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Contents & Credits................................................................................................. 1 Schedule/Brag Facts................................................................................................ 2 2011 NCAA College Cup....................................................................................... 3 Blazers In The Pros..............................................................................................4-5 West Campus Field................................................................................................. 6 Quick Facts, Team Information, Media Information............................................... 7 UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic........................................................................8-9 2011 Outlook..................................................................................................10-12 2011 Roster Breakdown........................................................................................ 13 THE COACHES.........................................................................................14-20 Mike Getman...................................................................................................14-16 Coach Mike Getman Q&A.................................................................................. 17 Justus Griffin......................................................................................................... 18 Joel Wallace........................................................................................................... 19 Michael Biggs/Support Staff.................................................................................. 20 THE PLAYERS...........................................................................................21-39 Returning Players.............................................................................................21-32 Newcomers......................................................................................................33-39 THE OPPONENTS....................................................................................40-43 2011 Opponents................................................................................................... 40 Record vs. All Opponents................................................................................41-43 2010 SEASON IN REVIEW.......................................................................44-48 2010 Season Notebook....................................................................................44-45 2010 Statistics & Results....................................................................................... 46 2010 Conference USA Standings & Honors......................................................... 47 C-USA: Dedicated To Excellence.......................................................................... 48 HISTORY AND RECORDS......................................................................49-64 UAB Men’s Soccer Year-by-Year/Head Coaches..................................................... 49 Career Records...................................................................................................... 50 Season & Single Match Records............................................................................ 51 All-Time Honors/Awards.................................................................................52-54 All-Time Results..............................................................................................55-58 All-Time Letterwinners....................................................................................56-60 Postseason History...........................................................................................61-62 THIS IS UAB .............................................................................................63-82 UAB At A Glance............................................................................................63-65 President/Athletic Director.................................................................................... 66 FAR/UAB Head Coaches...................................................................................... 67 Academic Support Services...............................................................................68-69 Sports Medicine...............................................................................................70-71 Strength & Conditioning.................................................................................72-73 Proud Past/Bright Future.................................................................................74-76 Gene Bartow......................................................................................................... 77 Excellence At The Next Level................................................................................ 78 All-Americans........................................................................................................ 79 Blazer Highlights................................................................................................... 80 Campus Recreation Center................................................................................... 81 Birmingham The Magic City................................................................................ 82

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Aaron Jordan (Men’s Soccer) Associate Director of Media Relations Phone: (205) 934-0722 Cell: (205) 410-3134 E-mail: jordana@uab.edu Tyson Mathews Assistant Director of Media Relations Phone: (205) 934-0722 E-Mail: tmathews@uab.edu Ben Warnick Assistant Director of Media Relations Phone: (205) 934-0722 E-mail: warnick@uab.edu Lauren Rupert Media Relations Assistant Phone: (205) 934-0722 E-mail: lrupert@uab.edu Mailing Address Bartow Arena - West Tower 1530 Third Avenue 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:

Norm Reilly Associate AD/Media Relations Phone: (205) 934-0722 E-Mail: nreilly@uab.edu

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

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CREDITS The 2011 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 and Norm Reilly. Additional assistance by Gage Smith and Randolph Pettway. “This is UAB” section designed by UAB Creative Services and Provations Group. Photography: Ashley Fleming; Steve Wood; Nik Layman, Dave Klotz; Hal Yeager, Birmingham News, Ron Holt/Atlanta Silverbacks, Brian Kersey/WireImage.com, Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers. ON THE COVER: The 2011 UAB men’s soccer senior class: Front (L to R): Tucker Stone, Ken Tabata, Babayele Sodade. Back (L to R): Carl Woszczynski, Josh Stewart, Chris Williams.

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2011 UAB Brag Facts/Schedule

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BELHAVEN (Exhibition) LIPSCOMB (Exhibition) CLEMSON

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

at Mercer ILLINOIS-CHICAGO ORAL ROBERTS GEORGIA STATE

5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m.

UAB Soccer For A Cure Classic VCU Gardner Webb v. Milwaukee MILWAUKEE VCU v. Gardner Webb

7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 12 p.m.

Washington Huskie Classic 23 Fri. vs. Portland 25 Sun. at Washington October 4 Tues. SOUTH CAROLINA* 8 Sat. at Kentucky* 12 Wed. AMERICAN 15 Sat. UCF* 19 Wed. MEMPHIS* 22 Sat. at Marshall* 26 Wed. at SMU* 29 Sat. FIU*

7:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

November 4 Fri. at Tulsa* 9-13 Wed.-Sun. C-USA Tournament (Tulsa, OK)

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December 9-11 Fri.-Sun. 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. Consider: • The Blazers have been to the NCAA Tournament five times in the program’s history (1994, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2006); all of which came under head coach Mike Getman’s tenure. • UAB has been ranked in the national poll in 15 of the last 17 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 (86). • The Blazers have won four conference championships; Conference USA in 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 11636-9 (.748) on their home turf. • Over the past eight seasons, the Blazers have twice finished among the top-50 in the nation in total attendance (2003: 25th, 2006: 43rd) and average attendance (2003: 16th, 2006: 31st). • In 2006, a West Campus Field regular-season record crowd of 2,755 fans witnessed UAB topple then-No. 1 and previously unbeaten SMU, 2-1. Last season, the Blazers hosted Clemson in a 3-0 exhibition win in front of a record crowd of 3,481 fans. • 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 254-157-38 (.608). He ranks 39th win winning percentage among winningest active coaches and is 21st in victories among actives coaches.

