found the back Brother Clint of the net against Oral RobSister Desirae erts (9/9) ... assisted both of Major Business UAB’s goals against Portland College Coach Pat Rohla (9/23) ... his 30 shots ranked H.S. Coach Paul Balbo Club Coach Doug Long fourth on the team while his 14 shots on goal was thirdHONORS/AWARDS best ... named to the C-USA 2011 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll

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head coaches Doug Long, Roberto Sciascia and Craig Burnham ... helped team to the 2011 Nations Cup Championship ... also a member of the squad that won the 2003 Provinicial and Coastal Cup Championship. Miscellaneous Born Chase Jordan Wickham on Feb. 6, 1991 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ... favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan ... favorite actor is Tom Cruise ... favorite musical group is Sevin ... favorite website is rapzilla.com ... the reason he came to UAB is because “I thought it would be the best fit for me.” Chase Wickham’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2011 21-17 3 4 10 30 .100 14 .467 0 TOTAL 21-17 3 4 10 30 .100 14 .467 0

Trinity Western Spent one season at Trinity Western University where he scored three goals in 15 contests ... coached by Pat Rohla. High School Played his prep career at H.J. Cambie Secondary School where he was coached by Paul Balbo ... voted as team captain as a senior ... scored a team-leading 22 goals during his senior season was named the school’s athlete of the year in each of his last three seasons ... also competed in track and field where he was the champion in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... an honor roll graduate. Other Soccer Info He played his club soccer for Richmond United under

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2012 Men’s Soccer Meet The Blazers Atak Ya i 5-9 | 130 | Jr. | Forward Jackson, Miss.

played another sport, it would be basketball ... 10 years from now, he would either like to be playing professional soccer or be a doctor.

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YAI’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name Birthdate

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Birthplace Sudan Brothers

Mabior and Yai

Major Undecided H.S. Coach

Sophomore Season (2011) Played in all 21 contests making two starts ... recorded first career point with an assist against UIC (9/4) ... made first career start vs. Kentucky (10/8) ... also received a starting nod against American (10/12) ... finished the year with four shots.

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Freshman Season (2010) Saw action in 17 of team’s Club Coach Kenny White 18 contests during the season ... tallied two shots on goal ... played a season-best 68 minutes at American (10/26). Rubert-Schewel

Atak Yai’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2010 17-0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 2011 21-2 0 1 1 4 .000 0 .000 0 TOTAL 38-2 0 1 1 6 .000 0 .000 0

High School Earned all-state honors while playing under head coach Abraham Rubert-Schewel at Murrah HS ... also earned the team’s most valuable player award following his senior season. Other Soccer Info Played for the Chicago Fire Juniors of Mississippi under head coach Kenny White ... was teammates of current Blazers Chase Bullman and Gentry Smith ... the trio helped lead the team to the Premier League Championship and state championship ... earned a spot on the Region III First Team. Miscellaneous Born Atak Yai on Dec. 12, 1991 in the country of Sudan. ... favorite television show is Hannah Montana ... favorite movie is The Other Guy ... if he 3 6

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Fatai Dayo Alabi

Birthdate

June 15, 1989

Birthplace Nigeria Parents

Rashidat Alabi

Brother Ibrahim Sisters

Abiola and Miriam

Major Undecided College Coach

Barry Spitzer

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Ka r l C h e st e r

6-2 | 170 | Jr. | Midfielder

5-10 | 155 | R-Fr. | Forward

Houston, Texas

Kathleen, Ga.

Wallace State CC

Perry HS

Wallace State Played at Wallace State Community College under head coach Barry Spitzer ... had a stellar season in his only year with the Lions, leading the squad to a 10-2 overall record ... finished the year with five goals and a teamleading 11 assists for 21 points despite playing mainly as a defensive midfielder ... finished the year with three game-winning goals. High School Played at Hastings High School ... earned all-district honors as a senior.

Coach Getman On Fatai: “Fatai has all the elements we are looking for and is a big-time player. We expect him to make an immediate impact. He is big, athletic and very skillful. I think he is one of the top 10 recruits in the nation.”

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Redshirt Season (2011) Saw action in three contests before an injury forced him to take a medical redshirt ... saw first collegiate action against VCU (9/16) ... registered a shot against both Portland (9/23) and Washington (9/25).

High School A four-year letterwinner under Birthdate Nov. 28, 1992 head coach Sam Said at Perry Birthplace Savage, Minn. High School ... was tabbed an Parents Harvee and Gisela Chester ESPN Rise First Team All-State Sister Elena honoree in 2010 ... finished his Major Radiology senior year with 50 goals, which H.S. Coach Sam Said set the school record for goals Club Coach David Eristavi scored in a season ... named the Region’s Most Valuable Player in 2011 ... participated in the Georgia state all-star game in 2011 ... selected as team’s most valuable player following his junior season ... also tabbed as a two-time team captain by his teammates and coaches. Full Name Karl Luther Chester

Other Soccer Info He played his club soccer for Alpharetta Ambush under head coach David Eristavi ... played alongside a pair of other Blazer signees (Stewart Abrahart and Darion Copeland) ... helped lead the team to state and regional titles, along with USYSA National Championship in 2010 ... was voted MVP of National Championship, as he scored seven goals in four games at the National Championship Tournament ... also helped team reach the finals of the 2011 national championship. Coach Getman On Karl: “Karl Chester sat out last season due to injury and we are excited for him to return. Karl is an explosive athlete and great finisher. This will be his first year of college experience, but we expect great things from him.” Karl Chester’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2011 3-0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 TOTAL 3-0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0

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5-8 | 155 | Jr. | Midfielder Huntsville, Ala.

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Will sit out the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

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High School A three-year starter under GETMANhead coach Stu Robinson PICKERING’S PERSONAL at New Paltz High School FILE ... as a senior captain, he helped lead team to a state Full Name Aaron Michael sectional semifinal in 2011 Getman-Pickering ... led team in scoring as a Birthdate Aug. 27, 1994 Birthplace Kingston, N.Y. junior and a senior ... also Parents Dan Getman and topped the squad in points Janice Pickering both seasons ... graduated Sister Zoe in the top 10-percent of his Major History class after maintaining a H.S. Coach Stu Robinson Club Coach Chuck Wilder 3.96 GPA throughout high school ... a multi-sport athlete in high school ... had a standout prep career playing on both the tennis and ski teams.

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Other Soccer Info Played club soccer under head coach Chuck Wilder at Middlepath FC ... helped lead team to regional championship ... also reached the quarterfinal of state cup ... nephew of hed men’s soccer coach Mike Getman. Coach Getman On Aaron: “Aaron is an athletic and quick player who should be able to complete for playing time. I expect him to have a solid UAB career.”

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Louisville and Virginia Tech Forced to sit out the 2011 season at Louisville with a mediHUANG’S cal redshirt ... saw action in 14 PERSONAL games during 2010 campaign at FILE Virginia Tech, starting in each of the last five matches ... finFull Name Patrick Huang ished the year with two goals Birthdate Sept. 27, 1990 and three assists for seven points Birthplace Huntsville, Ala. ... ranked third on the team in Parents Allen and Jeannie assists ... scored in consecutive Huang games against North Carolina Sisters Grace, Stephanie & Jana and Duke ... recorded two assists Major Exercise Science in the 4-1 win over Radford ... had an assist in the ACC tournament game against NC State … collected 16 shots, including seven on goal ... redshirted his first year (2009) at Virginia Tech.

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High School Finished three-year career at Virgil I. Grissom High School with most career goals (87) … named team MVP and Huntsville Times Super All-Metro Player of the Year in 2008 … tabbed to the first-team super all-state team in 2007 and 2008 … selected to the AHSAA North-South All-Star game … earned first-team all-city honors in 2007 … named Tournament MVP in the Lakeshore Shootout in 2007. Other Soccer Info Played with the Birmingham United Soccer Association … member of Alabama ’90 State Team and Region III ODP ’90 Pool team in 2006 and 2007 … also won U19 Georgia State Cup playing with AFC Lightning ’91 Elite in the summer of 2010. Coach Getman on Patrick: “Patrick is a very quick and technical attacking player. He is one of the top players to ever come out of this state. He brings a great attacking ability and a lot of experience to our team. It is also a big plus that he has joined our team this January and has already started training with us.”

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Decatur, Ala.

Denver, Colo.

Decatur HS

D’Evelyn HS

Freshman Season (2011) Played in three contests but forced to redshirt the year due to an injury ... had one shot on the year which came on frame against Oral Roberts (9/9).

High School Attended Decatur High Birthdate Jan. 6, 1993 School but did not play socBirthplace Decatur, Ala. cer ... ranked as the No. 4 Parents Jody and Kim Iverson player in the south region Brother Phoenix, Noah, by Top Drawer Soccer ... Colt and Deacon was among the pool players Major Accounting Club Coach Kenny White for the United States Youth National Team ... was also selected to the Elite Soccer Player Program in 2008 and also was a member of the Academy Select Team in 2009 .. a member of the A/B honor roll all four years. Full Name Cole Davis Iverson

Other Soccer Info He played his club soccer for Birmingham United Soccer Academy under head coach Oliver Weiss ... helped team to five consecutive Alabama state championships ... was team captain in 2010 and 2011 ... helped lead team to U.S. Academy playoffs in 2009 and 2010. Coach Getman On Cole: “Cole is a very experienced player who is capable of playing a lot of positions. Unfortunately injuries kept him out last season. I think he is going to compete for a lot of playing time this year.”

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A standout performer at D’Evelyn High School in Littleton, Colo. ... selected KUZMINSKY’S as a two-time first-team PERSONAL all-conference performer FILE as a junior and a senior Full Name Joseph Ryan Kuzminsly (2010 and 2011) ... as a Birthdate Jan. 26, 1994 senior, he maintained a Birthplace Denver, Colo. 0.87 goals against average Parents Jerry and Lyn on his way to first-team Kuzminsky All-Jefferson County honBrother Michael Sister Jen ors ... an honor roll student Major Computer Science in each of his four years.

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Played his club soccer for the Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer) Under 18 Developmental Academy team. Coach Getman On Joe:

“We got to know Joe through our winter camp. He impressed us greatly with his hard work and excellent athletic ability. I think he has all the tools to be a big-time college goalkeeper. I am confident he will challenge for the starting position right away.”

Cole Iverson’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2011 3-0 0 0 0 1 .000 1 .000 0 TOTAL 3-0 0 0 2 1 .000 1 .000 0 3 9

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Ian M icha l a k

Al e x R e n n e r

6-3 | 190 | So. | Defender

6-1 | 180 | Fr. | Goalkeeper

Collierville, Tenn.

Nashville, Tenn.

St. George Independant School

Father Ryan HS

Freshman Season (2011) Played two games during season ... first collegiate action came against Illlinoic-Chicago (9/4) ... also saw action against Oral Roberts (9/9).

High School A four-year letterwinner Full Name Ian Wetzel Michalak under head coach Tony Birthdate Aug. 16, 1993 Whicker at St. George’s InBirthplace Dayton, Ohio dependent School ... helped Parents Rick and Amy Michalak lead his team to the 2008 Sisters Mia and Calla state championship and state Major Engineering/Pre Med semifinals in 2009 and 2010 H.S. Coach Tony Whicker Club Coach Alex Williams/ ... was selected as an all-state Ross Paule and all-region performer in 2010 and 2011 ... owns high school record for total points in a season (37), career goals (39) and career points (99) ... was named the 2001 District MVP ... was named the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year and is a National Merit finalist ... also awarded the Wendy’s Heisman Trophy ... a member of the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society. Other Soccer Info Played his club ball for the Tennessee Rush under head coach Ross Paule ... helped lead his club team to five consecutive state championships ... a member of the Tennessee Olympic Development Team. Coach Getman On Ian: “Ian is a big and agile defender who has the skills to be a threat on the offensive side of the ball. Ian plays with a big heart and having a year under his belit will help him become a leader on our team.” Ian Michalak’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2011 2-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 TOTAL 2-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0

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High School A three-year starter in net at Father Ryan High School under head coach Robin Dietrich ... an all-state honoree in 2012 ... helped the team to RENNER’S PERSONAL a Division II-AA finalist finFILE ish in 2009, a quarterfinalist spot in 2010 and the state Full Name Alexander Jackson Renner championship in 2011 ... set Birthdate Sept. 8, 1993 a school-record with eight Birthplace Nashville, Tenn. consecutive regular-season Parents Ken and Leslee and playoff shutouts on its Renner way to the Tennessee title Brother Harrison as a junior ... eventually tied Major Pre-Med the Tennessee state record H.S. Coach Robin Dietrich with 10-straight cleansheets before he allowed a goal ... an honor roll student who was named as one of the top-20 junior goalkeepers in the country and one of the top-30 overall players in the South Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

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Other Soccer Info Renner played his club soccer for the Clarksville SA KAOS Arsenal club for four years and for Brentwood Soccer Club for one year ... as the starting goalkeeper, he helped lead his teams to two Tennessee state championships (2008 and 2010), two Regional Premier League championships (2008 and 2009) and three appearances in U.S. Soccer’s Southern Regionals, where they made the quarterfinals in 2009. Getman on Alex: “Alex is a terrific student and athlete that we got to know through our camps. He has all the attributes we are looking for. He is big, strong, athletic and skilled. And he is also a great kid who likes to work hard. I expect him to compete for playing time right away.”

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6-6 | 200 | Fr. | F/D

Fort Payne, Ala.

Longwood, Fla.

Fort Payne HS

Lyman HS

High School A four-year starter under head coach Tom Shanklin at Fort Payne High School ... was a candidate for RUIZ’S Alabama Gatorade Player PERSONAL of the Year ... was voted FILE as the Player of the Year Full Name Freddy Ivan Ruiz by the Birmingham News Birthdate Nov. 11, 1993 after leading his team to Birthplace Rome Ga. the 2011 5A State ChamParents Freddy and Emerensiana pionship ... was tabbed the Ruiz state tournament MVP in Sisters Haley and Joselyn Major Exercise Science 2011 ... finished his junior H.S. Coach Tom Shanklin and year with 49 goals, which Michael Farmer set a school record ... finiClub Coach Rocky Harmon hsed his four-year career with 133 goals which ranks fifth all-time in the state ... carried a 3.7 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.

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Other Soccer Info Played his club soccer for Vestavia Soccer Club and coach Rocky Harmon ... helped lead his team to several state championships in the last few years ... recognized as a Boys Soccer State All-Star by ESPN Rise in 2011. Coach Getman on Freddy: “Freddy has all the tools to be successful. He is quick and skillful and has a great soccer brain. I expect him to contribute right away. Freddy has scored goals for every team he has played for. I expect the same to continue at UAB.”

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High School A four-year letterwinner at Lyman High School under head coach Steve Lyons ... tabbed to the All-Central SVANTESSON’S Florida First Team as a PERSONAL junior and senior ... played FILE at both the forward and Full Name Ian Niklas Svantesson defender positions on his Birthdate Aug. 31, 1993 team ... as a senior, he led Birthplace Orlando, Fla. his squad in scoring with Parents Tobias and Valerie 14 goals and helped Grey Svantesson hounds finish unbeaten Major Biomedical Engineering H.S. Coach Steve Lyons against Seminole County Club Coach Eric Sellick teams in regular season ... as a junior, he earned Defensive MVP honors ... a standout in the classroom as a member of Mensa and the National Honor Society.

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Other Soccer Info Played his club soccer for Florida Soccer Alliance, coached by Eric Sellick ... an ODP National Youth Player in each of the last two years ... helped his team to a second-place finish at the 2011 Florida State Cup. Coach Getman on Ian: “Ian has all the tools to be successful. He is exceptionally quick for his size and can play in several positions. He also has the skills to go with his physical abilities. I expect Ian to play a big role in our team right away.”

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6-2 | 170 | Jr. | Goalkeeper

6-3 | 180 | Fr. | Goalkeeper

Courbevoie, France

Little Rock, Ark.

Olympique Lyon

Central HS

Other Soccer Info Will have two years of eligibility remaining and comes to Birmingham after a decorated prep career ... VILLE’S honed his skills in the faPERSONAL mous INF Clairefontaine FILE Academy until he was 16 Full Name Raphael Ville years old ... one of only Birthdate March 16, 1989 four goalkeepers in all Birthplace Courbevoie, France of France to be invited to Parents Pierre Ville and the prestigious academy Klicia Minervina de Oliveira ... played his club ball for Sisters Vanessa and Deborah Major Business the famous Olympique Lyon Academy in France ... helped team to the semifinals of the U-18 French Championship.

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Coach Getman on Rafael: “Raphael comes from a great school and a great tradition of excellence. I expect him to compete for a starting role right away.”

High School A four-year starter at Little Rock Central High School under head coach Nick Harbert ... was a finalist WEBER’S for the Gatorade Player PERSONAL of the Year ... earned allFILE state accolades in both his Full Name Hunter Hale Weber junior and senior seasons Birthdate Aug. 25, 1994 ... named to the Arkansas Birthplace Little Rock, Ark. High School All-Star team Parents Blake Weber and in 2012 ... a three-time all Jamai Blivin Brother Paul conference and all-region Sister Jessica honoree ... was a team Major Engineering captain as a senior ... led H.S. Coach Nick Harbert team to state semifinals before falling 1-0, despite making 19 saves in the losing effort ... also performed well in the classroom, earning a spot on his school’s honor roll every semester in high school.

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Other Soccer Info Played his club ball for the Arkansas Nike Rush team, helping lead his squad to numerous club championships ... in 2011, he had 10 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.89 ... was selected as a goalkeeper for the Rush’s National Select team. Coach Getman On Hunter: “Hunter is a very athletic goalkeeper. He has the tools to compete for the starting position right away. After getting to know him through our camps, I am convinced he has all the tools to be successful.”

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2012 Men’s Soccer 2012 Opponents Clemson Tigers Head Coach:..................................Mike Noonan Clemson Record/Years:...............13-17-6/2 years Overall Record/Years:........237-133-47/23 years 2011 Team Record:.....................................8-8-2 Starters Returning/Lost:.................................NA Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................NA Men’s Soccer SID:........................ Sam Blackman Office Phone:..............................(864) 656-1924 E-Mail:.............................. blackmj@clemson.edu Website:........................www.clemsontigers.com

Kentucky Wildcats Head Coach:............................. Johan Cedergren Kentucky Record/Years:.......................... 1st year Overall Record/Years:................................ same 2011 Team Record:.....................................9-9-2 Starters Returning/Lost:.................................NA Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................NA Men’s Soccer SID:........................... Brent Ingram Office Phone:..............................(859) 257-3838 E-Mail:.............................. brent.ingram@uky.edu Website:........................... www.UKathletics.com

SMU Mustangs Head Coach:.............................Tim McClements SMU Record/Years:....................45-23-7/4 years Overall Record/Years:........129-121-19/13 years 2011 Team Record:...................................13-7-1 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 13/7 Men’s Soccer SID:........................ Olivia Kiespert Office Phone:..............................(214) 768-1304 E-Mail:........................... okiespert@mail.smu.edu Website:.......................www.SMUmustangs.com

Charlotte 49ers Head Coach:.................................. Kevin Langan Charlotte Record/Years:......................... 1st year Overall Record/Years:................................ same 2011 Team Record:...................................16-5-4 Starters Returning/Lost:.................................NA Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................NA Men’s Soccer SID:........................... Brent Stastny Office Phone:..............................(704) 687-6313 E-Mail:.................................. bmstastn@uncc.edu Website:.......................www.charlotte49ers.com

Lipscomb Bisons Head Coach:.............................. Charles Morrow Lipscomb Record/Years:...........46-73-15/8 years Overall Record/Years:............66-88-21/10 years 2011 Team Record:...................................4-12-3 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 5/6 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.................... 14/16 Men’s Soccer SID:..........................Colby Wilson Office Phone:..............................(615) 966-5457 E-Mail:.....................robert.wilson@lipscomb.edu Website:......................www.lipscombsports.com

South Carolina Gamecocks Head Coach:................................... Mark Berson USC Record/Years:.............439-182-61/34 years Overall Record/Years:........450-187-61/35 years 2011 Team Record:.....................................9-7-3 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 15/7 Men’s Soccer SID:.......................... Emily Feeney Office Phone:..............................(803) 777-7743 E-Mail:...........................efeeney@mailbox.sc.edu Website:.................. www.gamecocksonline.com

East Tennessee State Buccaneers Head Coach:............................... Scott Calabrese ETSU Record/Years:....................37-32-8/4 years Overall Record/Years:................................Same 2011 Team Record:...................................10-7-4 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 20/9 Men’s Soccer SID:...................... Kyle Mattracion Office Phone:..............................(423) 439-5612 E-Mail:................................... etsusid@gmail.com Website:............................... www.estubucs.com

Marshall Thundering Herd Head Coach:........................................ Bob Gray Marshall Record/Years:.......156-147-22/18 years Overall Record/Years:........411-223-47/36 years 2011 Team Record:.....................................8-8-1 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 17/8 Men’s Soccer SID:..............................David Pifer Office Phone:..............................(304) 696-5276 E-Mail:..........................pifer6@live.marshall.com Website:.............................. www.herdzone.com

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Head Coach:.................................Tom McIntosh Tulsa Record/Years:............184-127-28/17 years Overall Record/Years:................................Same 2011 Team Record:...................................5-12-0 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 13/7 Men’s Soccer SID:........................ Stephanie Hall Office Phone:..............................(918) 631-2163 E-Mail:........................ stephanie-hall@utulsa.edu Website:..................... www.TulsaHurricane.com

Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Head Coach:.................................... Seth Roland FDU Record/Years:.............159-104-34/15 years Overall Record/Years:......................279-168-46 2011 Team Record:...................................11-5-3 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 18/5 Men’s Soccer SID:.......................... Chris Strauch Office Phone:..............................(201) 692-2204 E-Mail:..................................... strauchc@fdu.edu Website:.............................www.fduknights.com

Memphis Tigers Head Coach:................................... Richie Grant Memphis Record/Years:......118-101-18/13 years Overall Record/Years:........171-130-20/17 years 2011 Team Record:...................................11-6-1 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 26/3 Men’s Soccer SID:............................... Brad Pope Office Phone:..............................(901)-678-5294 E-Mail:.............................. sbpope@memphis.edu Website:............................. www.gotigersgo.com

UCF Knights Head Coach:......................... Bryan Cunningham UCF Record/Years:...................41-41-12/5 years Overall Record/Years:................................Same 2011 Team Record:...................................12-6-3 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 11/6 Men’s Soccer SID:........................ Doug Richards Office Phone:..............................(407) 823-2142 E-Mail:...................... drichards@athletics.ucf.edu Website:......................... www.UCFathletics.com

FIU Golden Panthers Head Coach:................................... Kenny Arena FIU Record/Years:.................................. 1st year Overall Record/Years:................................Same 2011 Team Record:.....................................5-8-4 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 7/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.................... 16/13 Men’s Soccer SID:.............................. Mat Ratner Office Phone:..............................(305) 348-1496 E-Mail:....................................... mratner@fiu.edu Website:.............................. www.FIUsports.com

Mercer Bears Head Coach:..................................... Brad Ruzzo Mercer Record/Years:...............28-36-11/4 years Overall Record/Years:................................Same 2011 Team Record:.....................................9-8-3 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 15/7 Men’s Soccer SID:.......................... Jason Farhadi Office Phone:..............................(478) 301-5218 E-Mail:............................. farhadi_jb@mercer.edu Website:.......................... www.mercerbears.com

Washington Huskies Head Coach:..................................... Jamie Clark Washington Record/Years:............ 12-4-2/1 year Overall Record/Years:................... 12-4-2/1 year 2011 Team Record:...................................12-4-2 Starters Returning/Lost:.................................NA Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................NA Men’s Soccer SID:.........................Alyssa Olveda Office Phone:..............................(206) 685-3119 E-Mail:........................alyssac@u.washington.edu Website:..............................www.gohuskies.com

Georgia Southern Eagles Head Coach:................................Kevin Kennedy GSU Record/Years:.....................36-60-9/6 years Overall Record/Years:................................Same 2011 Team Record:.....................................8-8-1 Starters Returning/Lost:.................................NA Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................NA Men’s Soccer SID:..........................AJ Henderson Office Phone:..............................(912) 478-5071 E-Mail:............ajhenderson@georgiasouthern.edu Website:...........www.georgiasoutherneagles.com

New Mexico Lobos Head Coach:.............................. Jeremy Fishbein UNM Record/Years:.............137-44-25/10 years Overall Record/Years:........234-104-35/19 years 2011 Team Record:...................................18-0-4 Starters Returning/Lost:................................. 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:...................... 19/2 Men’s Soccer SID:...............................Matt Ensor Office Phone:..............................(505) 925-5520 E-Mail:..................................... mensor@unm.edu Website:...............................www.GoLobos.com

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B l a z e r s

2012 Men’s Soccer All-Time Series Records Akron (0-1) 9/2/07 L 0-1 Alabama-Huntsville (7-4) 9/18/85 L 1-8 10/11/87 L 0-1 9/28/88 W 3-2 10/8/89 W 3-1(ot) 10/4/90 W 3-1 9/15/91 W 3-1(ot) 10/30/91 W 1-0 9/6/92 W 2-1(ot) 10/3/92 L 1-2 9/5/93 W 4-0 8/31/97 L 3-4

N

H A H A H A H H A A H

Alabama A&M (12-13-1) 10/10/79 L 0-8 H 10/26/80 L 0-7 A 1981 L 0-7 H 1982 L 0-10 A 10/24/84 L 0-12 A 10/23/85 L 2-3 H 9/10/88 L 1-2 A 10/4/89 L 0-2 H 10/16/91 L 0-2 H 9/30/92 L 1-6 A 10/13/93 L 2-3 H 10/16/94 L 0-1 A 10/8/95 W 4-3(ot) H 10/6/96 W 3-1 H 9/7/97 W 6-0 H 9/6/97 W 7-1 H 9/26/99 W 8-0 H 11/1/00 W 3-2(2ot) H 10/7/01 W 2-0 H 10/15/03 T 1-1 A 9/29/04 W 1-0 H 9/9/05 W 3-2 N 10/24/07 L 0-1(2ot) A 10/8/08 W 4-1 H 11/1/09 W 1-0 A 9/26/10 W 4-0 N American (1-0-1) 10/26/10 T 0-0 10/12/11 W 2-0 Appalachian State (0-1) 9/30/84 L 0-12

A H

A

9/7/85 W 1-0 9/15/85 L 1-2 10/10/86 W 3-1 10/21/87 W 7-1 9/11/89 L 2-5 9/5/90 L 0-3 10/5/90 L 1-5 11/3/91 W 2-1 10/15/92 L 2-4

H A A H A H A H A

Belhaven (0-3) 1981 L 0-5 1982 L 1-7 10/17/84 L 1-8

H A A

Belmont (4-0) 8/29/97 W 3-1 10/21/98 W 8-0 11/5/99 W 10-1 9/17/10 W 4-1

H H H N

Berry (0-2) 10/20/79 L 2-4 9/8/87 L 0-5

A A

Birmingham-Southern (16-5-3) 1981 T 2-2 H 1981 W 5-1 A 1982 W 2-0 H 1982 W 2-0 A 1983 W 4-0 H 1983 W 3-0 A 9/25/84 T 1-1 H 10/19/84 W 2-0 A 10/25/85 L 2-3 A 11/4/85 W 1-0 H 10/31/86 W 1-0 A 11/1/87 L 1-6 H 9/2/89 L 0-3 A 9/9/90 L 1-4 A 9/28/91 T 0-0 A 10/29/93 W 1-0 A 10/28/94 W 2-0 H 9/15/95 W 3-2 A 9/24/99 W 2-0 H 9/20/00 W 4-1 A 9/6/02 W 3-0 H 10/1/03 L 1-2 A 10/22/04 W 4-0 H 9/14/07 W 3-0 H

Arkansas-Little Rock (1-0) 9/4/95 W 5-0 H

Bowling Green (0-1) 9/19/93 L 0-1

A

Army (1-0) 9/14/03 W 3-0

Bradley (0-1) 8/31/08 L 1-2

N

N

Auburn-Montgomery (5-6) 1980 W 16-1 H 1981 L 0-2 H

Brown (1-0) 9/21/01 W 2-0 Bryan (Ga.) (0-1)

N

4 4

1982 L 0-2

A

California (1-1) 9/11/98 W 4-2 9/24/05 L 1-3

H N

Coastal Carolina (2-0) 10/2/00 W 3-1 8/31/01 W 2-0

H H

Carson-Newman (1-0) 10/27/89 6-0

A

Centenary (6-0) 10/18/86 W 2-1(ot) 11/7/99 W 3-0 10/22/03 W 6-1 10/4/06 W 2-1 9/9/07 W 4-0 9/7/09 W 2-0

H H H H H H

Central Arkansas (1-0) 9/18/09 W 2-1

N

Central Michigan (2-0) 10/13/91 W 2-1(ot) N 9/17/93 W 5-0 N Charlotte (9-14-2) 9/11/79 L 0-5 A 11/1/79 L 2-6 N 1980 L 1-6 A 1982 L 1-4 N 9/29/84 L 0-7 A 11/1/84 L 0-5 N 10/11/85 L 1-6 H 10/10/88 L 1-4 H 9/29/90 L 1-6 A 9/17/95 W 1-0 H 11/10/95 L 0-2 N! 10/9/96 L 0-3 A 9/28/97 W 1-0 H 11/9/97 L 0-2 H! 9/26/98 W 2-1 A 10/7/99 W 3-1 A 9/17/00 T 1-1 H 9/30/01 W 2-1(2ot) A 10/5/02 W 4-0 H 10/11/03 T 2-2 A 9/18/04 W 4-1 H 11/13/04 W 1-0(2ot) N! 9/21/08 L 0-1 A 9/10/10 W 2-1(ot) H 11/20/11 L 1-3 H* Cincinnati (8-5-2) 9/14/91 T 1-1 11/8/91 L 0-2 10/10/92 L 1-5 10/8/93 W 2-1

U A B

H N N A

9/30/94 W 3-0 9/29/95 W 2-0 9/20/96 W 3-1 10/17/97 W 2-0 10/16/98 L 1-2 10/29/99 W 3-2 10/22/00 T 0-0 10/28/01 L 2-3 11/9/02 L 1-2 11/1/03 W 1-0 10/2/04 W 1-0

H H A A H A! H A H A H

Clemson (1-1) 11/2/02 L 2-3(2ot) A* 8/27/11 W 2-1 H College of Charleston (3-1) 10/27/96 W 4-2 N 10/31/98 W 3-2 A 9/1/00 W 3-0 H 9/15/06 L 2-4 N Columbus (Ga.) (2-0) 10/10/89 W 3-0 10/9/90 W 8-1

H A

Davidson (0-2-1) 9/10/79 L 0-1 9/12/04 L 0-1 (ot) 9/19/08 T 2-2

A A N

Dayton (2-0) 9/12/93 W 4-2 10/2/94 W 7-1

H H

DePaul (11-2-1) 10/9/91 L 0-1 9/27/92 L 1-3 9/26/93 T 1-1 9/18/94 W 5-3 10/29/95 W 4-1 9/29/96 W 3-2(ot) 9/19/97 W 4-0 9/18/98 W 2-1(ot) 10/10/99 W 3-0 9/24/00 W 7-0 10/20/01 W 4-0 10/19/02 W 3-2 10/25/03 W 2-0 11/4/04 W 4-0

A N H A H A A H A H A H A H

Drake (0-1) 9/11/09 L 1-2

H

Duke (0-2) 9/4/94 L 1-4 9/8/95 L 1-4

N A

B l a z e r s

East Carolina (3-1-1) 11/9/01 L 0-2 9/28/02 T 1-1 9/21/03 W 4-3 10/16/04 W 1-0 10/7/05 W 4-0

A H A H H

Eastern Illinois (0-0-1) 10/3/07 T 2-2(2ot) H Emory (1-1) 1981 L 0-2 1982 W 1-0

A H

Evansville (1-0) 9/18/05 W 2-0

H

Florida Atlantic (1-1) 9/7/00 L 0-2 9/9/01 W 5-0

A H

Florida International (3-4-1) 10/24/97 L 0-4 A 9/9/00 L 2-3 (ot) A 10/30/05 W 3-0 H 10/28/06 W 2-1 A 10/12/07 L 1-2 (2ot) H 11/1/08 L 1-2 A 10/10/09 W 7-1 H 10/16/10 W 2-0 A 10/29/11 T 0-0 H Furman (3-2) 9/1/98 L 0-1 A 9/5/99 L 0-1(ot) H 10/8/00 W 2-1(ot) A 10/14/01 W 2-1 H 11/23/01 W 1-0(ot) N* Gardner-Webb (0-0-1) 11/11/06 T 1-1(1-3pk) H* Georgia-Southern (1-0-1) 10/27/93 T 2-2 A 9/23/94 W 3-0 H Georgia State (8-11-1) 9/28/79 L 1-3 10/21/79 L 0-6 10/1/80 L 2-5 11/6/80 L 1-3 1981 L 0-7 1982 L 0-5 1983 L 0-6 10/26/84 L 0-7 10/27/85 L 0-4 10/18/89 L 0-5 10/2/91 W 2-0 9/29/93 L 1-2 9/21/94 W 8-3 (ot)

N A H A A H A H A H A H A

2012 Men’s Soccer All-Time Series Records 10/27/95 W 3-0 9/1/96 W 2-1 10/17/99 W 3-0 10/29/00 W 3-1 11/3/02 W 3-0 9/11/05 W 7-0 9/11/11 T 1-1 Gonzaga (1-0) 9/4/04 W 1-0

H A A H A N H

N

Hartford (1-0) 9/13/98 W 2-1(ot) H Hartwick (0-1) 8/31/07 L 1-3

N

Houston Baptist (1-0) 9/27/09 W 1-0

N

Huntingdon (4-3-1) 9/21/86 T 2-2 9/22/87 W 3-0 9/15/88 W 4-1 9/24/89 L 2-3 9/12/92 L 2-3 10/20/92 L 0-2 10/3/93 W 2-0 9/11/94 W 8-0

N H A H A H H A

Illinois-Chicago (1-1-1) 9/5/08 L 0-1 9/4/09 W 3-1 9/4/11 T 1-1 Indiana (1-1-2) 9/15/96 T 1-1 8/30/03 T 0-0 8/27/06 L 1-2 9/21/07 W 2-1

H A H

N A N A

IPFW (1-0) 9/14/96 W 8-0

A

Jacksonville (Fla.) (1-3) 1982 L 0-2 11/6/86 W 1-0 9/17/90 L 0-5 9/23/07 L 0-1

A N A H

Kentucky (4-4) 10/30/04 L 1-2 10/23/05 L 1-4 10/14/06 W 1-0 (ot) 10/6/07 L 0-1 10/18/08 L 2-1 (ot) 10/4/09 W 1-0 10/9/10 W 2-1 10/8/11 W 3-2

H A H A H A H A

LaGrange (Ga.) (1-0) 10/12/89 W 2-0 Lincoln-Memorial (4-0-1) 10/28/89 T 3-3 10/26/90 W 3-1 9/25/91 W 4-2 10/31/92 W 6-1 9/4/93 W 2-0 Lipscomb (2-0) 9/7/07 W 3-0 9/19/10 W 4-0

H A H A H H

Massachussets (1-0) 9/6/03 W 4-0 H A

Louisville (10-1-3) 11/3/95 W 2-0 A 11/9/95 W 2-0 N 9/22/96 W 2-0 H 10/19/97 T 0-0 A 10/18/98 W 1-0(ot) H 10/3/99 W 2-1 H 11/5/00 W 3-2(ot) A 11/10/00 W 2-0 N! 10/12/01 W 2-1 H 10/12/02 T 0-0 A 11/15/02 L 0-1 N! 10/18/03 T 0-0 H 11/12/03 W 2-1(ot) N! 11/3/04 W 2-1 A Loyola (Md.) (2-0) 9/6/96 W 2-1 N 10/26/97 W 1-0(ot) N Maine (1-0) 9/4/05 W 3-1

N

Marquette (10-9) 10/10/91 L 0-7 A 9/26/92 L 0-2 A 11/6/92 W 1-0 N 9/24/93 W 3-1 H 9/16/94 L 0-4 A 11/13/94 W 5-1(ot) H! 9/24/95 W 2-1 H 9/27/96 L 0-2 A 11/12/96 L 0-2 H! 9/21/97 L 1-2 A 9/18/98 W 2-1 H 11/8/98 L 1-3(2ot) H! 9/12/99 W 2-1 H 10/27/00 W 2-1(ot) A 9/28/01 W 2-1 H 11/16/01 L 1-4 N! 10/27/02 L 1-2(2ot) A 9/27/03 W 3-2 H 9/25/04 W 2-1 A Marshall (6-2-1) 9/12/03 W 2-1 10/21/05 W 1-0

9/23/06 W 2-1 H 10/20/07 L 0-1 A 11/7/08 W 3-0 H 11/7/09 L 2-3 A 11/13/09 T 0-0(3-4 pk) N! 11/3/10 W 2-0 H 10/22/11 W 3-2 A

Martin Methodist (1-0) 9/2/95 W 9-0

H

H

Memphis (16-17) 1982 W 3-2 H 1983 L 1-2 A 10/5/84 L 2-3 H 10/4/85 L 0-4 A 10/12/86 L 1-2 H 9/25/87 L 2-3 A 10/19/88 L 0-6 H 9/21/91 L 1-2 A 10/4/92 L 1-4 H 11/7/92 L 0-4 N 10/24/93 W 3-1 A 11/5/93 L 1-2 N 10/23/94 W 3-2 H 11/11/94 W 2-1 H 10/15/95 W 1-0 A 10/20/96 W 3-1 H 10/10/97 W 2-1 H 10/9/98 W 2-0 A 10/14/99 W 5-1 H 10/18/00 W 2-1(2ot) A 10/17/01 L 2-3 H 10/23/02 W 2-1 A 10/8/03 L 0-1 H 10/27/04 L 0-2 A 11/14/04 L 2-3 N! 10/15/05 W 2-1 H 11/9/05 L 1-2 N! 10/11/06 L 2-3 A 11/3/07 W 1-0(2ot) H 9/27/08 W 2-0 A 10/14/09 W 1-0 H 11/5/10 L 0-2 A 10/19/11 W 1-0 H Mercer (Atlanta) (2-0) 10/4/80 W 5-0 10/13/80 W 3-1

A H

N A

Mercer (Macon) (11-1-2) 9/27/80 W 7-0 10/15/80 W 13-0 10/28/92 T 1-1 10/31/93 W 3-1 10/30/94 W 4-2 10/1/95 W 2-0

H A A H A H

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11/3/96 W 1-0 9/5/97 W 5-0 10/3/00 W 3-2 9/1/06 T 0-0 9/16/07 W 1-0(ot) 9/7/08 W 1-0 (ot) 10/6/10 L 0-1 9/1/11 W 2-0 Millsaps (4-0) 1982 W 1-0 1982 W 4-1 9/30/88 W 4-1 10/1/89 W 3-0

A H A H H H H A

H A A H

Milwaukee (1-0) 9/18/11 W 2-1(ot) H Missouri State (1-1) 9/14/97 L 1-2(ot) N 11/21/99 W 2-1 H* Mobile College (0-1) 10/7/92 L 0-5

10/4/87 L 2-3 9/24/88 W 5-3

A H

North Carolina (1-1) 9/19/99 L 2-5 9/3/00 W 2-1

A H

UNC Greensboro (1-3) 10/25/96 L 3-4(ot) 9/18/99 W 2-1 9/10/04 L 2-4 9/16/05 L 1-3

N N N H

N.C. State (1-1) 9/3/94 W 1-0(ot) A 9/10/95 L 1-6 N North Florida (1-0) 9/11/10 W 4-1

H

Northeast Louisiana (0-1-1) 10/9/80 T 2-2 H 1981 L 0-9 A

H

Morehead State (1-0) 9/15/84 W 4-0

N

Notre Dame (1-0-1) 8/29/03 T 0-0 N 8/25/06 W 1-0 (2ot) A

Navy (1-0) 9/15/02 W 1-0

N

Oakland (0-1) 9/1/09 L 0-1

H

New Orleans (7-8-1) 9/15/79 W 3-1 9/16/79 W 4-2 10/27/79 W 2-1 9/1/80 L 1-4 9/4/80 L 4-6 9/28/80 W 2-0 1981 L 0-5 1981 L 1-3 1928 L 0-1 1982 L 2-4 1983 L 2-3 1983 W 2-1 9/21/84 W 1-0 10/21/84 T 4-4 9/27/85 W 1-0 10/20/85 L 2-3

H H A A A H A H H A A H A H A H

Oglethorpe (3-0-4) 9/18/79 T 1-1 10/13/79 T 1-1 9/25/80 W 4-2 10/11/80 T 1-1 10/3/86 W 4-0 9/9/89 W 2-1(ot) 9/21/90 T 2-2

A H A H A A H

Old Dominion (0-4) 11/7/85 L 0-4 11/7/86 L 0-2 10/12/90 L 0-2 10/27/91 L 0-3

A N H A

Oral Roberts (2-0) 8/29/08 W 2-1 9/9/11 W 6-1

N H

Nicholls State (6-5-1) 1982 W 3-1 1982 W 2-0 1983 L 2-3 1983 W 2-0 9/23/84 L 0-2 9/29/85 L 1-4 11/3/85 L 1-3 9/14/86 T 1-1 11/16/86 W 4-1 9/20/87 W 6-2

A H A H A A H A H H

Pittsburgh (1-0) 9/8/01 W 1-0

H

Portland (0-2) 9/6/04 L 0-1 9/23/11 L 2-3

A N

Rhodes (Tenn.) (3-1-1) 11/11/84 W 4-2 10/6/85 L 1-3

H A

B l a z e r s

2012 Men’s Soccer All-Time Series Records 10/29/86 T 1-1 9/27/87 W 3-1 10/30/88 W 3-0

H A H

Rhode Island (1-1) 9/8/02 L 2-3(2ot) H 9/2/05 W 3-1 A Saint Francis (Pa.) (1-0) 9/5/03 W 1-0

H

Saint Louis (5-11-1) 10/12/91 L 0-1 N 10/11/92 L 0-3 N 10/10/93 L 1-5 A 10/9/94 W 4-0 H 10/20/95 T 0-0 A 10/18/96 W 2-1 H 10/12/97 L 0-3 H 10/11/98 L 0-2 A 10/24/99 W 3-2(2ot) H 11/14/99 W 4-0 H! 9/30/00 L 0-1 A 11/12/00 L 1-2 A! 10/24/01 W 1-0 H 9/21/02 L 0-3 A 11/8/03 L 1-3 H 11/14/03 L 1-5 N! 10/9/04 L 1-2 A Samford (10-0) 1982 W 3-2 1982 W 3-2 1982 W 5-1 1983 W 6-1 1983 W 4-1 1983 W 3-0 9/11/84 W 4-2(ot) 10/3/84 W 2-0 9/10/85 W 3-0 10/18/85 W 3-2 San Diego (0-1) 9/2/02 L 1-2

H A A A H A H A H A

South Alabama (9-14-1) 9/29/79 W 2-1 10/4/79 W 2-0 10/28/79 W 2-1 10/5/80 W 3-2 10/6/80 W 3-1 1981 L 0-8 1981 L 0-5

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1981 L 1-7 1982 L 0-1 1983 L 2-4 10/7/84 L 0-2 9/22/85 L 0-5 10/13/85 L 0-3 9/22/86 W 2-1 10/19/87 L 1-4 10/16/88 L 1-6 10/15/89 L 0-15 10/21/90 L 1-2 11/1/91 L 1-4 10/23/92 L 2-4 10/12/94 T 2-2(ot) 11/1/96 W 2-0 10/31/97 W 2-1 9/4/98 W 2-0

10/18/87 L 1-3 N 10/14/88 L 0-4 H 10/21/89 L 1-10 N 9/15/90 L 0-6 A 10/6/95 W 2-1 A 10/13/95 L 1-4 H 10/3/97 L 1-3 H 10/2/98 L 2-3 A 9/29/99 L 2-3 A 11/12/99 W 4-0 H! 10/15/00 W 2-0 H 10/5/01 W 3-0 A 11/1/02 L 0-1(2ot) H 10/4/03 L 1-2 A 10/20/04 W 4-3 H 10/15/11 W 1-0 H 11/11/11 W 1-0 N Vanderbilt (5-6-1) 10/6/79 W 2-0 10/23/88 T 1-1 10/22/89 L 1-2 10/28/90 L 0-4 9/20/92 L 1-3 9/8/93 L 0-1 10/7/94 W 1-0 10/13/95 W 3-2 10/4/96 W 3-1 11/2/97 L 1-2 10/25/98 W 2-1 9/9/99 L 0-1

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* NCAA Tournament Game ! C-USA Tournament

2012 Men’s Soccer 2011 Season In Review Back In The NCAAs For the fifth time in the last 13 years, and sixth time overall, the UAB men’s soccer team received a bid to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Blazers earned the No. 11 overall seed in the event, which guaranteed a bye into the second round of the 48-team field. UAB played host to Charlotte in the second round, falling 3-1 to the 13th-ranked 49ers. It was the third NCAA Tournament game the Blazers have hosted in program history. We Are The Champions! UAB forward Babayele Sodade scored a header off a corner kick with just under two minutes remaining in regulation to lift the men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win at Tulsa on Nov. 4 in Tulsa, Okla. The victory, coupled by South Carolina’s 2-2 tie vs. Kentucky, gave the Blazers a share of the 2011 Conference USA regular season title – their first since the 1999 campaign. The Blazers finished the year with a 13-5-3 overall mark and a 6-1-1 record in league play. It marked the 16th time in head coach Mike Getman’s 20 seasons at UAB that he had led his team to at least 10 wins during a season. “I am so proud of this team,” Getman said. “All season they have fought hard for the full 90 minutes. Tonight they did it again. Now they get to live the rest of their lives as a champion!” That’s A Lot Of Wins The 2011 UAB men’s soccer team closed the campaign with 13 victories on the year (13-5-3, 6-1-1 C-USA). It marked the most victories in a season by a Blazer team since recording 15 victories during the 2011 campaign. Additionally, with six wins in Conference USA play were the most since earning seven league victories in 2004. Four Earn All-Region Honors Four UAB men’s soccer players earned a nod to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Midwest Region team. Three Blazers, goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski, forward Babayele Sodade and defender Mladen Lemez, were named secondteam all-region performers, while freshman defender Darion Copeland earned thirdteam recognition.

B a b ay e l e S o d a d e Copeland became the first true freshman in school history to be selected by the NSCAA as an All-Region honoree. Sodade was tabbed a second-team all-region performer for a third time, while Woszczynski earned the accolade for the second time in his career. Moreover, it is the second time in school history four UAB men’s soccer players earned all-region honors in the same season. The only other time it occurred came during the 2009 season when Two-Boys Gumede was tabbed a first-team honoree, while Curtis Ushedo, Sodade and Woszczynski were selected to the second team. Six Blazers Earn All-Conference Honors UAB forward Babayele Sodade was the lone Blazer represented on the 2011 Conference USA First Team. Sodade, who earns his first-ever first team honor, headlines a total of six UAB players who were honored on various teams by a vote of the league’s head coaches. In addition to Sodade’s recognition, goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski and defender Reed Matte were named to the second team, while defender Mladen Lemez garnered third team honors. Additionally, forward Diego Na-

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varrete and defender Darion Copeland were selected to the league’s all-freshman team. The six Blazers earning postseason accolades tied for the third-most individual postseason conference awards in a single season in program history. The record is nine individual awards which came in 2001. Back In The National Rankings On the strength of capturing a share of the 2011 Conference USA regular season title, the UAB men’s soccer team moved up in the national rankings. The Blazers were ranked as high as No. 16 in the nation in the most recent top-25 polls (Nov. 8). The Blazers are ranked unanimously in each of the four major soccer polls, with the highest ranking of No. 16 in the nation by Soccer Times and Soccer America. UAB is also ranked No. 19 by College Soccer News and No. 20 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Furthermore, the Blazers remain at No. 2 in the NSCAA Midwest Region rankings. The Blazers have now been ranked in 16 of the last 18 seasons.

2012 Men’s Soccer 2011 Season In Review Ranked Among Top Teams In RPI The UAB men’s soccer team finished the year ranked No. 11 in the nation according to the RPI rankings, which were released by the NCAA earlier this week. SMU led all CUSA teams with a No. 8 RPI in the nation. Woszczynski Named C-USA All-Academic UAB goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski reaped rewards from an outstanding 2011 season on the pitch, as well as in the classroom. In addition to earning multiple all-conference honors, the co-captain was named to the 2011 C-USA All-Academic team. Woszczynski maintained a 3.41 GPA in mechanical engineering with a business administration minor. He was also selected to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in five straight seasons and was twice named as the UAB Student-Athlete of the Week. Woz Wins Another Weekly Honor Four times last season, UAB men’s soccer player Carl Woszczynski was tabbed the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week. With his four awards last year, Woszczynski set a new school record for weekly honors in one season, topping his own record of three which he set back during the 2009 campaign. Woszczynski was named the league’s defensive player of the week in each of the first two weeks of the 2011 season (Aug. 29 and Sept. 5), as well as the week of Oct. 17 and Oct. 31. He finished with eight career weekly league awards which are the most by a UAB player in program history. Sodade Tabbed National Player of the Week UAB senior forward Babayele Sodade is reaping the rewards of an outstanding performance on the pitch for the week of Oct. 24. The Windsor, Ontario native was selected as the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, while also being tabbed as the College Soccer News National Player of the Week and the Soccer America Team of the Week. Sodade earned his first league offensive player of the week honor this season and the second such accolade of his career. Additionally, he becomes the first UAB player to earn a national player of the week award since former standout Dejan Jakovic was tabbed the Soccer America National Player

of the Week for the week of Sept. 25, 2007. Sodade had a huge week in helping UAB to wins win over Memphis on Oct. 19 and at Marshall on Oct. 22. Sodade had a hand in all four Blazer goals on the week, scoring three times and assisting on the other goal. Furthermore, he also scored the game-winning tally in each contest.

conference record of 83-48-13 (.623). Furthermore, UAB is the winningest league team since the inception of C-USA (1995), with a record of 195-110-28 (.628), which leads all league squads in terms of total wins. Memphis is in second in the league with 119 overall wins over that same time frame.

UAB Boasts Eight Players of the Week UAB leads all league teams having captured eight C-USA Player of the Week awards in 2011. In addition to Carl Woszczynski’s honor on Oct. 31, he was named as the league’s player of the week for the weeks of Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and Oct. 17. Furthermore, he was selected to the College Soccer News national team of the week on Sept. 6 and Soccer America Team of the Week on Oct. 18. Sodade was twice tabbed the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 24 and Nov. 7), as well as earning College Soccer News National Player of the Week and a spot on the Soccer America Team of the Week. Junior defender Mladen Lemez was chosen as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 20, while also earning a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week and Soccer America National Team of the Week. Freshman forward Diego Navarrete claimed the team’s lone offensive POW honor, as he was chosen as the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 11.

Second-Best Start In School History UAB began the 2011 campaign unbeaten through its opening seven contests. The Blazers’ 5-0-2 record to start the season was the second-best start to a season in program history. Only the 2003 squad, which started 6-0-2 and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation, had a better start to a campaign.

300th Win, 600th game With the 6-1 victory over Oral Roberts on Sept. 9, the UAB men’s soccer team recorded its 300th win in program history. Furthermore, the contest against Portland on Sept. 23 marked the 600th game in UAB lore. The Blazers have an all-time record of 310-25548 (.545). UAB Soccer Best In C-USA UAB head coach Mike Getman knows a few things about winning games in Conference USA. Since the league began back in 1995, Getman ranks as the conference’s all-time winningest coach, racking up an astounding 83 C-USA victories, which is nearly 40 wins better than his closest competition (John Tart of Charlotte with 45 wins). Following the 2011 C-USA regular season, the Blazers’ head coach owns an overall 4 8

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Blazers Win Soccer For A Cure Classic With the a pair of 2-1 overtime wins over then-No. 20 VCU and Milwaukee, UAB claimed the 2011 “Soccer For A Cure” Classic title. UAB has now won the Classic title eight times in the 14 years of the event. The Blazers also claimed the championship in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Junior defender Mladen Lemez was selected as the MVP of the Classic, and was joined by Norris Howze, Reed Matte and Joshua Stewart on the all-tournament team. Woszczynski Named As Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Candidate UAB goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski was selected as a candidate for 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in men’s collegiate soccer. Woszczynski is one of 30 men’s soccer players, and one of five goalkeepers, from around the country who were named to the initial list in August. To be eligible for the award, a studentathlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

2012 Men’s Soccer 2011 Combined Statistics 2 01 1 UAB MEN’S S OCCER U A B Combi n ed Team S ta tistics (FINA L S TATIS TICS ) RECORD: OVERALL HOME AWAY NEUTRAL All Games 13-5-3 7-2-3 5-1-0 1-2-0 Conference 6-1-1 2-1-1 4-0-0 0-0-0 Non-Conference 7-4-2 5-1-2 1-1-0 1-2-0 ## PLAYER 7 SODADE, Babayele 9 WICKHAM, Chase 12 NAVARRETE. Diego 16 ADENIRAN, Moses 6 LEMEZ, Mladen 10 WILLIAMS, Chris 15 GYAWU, Kofi 2 MATTE. Reed 21 CLAY, Alex 22 COPELAND, Darion 13 ABRAHART. Stewart 19 STEWART. Josh 8 YAI. Atak 4 BRODY. Michael 14 HOWZE. Norris 11 ALVIAL, Javier 3 CHESTER, Karl 24 IVERSON, Cole 17 TABATA, Ken 23 MICHALAK, Ian 5 MILINKOVIC, Milan Total............... Opponents...........

## GOALTENDERS 1 WOSZCZYNSKI, Carl 0 STONE, Tucker TEAM Total............... Opponents........... Bold indicates returning player

GP-GS 21-21 21-17 21-21 21-19 19-19 20-7 14-2 21-21 15-0 20-20 21-20 21-21 21-2 9-3 21-16 8-0 3-0 3-0 7-1 2-0 1-0 21 21 GP 21-21 1-0 0-0 21 21

MIN 1557 1529 1486 1352 1736 782 535 1954 351 1710 1814 1674 558 441 1561 169 33 50 159 22 11 - -

G 13 3 4 2 4 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 22 Minutes 1940:39 20:30 0:00 1961:09 1961:09

A 5 4 1 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 18 GA 21 1 0 22 34

Pts 31 10 9 9 8 6 5 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 62

Sh 53 30 39 20 34 9 12 19 12 11 7 4 4 1 8 3 2 1 1 0 0 271 276

Avg 0.97 4.39 0.00 1.01 1.56

.Shot% .245 .100 .103 .100 .118 .222 .167 .105 .083 .091 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 .080 Save .Pct 91 .812 1 .500 7 1.000 99 .818 81 .704

SOG 29 14 17 7 9 5 7 6 8 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 115 121

.SOG% GW .547 8 .467 0 .436 0 .350 0 .265 1 .556 1 .583 0 .316 1 .667 0 .364 1 .286 0 .250 0 .000 0 1.000 0 .250 0 .333 0 .000 0 1.000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .424 13 .438 5 W 13 0 0 13 5

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Date Opponent Aug 27 CLEMSON Sep 01 at Mercer Sep 04 ILLINOIS-CHICAGO Team Statistics Sep 09 ORAL ROBERTS Sep 11 GEORGIA STATE TEAM STATISTICS UAB OPP Sep 16 #20 VCU Sep 18 MILWAUKEE SHOT STATISTICS Sep 23 vs. Portland# Goals-Shot attempts 34-271 22-276 Sep 25 at Washington# Goals scored per game 1.62 1.05 Oct 04 SOUTH CAROLINA* Shot pct. .125 .080 Oct 08 at Kentucky* Shots on goal-Attempts 115-271 121-276 Oct 12 AMERICAN SOG pct. .424 .438 Oct 15 #6 UCF* Shots/Game 12.9 13.1 Oct 19 MEMPHIS* CORNER KICKS 136 128 Oct 22 at MARSHALL* PENALTY KICKS 4-5 1-1 Oct 26 at #15 SMU* Oct 29 FIU* OFFSIDES 42 22 Nov 04 at Tulsa* PENALTIES Nov 11 vs. #22 UCF*^ Yellow cards 25 22 Nov 13 vs. SMU*^ Red cards 1 0 Nov 20 CHARLOTTE ATTENDANCE # - Washinton Husky Classic (Seattle, Wash.) Total 12005 3331 * - C-USA Opponent Dates/Avg Per Date 12/1000 6/555 ^ - C-USA Tournament (Tulsa, Okla.) Neutral Site #/Avg 3/216 ~ - NCAA Second Round (Birmingham, Ala.)

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W/L Score Att. W 2-1 3141 W 2-0 672 T O2 1-1 407 W 6-1 479 T O2 1-1 421 W OT 2-1 1027 W OT 2-1 497 L 2-3 228 L 1-2 687 L 0-1 810 W 3-2 626 W 2-0 479 W 1-0 593 W 1-0 1235 W 3-2 400 W 1-0 523 T O2 0-0 702 W 2-1 423 W 1-0 109 L 0-2 311 L 1-3 2214

2012 Men’s Soccer 2011 Conference USA In Review 2011 C-USA Standings

C-USA MEN’S SOCCER HISTORY

CONFERENCE OVERALL Team W-L-T .Pct Pts W-L-T .Pct Home Away Neutral Strk UAB^ 6-1-1 .812 19 13-5-3 .690 7-2 5-1 1-2 L 2 South Carolina^ 6-1-1 .812 19 9-7-3 .553 5-3 4-3 0-1 UCF 4-3-1 .562 13 12-6-3 .643 7-2 4-3 1-1 L 1 SMU* 4-3-1 .562 13 13-7-1 .643 4-4 5-1 4-2 L 1 Marshall 4-3-1 .562 13 8-8-1 .500 5-2 3-5 0-1 L 2 Memphis 4-4-0 .500 12 11-6-1 .639 6-1 5-3 0-2 L 2 Kentucky 2-5-1 .312 7 9-9-2 .500 7-2 0-7 2-0 FIU 1-5-2 .250 5 5-8-4 .412 5-2 0-5 0-1 W 1 Tulsa 1-7-0 .125 3 5-12-0 .294 3-7 1-4 1-1 L 3 ^- 2011 C-USA Men’s Soccer Regular Season Champion *- 2011 C-USA Men’s Soccer Tournament Champion

• Six C-USA institutions sponsor Men’s Soccer, while Florida International, Kentucky and South Carolina are affiliate league members • Conference USA has produced 36 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship appearances during its 16-year history, with three teams advancing to the College Cup. • Six C-USA schools (Charlotte, Saint Louis, SMU, Tulsa, UAB and USF) have combined to make eight trips to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship. • C-USA has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four seasons, with SMU making the College Cup Semifinals in 2005 in its inaugural year in the league. • In 2010, four C-USA teams earned tournament berths, equaling 1997 for the most bids in league history.

2011 C-USA Honors Player of the Year Mark Sherrod, Memphis Offensive Player of the Year Mark Sherrod, Memphis Defensive Player of the Year Diogo de Almeida, SMU Freshman of the Year Tony Rocha, Tulsa Coach of the Year Mark Berson, South Carolina All‐Conference First Team F: Mark Sherrod, Memphis F: Arthur Ivo, SMU F: Bradlee Baladez, South Carolina F: Babayele Sodade, UAB M: Liam Collins, Memphis M: Warren Creavalle, UCF M: Kevan George, UCF D: Anthony Hobbs, FIU D: Diogo de Almeida, SMU D: Andrew Quintana, UCF GK: Daniel Withrow, Marshall All‐Conference Second Team F: Juan Castillo, SMU F: Corey Albertson, Tulsa M: Tom Jackson, Marshall M: Anthony Virgara, Marshall M: T.J. Nelson, SMU M: Stephen Morrissey, South Carolina

M: Omar Mata, Tulsa D: Dylan Asher, Kentucky D: J.J. Greer, Memphis D: Reed Matte, UAB GK: Carl Woszczynski, UAB All‐Conference Third Team F: Quentin Albrecht, FIU F: Matt Lodge, Kentucky F: Tyler Riggs, Kentucky F: McKauly Tulloch, UCF M: Braeden Troyer, South Carolina M: Tony Rocha, Tulsa M: Nik Robson, UCF D: Danny Cates, South Carolina D: Blaine Gonsalves, Tulsa D: Mladen Lemez, UAB GK: Conor Hurley, Memphis All‐Freshman Team F: Quentin Albrecht, FIU F: Matt Lodge, Kentucky F: Tyler Riggs, Kentucky F: McKauly Tulloch, UCF M: Braeden Troyer, South Carolina M: Tony Rocha, Tulsa M: Nik Robson, UCF D: Danny Cates, South Carolina D: Blaine Gonsalves, Tulsa D: Mladen Lemez, UAB GK: Conor Hurley, Memphis

• SMU is the third Conference USA team to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship during the previous six seasons. • Conference USA has advanced a team to the College Cup three times (SMU in 2005, Saint Louis in 1997 and Charlotte in 1996). • Conference USA head coaches have combined for more than 150 years of experience on the sidelines, with South Carolina’s Mark Berson and Marshall’s Bob Gray leading the group with 70 years between them. • C-USA boasts three of the top 25 winningest active coaches: Mark Berson of South Carolina (2nd), Marshall’s Bob Gray (4th) and Mike Getman of UAB (21st). • The nine men’s soccer teams that now comprise C-USA have combined to make 76 NCAA Tournament appearances all-time. • Nine different schools (Charlotte, Cincinnati, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, SMU, Tulsa, UAB and USF) have won at least a share of the regular season championship in the league’s 17 seasons. • Thirty-seven C-USA players have earned All-America honors in the league’s 17 seasons. Twenty-three players have earned Academic All-America honors during that time. • Conference USA has placed 109 players on Soccer America’s Team of the Week since 1995. • Two C-USA men’s soccer players were named National Players of the Week by College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer in 2008, while 23 student-athletes were named to various national teams of the week.

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2012 Men’s Soccer Conference USA rom its beginning in 1994, Conference USA’s F dedication to excellence has been the league’s guiding principle and remains a common thread

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today and for a promising future. As we enter the 2012-13 season, C-USA is home to 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. This combination enhances men’s and women’s programs that are immersed in athletic success and academic prowess. Together, we are committed to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities.

C-USA Commissioner

These C-USA institutions all sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men’s and women’s athletic programs that compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-USA sponsors competition in 20 sports - nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 11 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball). The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA annually awards 12 postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Conference USA also added a Spirit of Service Award, recognizing student-athletes three times a year for a combination of significant community service efforts, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. SUCCESS ON THE PLAYING FIELD Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation. Football • 67 teams have earned bowl bids • Member of the Bowl Championship Series • Bowl tie-ins with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Military Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl and the TicketCity Bowl Men’s Basketball • Consistently rated as one of the top basketball leagues in the country • 102 postseason teams (49 NCAA, 41 NIT, 6 CBI, 6 CIT) • One National Championship title game appearance • Three Final Four teams • Seven Elite Eight NCAA Tournament teams • One NIT Champion and four NIT semifinalists • Inaugural CBI Champion Women’s Basketball • 47 NCAA Tournament appearances • 38 WNIT appearances • One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 • Two WNIT semifinalists • One WBI Champion Baseball • 57 NCAA appearances • Six College World Series appearances (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001), including five of the last eight • 13 Super Regional appearances • Has produced at least four NCAA teams in nine of the last 11 seasons In addition, 36 volleyball teams, 61 men’s and women’s soccer teams and 34 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. C-USA has sent three men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, three softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams to the Sweet 16. The league has also had eight national champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made more than 650 NCAA appearances. SUCCESS OFF THE FIELD C-USA institutions are among the nation’s best in academic performance

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among student-athletes, bolstered by the fact that student-athletes at league schools have a higher graduation rate than the general student population. Among C-USA’s 5,000 student-athletes, there are champions off the playing field as well. In 17 years, 169 student-athletes earned national Capital One Academic All-America honors, while 588 were named All-District. In addition, more than 22,000 student-athletes have been named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll or received the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA ON TV C-USA enjoys significant television exposure through partnerships with FOX Sports Media Group, CBS Sports Network and ESPN. The multi-tiered selection process that is rooted in partnering with all three networks has substantially increased the number of national and regional appearances for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other conference sports. C-USA DIGITAL NETWORK The C-USA Digital Network officially launched in August of 2011. Network programming includes live streaming of non-televised events, video on demand, a weekly C-USA studio show, podcasting, regular-season and championship event highlights and conference-produced feature stories. In its first year, 1,164 events were streamed live and 8,126 videos were posted and available on the C-USA Digital Network, and that number just keeps growing. Monthly and yearly subscriptions offer fans access to events offered on all 12 of the C-USA member institution’s athletic websites as well as C-USA network programming. C-USA IN THE COMMUNITY The conference’s footprint is concentrated with 12 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. More than 1.1 million living alumni represent C-USA schools across the nation. With a renewed commitment to community involvement, the conference has begun development of several initiatives to maintain strong ties in C-USA cities, as well as with fans and alumni across the country. C-USA schools also place a priority on giving back to their communities through volunteer service with local and national organizations. GOVERNANCE Conference USA has significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. A PROUD HISTORY Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league’s charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named Commissioner in October 2002, succeeding Mike Slive, the league’s first commissioner. C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league added TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001. USF started C-USA football in 2003. After celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the 2004-05 season, Conference USA began a new chapter in 2005-06 when its current membership came together. A PROMISING FUTURE With more conference realignment taking the stage during the 2011-12 season, C-USA held onto its strong foundation, identity and a history that reflects the league’s national presence. Conference USA will welcome six new institutions in 2013, including the return of charter member Charlotte along with FIU, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Old Dominion and UTSA. These six members will join with East Carolina, Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP. In addition to the outstanding competition and strong athletic achievements these schools bring, the C-USA footprint will grow by nearly 20 percent. Additionally, the geography of these members allows for a divisional scheduling model that will be beneficial to the student-athletes, fan-friendly and cost effective.

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2012 Men’s Soccer The Record Book UAB Year-By-Year Year Overall Conference 1979 9-10-2 1980 12-8-2 1981 1-11-1 1982 12-10-0 1983 8-8-0 1984 7-10-2 1985 5-17-0 1986 11-4-3 1987 6-7-2 1988 7-8-1 1989 6-10-1 0-3-0 (4th) 1990 3-14-1 0-7-0 (5th) 1991 8-9-2 0-4-1 (6th) 1992 4-15-1 0-5-0 (6th) 1993 11-7-2 4-1-1 (2nd) 1994 15-4-1 5-1-0 (1st) 1995 15-4-1 7-0-1 (1st) 1996 13-6-1 5-3-0 (4th) 1997 10-8-1 4-3-1 (4th) 1998 12-6-0 5-3-0 (T-3rd) 1999 17-6-0 7-1-0 (T-1st) 2000 14-5-2 5-1-2 (2nd) 2001 15-6-0 7-3-0 (T-2nd) 2002 9-7-3 4-4-2 (6th) 2003 10-5-5 4-3-2 (T-4th) 2004 12-7-0 7-2-0 (2nd) 2005 10-7-1 5-3-1 (3rd) 2006 10-6-4 4-3-1 (T-4th) 2007 7-11-1 2-6 (T-7th) 2008 6-10-3 2-5-1 (8th) 2009 12-4-2 5-2-1 (3rd) 2010 10-7-1 4-4-0 (5th) 2011 13-5-3 6-1-1 (T-1st)

Postseason/Titles

C-USA Regular Season Co-Champs NCAA Second Round

Totals Overall 320-262-49 (.546)

Conference 92-68-15 (.569)

2011 UAB Blazers NCAA Tournam ent Part ic ipa nt

GMC Regular Season Runners Up GMC Regular Season Champs GMC Tournament Champs NCAA First Round C-USA Regular Season Champs

C-USA Regular Season Co-Champs C-USA Tournament Champs NCAA Elite Eight C-USA Regular Season Runners Up C-USA Tournament Runners Up NCAA First Round C-USA Regular Season Runners Up NCAA Sweet Sixteen C-USA Regular Season Runners Up C-USA Tournament Runners Up

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UAB All-Time Head Coaches

Tim Hamer

Bob Norman

Mick Payne

Mike Getman

1979-80 21-18-4 (.535)

1990-91 11-23-3 (.463)

1999 UAB Blazers NCAA Tournam ent Elit e Eigh t Te a m

1981-89 63-85-10 (.430)

1992-present 225-136-32 (.613)

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2012 Men’s Soccer The Record Book Career Scoring List Goals 57 Dan Gaitan 34 Jerson Monteiro 30 Flavio Monteiro 29 Mats Hagedorn 29 Babayele Sodade 27 Martin Rey 26 Peter Byaruhanga 23 William Giummarra 21 Brent O’Keefe 21 Emmanuel Eloundou

1979-80 2003-06 1999-02 1993-95 2008-11 1998-01 1998-99 1994-95 1991-95 1996-98

Assists 25 Brian Corcoran 22 Joe Mattacchione 22 Brent O’Keefe 20 Josh Brinkley 19 Leandro de Oliveira 19 William Giummarra 19 Dan Gaitan 18 Two-Boys Gumede 18 Justin Pratt 17 Andrew Mugalla

1994-97 1994-97 1991-95 1995-99 2003-05 1994-95 1979-80 2005-06, 08-09 1995-96, 98-99 1990-93

Points 133 Dan Gaitan (57g 19a) 84 Jerson Monteiro (34g 16a) 76 Flavio Monteiro (30g 16a) 70 Mats Hagedorn (29g 12a) 69 Martin Rey (27g 15a) 69 Babayele Sodade (29g 11a) 67 Peter Byaruhanga (26g 15a) 65 William Giummarra (23g 19a) 64 Brent O’Keefe (21g 22a) 61 Brian Corcoran (18g 25a) 53 Erik Kuster (20g 13a)

1979-80 2003-06 1999-02 1993-95 1998-01 2008-11 1998-99 1994-95 1991-95 1994-97 1996-98

Games Played Tony McManus (1999-2003) Danny Ziannis (1993-96) Rogerio Oliveira (2001-04) Chris Wilson (1991-94) Jerson Monteiro (2003-06) Dean Sorrell (2006-09) Rumbani Munthali (1997-2000) Loukas Papaconstantinou (1993-96) John Sherringham (1993-96) Brantley Spillman (1998-2001)

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Career Individual Records Points per game (minimum 30 games) 3.09 Dan Gaitan (43 games) 1979-80 1.81 Peter Byaruhanga (37 games) 1998-99 1.71 William Giummarra (38 games) 1994-95 1.69 Flavio Monteiro (45 games) 1999-02 1.32 Mats Hagedorn (53 games) 1993-95 Goals per game (minimum 30 games) 1.32 Dan Gaitan (43 games) 1979-80 0.70 Peter Byaruhanga (37 games) 1998-99 0.67 Flavio Monteiro (45 games) 1999-02 0.61 William Giummarra (38 games) 1994-95 0.55 Mats Hagedorn (53 games) 1993-95 Assists per game (minimum 30 games) 0.50 William Giummarra (38 games) 1994-95 0.45 Dan Gaitan (42 games) 1979-80 0.41 Peter Byaruhanga (37 games) 1998-99 0.39 Leandro de Oliveira (39 games) 2003-05 0.36 Flavio Monteiro (45 games) 1999-02 Shots attempted 169 William Giummarra (23 goals) 162 Jerson Monteiro (34 goals) 158 Babayele Sodade (29 goals) 154 Brian Corcoran (18 goals)

1994-95 2003-06 2008-11 1994-97

146 Martin Rey (27 goals)

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Shots per game (minimum 30 games) 4.45 William Giummarra (38 games) 1994-95 2.97 Peter Byaruhanga (37 games) 1998-99 2.71 Leandro de Oliveira (49 games) 2003-04 2.36 Erik Kuster (56 games) 1996-98 2.32 Frank Matte (34 games) 1983-84 Shots on goal* 92 Jerson Monteiro (34 goals) 81 Babayele Sodade (29 goals) 59 Lukasz Kwapisz (11 goals) 57 Leandro de Oliveira (13 goals) 48 Two-Boys Gumede (11 goals)

2003-06 2008-11 2003-06 2003-05 2005-09

SOG per game (minimum 30 games)* 1.19 Jerson Monteiro (77 games) 2003-06 1.16 Leandro de Oliveira (49 games) 2003-05 1.11 Babayele Sodade (52 games) 2008-11 1.00 Kofi Gyawu (36 games) 2009-10 0.81 Lukasz Kwapisz (73 games) 2003-06 * Denotes records kept since 2000 season.

Career Goalkeeping Records Saves 354 Loukas Papaconstantinou (101 GA) 1993-96 303 David Clemente (85 GA) 1997-00 253 Harvey Torman (72 GA) 1983-84,86 244 Carl Woszczynski (63 GA) 2007-11 230 Robert Starr (116 GA) 1988-91 218 A.J. Robles (54 GA) 2003-05 160 Fred LaRoche (0 GA) 1979 158 Clint Baumstark (39 GA) 2001-02 141 Wes Johnson (47 GA) 2006-09 131 Mike Spurlin (29 GA) 1991 Saves per game (minimum 30 games) 6.17 Harvey Torman (41 games) 1983-84,86 5.61 Robert Starr (41 games) 1988-91 4.66 Loukas Papaconstantinou (76 games) 1993-96 4.27 Clint Baumstark (37 games) 2001-02 4.25 Jeremy Drake (28 games) 2003-06 Goals against avg (min. 1000 minutes) 0.94 Tim Estepp (11 GA, 1054 min) 1995-97 1.00 Carl Woszczynski (63 GA, 5675 min) 2007-11 1.02 Clint Baumstark (39 GA, 3457 min) 2001-02 1.15 David Clemente (85 GA, 6637 min) 1997-00 1.19 Wes Johnson (47 GA, 352 7min) 2006- 09

Most 51 46 35 24 23

wins Loukas Papaconstantinou (51-20-5) David Clemente (46-22-3) Carl Woszczynski (35-18-7) A.J. Robles (24-15-4) Clint Baumstark (23-10-3)

1993-96 1997-00 2007-11 2003-05 2001-02

Most 7 5 4 4 4 3 3

ties Carl Woszczynski (35-18-7) Loukas Papaconstantinou (51-20-5) Wes Johnson (16-8-4) A.J. Robles (24-15-4) Jeremy Drake (11-8-4) Clint Baumstark (23-10-3) David Clemente (46-22-3)

2007-11 1993-96 2006-09 2003-05 2003-06 2001-02 1997-00

Most 22 18 15 13 12

shutouts Loukas Papaconstantinou Carl Woszczynski David Clemente Clint Baumstark A.J. Robles

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Team Records Points in Match.......... 36 vs. Belmont, 11/5/99 Goals in Match...................16 vs. AUM, 1980 Goals Allowed......15 at S. Alabama, 10/15/89 Assistst in Match........ 16 vs. Belmont, 11/5/99 Saves in Match........ 23 at Ala. A&M, 10/24/84 Points in Season.............................. 277, 1998 Goals in Season................................. 85, 1980 Goals Allowed in Season.................. 70, 1984 Assists in Season............................... 78, 1999 Saves in Season............................... 196, 1984 Shutouts in Season............................ 11, 1999 Consecutive Shutouts.......................... 4, 2001 Most Wins......................................... 17, 1999 Most Losses....................................... 17, 1985 Most Ties............................................ 5, 2003 Longest Win Streak....... 13 (10/3/99-11/27/99) Home Win Streak......... 17 (10/20/94-10/6/96) Road Win Streak............. 5 (10/7/99-11/27/99) ....................................... 5 (10/3/86-11/6/86) Conference Win Streak.....10 (9/18/94-10/15/95) Unbeaten Streak.......... 13-0 (10/3/99-11/27/99) Home Unbeaten...24-0-1 (10/17/93-11/27/99) Road Unbeaten............ 5-0 (10/7/99-11/27/99) ...............................4-0-1 (9/15/95-10/20/95) .................................... 5-0 (10/3/86-11/6/86) Conference Unbeaten....14-0-1 (9/18/94-9/22/96) Matches Not Shutout..................21 (10/79-10/80)

2012 Men’s Soccer The Record Book Single-Season Records Goals 35 Dan Gaitan 22 Dan Gaitan 19 Peter Byaruhanga 18 Bill Carl 14 Jerson Monteiro 14 Martin Rey 14 Flavio Monteiro

1980 1979 1999 1980 2006 2001 1999

Assists 14 Dan Gaitan 11 Brian Corcoran 11 Peter Byaruhanga 10 Andrew Mugalla 10 William Giummarra

1980 1994 1999 1993 1994

Points 84 Dan Gaitan (35g 14a) 49 Peter Byaruhanga (19g 11a) 49 Dan Gaitan (22g 5a) 43 Bill Carl (18g, 7a) 36 Flavio Monteiro (14g 8a) 35 Jerson Monteiro (14g 7a)

1980 1999 1979 1980 1999 2006

Points per game (minimum 10 games) 4.00 Dan Gaitan (21 games) 2.45 Peter Byaruhanga (20 games) 2.40 Dan Gaitan (21 games) 2.40 Flavio Monteiro (15 games) 2.15 Bill Carl (20 games) 1.83 William Giummarra (18 games)

1980 1999 1979 1999 1980 1995

Goals per game (minimum 10 games) 1.67 Dan Gaitan (21 games) 1.05 Dan Gaitan (21 games) 0.95 Peter Byaruhanga (20 games) 0.93 Flavio Monteiro (15 games) 0.90 Bill Carl (20 games) 0.73 Dan Morris (15 games) 0.72 Mats Hagedorn (18 games)

1980 1979 1999 1999 1980 1982 1993

Assists per game (minimum 10 games) 0.67 Dan Gaitan (21 games) 0.56 Andrew Mugalla (18 games)

1980 1993

0.55 0.55 0.53 0.53

Peter Byaruhanga (20 games) Brian Corcoran (20 games) Flavio Monteiro (15 games) Joe Mattacchione (17 games)

1999 1994 1999 1995

Shots 87 82 71 71 66

attempted William Giummarra (12 goals) William Giummarra (11 goals) Peter Byaruhanga (19 goals) Leandro De Oliveira (5 goals) Scott White (10 goals)

1995 1994 1999 2003 1983

Shots 4.83 4.50 4.12 4.10 3.55

per game (minimum 10 games) William Giummarra (18 games) Eric Lee (14 games) Scott White (16 games) William Giummarra (20 games) Leandro De Oliveira (20 games)

1995 1983 1983 1994 2003

Shots 34 31 30 29 26 25

on goal Jerson Monteiro (14 goals) Leandro De Oliveira (5 goals) Lukasz Kwapisz (7 goals) Babayele Sodade (13 goals) Jerson Monteiro (8 goals) Babayele Sodade (7 goals)

2006 2003 2006 2011 2003 2009

SOG per game (minimum 10 games) 1.70 Jerson Monteiro (20 games) 1.55 Leandro De Oliveira (20 games) 1.50 Lukasz Kwapisz (20 games) 1.39 Babayele Sodade (18 games) 1.38 Babayele Sodade (21 games)

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2006 2003 2006 2009 2011

Peter Byaruhanga

Goalkeeping Saves 174 Harvey Torman (52 GA) 174 Mark Costopoulos (43 GA) 160 Fred LaRoche NA 131 Mike Spurlin (29 GA) 117 Joe Wall (35 GA)

1984 1980 1979 1991 1988

Saves per game (minimum 10 games) 9.16 Harvey Torman (19 games) 8.70 Mark Costopoulos (20 games) 7.80 Joe Wall (15 games) 7.62 Fred LaRoche (21 games) 6.89 Mike Spurlin (19 games)

1984 1980 1988 1979 1991

Goals against avg (minimum 400 minutes) 0.83 Carl Woszczynski (15 GA, 1629 min) 2009 0.96 Clint Baumstark (18 GA, 1692 min) 2001 0.96 David Clemente (23 GA, 2159 min) 2000 0.97 Carl Woszczynski (21 GA, 1940 min) 2011 1.03 A.J. Robles (13 GA, 1134 min) 2003 Most 17 15 14 14 13 13

wins David Clemente (17-6-0) Loukas Papaconstantinou (15-4-1) Clint Baumstark (14-4-0) David Clemente (14-5-2) Loukas Papaconstantinou (13-3-1) Carl Woszczynski (13-5-3)

Most 3 3 3 2

ties Carl Woszczynski (13-5-3) Clint Baumstark (9-6-3) A.J. Robles (6-3-3) Six Times

Most 9 8 8 7 6 5 5

shutouts Clint Baumstark Carl Woszczynski Loukas Papaconstantinou Carl Woszczynski Loukas Papaconstantinou David Clemente Loukas Papaconstantinou

1999 1995 2001 2000 1994 2011 2011 2002 2003

2001 2009 1995 2011 1994 1999 1993

Single-Game Records Most goals 7 Dan Gaitan (Valdosta State, 10/20/80) 5 Dan Gaitan (BSC, 11/13/80) 5 Dan Gaitan (Mercer-Macon, 9/27/80) 5 Dan Gaitan (Auburn, 9/21/80) 3 Kofi Gyawu (FIU, 10/10/09) 3 Jerson Monteiro (Centenary, 10/22/03) 3 Lane Knight (Belmont, 11/5/99) 3 William Giummarra (at Huntingdon, 9/11/94) 3 William Giummarra (at Georgia St., 9/21/94) 3 Brent O’Keefe (Memphis, 10/23/94) 3 Brian Corcoran (vs. Marquette, 11/13/94) 3 Dan Gaitan (Wake Forest, 10/7/79) 3 Dan Gaitan (New Orleans, 9/15/79) Most assists 4 Martin Rey (DePaul, 9/24/00) 4 Dan Gaitan (Auburn, 9/21/79) 3 Jason McLaughlin (FIU, 10/30/05) 3 Joseph DiNardo (Belmont, 10/21/98) 3 Brian Rowland (Martin Methodist, 9/2/95) 3 William Giummarra (Alabama A&M, 10/8/95) 3 Dan Gaitan (South Alabama, 10/5/80)

Most points 14 Dan Gaitan (Valdosta State, 10/20/80) 14 Dan Gaitan (Auburn, 9/21/80) 12 Dan Gaitan (B’ham Southern, 11/13/80) 10 Dan Gaitan (Mercer-Macon, 9/27/80) 8 Martin Rey (DePaul, 9/24/00) 8 Brent O’Keefe (Memphis, 10/23/94) 6 9x, last by Kofi Gyawu (FIU, 10/10/09)

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Most shots (Since 1999) 11 Lukasz Kwapisz (vs. Gardner-Webb, 11/11/06) 9 Jerson Monteiro (at Memphis, 10/11/06) 8 Leandro de Oliveira (USF, 10/20/04) 7 Leandro de Oliveira (vs Marshall, 9/12/03) 7 Jermie Frankson (DePaul, 10/19/02) 7 Jose Rayo (BSC, 9/6/01) Most saves 18 Harvey Torman (at Ala. A&M, 10/24/84) 15 Jeremy Drake (at UCF, 10/7/06) 13 Carl Woszczynski (vs. UIC, 9/4/11) 12 A.J. Robles (vs Gonzaga, 9/4/04) 12 A.J. Robles (at Portland, 9/6/04) 12 D. Clemente (vs Washington, 11/17/00) 12 L. Papaconstantinou (at Ala. A&M, 10/16/94)

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2012 Men’s Soccer Honors/Awards NCAA RECORDS Fastest Goal To Start A Match T2. 0:09 – Josh Brinkley vs. Belmont, 11/5/99 Fastest Hat Trick 3. 3:39 – Lane Knight vs. Belmont, 11/5/99 Longest Consecutive Games With At Least One Goal 2. 14 Games - Peter Byaruhanga, 1999 ALL-AMERICANS NSCAA 2009 Two-Boys Gumede..................... Second Team 2003 Leandro de Oliveira................... Second Team Tony McManus..............................Third Team 2000 Rumbani Munthali.........................Third Team Lane Knight..............................Scholar Athlete 1996 Loukas Papaconstantinou.............Scholar Athlete Soccer America 2003 Leandro de Oliveira................... Second Team Tony McManus..............................Third Team 2001 Clint Baumstark...........Freshman All-American 1999 Flavio Monteiro...........Freshman All-American College Soccer News 2002 Marin Pusek......................Honorable Mention National Strength & Conditioning Association 2008 Mark Stachelski.................. Athlete of the Year 2004 Tony McManus.................. Athlete of the Year 2001 Houston Smith................... Athlete of the Year 1995 Mats Hagedorn................... Athlete of the Year

2010 Curtis Ushedo................................. First Babayele Sodade........................ Second 2009 Two-Boys Gumede.......................... First Babayele Sodade........................ Second Curtis Ushedo............................ Second Carl Woszczynski....................... Second 2008 Two-Boys Gumede.......................... First 2007 Dejan Jakovic.................................. First 2006 Dejan Jakovic.................................. First Jerson Monteiro.......................... Second 2005 Jason McLaughlin...........................Third 2004 Leandro de Oliveira........................ First Sandy Gbandi................................Third 2003 Marin Pusek.................................... First Leandro de Oliveira........................ First Tony McManus............................... First 2002 Marin Pusek.................................... First 2001 Marin Pusek.................................... First Brantley Spillman....................... Second 2000 Rumbani Munthali.......................... First David Clemente......................... Second 1998 Peter Byaruhanga............................ First Martin Rey.....................................Third 1996 Loukas Papaconstantinou...............Third Essa Tabi........................................Third

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CONFERENCE USA Player of the Year Peter Byaruhanga.................................... 1999 Freshman of the Year Clint Baumstark....................................... 2001 Flavio Monteiro....................................... 1999 Rumbani Munthali.................................. 1997 Erik Kuster............................................... 1996 Offensive Player of the Year Two-Boys Gumede.................................. 2009

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Defensive Player of the Year Tony McManus....................................... 2003 David Clemente...................................... 2000 Loukas Papaconstantinou........................ 1995

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Most Valuable Forward Peter Byaruhanga.................................... 1999

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Most Valuable Defender Ned Crancer............................................ 1999

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Most Valuable Goalkeeper David Clemente...................................... 1999

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Coach of the Year Mike Getman.......................................... 1999 Mike Getman.......................................... 1995 All-Decade Team Peter Byaruhanga Co-Coach of the Decade Mike Getman

Collegiate Soccer.com 2000 Rumbani Munthali..................... Second Team College Soccer Online 1999 Peter Byaruhanga............................ First Team ALL-REGION AWARDS NSCAA 2011 Carl Woszczysnki....................... Second Babayele Sodade........................ Second Mladen Lemez........................... Second Darion Copeland.......................... Third

1995 Willliam Giumarra.......................... First Loukas Papaconstantinou................ First 1994 William Giumarra..........................Third 1993 Mats Hagedorn...............................Third Andrew Mugalla.............................Third

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All-Conference 2011 Babayele Sodade............................. First Carl Woszczynski....................... Second Reed Matte................................ Second Mladen Lemez.............................. Third 2010 Curtis Ushedo................................. First Babayele Sodade........................ Second Michael Mravec.............................Third Kofi Gyawu................................... Third Carl Woszczynski...........................Third 2009 Two-Boys Gumede.......................... First Carl Woszczynski............................ First

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2012 Men’s Soccer Honors/Awards Curtis Ushedo............................ Second Babayele Sodade........................ Second Michal Mravec...............................Third 2008 Two-Boys Gumede.......................... First Trey Gregory..................................Third Dean Sorrell...................................Third Michal Mravec...............................Third 2007 Dejan Jakovic.................................. First Trey Gregory.............................. Second 2006 Jerson Monteiro............................... First Dejan Jakovic.................................. First Two-Boys Gumede..................... Second 2005 Sandy Gbandi............................ Second Dejan Jakovic............................. Second Jason McLaughlin....................... Second Maurice Hughes.............................Third Jerson Monteiro..............................Third A.J. Robles......................................Third 2004 Leandro de Oliveira........................ First Sandy Gbandi................................. First Joe Klosterman...............................Third Rogerio Oliveira.............................Third 2003 Leandro de Oliveira........................ First Marin Pusek.................................... First Tony McManus............................... First Jerson Monteiro..............................Third Nnamdi Ngwe................................Third 2002 Clint Baumstark............................... First Flavio Monteiro............................... First Marin Pusek.................................... First Tony McManus..............................Third 2001

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Nelson Mata............................... Second Flavio Monteiro.......................... Second Marin Pusek............................... Second Martin Rey................................. Second Brantley Spillman....................... Second Clint Baumstark..............................Third Bubba Garcia.................................Third 2000 David Clemente.............................. First Rumbani Munthali.......................... First Houston Smith...............................Third Roberto Najarro.............................Third 1999 Peter Byaruhanga............................ First Rumbani Munthali.......................... First David Clemente......................... Second Flavio Monteiro.......................... Second 1998 Peter Byaruhanga....................... Second Rumbani Munthali..................... Second Chris Howie...................................Third Erik Kuster......................................Third 1997 Joe Mattacchione............................ First Brian Corcoran........................... Second Emmanuel Eloundou................. Second Rumbani Munthali..................... Second Joe DiNardo...................................Third 1996 Emmanuel Eloundou...................... First Joe Mattacchione............................ First Erik Kuster.................................. Second Loukas Papaconstantinou...............Third Essa Tabi........................................Third Danny Ziannis................................Third 1995 William Giummarra........................ First Loukas Papaconstantinou................ First Brian Corcoran........................... Second Mats Hagedorn........................... Second Joe Mattacchione....................... Second Danny Ziannis............................ Second

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All-Freshman Team Diego Navarrete .................................... 2011 Darion Copeland.................................... 2011 Kofi Gyawu............................................. 2009 Andrew Barsalona .................................. 2008 Curtis Ushedo......................................... 2007 Two-Boys Gumede.................................. 2005 Joe Klosterman........................................ 2004 Jerson Monteiro....................................... 2003 Clint Baumstark....................................... 2001 Rogerio Oliveira...................................... 2001 Marin Pusek............................................ 2000 Flavio Monteiro....................................... 1999 Brantley Spillman.................................... 1998 Rumbani Munthali.................................. 1997 Erik Kuster............................................... 1996

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Flavio Monteiro GREAT MIDWEST Newcomer of the Year William Giummarra................................ 1994 Mats Hagedorn........................................ 1993 Coach of the Year Mike Getman.......................................... 1993

Championship Offensive MVP Brian Corcoran........................................ 1994 All-Conference 1994 William Giummarra........................ First Mats Hagedorn................................ First Mark Tracy...................................... First Brent O’Keefe............................. Second Loukas Papaconstantinou........... Second 1993 Andrew Mugalla.............................. First Mats Hagedorn................................ First Joe Ayema.................................. Second Loukas Papaconstantinou........... Second Chris Wilson.............................. Second 1992 Andrew Mugalla.............................. First David Denise............................. Second 1991 Mike Spurlin.................................... First David Denise............................. Second

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All-Newcomer Team Brian Corcoran........................................ 1994 William Giumarra................................... 1994 Joe Mattachione...................................... 1994 Mats Hagedorn........................................ 1993 Loukas Papaconstantinou........................ 1993

2012 Men’s Soccer Honors/Awards Danny Ziannis......................................... 1993 Justus Griffin............................................ 1992 SUN BELT Coach of the Year Bob Norman........................................... 1986 All-Conference 1990 Houssam Rafeh.......................... Second Team 1988 Richard Butler............................ Second Team 1987 Richard Butler............................ Second Team 1986 Harvey Torman.................Honorable Mention 1985 Fuad Mohd Rasdl....................... Second Team 1984 Frank Matte.......................Honorable Mention COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS National Player of the Week 2011 Babayele Sodade..................................Oct. 24

SOCCER AMERICA League Most Valuable Player Peter Byaruhanga.................................... 1999

William Giummarra................................ 1995 ACADEMIC AWARDS NSCAA Scholar Athlete All-America Carl Woszczynski.................................... 2011 Lane Knight............................................. 2000 Loukas Papaconstantinou........................ 1996 C-USA Spirit of Service Award Tucker Stone........................................... 2010 Dean Sorrell............................................ 2008 C-USA Scholar Athlete of the Year Wes Johnson........................................... 2008 Jeremy Drake.......................................... 2006 Lukasz Kwapisz....................................... 2004 C-USA Post-Graduate Scholarship Lukasz Kwapisz....................................... 2006 C-USA Academic All-Conference 2011 Carl Woszczynski............................ First 2009 Dean Sorrell.................................... First Carl Woszczynski............................ First 2008 Dean Sorrell.................................... First

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Freshman Most Valuable Player Flavio Monteiro....................................... 1999 National Player of the Week 2007 Dejan Jakovic......................................Sept. 25 2004 Leandro de Oliveira.............................Oct. 25 2003 Tony McManus.....................................Sept. 2 Leandro de Oliveira............................Sept. 22 2002 Oswaldo Gallegos...............................Sept. 30 2001 Martin Rey...........................................Oct. 10 Flavio Monteiro....................................Oct. 17 Clint Baumstark....................................Oct. 30 2000 Lane Knight............................................Oct. 9 1999 Roberto Najarro...................................Oct. 26 UMBRO SELECT College All-Star Marin Pusek............................................ 2003 Tony McManus....................................... 2003 Brantley Spillman.................................... 2001 David Clemente...................................... 2000 Rumbani Munthali.................................. 2000 Peter Byaruhanga.................................... 1999

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1994 Brent O’Keefe............................. Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-America 2006 Lukasz Kwapisz............................... First Team 2005 Lukasz Kwapisz.................Honorable Mention CoSIDA/GTE Academic All-District 2008 Wes Johnson................................... First Dean Sorrell.................................... First 2006 Jeremy Drake................................... First Lukasz Kwapisz............................... First 2001 Flavio Monteiro.......................... Second 2000 Houston Smith........................... Second 1995 Brent O’Keefe......................... Second Loukas Papaconstantinou........... Second

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COMMISSIONER’S HONOR ROLL Conference USA Stewart Abrahart.................................... 2011 Ian Backstrom............................... 2003, 2004 Andrew Barsalona................................... 2008 Sam Bierster............................................ 2008 Michael Biggs.......................................... 2003 Sam Bierster............................................ 2008 Owen Blake.................................. 1996, 1997 Josh Brinkley............. 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Darnell Brown............................... 2006, 2007 Paul Bucherich.................... 1996, 1997, 1998 Carl Bussey............................................. 1997 Bobby Chanthongphio............................ 2004 Alex Clay................................................ 2011 Michael Coleman ................................... 2010 Brian Copham..................... 1996, 1997, 1998 Ned Crancer.............. 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Jeremy Drake............ 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Emmanuel Eloundou..................... 1997, 1998 Tim Estepp.................................... 1996, 1997 Jack Falle................................................. 2011 Randy Fortenberry................................... 1997 Jermie Frankson....................................... 1999 Oswaldo Gallegos................................... 2002

2012 Men’s Soccer Honors/Awards Mike Garcia............................................ 2000 Kyle Gilbreath............................... 2006, 2007 Ryan Hathcock.............................. 2004, 2005 Wes Johnson... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Joe Klosterman.................... 2004, 2005, 2006 Drew Knaub.................................. 2006, 2007 Lane Knight......................... 1997, 1999, 2000 Erik Kuster..................................... 1996, 1997 Lukasz Kwapisz......... 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Flo Liu..................................................... 2010 Reed Matte................................... 2010, 2011 Jason McLaughlin.................................... 2004 Tony McManus....................................... 2003 Ian Michalak........................................... 2011 Milan Milinkovic..................................... 2011 Rumbani Munthali.................................. 1997 Zach Musgrave.............................. 1998, 1999 Amechi Ngwe........... 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Brent O’Keefe.......................................... 1995 Loukas Papaconstantinou.............. 1995, 1996 Justin Pratt..................................... 1997, 1998 Derick Radcliffe...................................... 2003 Jesse Roth................................................ 1998 Ryan Sanz............................................... 1996 Kevin Sawchak.............................. 2007, 2008 Carlo Schiavoni....................................... 2005 Tonny Segero.......................................... 1998 Houston Smith.......... 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Dean Sorrell.... 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Jonah Stewart.......................................... 2009 Tucker Stone... 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Ken Tabata.......................... 2007, 2008, 2010 Angelo Thompson............... 2001, 2002, 2003 Curtis Ushedo......................................... 2007 Chase Wickham...................................... 2011 Chris Williams ........................................ 2010 Carl Woszczynski....2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 John Ziannis.............. 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

BLAZER TEAM AWARDS 2011 Most Valuable Player............Babayele Sodade Most Improved Player................Norris Howze Coaches Award........................... Senior Class* 2010 Most Valuable Player................ Curtis Ushedo Most Improved Player...................Josh Stewart Coaches Award........................... Tucker Stone 2009 Most Valuable Player.........Two-Boys Gumede Most Improved Player................ Anthony King Coaches Award............................ Dean Sorrell 2008 Most Valuable Player..................... Derek Rios Most Improved Player.............. Michal Mravec Coaches Award....................... Mark Stachelski 2007 Most Valuable Player...................Frank Brown Most Improved Player............... Curtis Ushedo Coaches Award........................ Joe Klosterman 2006 Most Valuable Player..............Jerson Monteiro Most Improved Player................ Chris Hanson Coaches Award........................... Senior Class* 2005 Most Valuable Player...........Jason McLaughlin Most Improved Player................. Trey Gregory Coaches Award..........................Michael Biggs

C-USA Academic Medal of Honor Drew Knaub.................................. 2006, 2007 Ian Backstrom............................... 2003, 2004 Jeremy Drake............ 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Lukasz Kwapisz......... 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Ian Michalak........................................... 2011 Tucker Stone... 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Angelo Thompson......................... 2001, 2002 Great Midwest Academic Honor Roll Andrew Louloudiadis.............................. 1994 Loukas Papaconstantinou........................ 1994 Ola Hansson........................................... 1993 Cory Turner............................................. 1993 Jeremy Jowers.......................................... 1992 Jeremy Long............................................ 1991 Brent O’Keefe............ 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 Chris Waldrip.......................................... 1991 Great Midwest Academic Medal of Honor Wolf Kirsten............................................ 1991

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2004 Most Valuable Players...... Leandro de Oliveira ............................................... Sandy Gbandi Most Improved Player........Robert Sheringham Coaches Award........................... Jarbas Carlos 2003 Most Valuable Player.............. Tony McManus Most Improved Player..........Jason McLaughlin Coaches Award.........................Nnamdi Ngwe 2002 Most Valuable Player..............Flavio Monteiro Most Improved Player................. Chris O’Neal Coaches Award....................... Tony McManus 2001 Most Valuable Player..................... Martin Rey Most Improved Player.............Kareem Morgan Coaches Award.................... Jonathan Weimer 2000 Most Valuable Player............. David Clemente Most Improved Player................... Lane Knight Coaches Award........................ Houston Smith 1999 Most Valuable Player........... Peter Byaruhanga Most Improved Player.............. Houston Smith Coaches Award........................... Senior Class* 1998 Most Valuable Player................... Tony Segero Most Improved Player.............. Houston Smith Coaches Award......................... Brian Copham 1997 Most Valuable Player............ Joe Matticchione Most Improved Player................. Josh Brinkley Coaches Award............................ Chris Howle 1996 Most Valuable Player............ Joe Matticchione Most Improved Player................. Josh Brinkley Coaches Award................................Ryan Pratt 1995 Most Valuable Player.Loukas Papaconstantinou Most Improved Player.............. Brian Rowland Coaches Award............................... Erik White 1994 Most Valuable Player....... William Giummarra 1993 Most Valuable Player...............Mats Hagedorn Most Improved Player................Jon Vansword 1992 Most Valuable Player.............Andrew Mugalla Most Improved Player.............. Brian Rowland *Coaches Award in 1999, 2006 and 2011 went to entire senior class:  1999 - Josh Brinkley, Peter Byaruhanga, Ned Crancer Zach Musgrave, Justin Pratt and John Ziannis. 2006 - Michael Biggs, Jeremy Drake, Sandy Gbandi,  Chris Hanson, Lukasz Kwapisz, Jerson Monteiro and Derick Radcliffe. 2011 - Babayele Sodade, Joshua Stewart, Tucker Stone, Ken Tabata, Chris Williams and Carl Woszczynski.

2012 Men’s Soccer Year-By-Year Results 1979 (9-10-2) Coach: Tim Hamer 9/10 at Davidson L 0-1 9/11 at UNC Charlotte* L 0-5 9/15 NEW ORLEANS* W 3-1 9/16 NEW ORLEANS* W 4-2 9/18 at Oglethorpe T 2OT 1-1 9/21 vs. Wilmington (Ohio) 1 L 0-1 9/22 at Tennessee Wesleyan 1 L 1-3 9/28 vs. Georgia State 2 L 1-3 9/29 at South Alabama 2 W 2-1 9/30 vs. Southwestern 2 L 0-4 10/4 SOUTH ALABAMA* W 2-0 10/6 at Vanderbilt W 2-0 10/7 WAKE FOREST W OT 3-1 10/10 ALABAMA A&M L 0-8 10/13 OGLETHORPE T 2OT 1-1 10/14 VALDOSTA STATE W 5-0 10/20 at Berry L 2-4 10/21 at Georgia State* L 0-6 10/27 at New Orleans* W 2-1 10/28 at South Alabama* W 2-1 11/1 at UNC Charlotte 3 L 2-6 *-Sun Belt Conference matches 1-Superior Soccer Classic (Athens, Tenn.) 2-Port City Classic (Mobile, Ala.) 3-Sun Belt Tournament (Atlanta, Ga.) 1980 (12-8-2) Coach: Tim Hamer at Wake Forest L OT 1-3 at UNC Charlotte* L 1-6 WESTERN CAROLINA W 2-0 at New Orleans* L 1-4 at New Orleans* L 4-6 AUM W 16-1 at Oglethorpe W 4-2 9/27 MERCER (Macon) 1 W 7-0 9/28 NEW ORLEANS* 1 W 2-0 10/1 GEORGIA STATE* L 2-5 10/4 at Mercer (Atlanta) W 5-0 10/5 SOUTH ALABAMA* W 3-2 10/6 SOUTH ALABAMA* W 3-1 10/9 NORTHEASTERN (La.) T 2OT 2-2 10/11 OGLETHORPE T 2OT 1-1 MERCER (Atlanta) W 3-1 at Mercer (Macon) W 13-0 VALDOSTA STATE W 14-0 10/26 at Alabama A&M L 0-7 11/3 B’HAM SOUTHERN W 12-0 11/6 at Georgia State* L 1-3 vs. VCU 2 L 0-3 *-Sun Belt Conference matches 1-Magic City Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 2-Sun Belt Tournament (Charlotte, N.C.) 1981 (1-11-1) Coach: Bob Norman at New Orleans* L at Northeast Louisiana L

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1982 (12-10) Coach: Bob Norman SAMFORD W 3-2 SOUTH ALABAMA* L 0-1 at New Orleans* L 2-4 at Nicholls State W 3-1 B’HAM-SOUTHERN W 2-0 NEW ORLEANS* L 0-1 MEMPHIS W 3-2 at Tennessee Wesleyan W 1-0 at University South L 0-4 at Alabama A&M L 0-10 MILLSAPS W 1-0 at B’Ham-Southern W 2-0 at Samford W 3-2 at Bryan College L 0-2 at Belhaven L 1-7 at Millsaps W 4-1 EMORY W 1-0 NICHOLLS STATE W 2-0 GEORGIA STATE* L 0-5 at Samford W 5-1 at Jacksonville* L 0-2 vs. UNC Charlotte 1 L 1-4 *-Sun Belt Conference matches 1-Sun Belt Tournament (Tampa, Fla.) 1983 (8-8) Coach: Bob Norman at Samford W TENN. WESLEYAN W B’HAM-SOUTHERN W at Memphis L at Southwestern L UNIV. OF THE SOUTH L at New Orleans* L at Nicholls State L SAMFORD W at Georgia State* L NICHOLLS STATE W at B’Ham-Southern W NEW ORLEANS* W at Samford* W at South Alabama* L vs. South Florida 1 L *-Sun Belt Conference matches 5 9

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1-Sun Belt Tournament (Norfolk, Va.) 1984 (7-10-2) Coach: Bob Norman 9/11 SAMFORD W OT 4-2 9/15 vs. Morehead State 1 W 4-0 9/16 at Western Kentucky 1 W OT 2-1 9/21 at New Orleans* W 1-0 9/23 at Nicholls State L 0-2 9/25 B’HAM-SOUTHERN T 2OT 1-1 9/29 at UNC Charlotte* L 0-7 9/30 at Applachian State L 0-12 10/3 at Samford W 2-0 10/5 MEMPHIS L 2-3 10/7 SOUTH ALABAMA* L 0-2 10/10 at University South L 1-2 10/17 at Belhaven L 1-8 10/19 at B’Ham-Southern W 2-0 10/21 NEW ORLEANS* T 2OT 4-4 10/24 at Alabama A&M L 0-12 10/26 GEORGIA STATE* L 0-7 11/1 vs. UNC Charlotte 2 L 0-5 11/11 RHODES COLLEGE W 4-2 *-Sun Belt Conference matches 1-WKU ’Topper Classic (Bowling Green, Ky.) 2-Sun Belt Tournament (Mobile, Ala.) 1985 (5-17) Coach: Bob Norman 9/1 WESTERN KENTUCKY* L 9/7 AUM W 9/10 SAMFORD W 9/12 at Tennessee L 9/15 at AUM L 9/18 UAH L 9/22 at South Alabama* L 9/27 at New Orleans* W 9/29 at Nicholls State L 10/4 at Memphis State L 10/6 at Rhodes College L 10/11 UNC CHARLOTTE* L 10/13 SOUTH ALABAMA* L 10/18 at Samford W 10/20 NEW ORLEANS* L 10/23 ALABAMA A&M L 10/25 at Birmingham-Southern L 10/27 at Georgia State* L 10/29 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH L 11/3 NICHOLLS STATE L 11/4 B’HAM-SOUTHERN W 11/7 at Old Dominion 1 L *-Sun Belt Conference matches 1-Sun Belt Tournament (Norfolk, Va.) 1986 (11-4-3) Coach: Bob Norman 9/7 TOUGALOO (Forfeit) W 9/14 at Nicholls State T 2OT 9/21 vs. Huntingdon 1 T 9/22 at South Alabama 1 W

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2012 Men’s Soccer Year-By-Year Results 9/27 at Western Kentucky 2 L 0-6 9/28 vs. Xavier (Ohio) 2 L 0-3 10/3 at Oglethorpe W 4-0 10/4 WILLIAM CAREY W 3-0 10/10 at AUM W 3-1 10/12 MEMPHIS STATE L 1-2 10/18 CENTENARY W OT 2-1 10/24 at Univ. of the South W 3-2 10/29 RHODES COLLEGE T 2OT 1-1 10/31 at Birmingham-Southern W 1-0 11/2 TENNESSEE W 1-0 11/6 vs. Jacksonville 3 W 1-0 11/7 vs. Old Dominion 3 L 0-2 11/16 NICHOLLS STATE W 4-1 1-Port City Classic (Mobile, Ala.) 2-Western Ky. Invit. (Bowling Green, Ky.) 3-Sun Belt Tournament (Tampa, Fla.) 1987 (6-7-2) Coach: Bob Norman 9/8 at Berry L 0-5 9/12 WESTERN KENTUCKY* T 2 OT 2-2 9/20 NICHOLLS STATE W 6-2 9/22 HUNTINGDON W 3-0 9/25 at Memphis L 2-3 9/27 at Rhodes College W 3-1 10/2 at William Carey T 2 OT 1-1 10/4 at Nicholls State L 2-3 10/11 at UAH L 0-1 10/14 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH W 4-1 10/18 vs. South Florida 1 L 1-3 10/19 vs. South Alabama 1 L 1-4 10/21 AUM W 7-1 10/25 at Tennessee Tech W 5-1 11/1 B’HAM-SOUTHERN L 1-6 *-Sun Belt Conference match 1-Sun Belt West Div. Tourn. (Bowling Green, Ky.) 1988 7-8-1 (1-3/4th) Coach: Bob Norman 9/10 at Alabama A&M L 1-2 9/13 at UniversitySouth L 0-2 9/15 at Huntingdon W 4-1 9/24 NICHOLLS STATE W 5-3 9/28 UAH W 3-2 9/30 at Millsaps W 4-1 10/2 at Western Kentucky* W OT 1-0 10/8 TENN. TECH (Forfeit) W 1-0 10/10 UNC CHARLOTTE* L 1-4 10/14 SOUTH FLORIDA 1 L 0-4 10/16 SOUTH ALABAMA 1 L 1-6 10/19 MEMPHIS L 0-6 10/21 at William Carey L OT 1-2 10/23 at Vanderbilt T 2 OT 1-1 10/26 at West Florida L 0-2 10/30 RHODES COLLEGE W 3-0 *-Sun Belt Conference matches 1-Sun Belt West Div. Tourn. (Birmingham)

1989 6-10-1 (0-3/4th) Coach: Bob Norman 9/2 at B’Ham-Southern L 0-3 9/9 at Oglethorpe W OT 2-1 9/11 at AUM L 2-5 9/15 WESTERN KENTUCKY* L 0-7 9/20 WILLIAM CAREY L 0-5 9/24 HUNTINGDON L 2-3 9/26 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH L 1-4 10/1 MILLSAPS W 3-0 10/4 ALABAMA A&M L 0-2 10/8 at UAH W OT 3-1 10/10 COLUMBUS COLLEGE W 3-0 10/12 LaGRANGE COLLEGE W 2-0 10/15 at South Alabama* L 0-15 10/21 vs. South Florida* 1 L 1-10 10/22 VANDERBILT L 1-2 10/27 at Carson-Newman W 6-0 10/28 at Lincoln Memorial T 2OT 3-3 *-Sun Belt Conference matches 1-at Georgia State (Atlanta, Ga.) 1990 3-14-1 (0-7/5th) Coach: Mick Payne 9/5 AUM L 0-3 9/7 at Western Kentucky* L 0-3 9/9 at Birmingham-Southern L 1-4 9/15 at South Florida* L 0-6 9/17 at Jacksonville* L 0-5 9/21 OGLETHORPE T 2 OT 2-2 9/26 at University outh L 2-5 9/29 at UNC Charlotte* L 1-6 10/4 UAH W 3-1 10/5 at AUM L 1-5 10/9 at Columbus College W 8-1 10/12 OLD DOMINION* L 0-2 10/14 VCU* L 0-4 10/18 GEORGIA STATE L 0-5 10/19 at William Carey L 1-7 10/21 SOUTH ALABAMA* L 1-2 10/26 LINCOLN MEMORIAL W 3-1 10/28 at Vanderbilt L 0-4 *Sun Belt Conference matches 1991 8-9-2 (0-4-1/6th) Coach: Mick Payne 9/11 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH 9/14 CINCINNATI* 9/15 at UAH 9/21 at Memphis* 9/25 at Lincoln Memorial 9/28 at B’Ham-Southern 10/2 at Georgia State 10/6 WEST FLORIDA 10/9 at DePaul* 10/10 at Marquette* 10/12 vs. Saint Louis* 1 10/13 vs. Central Michigan 1 10/16 ALABAMA A&M 10/27 at Old Dominion 6 0

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10/30 UAH W 1-0 11/1 at South Alabama L 1-4 11/3 AUM W 2-1 11/8 vs. Cincinnati 2 L 0-2 *-Great Midwest Conference matches 1-McDonald’s Cup (Milwaukee, Wis.) 2-Great Midwest Champ. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1992 4-15-1 (0-5/6th) Coach: Mike Getman 9/6 UAH W OT 2-1 9/12 at Huntingdon L 2-3 9/16 at William Carey (Forfeit) W 1-0 9/20 VANDERBILT L 1-3 9/26 at Marquette* L 0-2 9/27 vs. DePaul* 1 L 1-3 9/30 at Alabama A&M L 1-6 10/3 at UAH L 1-2 10/4 MEMPHIS* L 1-4 10/7 MOBILE COLLEGE L 0-5 10/10 vs. Cincinnati* 2 L 1-5 10/11 vs. Saint Louis* 2 L 0-3 10/15 at AUM L 2-4 10/20 HUNTINGDON L 0-2 10/23 at South Alabama L 2-4 10/24 at West Florida L OT 2-5 10/28 at Mercer T 2 OT 1-1 10/31 LINCOLN MEMORIAL W 6-1 11/6 vs. Marquette 3 W 1-0 11/7 vs. Memphis 3 L 0-4 *Great Midwest Conference matches 1-Milwaukee, Wis. 2-Memphis, Tenn. 3-Great Midwest Tournament (St. Louis, Mo.) 1993 11-7-2 (4-1-1/2nd) Coach: Mike Getman 9/4 LINCOLN MEMORIAL W 2-0 9/5 at UAH W 4-0 9/8 at Vanderbilt L 0-1 9/12 DAYTON* W 4-2 9/17 vs. Central Michigan 1 W 5-0 9/19 vs. Bowling Green 1 L 0-1 9/24 MARQUETTE* W 3-1 9/26 DEPAUL* T 2 OT 1-1 9/29 GEORGIA STATE L 1-2 10/3 HUNTINGDON W 2-0 10/8 at Cincinnati* W 2-1 10/10 at Saint Louis L 1-5 10/13 ALABAMA A&M L 2-3 10/17 SIU-EDWARDSVILLE W 2-1 10/19 at Western Kentucky L OT 3-4 10/24 at Memphis W 3-1 10/27 at Georgia Southern T 2 OT 2-2 10/29 at B’Ham-Southern W 1-0 10/31 MERCER W 3-1 11/5 at Memphis 2 L 1-2 *-Great Midwest Conference matches 1-at Western Ky. Classic (Bowling Green, Ky.) 2-Great Midwest Tourn. (Memphis, Tenn.)

2012 Men’s Soccer Year-By-Year Results 1994 15-4-1 (5-1/1st) Coach: Mike Getman Great Midwest Tournament Champion Great Midwest Regular Season Champions NCAA Participant 9/3 at N.C. State 1 W OT 1-0 9/4 vs. Duke 1 L 1-4 9/11 at Huntingdon W 8-0 9/16 at Marquette* L 0-4 9/18 at DePaul* W 5-3 9/21 at Georgia State W OT 8-3 9/23 GEORGIA SOUTHERN W 3-0 9/30 CINCINNATI* W 3-0 10/2 DAYTON* W 7-1 10/7 VANDERBILT W 1-0 10/9 SAINT LOUIS* W 4-0 10/12 SOUTH ALABAMA T 2 OT 2-2 10/16 at Alabama A&M L 0-1 10/20 WESTERN KENTUCKY W 5-2 10/23 MEMPHIS* W 3-2 10/28 B’HAM-SOUTHERN W 2-0 10/30 at Mercer W 4-2 11/11 MEMPHIS 2 W 2-1 11/13 MARQUETTE 2 W OT 5-1 11/20 at UCLA 3 L OT 2-3 *-Great Midwest Conference matches 1-at Wolfpack/adidas Classic (Raleigh, N.C.) 2-Great Midwest Championship (Birmingham) 3-NCAA Tournament (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1995 15-4-1 (7-0-1/1st) Coach: Mike Getman Conference USA Regular Season Champions 9/2 MARTIN METHODIST W 9-0 9/4 ARK.-LITTLE ROCK W 5-0 9/8 at Duke 1 L 1-4 9/10 vs. N.C. State 1 L 1-6 9/15 at B’Ham-Southern W 3-2 9/17 UNC CHARLOTTE* W 1-0 9/24 MARQUETTE* W 2-1 9/29 CINCINNATI* W 2-0 10/1 MERCER W 2-0 10/6 at South Florida* W 2-1 10/8 ALABAMA A&M W OT 4-3 10/13 at Vanderbilt W 3-2 10/15 at Memphis* W 1-0 10/20 at Saint Louis* 2 T 2OT 0-0 10/22 vs. South Carolina 2 L 0-2 10/27 GEORGIA STATE W 3-0 10/29 DEPAUL* W 4-1 11/3 at Louisville* W 2-0 11/9 vs. Louisville 3 W 2-0 11/10 vs. UNC Charlotte 3 L 0-2 *-Conference USA matches 1-at adidas/MetLife Classic (Durham, N.C.) 2-at Umbro Classic (St. Louis, Mo.) 3-at C-USA Championship (Milwaukee, Wis.)

1996 13-6-1 (5-3/4th) Coach: Mike Getman 9/1 at Georgia State W 2-1 9/6 vs. Loyola (Md.) 1 W 2-1 9/8 at Wake Forest 1 L 1-2 9/14 at IUPU-Fort Wayne 2 W 8-0 9/15 vs. Indiana 2 T 2OT 1-1 9/20 at Cincinnati* W 3-1 9/22 LOUISVILLE* W 2-0 9/27 at Marquette* L 0-2 9/29 at DePaul* W OT 3-2 10/4 VANDERBILT W 3-1 10/6 ALABAMA A&M W 3-1 10/9 at UNC Charlotte* L 0-3 10/13 SOUTH FLORIDA* L 1-4 10/18 SAINT LOUIS* W 2-1 10/20 MEMPHIS* W 3-1 10/25 at UNC Greensboro 3 L OT 3-4 10/27 vs. Coll. of Charleston 3 W 4-2 11/1 at South Alabama W 2-0 11/3 at Mercer W 1-0 11/12 MARQUETTE 4 L 0-2 *-Conference USA matches 1-at Wake Forest Classic (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 2-at Three Rivers Classic (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 3-at Vanderbilt Puma Cl. (Nashville, Tenn.) 4-C-USA Championship (Birmingham) 1997 10-8-1 (4-3-1/4th) Coach: Mike Getman 8/29 BELMONT W 3-1 8/31 UAH L 3-4 9/5 MERCER W 5-0 9/7 ALABAMA A&M W 6-0 9/12 vs. UCLA 1 W 2-0 9/14 vs. Southwest Mo. St. L OT 1-2 9/19 at DePaul* W 4-0 9/21 at Marquette* L 1-2 9/28 UNC CHARLOTTE* W 1-0 10/3 SOUTH FLORIDA* L 1-3 10/10 MEMPHIS* W 2-1 10/12 SAINT LOUIS* L 0-3 10/17 at Cincinnati* W 2-0 10/19 at Louisville* T 2OT 0-0 10/24 at Florida International 2 L 0-4 10/26 vs. Loyola (Md.) 2 W OT 1-0 10/31 SOUTH ALABAMA W 2-1 11/2 at Vanderbilt L 1-2 11/9 UNC CHARLOTTE 3 L 0-2 *-Conference USA matches 1-at Saint Louis Umbro Cl. (St. Louis, Mo.) 2-at FIU BellSouth Classic (Miami, Fla.) 3-C-USA Championship (Birmingham) 1998 12-6 (5-3/T-3rd) Coach: Mike Getman 9/1 at Furman 9/4 SOUTH ALABAMA 1 9/6 ALABAMA A&M 1 9/11 CALIFORNIA 2 6 1

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2012 Men’s Soccer Year-By-Year Results 2000 14-5-2 (5-1-2/2nd) Coach: Mike Getman NCAA Tournament Participant 9/1 COLL. OF CHARLESTON W 3-0 9/3 NORTH CAROLINA W 2-1 9/7 vs Florida Atlantic L 0-2 9/9 at Florida International L OT 2-3 9/17 CHARLOTTE* T 2OT 1-1 9/20 at B’ham-Southern W 4-1 9/24 DEPAUL* W 7-0 9/30 at Saint Louis* L 0-1 10/2 COASTAL CAROLINA W 3-1 10/3 at Mercer W OT 3-2 10/8 at Furman W OT 2-1 10/15 SOUTH FLORIDA* W 2-0 10/18 at Memphis* W 2OT 2-1 10/22 CINCINNATI* T 2OT 0-0 10/27 at Marquette* W 2OT 2-1 10/29 GEORGIA STATE W 3-1 11/1 at Alabama A&M W 2 OT 3-2 11/5 at Louisville* W OT 3-2 11/10 vs Louisville 1 W 2-0 11/12 at Saint Louis 1 L 1-2 11/17 at Washington 2 L 4OT 0-1 * Conference USA Match 1 - Conference USA Tournament (St. Louis, Mo.) 2 - NCAA Tournament (Seattle, Wash.) 2001 15-6 (7-3/T-2nd) Coach: Mike Getman NCAA Tournament Participant 8/31 at Coastal Carolina 1 W 2-0 9/8 PITTSBURGH 1 W 1-0 9/9 FLORIDA ATLANTIC W 5-0 9/21 va. Brown 2 W 2-0 9/23 at Yale 2 L 2OT 1-2 9/28 MARQUETTE* W 2-1 9/30 at Charlotte* W 2OT 2-1 10/5 at South Florida* W 3-0 10/7 ALABAMA A&M W 2-0 10/12 LOUISVILLE* W 2-1 10/14 FURMAN W 2-1 10/17 MEMPHIS* L 2-3 10/20 at DePaul* W 4-0 10/24 SAINT LOUIS* W 1-0 10/28 at Cincinnati* L 2-3 11/2 TCU* W 2-1 11/9 at East Carolina* L 0-2 11/16 MARQUETTE 3 L 1-4 11/23 vs. Furman 4 W OT 1-0 11/25 at South Carolina 4 W OT 3-2 12/2 at Clemson 5 L 2OT 2-3 *Conference USA Match 1 - UAB Nike Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 2 - Yale Classic (New Haven, Conn.) 3 - Conference USA Tournament (St. Louis, Mo.) 4 - NCAA Tournament (Columbia, S.C.) 5 - NCAA Tournament (Clemson, S.C.)

2002 9-7-3 (4-4-2/6th) Coach: Mike Getman 8/31 at UC Irvine 1 T 2OT 1-1 9/2 vs. San Diego 1 L 1-2 9/6 B-HAM-SOUTHERN 2 W 3-0 9/8 RHODE ISLAND 2 L 2OT 2-3 9/13 vs. Western Kentucky 3 W 3-2 9/15 vs. Navy 3 W 1-0 9/21 at Saint Louis* L 0-3 9/23 at Tulsa W 2-1 9/28 EAST CAROLINA* T 2OT 1-1 10/5 CHARLOTTE* W 4-0 10/12 at Louisville* T 2OT 0-0 10/16 at TCU* W 4-0 10/19 DE PAUL* W 3-2 10/23 at Memphis* W 2-1 10/27 at Marquette* L 2OT 1-2 11/1 SOUTH FLORIDA* L 2OT 0-1 11/4 at Georgia State W 3-0 11/9 CINCINNATI* L 1-2 11/14 vs. Louisville 4 L 0-1 *Conference USA Match 1 - UC-Irvine Tournament (Irvine, Calif.) 2 - UAB Nike Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 3 - BSC Puma Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 4 - Conference USA Tournament (St. Louis, Mo.) 2003 10-5-5 (4-3-2/T-5th) Coach: Mike Getman 8/29 vs. Notre Dame 1 T 2OT 0-0 8/31 at Indiana 1 T 2OT 0-0 9/5 ST. FRANCIS (PA.) 2 W 1-0 9/6 UMASS 2 W 4-0 9/12 vs. Marshall 3 W 2-1 9/14 vs. Army 3 W 3-0 9/21 at East Carolina* W 4-3 9/27 MARQUETTE* W 3-2 10/1 at B’ham-Southern L 1-2 10/4 at USF* L 1-2 10/8 MEMPHIS* L 0-1 10/11 at Charlotte* T 2OT 2-2 10/15 at Alabama A&M T 2OT 1-1 10/18 LOUISVILLE* T 2OT 0-0 10/22 CENTENARY W 6-1 10/25 at DePaul* W 2-0 11/1 at Cincinnati* W 1-0 11/8 SAINT LOUIS* L 1-3 11/12 vs. Louisville 4 W OT 2-1 11/13 vs. Saint Louis 4 L 1-5 *Conference USA Match 1 - Indiana Adidas Classic (Bloomington, Ind.) 2 - UAB La Quinta Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 3 - BSC Puma Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 4 - Conference USA Tourn. (Memphis, Tenn.) 2004 12-7 (7-2/2nd) Coach: Mike Getman 9/4 vs. Gonzaga 1 W 9/6 at #19 Portland 1 L 9/12 vs. #7 UNC Greensboro 2 L 6 2

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2012 Men’s Soccer Year-By-Year Results 9/23 MARSHALL* W 2-1 9/27 at #6 South Carolina* L 0-2 10/3 CENTENARY W 2-1 10/7 at UCF* T 2OT 2-2 10/11 at Memphis* L 2-3 10/14 #18 KENTUCKY* W OT 1-0 10/21 TULSA* L 3-4 10/25 #1 SMU* W 2-1 10/28 at FIU* W 2-1 11/1 vs #16 South Carolina 5 W 3-2 11/3 vs #2 SMU 5 T 3OT 1-1 11/11 vs Gardner-Webb 6 T 2OT 1-1 *Conference USA Match 1 - IU Credit Union Classic (Bloomington, Ind.) 2 - UAB Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 3 - UNC Greensboro Classic (Greensboro, N.C.) 4 - BSC Fall Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 5 - Conference USA Tournament (Tulsa, Okla.) 6 - NCAA Tournament (Birmingham, Ala.) 2007 7-11-1 (2-5/T7th) Coach: Mike Getman 8/31 vs. Hartwick 1 L 1-3 9/2 at Akron 1 L 0-1 9/7 LIPSCOMB W 3-0 9/9 CENTENARY W 4-0 9/14 B-HAM-SOUTHERN 2 W 3-0 9/16 MERCER 2 W OT 1-0 9/21 at #10 Indiana W 2-1 9/23 JACKSONVILLE L 0-1 9/29 SOUTH CAROLINA* L 0-1 10/3 EASTERN ILLINOIS T 2OT 2-2 10/6 at Kentucky* L 0-1 10/13 FIU* L 2OT 1-2 10/17 at #6 SMU* L 1-2 10/20 at Marshall* L 0-1 10/24 at Alabama A&M L 2OT 0-1 10/27 UCF* W 2-1 11/3 MEMPHIS* W 2OT 1-0 11/9 at #7 Tulsa* L 0-2 11/15 vs. #9 Tulsa 3 L 0-1 *Conference USA Match 1 - Westfield Cup (Akron, Ohio) 2 - UAB Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 3 - Conference USA Tournament (Birmingham, Ala.) 2008 6-10-3 (2-5-1/8th) Coach: Mike Getman 8/29 vs. Oral Roberts 1 W 8/31 vs. #21 Bradley 1 L 9/5 #16 UIC L 9/7 MERCER W 9/12 UC-IRVINE 2 T 2OT 9/14 WESTERN ILLINOIS 2 L 9/19 vs Davidson 3 T 9/21 at Charlotte 3 L 9/27 at Memphis* W

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2012 Men’s Soccer All-Time Letterwinners A Sterwart Abrahart....... 2011-pr. Casey Adams .................... 1982 Moses Adeniran.......... 2011-pr. Javier Alvial....................... 2011 David Anderson ............... 1982 Logan Alexander..........2005-08 Jody Aloia ........................ 1987 Afshin Arjomand .............. 1979 Christian Awogbade.......... 1993 Greg Ayanwale ................ 1980 Joe Ayema ...................1991-93 B Ian Backstrom..............2003-04 Derek Barry ...................... 1986 Andrew Barsalona............. 2008 Raymond Bates ................ 1984 Clint Baumstark............2001-02 Peter Beattie ................1983-85 Michael Biggs...............2003-06 Jarrod Blake....................... 1998 Owen Blake ................1996-98 Brannon Boegner ............. 1992 Keith Borgner.................... 2002 Rolando Bogran ............... 1979 Keith Bose ...................1979-80 David Bradley .................. 1990 Josh Brinkley................1995-99 Paul Britton .................1986-88 Michael Brody..............2010-11 Alandus Brooks....2005-06, ‘08-09 Alan Brouillette ................ 1988 Darnell Brown................... 2007 Frank Brown.................2007-08 Jack Brymer .................1978-80 Paul Bucherich.............1995-99 Gerald Buchwald ............. 1982 Carl Bussey....................... 1997

Richard Butler .............1987-90 Peter Byaruhanga.........1998-99 C Juan Camacho .................. 1979 William Carl ..................... 1980 Jarbas Carlos ...............2001-04 Scott Carlson ...............1983-84 Todd Carroll.................1995-97 Shawn Casey ...............1984-87 Bobby Chanthongphio.2004-07 Frank Cicio ....................... 1984 Charlie Clanton ...........1989-90 Roger Clark .................1982-85 Andy Clarke ..................... 1984 Alex Clay.................... 2011-pr. David Clemente.......1997-2000 Michael Coleman.............. 2010 Tom Condone .................. 1989 Darion Copeland........ 2011-pr. Brian Copham..............1997-98 Chip Corbitt ..................... 1992 Brian Corcoran.............1994-97 Mark Costopoulos ............ 1980 Tommy Cox ..................... 1979 Ned Crancer ................1996-99 Marshall Croy ................... 1988 D David Daigle..................... 1998 George Dakooh................. 1994 Don Dishen ...................... 1979 Doug Dearien .............1984-85 Roger Decoud................... 1999 David Denise ..............1989-92 Juan Carlos Deras.....1998-2001 Joe DiNardo.................1997-98 Jimmy Dobbs .............. 1982,84 Garry Dodson .............1987-88 6 4

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Matt Domenick................. 2000 Denis Donovan ................ 1986 Joe Draganic................1994-97 Jeremy Drake...............2003-06 Lestley Drake ................... 1989 E Emmanuel Eloundou....1996-98 Shane Elsner.................2004-08 Tim Estepp ..................1995-97 F Rich Feinberg ..............1982-83 Scott Finkernagel .............. 1980 Randy Fortenberry............. 1998 Jermie Frankson........1999-2002 Igor Fuentes..................1994-96 G Daniel Gaitan ..............1978-80 Oswaldo Gallegos........2000-03 Brian Garcia...................... 2005 Bubba Garcia...........1999-2002 Mike Garcia.............2000-2001 Jafar Gavdari .................... 1980 Sandy Gbandi..............2003-06 Ken Gentle ....................... 1982 Kyle Gilbreath................... 2007 William Giummarra.....1994-95 Omer Glkturk ................... 1980 Hunter Gray ...........1989-90,92 Trey Gregory................2005-08 Justus Griffin ................1992-94 Stephen Grooms................ 2007 Roy Grund ....................... 1980 Two-Boys Gumede...2005-06, 08-09 Kofi Gyawu................. 2009-pr.

2012 Men’s Soccer All-Time Letterwinners H Jim Haberstroh.................. 1981 Mats Hagedorn.............1993-95 Ola Hansson................1993-94 Roger Harris ................1978-79 John Hashemi ................... 1992 Mike Hastings .................. 1988 Ryan Hathcock.............2004-05 Pat Hazzard ................1987-88 Scott Hooker .................... 1985 Eddie Horn ....................... 1983 Ken Horton ...................... 1987 Chris Howle.................1995-98 Norris Howze............. 2010-pr. Maurice Hughes...........2004-05 Terry Hunt......................... 1982 Mohamed Hussein..1978-80,82 J Steve Jacobson ................. 1979 Dejan Jakovic...............2005-07 Melford James..............2003-05 Jose-Luis Jaramillo ............ 1988 Hudson Jetton................... 2010 Curt Johnson ...............1978-79 Wes Johnson................2006-09 Joe Joiner .......................... 1985 Sam Jones.....................2001-02 Jason Jowers ................1992-94 Jeremy Jowers ................... 1992 K J.R. Kenny....................2001-02 Jon Kimerling ................... 1983 Anthony King...............2007-10 Wolf Kirsten ................1989-91 Joe Klosterman.............2004-07 Drew Knaub...................... 2007 Lane Knight..............1997-2000

Ben Knox.................1999-2001 Adeniyi Koiki ................... 1984 Mike Kpadeh .................... 1980 Lukasz Kwapisz............2003-06 Dave Kudlak .................... 1980 Erik Kuster ...................1996-98 L Fred LaRoche ................... 1979 Eric Lee ..................1982-84,86 Tony Lees ....................1978-79 Mladen Lemez............ 2010-pr. Henry Lemos .................... 1980 Jobell Lima...................2002-04 John Linn .....................1978-81 Flo Liu............................... 2010 Robert Loboda .............1991-92 Jeremy Long ..................... 1992 Andrew Louloudiadis...1994-95 Jason Lynn......................... 1995 M Chris MacMillan ..........1984-85 Sibusiso Macwele.........2007-09 John Markey.................2007-09 Eric Marsalis ..................... 1991 John Martin .............1999-2000 Nelson Mata.................2000-01 Joe Mattacchione.........1994-97 Frank Matte .................1983-84 Reed Matte................. 2009-pr. Eric McCurdy ..............1991-93 Peter McDonald ............... 1985 Sam McDonald ......1982,84-86 Robert McGrath ............... 1990 Loyd McIntosh ............1990-91 Jeremy McLane............2003-05 Jason McLaughlin...2000, 02-05 Tony McManus............1999-03 6 5

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Kevin McNamara ........ 1980,84 Anoshirvan Mehrabi ......... 1979 Milan Milinkovic......... 2011-pr. Flavio Monteiro............1999-02 Jerson Monteiro............2003-06 Kareem Morgan............2000-03 Dan Morriss ...........1980,82-83 Michal Mravec.............2007-10 Matt Mueller .................... 1984 Andrew Mugalla ..........1990-93 Rumbani Munthali...1997-2000 Zach Musgrave.......1995-96, 99 N Roberto Najarro.......1997-2000 Diego Navarrete......... 2011-pr. Amechi Ngwe..............2000-03 Nnamdi Ngwe..............2000-03 David Nowak ................... 1982 O Trey O’Banion .................. 1989 Declan O’Beirne .........1986-89 Ronan O’Beirne ..........1986-89 Brent O’Keefe .........1991,93-95 Chris O’Neal................2001-03 Martin O’Rourke .............. 1986 Leandro de Oliveira.....2003-05 Rogerio Oliveira...........2001-04 Tony Oliver ...................... 1983 P Steve Pachan ..............1980, 82 Ricky Page ....................... 1979 Barry Palmertree ..........1991-92 Loukas Papaconstantinou.......... 1993-96 Clarence Pate .............. 1984,89 Gianluca Piatti ................. 1991

2012 Men’s Soccer All-Time Letterwinners Ivan Piola ....................1978-79 Frank Pitt .....................1989-92 Tony Plunkett ..............1985-86 Justin Pratt....................1995-99 Ryan Pratt.....................1993-96 Marin Pusek.................2000-03 R Derick Radcliffe...........2003-06 Houssam Rafeh ...........1989-90 Daniel Ramirez ...........1985-87 Alec Ramonell .................. 1989 Mohd Fuad Rasdl ........1984-85 Jose Rayo.....................2000-03 Mick Reavey ...............1987-88 Martin Rey...............1998-2001 Mark Riemer ...............1985-88 Derek Rios...................2005-08 Juan Rivera ..................1991-93 Ken Roberts ...................... 1989 Alberto (A.J.) Robles.....2003-05 Jesse Roth.................1998-2001 Brian Rowland .......1992,94-96 Mike Russell ..................... 1992 S Victor Sambade............2009-10 Sterling Samudio .........1986-87 Kevin Sawchak.............2007-10 Carlo Schiavoni............2005-08 Chris Schmidt ..............1979-81 Stuart Schulman ..........1983-85 John Sheringham..........1993-96 Robert Sheringham.......2002-05 Tonny Segero.................... 1998 Chris Seymour .................. 1992 Greg Sfakianos.................. 1994 Ahmad Sleiman ...........1979-80 Gentry Smith..................... 2010

Houston Smith.........1997-2000 Chris Smithson ................. 1991 Babayele Sodade..........2008-11 Dean Sorrell.................2006-09 Manny Soutullo ................ 1987 Brantley Spillman.....1998-2001 Micheal Spitzer............2000-03 Mike Spurlin ..................... 1991 Mark Stachelski............2005-08 Scott Stachelski........1997-2001 Robert Starr .................1988-91 Jonah Stewart...............2006-09 Joshua Stewart..............2010-11 Matt Stewart ................1991-92 Garrick Stone ..............1987-90 Tucker Stone................2008-11 Mike Stuckel .................... 1982 T Ken Tabata...................2008-11 Essa Tabi......................1995-96 Angelo Thompson........2001-03 Chip Thornton..............1994-95 Dale Toney ...................... 1980 Harvey Torman ......1982-84,86 George Turley .............1982-85 Bert Turner........................ 1994 Cory Turner..................1993-94 Mark Tracy...................1993-96 U Dennis Umanzor............... 2002 Curtis Ushedo..............2007-10 V Jon Vansword .........1990,92-94 W John Waddell ................... 1983 6 6

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Chris Waldrip ................... 1991 Joe Wall ......................1987-88 Patrick Wall...................... 2010 Bill Wallace ................1989-90 Brian Wallace .............1989-90 Richard Warren ...........1979-80 Jonathan Weimer.........1999-02 Rick Wells ........................ 1991 Erik White....................1993-95 Scott White ...................... 1983 Chase Wickham.......... 2011-pr. Mike Widra .................1986-88 David Wiggins ............1988-91 Tyler Wilcox..................... 2001 Chris Williams..............2008-11 Chris Wilson ...............1991-94 Carl Woszczynski.........2008-11 Greg Wood .................1984-85 Kevin Wood ..................... 1979 David Wynne ..............1986-89 Scott Wynne ................1984-87 Y Atak Yai...................... 2010-pr. Mel Young ..................1979-80 Z Danny Ziannis..............1993-96 John Ziannis ................1996-99 David Zieverink ..........1985-88 Active players in bold

2012 Men’s Soccer UAB In The NCAA Tournament 1994 BLAZERS MAKE FIRST-EVER NCAA APPEARANCE; FALL TO UCLA UAB went into the game in Los Angeles with a school best 15-3-1 record. UCLA was 15-4 and ranked No. 7 in the nation after earning an at-large bid. UAB struck first at the 37:59 mark on a rebound shot goal by Mats Hagedorn. UCLA answered with a goal less than five minutes later by Robbie LaBelle. The Bruins took at 2-1 lead in the second half when Tahj Jakins poked a shot in at the 64:42 mark. Mark Tracy scored on a breakaway to tie the game just two minutes after UCLA had taken the lead. The score stayed that way until the 115th minute of the game, when Ante Razov took a cross pass and put it in for the Bruins win. 1994 NCAA Championship – First Round 1 2 OT O2 F UAB 1 1 0 0 2 UCLA 1 1 0 1 3 Nov. 20, 1994, Los Angeles, Calif.

1999 NCAA Championship – First Round 1 2 F Southwest Missouri 1 0 1 UAB 1 1 2 Nov. 21, 1999, Birmingham, Ala. SCORING SUMMARY: 4:03 SMSU Lwali (Williams, Watson) 11:47 UAB Monteiro (Byaruhanga, Deras) 50:53 UAB Byaruhanga (Smith) Shots: SMSU 25, UAB 12 Saves: SMSU 2 (Modersohn 2), UAB 4 (Clemente 4) 1999 NCAA Championship – Second Round 1 2 F UAB 1 1 2 SMU 0 0 0 Nov. 27, 1999, Dallas, Texas SCORING SUMMARY: 7:30 UAB Monteiro (Pratt, Brinkley) 89:54 UAB Brinkley (unassisted) Shots: UAB 11, SMU 24 Saves: UAB 9 (Clemente 9 ), SMU 4 (Foss 4)

SCORING SUMMARY: 37:59 UAB Hagedorn (Corcoran) 42:25 UCLA LaBelle (Frye) 64:42 UCLA Jenkins (Lewis, Frye) 66:45 UAB Tracy (O’Keefe) 114:22 UCLA  Razov Shots: UAB 15, UCLA 19 Saves: UAB 6 (Papaconstantinou 6), UCLA 4 (Snitko 4)

1999 NCAA Championship – Third Round 1 2 OT F Santa Clara 1 1 1 3 UAB 0 2 0 2 Dec. 5, 1999, Birmingham, Ala.

1999 UAB MAKES ELITE EIGHT RUN It had been five years since the Blazers’ first trip to the NCAA Tournament. This time UAB had won the title of a different league, Conference USA. The Blazers went 15-5 and won the C-USA regular season title and the C-USA tournament. UAB hosted its first NCAA match, against Southwest Missouri, a team with a 20-game unbeaten streak and a 17-0-3 record. UAB extended its streak to 12 straight wins, however, as C-USA Player of the Year Peter Byarahunga and Flavio Monteiro scored, and UAB won, 2-1. UAB then knocked off SMU on the road in round two. Monteiro and Josh Brinkley scored in the 2-0 win. The Blazers’ run ended on their home field as Santa Clara’s Michael Goehring scored his second goal of the match in the 103rd minute to lift the Broncos to a 3-2 win over UAB and advance to the Men’s 6 7

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SCORING SUMMARY: 41:55 SCU Davis (Percell) 61:57 UAB Monteiro (unassisted) 78:56 SCU Goehring (Callahan) 88:33 UAB Byaruhanga (unassisted) 102:22 SCU Goehring (Canel) Shots: SCU 21, UAB 13 Saves: SCU 2 (Johnson 2), UAB 6 (Clemente 6)

2000 BLAZERS DROP 4 OT MATCH UAB and Washington battled in what may have been the most exciting NCAA Tournament game ever – a four-overtime thriller won by the Huskies. Washington defender Bryn Ritchie scored at the 141:57 mark to give the Huskies the win. The goal came off a corner kick from Mark Hogenhout. The Blazers were making their first ever appearance as an at-large team in the tournament. 2000 NCAA Championship - First Round

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UAB moved on to play No. 5 overall seed Clemson in Clemson, S.C. Monteiro and Rey scored in the 40th and 50th minute, respectively, to give UAB a two-goal lead. Clemson scored its first goal of the game with 10:06 remaining and tied the game with 1:38 left in regulation. Clemson All-American Oguchi Onyewu scored his second goal of the match two minutes into the second overtime.

SCORING SUMMARY: 141:57 WASH Ritchie (Hogenhout) Shots: UAB 16, Washington 34 Saves: UAB 12 (Clemente 12), Washington 6 (Olsen 6)

2001 BLAZERS MAKE 2ND SWEET 16 For the third consecutive year, the UAB men’s soccer team appeared in the NCAA Tournament. The Blazers opened tournament play in Columbia, S.C., against Furman. C-USA Freshman of the Year Clint Baumstark stole the show, making six saves on his way to a singleseason school record ninth shutout. Martin Rey converted a penalty kick 13 minutes into the first overtime to give UAB the win. The Blazers then played region host South Carolina. Rey scored two goals and Flavio Monteiro scored seven minutes into overtime to send UAB to its second Sweet 16 in three years.

2001 NCAA Championship – First Round 1 2 OT F UAB 0 0 1 1 Furman 0 0 0 0 Nov. 23, 2001, Columbia, S.C. SCORING SUMMARY: 102:30 UAB Rey (Penalty Kick) Shots: UAB 11, Furman 17 Saves: UAB 6 (Baumstark 6), Furman 5 (Blount 5) 2001 NCAA Championship – Second Round 1 2 OT F UAB 1 1 1 3 South Carolina 0 2 0 2 Nov. 25, 2001, Columbia, S.C.

Lukasz Kwapisz had a school record 11 shots in the 2006 NCAA Tournament first round game against Gardner-Webb.

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2012 Men’s Soccer UAB In The NCAA Tournament SCORING SUMMARY: 11:09 UAB Rey (Unassisted) 48:16 USC Daley (Penalty Kick) 75:07 UAB Rey (Unassisted) 76:01 USC Quinn (Barber) 96:47 UAB Monteiro (Off corner kick) Shots: UAB 10, USC 15 Saves: UAB 3 (Baumstark 3), USC 4 (Bachmeyer 4)

Shots: UAB 23, Gardner-Webb 11 Saves: UAB 4 (Johnson 3), Gardner-Webb 9 (Kettering 9)

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2001 NCAA Championship - Third Round 1 2 OT O2 F UAB 1 1 0 0 2 Clemson 0 2 0 1 3 Dec. 2, 2001, Clemson, S.C.

For the fifth time in the last 13 years, and sixth time overall, the UAB men’s soccer team has received a bid to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Blazers earned the No. 11 overall seed in the event, which guaranteed a bye into the second round of the 48-team field. It marked just the fourth time in program history UAB hosted a men’s soccer NCAA Tournament game.

SCORING SUMMARY: 39:59 UAB Monteiro (Mata) 49:06 UAB Rey (Garcia) 79:54 CLEM Rivera (Hilgenbrinck, Branan) 88:22 CLEM Onyewu (Gibson, Souders) 106:55 CLEM Onyewu (Bringsved) Shots: UAB 5, CLEM 23 Saves: UAB 9 (Baumstark 8), CLEM 2 (Warren 2)

Unfortunately, the UAB men’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to eventual NCAA runners-up Charlotte. The contest was played in front of 2,214 fans, which is the third-largest crowd in program history.

2006 BLAZERS RETURN TO NCAAs For the fourth time in the last eight years, and fifth time overall in program history, the UAB men’s soccer team made an appearance in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Blazers also hosted an NCAA Tournament game for just the third time in program history. Unfortunately, the appearance was a short one as the No. 23-ranked UAB men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie with Gardner-Webb. However the Bulldogs advanced to the next round after out-shooting the Blazers, 3-1, on penalty kicks. UAB redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Wes Johnson gave up an early goal before going on to shut down the Bulldogs throughout the rest of the contest. Junior forward Shane Elsner scored UAB’s only goal of the game off an assist from senior forward Jersen Monteiro. The Blazers led Gardner-Webb, 23-11, in shots with senior forward/midfielder Lukasz Kwapisz getting most of the looks with 11 shots, five of which were on goal. Sophomore midfielder Two-Boys Gumede had three shots for the game. 2006 NCAA Championship – First Round 1 2 OT O2 F Gardner-Webb 1 0 0 0 1 (PK 3-1) UAB 1 0 0 0 1 Nov. 11, 2006, Birmingham, Ala.

Charlotte wasted no time getting on the board first when it scored only 43 seconds into the contest. It was the same exact scenario for the 49ers to begin the second half. This time, the goal was scored just 1:16 into the second stanza. Just over three minutes later, at the 49:24 mark, the 49ers extended their lead to a three-goal advantage. But the Blazers would not go down without a fight. UAB answered just under a minute later, at the 50:36 mark, when junior Kofi Gyawu sent a long cross to the back post that found a wide open Chase Wickham. The Vancouver, B.C. native then snapped a header into the right side of the net to cut the Charlotte lead to 3-1. UAB had another couple solid scoring opportunities in the 64th minute and the 70th minute. However, two different Charlotte defenders each made a team save with its goalkeeper out of position in both instances, keeping the 49er lead at two goals. 2011 NCAA Championship – Second Round 1 2 F Charlotte 1 2 3 UAB 0 1 1 Nov. 11, 2011, Birmingham, Ala. SCORING SUMMARY: 00:43 CHA Evans (Gentile) 46:16 CHA Rex (Beaulieu) 49:24 CHA Beaulieu (Caughran) 50:36 UAB Wickham (Gyawu) Shots: UAB 10, Charlottte 10 Saves: UAB 3 (Woszczynski 3), Charlotte 5 (Davis 3, Team 2)

SCORING SUMMARY: 2:46 GW Godfrey (Salvaggione, Pinzon) 39:48 UAB Elsner (Monteiro)

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Birmingham The Magic City

The statue of Vulcan — Roman God of Fire and Iron — is the symbol of the city of Birmingham.

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ith a population of more than 230,000 (more than one million in the metropolitan area), Birmingham has a strong, diverse, service-oriented economy and is recognized as a Southeast leader. Founded shortly after the Civil War, Birmingham rapidly became known as “The Magic City” because of its phenomenal rate of industrial growth in its beginning. Its mountainous strata and forest surrounding the city

are rich with ore deposits, and it was that natural wealth that quickly transformed young Birmingham into a bustling steel metropolis. Today, Birmingham continues to earn the distinction, “The Magic City,” but this tribute is due to the city’s economic competitiveness, technological advancements and quality of life — offerings which are sought after by professionals with an eye toward the future. Birmingham has been recognized as one of America’s “Most Livable Cities” by the U.S. Conference of Mayors — as recently as 1993. Birmingham’s strategic location and diverse economy position the city as one of tremendous opportunity and growth. Centrally located and the largest municipality in Ala­bama, the city is home to a number of renowned individuals who have made an impression on the nation and the world in music and entertainment, education, medicine and sports, to name a few. There is never a lack of cultural entertainment in “The Magic City”. Dozens of neighborhood and city-wide festivals, museums, parks, sports competitions and much more provide unlimited activity and amusement. Residents and visitors to Birmingham enjoy the city’s recreational and historical attractions such as the Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Vulcan Park, Sloss Furnaces, Southern Museum of Flight and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Sports enthusiasts will never be at a loss for activity at the heart of the “Football Capital of the South.” UAB plays all of its home football games at historic Legion Field, which also was the site of preliminary round soccer matches at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Professional athletic teams in the area include the Class-AA Birmingham Barons (baseball). Several annual fests are held in Birmingham. The biggest is City Stages, held each spring in the downtown City Center. City Stages attracts nearly a quarter of a million people for a threeday weekend of unlimited music. All of this and more makes Birmingham “The Magic City” to residents and visitors yearround.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum stands as a reminder of the past and a beacon of hope for the future.

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UAB At A Glance UAB is a young, dynamic university that has, over four decades, won international renown for its leading-edge research, medical care and academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Home to more than 17,500 students and 2,000 faculty members, UAB impacts every facet of the Birmingham community, improving the lives of residents through innovative health care, education, and active service and engagement. On a campus encompassing 86 city blocks, breakthroughs are made daily in the arts and sciences, business, dentistry, education, engineering, health professions, medicine, nursing, optometry and public health.

Bharat Soni, one of America’s top computing experts and a UAB engineering professor, has created a high-performance virtual reality lab on campus. In more than 80 interdisciplinary research centers all over campus, faculty and students are pushing the envelope in science and medicine, developing new treatments and cures for conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s to heart disease. UAB’s physician-researchers, and the facilities in which they work, are recognized as among the best in the nation. UAB’s impact on its community and state is tremendous, and is seen not only in improved education and health care, but in a stronger economy. As Alabama’s largest single employer, UAB has some 18,000 employees and is responsible for more than 61,000 jobs statewide (that’s one of every 33 jobs), and has an annual economic impact of $4.6 billion. One of every 25 dollars in the state’s budget is generated by UAB.

A University Forging the Future • UAB has seen record overall enrollment for three consecutive years. In fall 2011, UAB welcomed 17,575 students and its largest freshman class ever (over 1,600), with two-thirds of those freshmen living on campus. • Forbes lists UAB among the top 20% of all U.S. undergraduate institutions and The Princeton Review has ranked the university in the top 10 nationally for student diversity for three consecutive years (currently 5th). • An exciting nexus of the sciences, business and education, and the arts and humanities, UAB is forging the ideas and technologies of tomorrow with intensely collaborative research and scholarship. It’s where creativity and innovation are campus traditions—and where successful futures begin.

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UAB enriches Birmingham’s cultural landscape through a diversity of people and activities such as athletics, performing arts, theatre, social service, and much more.

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Health Care • UAB Hospital is the largest in the state and among the largest and most complex in the nation (1,146 beds), and the only Alabama hospital listed for 22 straight years in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” issue, which lists only 3 percent of hospitals nationwide. In the current issue, UAB has six medical specialties in the top 25. • UAB is the largest academic medical center in Alabama and one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the United States, treating 1,187,230 patients last year. • UAB provides vital resources and services that are offered nowhere else in Alabama, such as an adult level 1 trauma center, a burn center, and a Level III (highest level) regional neonatal intensive care unit. • UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center was one of the nation’s first such centers designated by the National Cancer Institute and remains the only one in Alabama and a six-state region. • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has designated UAB as one of only six Diabetes Research and Training Centers in the country, putting the university at the forefront in development of new methods to treat, prevent and, ultimately, cure diabetes.

• The UAB School of Health Professions provides advanced opportunities and is one of the largest schools of its type in the nation, with 21 innovative programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree levels within six departments: Critical Care, Diagnostic and Therapeautic Sciences; Health Services Administration; Nutrition Sciences; Occupational Therapy; and Physical Therapy.  U.S. News & World Report ranks several SHP programs among the nation’s top 25. • UAB Kirklin Clinic is a state-of-the-art, full-service clinic that furnishes a full range of adult outpatient care. Housing more than 25 specialties and more than 700 specialists under one roof, UAB Kirklin Clinic conveniently provides in-house diagnostic testing, surgery services, a pharmacy and educational seminars. • Several graduate programs at UAB have been recognized for excellence nationally. In the most recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report of graduate programs, the School of Nursing ranks 26th overall, with the School of Medicine being 27th and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 58th. Individual programs also have been cited, with the AIDS program within the School of Medicine ranked 5th and the School of Health Profession’s health administration program ranked 7th.

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Research Enterprise

• UAB is ranked 31st nationally for federal research and development funding, attracting over $460 million in 2010, and is 21st in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). • UAB is among a handful of universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for both “high research activity” and “community engagement,” which suggests how effectively the university harnesses that research to benefit the community—in terms of the economy, education, better health, and quality of life. • Recent breakthroughs include a novel bio-coating for cardiac stents that significantly reduces the need for follow-up surgery; using remote satellite imaging to discover ancient ruins in Egypt, featured in a recent BBC documentary; a new collaboration with HudsonAlpha (Huntsville) investigating the genetic roots of Parkinson’s disease; the opening the Materials Processing and Application Development (MPAD) facility, the largest academic research facility of its kind in the nation, offering the rare capability of developing both metals and composites under one roof.

• Innovation Depot, in which UAB is a founding partner, was recently named the Top High-Tech Business Incubator in the nation by the National Business Incubation Association. As the largest incubator in the Southeast, the Depot was responsible for 75 tenant companies and $274 million in sales impact in 2010 (and $1.4 billion in sales impact over the past five years). • Physician-researchers are at the top of their fields, serving as editors-inchief of 25 peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, and in high-level national posts—UAB faculty are currently serving as President of the American Cancer Society and President-elect of the American Heart Association, and an alumna, Dr. Regina Benjamin, is U.S. Surgeon General.

Challenging, Distinctive

• UAB is one of only two academic institutions available nationwide receiving requests for Crew Robotics and Vehicle Equipment (CRAVE) for NASA’s International Space Station, space shuttles, and beyond. Lee Moradi, CRAVE program manager in the Center for Biophysical Science and Engineering, says UAB will design, test, and manufacture high-precision research instruments and thermal carriers, he also foresees additional work to develop extravehicular activity and robotics equipment, crew health and conditioning systems, and environmental control and life-support technology.

Academic Programs • UAB offers one-of-a-kind programs, such as the only undergraduate biomedical engineering degree, the only industrial distribution degree in the Southeast, and one of only four forensic accounting and IT concentrations in the nation. • UAB also offers unrivaled research and scholarship opportunities for students at all levels, ranking 1st among all public universities in federal research funding per incoming freshman. Of the 138 undergraduates enrolled in the Science and Technology Honors Program (part of the acclaimed UAB Honors Academy) in 2010-11, 35 were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. • In the U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs, UAB has 13 programs in the top 25 and five in the top 10: Master’s in health administration, 5th; School of Medicine’s AIDS program, 6th; Medicine’s primary care, 10th; nurse practitioner (adult), 10th; nursing service administration, 10th. • The Scientist ranked UAB 22nd nationally (and 6th among public universities) in its “Best Places to Work as a Postdoctoral Fellow” issue. • UAB’s Alys Stephens Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary as Birmingham’s “home for the performing arts,” housing a 1,330-seat concert hall, intimate recital hall and state-of-the-art theatres. With 24 Steinway pianos in its music department, UAB is Alabama’s first “All-Steinway School” and one of only 125 in the world. • The School of Nursing is designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for International Nursing, one of only 10 such centers in the U.S. and 45 in the world.

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• Former UAB men’s golfer Graeme McDowell (right) won the U.S. Open in 2010. At UAB, he was the nation’s No. 1-ranked collegiate golfer in 2002. • In 34 seasons of competition, the Blazer men’s basketball team has enjoyed 29 winning seasons, has made 25 trips to postseason tournaments (14 NCAA, 11 NIT), and has won eight conference championships. With the 2011 NCAA berth, the Blazers have reached postseason play in eight of the past nine years (4 NCAA, 4 NIT). UAB advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2004, knocking off tournament No. 1 seed Kentucky in the second round.

• Just in the past three years, UAB students earned 8 Goldwater Scholarships, 7 Fulbright scholarships, 3 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships and an NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship (one of only 15 in the nation).

• Blazer football earned its first postseason bowl appearance with a berth in the 2004 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. The Blazers have finished as Conference USA runner-up three times since they became a football-playing member of the league. • The men’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Championships for the sixth time overall in 2011. The team won the 1999 C-USA Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final 8. • The UAB women’s soccer team has won the C-USA Tournament title twice (2004 and 2006), earning NCAA trips both years. In 2003, the UAB women captured the C-USA regular season title.

• The UAB softball team made its first NCAA tournament appearance in 2010 and made a return trips in 2011 and 2012. The Blazers defeated Florida State in the first round of the 2011 Athens Regional for their first ever NCAA tourney win.

• The Blazers field 17 intercollegiate teams as a Division I member of the NCAA and a founding member of Conference USA.

• The Blazer volleyball team has made two NCAA tournament appearances in the past six years (2006 and 2008). The program earned its first NCAA tournament victory in 2008 with a firstround win over Missouri State.

• Vonetta Flowers, a former UAB track & field All-American, made history in February of 2002 when she won a Gold Medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Flowers became the first Winter Olympics Gold Medalist ever from Alabama when she teamed with Jill Bakken to capture the twowoman bobsled competition.

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Innovation Depot, the business incubator affiliated with UAB; oversees the UAB Research Foundation; and coordinates UAB’s efforts with the Alabama Development Office, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Birmingham Business Alliance and others. He also is charged with facilitating strong relationships and collaborative efforts with research groups and other universities within the state. Dr. Marchase is past president of the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairs. He has been both president and vice president for Science Policy for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), which represents more than 100,000 scientists and is recognized as the principal voice of the biomedical research

community on issues related to research funding and policy. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Cornell University and his doctorate in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Marchase began his academic career at Duke University. He was an initial recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Marchase is married to Gail Andrews, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Brian Mackin, Athletics Director

rian Mackin was named UAB’s Director of Athletics on February 14, 2007. He moved into the position after spending five years as senior associate athletic director for external affairs for the Blazers. A former UAB baseball letterman, Mackin has a deep-rooted passion for the University and its athletics program. With an eye on the future, his commitment to continue to grow the program has been clear in the time since he became athletics director. Mackin’s desire to see UAB excel both on and off the playing field was never more apparent than this past academic year when the Blazers turned in their highest finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings in 12 years. He has made success in the classroom and improving athletic facilities two of his top priorities. Mackin was able to secure the first-ever naming rights for the athletics program with the generous gift from Don and Marsha Hire for the Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center. With the opening of the Academic Center, an abundance of new computer equipment has been added. Mackin has also strengthened the academic area by creating additional staff positions. Under Mackin’s watch, the Academic Reform Group (ARG) was initiated. This group is made up of athletics staff members and academic support staff. With its mission to create an environment of academic excellence in the department, the group addresses every aspect of a student-athlete’s experience while at UAB. Mackin has also demonstrated his commitment to academic success by initiating a penalty structure for student-athletes and making them accountable

if they miss classes or tutorial sessions. Mackin’s priority on academics has paid dividends as the Blazers’ Academic Progress Rates (APR) scores have improved each year under his tenure as AD. The most recent APR report released in June showed that all but three of UAB’s teams have a multi-year rate of 950 or better. Since Mackin became athletics director, a new 10,000-square foot weight room has opened. A new, spacious, state-of the-art athletic training facility opened in the fall of 2008. With the renovation of the Ullman Building, the Blazers’ Olympic sports coaches have been able to relocate into brand new offices. Other facilities improvements have included the resurfacing of the track for the Blazers’ track and field team. The first phase of the new, on-campus UAB softball facility was completed prior to the start of the 2010 season. This past February, the Don and Alicia Huey Softball Hitting Facility was dedicated. The upgrades and progress of the program under Mackin have not been limited to facilities and academics. In the last two years, the athletics program entered an agreement with Nike that provides apparel and equipment for all of UAB’s athletics teams. In his position as athletics director, Mackin has also been involved on various conference and national committees. He just completed his first year as a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. Mackin came on board at UAB in the spring of 2002 as senior associate AD for external affairs. In that role, he was responsible for fund-raising, corporate support and marketing for the athletic department. In 2006, Mackin was named Division I-A Fundraiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors. Under Mackin’s leadership, contributions to UAB athletics nearly

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tripled from $1.3 million in 2001 to about $3.7 million in 2006. Additionally, he has been responsible for the creation of several affinity groups including the Athletic Investors Group, the Champion Club, and the Blazer Club, which brought together the two annual funds supporting football and men’s basketball. Prior to joining UAB, Mackin served as Manager of Corporate Business Development at Vulcan Materials, where he was responsible for examining potential new markets for business development and locating growth opportunities in the industry. Mackin earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from UAB in 1983. He was a member of the Blazer baseball team four seasons and then moved into the Houston Astros baseball organization where he spent one season. Mackin then joined Vulcan Materials, where he held management positions in sales and market analysis. In 1990, he joined Southern Ready Mix as sales manager before joining Dunn Construction in 1993 where he rose to vice president in 1999. His responsibilities included business development, sales and project management. Mackin’s community activities include the Birmingham Tip-Off Club, which hosts the State High School Final Four, the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and the Birmingham Rotary Club. He has served as the president of the Birmingham Tip-Off Club. In addition, Mackin is a member of the Public Athletic, Cultural and Entertainment Facilities Board of the City of Birmingham (PACE). Mackin and his wife, Sally, have five children: Ragland (24), Brian Jr. (22), Ferrell (19), Mary Aileen (18), and Ella (16).

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1993. Dr. Messina received his doctorate in business administration (D.B.A.) from Mississippi State University in 1993, a master’s in professional accountancy at MSU in 1990, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of West Alabama in 1986. He has four times been awarded for UAB Excellence in Classroom Teaching; has received the UAB President’s Excellence in Teaching Award; twice received the Loudell

Robinson Excellence in Accounting Teaching Award, the NSAC Silver Pen Research Award and the El Paso Energy Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, along with several other teaching and research honors. Dr. Messina has published extensively in tax, accounting, and cooperative journals and has presented a variety of seminars around the country over the past several years.

Senior Administrative Staff

Shannon Ealy

Senior Associate AD for External Affairs

Norm Reilly

Associate AD for Media Relations

Derita Ratcliffe

Senior Associate AD Senior Woman Administrator

Matt Wildt

Associate AD for Ticket Operations & Football Administration

Coleman Barnes

Corey Bray

Associate AD for Development

Associate AD for Compliance

Reid Adair

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Danez Marrable Associate AD for Student Services

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2011 Fall men’s soccer graduates Victor Sambade and Tucker Stone.

(L-R) Marsha and Don Hire, Mr. Charles J. Hoke and UAB Athletics Director Brian Mackin cut the ribbon on the new Academic Center in 2008.

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ssociate Athletic Director for Student degrees and to produce responsible citizens. The athletic advisors, in conjunction with Services Danez M. Marrable-Lockhart oversees a staff of eight full-time advisors, a specific major advisors, work with studentlearning specialist, reading and writing spe- athletes on a regular basis on necessary cialist and five assistants in the Don M. & requirements for their chosen degree. The Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic advisors also help plan class schedules, keepCenter. Their mission is to provide the highest ing in mind academic standing, practice, quality of academic support, counseling and travel and competition schedules. In addiguidance to UAB student-athletes by promot- tion, athletic advisors regularly review the ing academic excellence, self-responsibility, performance and class attendance of all student-athletes to help them keep on pace personal and professional growth. Marrable-Lockhart and her staff act as a toward graduation. In addition, the Life Skills program is run liaison between the student-athlete, coaches and UAB’s academic communities and through this office. This NCAA program cenensures that student-athletes comply with ters around the five commitments (academacademic rules established by the univer- ics, athletics, personal development, career sity, the NCAA and Conference USA. The development and community service) and staff also coordinates academic programs was created to support the student-athlete designed to assist the student-athletes in development initiatives and enhance the acquiring a quality education as well as quality of the student-athlete experience programs to promote personal and career within the context of higher education. Finally, the Student-Athlete development. Advisory Committee (SAAC) UAB’s Student Ser2011-12 C-USA is advised through the student vices program wants Commissioner’s services offices. This group, the to make certain that Honor Roll ‘voice’ of the student-athletes, is student-athletes suc(Student-athletes achieving composed of representatives from ceed to their higheach team. At UAB, this group est academic ability. cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better) works to promote UAB athletInherent in the proStewart Abrahart ics, organizes community service gram is the philosophy Alex Clay efforts, provides administration that student-athletes Jack Falle with the voice of the student-athtake responsibility for letes and works to ensure studenttheir own growth and Reed Matte athlete welfare and success in the development while Ian Michalak Birmingham community. receiving maximum Milan Milinkovic UAB’s commitment to academsupport. The academic Tucker Stone ic excellence got a boost in the unit’s goals are to preChase Wickham summer of 2008 with the complepare student-athletes tion of the Don M. & Marsha for viable careers, to Carl Woszczynski Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Acaassist them in securing 7 6

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demic Center. Under the direction of athletics director Brian Mackin, and with a generous donation from Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire, UAB was able to completely renovate the academic center and provide first-class facilities to the Blazers’ student-athletes. Sitting in the middle of UAB’s athletic complexes, including Bartow Arena and the football practice facilities, the Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center serves as the home for overseeing the educational development and progress toward graduation for all student-athletes.

Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center • Completed in the Summer of 2008 • Houses a director, a learning specialist, sevenfull-time advisors and five assistants • More than 50 tutors and mentors • Over 40 computers available for student use • Computer lab for general student use • Learning lab • Laptops for student-athlete checkout • Mentor meeting room • Nine small group and one-on-one tutor rooms From L to R: Victor Sambade, Mike Getman, Tucker Stone, Drew Barnette

• Five large group study areas • Staff conference room • Tutor/mentor resource library

Spring 2012 graduates: Back Row (L-R): Trey Ragland, D.A. Autry, Beas Hamga, TaRonda Randall, Meagan Brown, D.J. Reese. Front Row (L-R): Giorgia Romeo, Georgia Luch, Carolyn Polcari, Allison Young, Brittany DeFelice.

Danez Marrable Associate Athletic Director for Student Services

Drew Barnette Academic Advisor

Greg Green Coordinator of Football Academics

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he Sports Medicine staff provides for all 16 varsity teams and 350 University of Alabama at Birmingham student-athletes with high quality health care. Student-athletes have access to the leading sports medicine and health care professionals. The Sports Medicine staff consists of team physicians, dentists, athletic trainers and a sports nutritionist. The daily care, prevention, evaluation and treatment of injuries is supervised by a staff of seven full-time and five graduate assistants that have been certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and licensed by the state of Alabama. The Sports Medicine program is under the direction of Mike Jones; his full-time athletic

Dr. Brenda Baumann

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trainers are Melissa Adams, Laurie Fincher, Bryan Koch, Greg Mytyk, Daniel Springer and Jennifer Wallace. Graduate assistant trainers Seong Choi, Matt Fisher, Ellen Harris, Daniel Lindsay, Ian McComb and Logan Speicher complete the staff. Team physicians are affiliated with the acclaimed UAB Health System, health professional school and the UAB Sports Medicine.

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Dr. Marshall Crowther

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U.S. News & World Report and other national publications consistently rank UAB’s innovative programs and expert specialists among the best in America. The Medical Director of UAB Sports Medicine is Dr. William Garth, an orthopedic surgeon. He is responsible for all services provided to student-athletes. General medical care is provided by Dr. Brenda Baumann and Dr. Marshall Crowther. In the fall of 2008, the Wallace Building Athletic Training Room opened. The 9,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility offers the finest therapeutic modalities and rehabilitative equipment. It has an extensive collection of therapeutic and rehabilitation equipment including a BTE isokinetic testing machine and hydrotherapy tanks. The Wet Room features two free standing dualtank consoles that offer whole-body and extremity immersion in either warm or cold hydrotherapy. UAB has the largest dual-tank console that has a stainless steel tank with a capacity of 1,450 gallons of water and can accommodate up to 25 football studentathletes at a time. In addition to the Wallace Building Facility, auxiliary athletic training rooms are located in Bartow Arena and in Young Memorial Field.

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In the fall semester, 2008, the Wallace Building Athletic Training Room opened its doors. UAB student-athletes began enjoying a brand-new, state of the art athletic training facility. The new 9,000 square foot center allows the athletic training staff to work more efficiently and gives the studentathletes a much more comfortable facility.

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coach Stacey Torman has more than 20 years of experience in the area of strength and conditioning at UAB. She has helped produce numerous NSCA All-Americans. Torman’s work is instrumental in the team’s fitness level and preparation for the school. Torman and the Blazers spend a lot of their time in the bright and spacious weight room, which includes state-of-the-art equipment for weight training, stretching and conditioning workouts.

Chandler, Torman and the staff use a variety of techniques to assist the Blazers in achieving maximum performance and potential. With a heavy emphasis on Olympic style weightlifting, the program concentrates on speed, power, and strength.

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dren’s Hospital during the spring. Every week, several players and coaches spend quality time with patients and families at the Children’s Hospital. Other community service ventures recently had included UAB’s Classroom Connection, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and joining with local radio station 95.7 to help clean up a Birmingham-area elementary school.

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Proud Past Bright Future Summer, 1977: Coach Gene Bartow is hired as UAB’s first intercollegiate Athletics Director and head basketball coach. Preparations begin for the hiring of coaches and support staff, recruitment of student-athletes, establishment of the Golden 100 scholarship foundation, scheduling, etc. Fall, 1978: UAB athletic teams begin intercollegiate competition for the first time; the university begins an 11-year association with the Sun Belt Conference. Nov. 24, 1978: The UAB men’s basketball team plays its first game, a 66-54 loss to Nebraska before a crowd of 14,800 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center; UAB has gone on to win 20 or more games 15 times, appear in 11 NCAA Tournaments and eight NITs. March, 1981: The Blazer men’s basketball team defeats Kentucky in the NCAA Mideast Regional, and reaches the NCAA “Sweet 16.” This appearance marks the beginning of a streak of seven consecutive NCAA Tournaments for UAB (1981-87). March, 1982: UAB adds to its amazing basketball success story, defeating Indiana and Virginia in the Southeast Regional, and reaching the NCAA “Elite Eight.” The Southeast Regional in Birmingham is the first of five NCAA Tournament events to be hosted by UAB (’82, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88). March, 1989: Blazer basketball reaches the NIT Final Four, defeating Michigan State for third place at Madison Square Garden. Fall, 1989: The UAB club football team is organized; the team goes 0-6 in its first season. 1990-91: The Blazer baseball team wins its first Sun Belt Conference Championship and becomes the first UAB team other than men’s basketball to participate in the NCAA Tournament. Men’s tennis wins the first of five consecutive conference championships in the Sun Belt and Great Midwest Conferences. Volleyball wins the first of three consecutive championships in the Sun Belt and Great Midwest conferences and makes its first of four consecutive post-season appearances. 1991-92: UAB begins competition in the Great Midwest Conference. The UAB football team begins its first season of varsity play at the Division III level. Blazer volleyball and baseball win the first Great Midwest Championship. UAB places its first men’s tennis players, Frank Schaffner and Karl Steffen, in NCAA Tournament play. 1992-93: Men’s basketball reaches the NIT Final Four, defeating Alabama, Clemson, Southwest Missouri State and Providence. The nationally-ranked UAB men’s tennis team participates in the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Blazer volleyball, cross country and tennis teams all win Great Midwest Conference championships. January, 1993: UAB announces that its football program will compete at the NCAA I-AA level, beginning with the 1993 season. 1993-94: Blazer teams win six league championships, and UAB wins the Great Midwest Conference Commissioner’s Cup, awarded to the university with the most successful overall athletics program. The Blazer basketball team goes 14-0 vs. GMW opponents and makes its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Men’s basketball is nationally-ranked and participates in the NCAA Tournament. August, 1994: UAB announces that its football program will compete at the NCAA I-A level and that the school will field a women’s soccer team beginning with the 1996 season. 1994-95: UAB soccer wins the Great Midwest Conference championship and participates in the NCAA Tournament. UAB wins GMW championship in men’s and women’s tennis, women’s indoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field and men’s golf. April 24, 1995: UAB becomes a charter member of Conference USA. March 26, 1996: One era ends and another begins as coach Gene Bartow steps down as head men’s basketball coach. November 14, 1996: Conference USA announces that UAB has been admitted as a football-playing member; the Blazers will begin C-USA play in 1999. 1997-98: UAB freshman Mirela Vladulescu takes the women’s collegiate tennis world by storm, winning both the ITA Clay Court National Championship and Riviera Women’s All-America Championship; she is the first UAB tennis player to win a collegiate grand slam 8 4

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event. Vladulescu will later be the top-ranked player in the NCAA rankings for much of the 1997-98 season. The men’s golf team receives a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. 1998-99: The men’s basketball team makes its 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Mirela Vladulescu returns to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year, despite an injury-plagued season. 1999-00: UAB athletics has arguably its best season to date. The UAB football team becomes an official member of Conference USA and goes 4-2 in conference play during its inaugural season. The UAB men’s soccer team wins the Conference USA Championship and reaches the NCAA “Elite Eight”. Synchronized swimming finishes fourth in the country at the U.S. Collegiate Championships in its inaugural season. Women’s basketball reaches the “Sweet 16,” the men’s tennis team makes its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and men’s golf makes its second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years. July 10, 2000: Gene Bartow announces his retirement as athletics director after 23 years of service to the university. August 22, 2000: Herman Frazier is named UAB’s second athletics director. Sept. 23, 2000: In what was arguably the greatest win in UAB football history, the Blazers go to Baton Rouge, La. and upset SEC foe LSU, 13-10, on a game-winning field goal by Rhett Gallego in the waining seconds. 2000-01: Led by sophomore All-American Graeme McDowell, the men’s golf team finished ninth in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to its first NCAA Championship at Duke University, where it garnered a tie for 12th place. Senior women’s tennis player Mirela Vladulescu finished off a four-year career as one of the most successful athletes in UAB history. The men’s soccer team made it to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. The football team finished 7-4 overall, becoming the first “bowl-eligible” Blazer squad since UAB moved to the NCAA I-A level in 1996. The women’s basketball team, led by junior All-American Deanna Jackson, finished the season 20-11 and advanced to the WNIT. In just its second season, the synchronized swimming team placed fourth at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and eighth at the U.S. Nationals. 2001-02: Led by All-American Graeme McDowell, who was the No. 1-ranked golfer in the nation, the UAB men made their third consecutive appearance (fourth overall) in the NCAA Tournament. The Blazer football squad again boasted another “bowl eligible” season, as the team went 6-5 in 2001. The men’s soccer team made its third consecutive trip (fourth overall) to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the “Sweet 16.” The UAB softball team had its best season to date, advancing to the C-USA Championship game and boasting a 39-22 overall record. Denise Peters and Lisa Nowoslawski of the women’s soccer team were both named Verizon Academic All-Americans. In addition, Peters was named the C-USA Women’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year. Synchronized swimming earned its highest finish to date at the U.S. Collegiate Championships, taking third. Four swimmers received Academic All-America honors and three swimmers were named All-Americans by the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Coaches Committee. April 4, 2002: Athletics Director Herman Frazier and UAB President Ann Reynolds announce the hiring of Mike Anderson as UAB’s third men’s basketball coach. November 21, 2002: Watson Brown is named UAB‘s third athletics director. 2002-03: In his first season at the helm of the men’s basketball program, Mike Anderson guided the Blazers to a 21-win season and a quarterfinal finish in the NIT. Lisa Nowoslawski capped off her career for the women’s soccer program by earning several prestigious academic awards, including an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the C-USA Postseason Scholarship Award and first-team Verizon / CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for the second straight year. The synchronized swimming team posted its second straight third-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and recorded a fourth place finish, its highest to date, at the U.S. National Championships. Six swimmers received Academic All-America honors and three swimmers were named All-Americans by the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Coaches Committee. Sept. 4, 2003: The UAB football team plays host to Southern Miss in front of the biggest crown in UAB history, and the most people ever to watch a Conference USA football game when 44,669 people flocked to Legion Field. October 31, 2003: With a dominating 2-0 win on the road against USF, the UAB women’s soccer team earned its first Conference USA Championship and set the school record for shutouts in a season with nine. The Blazers’ Tara Kidwell and Jill Knottek each scored second half goals to lead UAB to its momentous victory. March, 2004: The UAB men’s basketball team shocks the college basketball world with its 76-75 upset over top-seeded Kentucky to advance to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament. The Blazers would finish the season with a 22-10 overall record and ranked No. 23 in the country. Also, the Blazers’ 12-4 record in Conference USA earned them a share of the first C-USA regular season championship. Head coach Mike Anderson was also named the 2004 Conference USA Coach of the Year. Spring, 2004: The synchronized swimming team posted is third straight third-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and recorded a fifth-place finish at the U.S. National Championships. Fall, 2004: The UAB women’s soccer team claimed the C-USA Tournament title with a thrilling 2-1 victory over host and regular-season champion Saint Louis in St. Louis, Mo., to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth in school history. The UAB football team made its

The final score read 13-10 as the UAB football program earned its signature victory at LSU on Sept. 23, 2000.

Mirela Vladulesu took the collegiate tennis world by storm and was the top-ranked women’s tennis player in the country for much of the 1997-98 season.

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In 2011, the UAB men’s basketball team secured the program’s first outright Conference USA regular season championship.

2004 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. The Blazers fell to the Warriors, 59-40, on Christmas Eve in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Spring, 2008: UAB men’s golf team captures the program’s first-ever Conference USA Championship. The Blazers went on to make the program’s seventh NCAA Regional and third NCAA National Championship appearances. Zack Sucher was tabbed second-team All-America and captured four individual titles during the 2007-08 men’s golf season. May 21, 2008: The UAB baseball team made history by recording the program’s first-ever win over the then-No. 5 Rice Owls, 8-2, in the opening round of the Conference USA Tournament. Not only did the Blazers defeat the Owls for the first time in 10 tries, but it also was the secondhighest ranked opponent the baseball team has defeated in program history. The Blazers would go on to match their best-ever result in the C-USA Tournament, making it to the semifinals. 2009-10: The softball team capped arguably the most successful season in program history with 37 wins and its first ever NCAA tournament berth. The men’s basketball team also Participated in the postseason, advancing to the NIT quarterfinals and hosting defending national champion North Carolina at Bartow Arena. Individually, football’s Joe Webb and men’s soccer’s Two-Boys Gumede were selected as C-USA Offensive Players of the Year for their sports. Jala Harris became the first C-USA women’s basketball player ever to earn Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year honors in the same season. Feb. 23, 2010: The UAB softball team opened its new, on-campus facility, drawing a school-record crowd of 1,323 to its contest with Alabama. Spring, 2011: The UAB men’s basketball team captured the program’s first-ever outright Conference USA regular season championship. The Blazers were also selected to the NCAA Tournament, marking their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2006 and the program’s 14th NCAA selection in its 32-year history. The softball team earned its second NCAA berth in as many seasons as well. Furthermore, women’s tennis standout Jenny Cape became the first Academic AllAmerican for her sport,

Spring, 2006: The UAB men’s basketball team earned its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament after finishing as Conference USA regular season and tournament runner-up. The synchronized swimming team took fourth place at the U.S. Collegiate Nationals. The Blazer softball team turned in one of its finest seasons in program history as the team won 31 games during the season to finish as the C-USA runner-up. Head coach Marla Townsend was named the C-USA Coach-of-the-Year. April 7, 2006: Mike Davis named as the fourth head basketball coach in program history. Fall, 2006: UAB’s fall sports teams made three NCAA Tournament appearances, claimed three C-USA titles and beat the No. 1 team in the country. The UAB cross country team won the conference championship and head coach Ray Stanfield was named C-USA Coach of the Year. The women’s soccer team ran through the C-USA Tournament, and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. UAB’s men’s soccer team beat the No. 1 team in the country during the regular season and hosted a first-round NCAA Tournament game. To conclude the fall sports season, the Blazer volleyball squad won its first-ever Conference USA Tournament title and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. December 17, 2006: Former Georgia offensive coordinator Neil Callaway was chosen to lead the UAB football team, becoming the third coach in the program’s history, and the second coach to lead the Blazers since becoming a Division I program in 1996. Spring, 2007: Zack Sucher matched UAB’s highest finish ever at the NCAA Men’s Golf Champion- s h i p s , closing the tournament tied for fourth place with a five-under 275 during four rounds of play. Sucher became just the fourth UAB men’s golfer in program history to earn AllAmerican status, nabbing a spot on the honorable mention All-America team. In addition, the men’s golf team made its fifth NCAA Regional appearance in the past eight years. February 14, 2007: Former UAB baseball player and alumnus Brian Mackin was selected as the program’s fourth full-time Athletics Director.

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The 2012 UAB baseball team claimed the program’s first-ever Conference USA Tournament title. while track and field also received its first Academic All-America selections, as Nora Mehl and Rhiannon Johns received the nod. Dec. 5, 2011: UAB’s Director of Athletics Brian Mackin introduced new football head coach Garrick McGee in front of a standing room only crowd in the Green and Gold room inside Bartow Arena. McGee becomes the fourth head coach in Blazer football history. March 27, 2012: Jerod Haase was introduced as the new UAB men’s basketball coach by Athletic Director Brian Mackin. Haase, who spent the previous nine seasons at North Carolina, helping the Tar Heels to a pair of national championships (2005 and 2011), becomes the fifth head coach in the program’s 34-year history. May 27, 2012: The UAB baseball team celebrated the program’s first-ever C-USA Tournament title with a 5-0 victory over Memphis in the championship game. As a result, the Blazers reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991 and just the second time in program history. Spring, 2012: Three UAB spring sports reached the NCAA Tournament. Following the baseball team’s C-USA Championship dramatics, the Blazers were selected to compete at the Florida State regional. Meanwhile, the softball team made their third consecutive NCAA at-large appearance when UAB travelled to compete at the Tennessee Regional. Furthermore, the men’s golf team finished third at the NCAA Stanford Regional to the program’s fourth NCAA Championship appearance.

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ne of the most respected figures in intercollegiate athletics, Gene Bartow, forged the UAB athletic program into a well-rounded organization with outstanding teams in several sports. Bartow, considered the “founding father” of UAB athletics, grew the intercollegiate sports program there from its infancy into one that featured 17 sports and an annual operating budget of more than $8 million by the time he retired from the position in 2000. Bartow, who passed away Jan. 3, 2012 after a nearly three-year battle with cancer, guided the program through three conference changes, grew the football team from a club sport into a Division I-A program, and added several women’s sports to the university’s athletics roster. Bartow was at the helm of the UAB men’s basketball program for 18 seasons, compiling a record of 366-203 (.643) during his tenure. He led the Blazers to the NIT in the program’s second year of existence, and followed that up with seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including trips to the Sweet 16 in 1981 and the Elite Eight in 1982. In all, he led UAB to 14 postseason appearances, nine of which were NCAA Tournaments. In addition to his time at UAB, Bartow is one of the top college basketball coaches of all time. By the time he retired from collegiate coaching in 1996, he had led teams for 34 years at six universities (Central Missouri State, Valparaiso, Memphis State, Illinois, UCLA and UAB), compiling 647 wins, 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Four appearances, one national title game appearance and one national Coach of the Year Award (both with Memphis State in 1973), and no probation problems with the NCAA. In 2009, Bartow received the ultimate honor as he was inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame. He entered the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and is also a member of both the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame and the Northeast Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame. The Browning, Mo. native coached 34 years at six universities. He coached at Central Missouri State University from 1961-64, Valparaiso University from 1964-1970, Memphis State University from 1970-74, and he led the Tigers to the ‘73 NCAA national championship game and consecutive Missouri Valley Conference titles in the ‘71-’72 and ‘72-’73 seasons. In 1974 Bartow accepted the head coaching position at the University of Illinois. Illinois finished 8-18 in his only season coaching the Fighting Illini, and Bartow left his position to succeed John Wooden as the head coach of UCLA. Bartow coached at UCLA from 1975 to 1977, guiding them to a 52-9 record, including a berth in the 1976 Final Four. Bartow left UCLA after the 1977 season to take over the job of creating an athletic program at UAB. Bartow retired from coaching in 1996, and in 1997, UAB renamed its basketball venue, Bartow Arena, in his honor. The Birmingham News has voted him one of the top 10 most influential figures in Alabama sports for the past century. Bartow is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Huffine, and three children, Mark, Beth and Murry, who is the head men’s basketball coach at East Tennessee State. 8 7

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the 2002 closing ceremonies • Honored as the 2002 USOC Team of the Year with teammate Jill Bakken • All-American in track & field at UAB, where she still holds numerous school records Deanna Jackson Years At UAB: 1998-2002

Graeme McDowell Years At UAB: 1999-2002

• Captured the 2010 U.S. Open Championship – the first major title by a former UAB golfer and the first U.S. Open win by a European player in nearly 40 years • Has won eight professional tournaments, six of which have come on the European Tour • A member of Europe’s Ryder Cup Team in 2008 and helped lift his team to the trophy in 2010 • Named 2010 ASWA Professional Athlete of the Year and GWAA Golfer of the Year • Ranked as high as No. 4 in the world golf rankings • First-team All-America selection and C-USA Golfer of the Year in 2001 and 2002 • Winner of the 2002 Fred Haskins Award, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate golfer Roddy White Years At UAB: 2001-04

• Drafted No. 27 overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2005 • Was named as an NFL All-Pro wide receiver in 2010 • Became the first UAB alum to earn an invitation to the NFL Pro Bowl, receiving the nod in four consecutive seasons (2008-2011) • First Falcon ever to have 80 catches and 1,100-plus yards in four straight seasons (2007-10) • Collected 71 receptions for an NCAAleading and C-USA-record 1,452 yards and a C-USA-record 14 touchdowns as a senior in 2004 • Ranks second in the UAB record books in career receptions (163), receiving yards (3,112) and receiving touchdowns (26)

• First and only UAB player selected in the WNBA Draft, chosen eighth overall by the Cleveland Rockers in 2002 • Competed with USA Basketball on the 2000 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei • Only women’s basketball player in C-USA and UAB history to record more than 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds • Two-time C-USA Player of the Year (2000-01, 200102) and the league’s Freshman of the Year in 1999 • UAB career leader in rebounds (1,118) and ranks second in school history in points (2,144) Bryan Thomas Years At UAB: 1998-2001

• Selected No. 22 overall by the New York Jets in 2002, becoming the Blazers’ highest-ever NFL draft pick • Entering his 11th year as a Jet with 145 career games played, compiling 91 starts, 404 tackles, 31 sacks, seven forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries • Ranks as UAB’s all-time leader in career sacks (36) and tackles for loss (56) • Led the “Steel Shield” defense in 2001, which topped the nation in rushing defense (57.3 yards per game) and was ranked No. 5 in the nation in total defense (265.9 yards per game) Dejan Jakovic Years At UAB: 2005-07

• A starting defender for D.C. United in Major League Soccer • Formerly played for Red Star Belgrade in Serbia’s First Division • Has made 16 international appearances for the Canadian National Team • A three-time all-conference selection at UAB • Twice earned first-team all-region honors Chris Hammond

Vonetta (Jeffrey) Flowers Years At UAB: 1992-95

• Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 • Made history at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, becoming the first and only former UAB athlete to earn an Olympic Gold Medal • Captured the Gold in the bobsled as the first black athlete (male or female in any country) to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics • Selected to carry the American flag in 8 8

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• Drafted in 1986 by Cincinnati Reds and made major league debut in 1990 • Pitched 14 seasons in the major leagues, including four with the Reds and five with the Florida Marlins, finishing his career with an overall record of 66-62 and a 4.14 ERA • Pitched in the 2003 World Series with the New York Yankees • Known more as a hitter at UAB, posting a .275 average with 32 runs scored and 16 RBI in 1985

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All-Americans Men’s Basketball Aaron Johnson Jerome Mincy Steve Mitchell Oliver Robinson Football Rodregis Brooks Cedrick Buchannon Josh Evans Kerry Frazier Robert Leslie Derrick Ingram John Whitcomb Roddy White Women’s Basketball Carmen Guzman Wanda Hightower Deanna Jackson Diamond Rogers Baseball Shayne Carnes Jay Cole Mitch Jones Ryan Keedy Men’s Soccer Clint Baumstark Peter Byaruhanga Leandro de Oliveira Tony McManus Flavio Monteiro Rumbani Munthali Marin Pusek Houston Smith

Track/ Cross Country Elizabeth Ambrus Vonetta Flowers Rhiannon Johns Angela King

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Lane Knight Lukasz Kwapisz Loucas Papaconstantinou Carl Woszczynski

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Danielle Blair Brianna McCarty Lisa Nowoslawski Denise Peters Jill Porto Vanessa Woodward

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Synchronized Swimming Morgan Clarke Meryl Grandia Amanda Haeuser Stephanie Jackson Stacey Jackson Margareta Jakovac Stacy Leiker Sara Petrov Hallie Todd Bogdana Zareva

Men’s Tennis Sebastian Falk Frank Schaffner Martin Woisetschläger

Women’s Tennis Jenny Cape

Synchronized Swimming Vanessa Dash Andrea Dash Kelli Dickerson Amanda Haeuser Frances Halloran Stacey Jackson

Volleyball Ivana Bozic Sam Serley Nevena Stefanov

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Women’s Soccer Tara Kidwell Men’s Tennis Gerd Albiez Mike Kirsten Paul Rosner Frank Schaffner Vaughn Snyman Martin Woisetschläger

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Men’s Basketball • 14 NCAA Tournament and 11 NIT appearances • Eight conference championships • 28 winning seasons in 34 years • 21 20-win seasons in 34 years • Three Sweet 16 appearances • Four All-Americans Football • First bowl game appearance in 2004 (7-5 record) • First “bowl-eligible” season with 7-4 overall record in 2000 • Played first season at Division I-A level in 1996; now competes as a member of Conference USA • Roddy White selected in first round of 2005 NFL draft (No. 27 overall) • Bryan Thomas selected in first round of 2002 NFL draft (No. 22 overall) • Eight All-Americans Men’s Soccer • NCAA Tournament participant (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2011) • 1999 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight and 2001 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 • Four conference championships (1994, 1995, 1999, 2011) • Nine All-Americans

Men’s Tennis • Six All-Americans • Three Academic All-Americans • Five NCAA Tournament appearances (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000) • Top-30 ranking from 19932000 • Five conference championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995) Women’s Tennis • Four conference championships (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) • Six national rankings (1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) • Top-ranked singles player in nation (Mirela Vladulescu-1997-98) • One All-American Volleyball • Two-time NCAA Tournament participant (2006 and 2008) • Four conference championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 2006) • Five WIVC postseason appearances (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992) • Two Academic All-Americans • Three AVCA All-America honorable mention honorees

Women’s Basketball • 2000 NCAA Sweet 16 participant • Four conference championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994) • NCAA Tournament participant (1994, 2000) • Four-time WNIT participant (1990, 1991, 2001, 2007) • 2011 WBI Champions • Four All-Americans

Men’s Golf • 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2012 NCAA Championship Participant • NCAA Regional Participants 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012 • 2008 Conference USA Champions • 1995 Great Midwest Conference Champions • No. 1-ranked golfer and Fred Haskings Award winner (Graeme McDowell) • Six All-Americans

Baseball • Three conference championships (1991, 1992, 1994) • 2012 C-USA Tournament Championship • NCAA Tournament participant (1991 and 2012) • Shayne Carnes (1998) and Ryan Keedy (2008) named All-Americans by multiple publications • Four All-Americans

Track & Field/ Cross Country • 2002 Cross Country NCAA All-Academic Team • 1995 Great Midwest Conference Women’s Indoor & Outdoor Champions • Three All-Americans • 1992 Women’s Great Midwest Conference Cross Country Champions • Two Olympic Trials Qualifiers

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• Cross Country conference champions, 2006 • 2005 Individual Cross Country C-USA Champion • Eight-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Softball • Three-time NCAA Tournament participant (2010, 2011 and 2012) • 18 NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes • Seven athletes named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region Rifle • One C-USA Shootout third place finisher • 1997-98 Individual fifth place finisher at C-USA Championship Women’s Golf • Seven All-Conference USA Selections • C-USA Freshman of the Year (Heather Lourie, 1999) • Three Scholar-Athletes of the Year Women’s Soccer • UAB Academic Award (1997, 1998, 2000) • Five All-Americans • Three conference championships (2003, 2004, 2006) • Two NCAA Tournament appearances (2004, 2006) Bowling • Competed in first-ever tournament on Oct. 22, 2011 • Captured first tournament win at the Bulldog Roundup (2/7/12) – one of two tournament wins in its inaugural season Sand Volleyball • Began competition with the first-ever NCAA sanctioned collegiate sand volleyball match on March 3, 2012 vs. Florida State • Captured first program win against Tulane (3/10/12) • The tandem of Heather Thomas and Kirsten Gallagher selected to compete in the first-ever AVCA Sand Championships (2012).

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he state-of-the-art, $25 million Campus Recreation Center has covered all the bases. It boasts 18,000 square feet of weight and fitness space outfitted with all-new equiptment and a one-eighth-mile oval running track that juts out of the building, curving toward University Boulevard and 15th Street South to provide panoramic views of the campus. And just to make sure no one gets bored, planners added a five-story, rock-climbing wall. The facility features four basketball courts, five racquetball courts, one of which converts to a squash court and a multi-purpose court that can be used for indoor soccer, volleyball, floor hockey or badminton. There are also four aerobic rooms and a swimming pool with four lap lanes and leisure and physical rehabilitation areas. The handicap-accessible pool has many special features. A continuous current in the “lazy river” carries swimmers around the outer edge of the pool in inner tubes – the ride ends under a waterfall – or individuals can walk against the flow as a part of a physical rehabilitation program. For more intense resistance training, center members can use the “vortex,” a circular area within

the pool with forceful water jets. One of the four aerobics rooms is dedicated to spinning; the others host Pilates, general aerobics, yoga, step, and kickboxing classes along with other specialty offerings. The facility also includes the Kids Zone, a supervised area – equipped with toys, books, and movies – where parents can drop off children while they work out. The center also has a juice bar, wire-

less internet access, and an Outdoor Pursuits Center that rents camping gear and leads backpacking, rafting, and skiing trips to desitnations around the United States. The first floor houses a wellness center that coordinates with UAB groups to offer nutritional counseling, body-fat measurements, personal training, and general fitness assessments.

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2012 UAB Men's Soccer Information Guide