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2011 NCAA College Cup The NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee selected the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area of Alabama to serve as the host for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. Hosted by UAB, along with the Alabama Sports Foundation, the 2011 NCAA Men’s College Cup will be played at Regions Park on Dec. 9 and 11. The state of Alabama will be hosting the Division I Men’s Soccer Championship for the first time. “UAB together with the Alabama Sports Foundation and the City of Hoover put together a great championship bid,” said John Diffley, chair of the Division I Men’s Soccer Committee and senior associate athletic director for administration at St. John’s University (New York). “We are excited to bring the event to a different part of the country and feel Regions Park will present an outstanding experience for the student-athletes and the fans. The committee is also confident everyone on the UAB and Alabama Sports Foundation staffs will be dedicated to making the championship a huge success.” “We are honored that UAB has the opportunity 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 coming 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.” “The Alabama Sports Foundation is extremely excited to be part of such a prestigious event,” said Gene Hallman, executive director of the Alabama Sports Foundation. “Having served as a host city for the 1996 Olympic Soccer Tournament, World Cup Qualifiers, and numerous International Friendlies over the past decade, we are confident that our strong local soccer community will embrace this tournament.” “We are very pleased that the selection committee has chosen Hoover, Ala., as the location for the 2011 NCAA Men’s College Cup,” said Hoover Mayor Tony Petelos. “This soccer championship is a prestigious event that will bring thousands of visitors to our area and provide the opportunity to showcase our community and attractions. We look forward to partnering with UAB and the Alabama Sports Foundation on this event.”

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Tony McManus (UAB 1999-2003) Chicago Fire (MLS) Sixth round pick (69th overall) Atlanta Silverbacks (USL) Portland Timbers (USL-1) FC Tampa Bay (NASL) Carolina Railhawks (USL-2)

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

Sandy Gbandi (UAB 2002-06) FC Dallas (MLS) Puerto Rico Islanders (USL-1) NSC Minnesota Stars (NASL)

Kevin Sawchak (UAB 2007-10) Pepo Lappeenranta (Finland) Curtis Ushedo (UAB 2007-10) Chivas USA (MLS)

Two-Boys Gumede (UAB 2005-06; 08-09) NSC Minnesota Stars (USL-1) 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)

Rumbani Munthali (UAB 1997-2000) Montreal Impact (A-League) Richmond Kickers (A-League) Toronto Lynx (A-League) Nanchang Bayi Football Club (China)

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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) Jason McLaughlin (UAB 2000-05) Atlanta Silverbacks (USL) 2006 All-Star Portland Timbers (USL-1) Joe Mattacchione (UAB 1994-97) Toronto Lynx (A-League) Clint Baumstark (UAB 2001-02) Dallas Burn (MLS) Colorado Rapids (MLS)

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

Peter Byaruhanga (UAB 1998-99) Kansas City Wizards (MLS) 15th overall pick (1st UAB pick ever) 2000 MLS Championship Team

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

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

Roberto Najarro (UAB 1997-2000) Dallas Burn (MLS) Atlanta Silverbacks (A-League) Rogerio Oliveira (UAB 2001-04) Milwaukee Wave (MISL) Loukas Papaconstantinou (UAB 199396) Worcester Wildfire (A-League) Darlington (English Third Division) Justin Pratt (UAB 1995-99) Indiana Blast (A-League) El Paso Patriots (A-League)

Marin Pusek (UAB 2000-03) San Jose Earthquake (MLS) Fourth round pick (46th overall) Brantley Spillman (UAB 1998-2001) Indiana Blast (A-League) Mark Tracy (UAB 1993-96) Tupelo Hound Dogs (EISL) Erik White (UAB 1993-95) Worcester Wildfire (A-League) Chris Wilson (UAB 1991-94) Chattanooga Express (EISL)


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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 19th season of service to the Blazers in 2011. 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. 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. Since that time, the Blazers have a record of 116-36-9 (.748) at WCF. UAB posted a school record 25-match unbeaten streak (24-0-1) at home that stretched from Oct. 17, 1993 through Oct. 6, 1996. The facility has seen championship play as UAB hosted the Elite Eight and first rounds of the NCAA Championship in 1999 and 2006. 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. 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

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. FROM THE EAST/NORTHEAST/BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT: Take Interstate 20 West/Interstate 59 South to Exit 124A (Interstate 65 South). Follow directions above. 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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Colorado Rapids in an exhibition game in the spring of 2005. Additionally, the Blazers have been one of the top draws in NCAA men’s soccer. When UAB defeated then-No. 1 and previously undefeated SMU on Oct. 25, 2006, a regular-season record crowd of 2,755 fans witnessed the Blazers’ 2-1 victory. 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. In fact, over the past six seasons, the Blazers have twice finished among the top-50 in the nation in total attendance (2003: 25th, 2006: 43rd) and average attendance (2003: 16th, 2006: 31st).

UAB VS. OPPONENTS AT WEST CAMPUS FIELD (1993-PRESENT) Opponent..................UAB Record Vs. Alabama A&M................................. 9-1 Alabama-Huntsville.......................... 0-1 American.......................................... 0-0 Arkansas-Little Rock........................ 1-0 Belmont........................................... 3-0 Birmingham-Southern..................... 5-0 California......................................... 1-0 Centenary........................................ 5-0 Charlotte....................................... 5-1-1 Cincinnati..................................... 3-2-1 Clemson............................................ 0-0 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 Florida Atlantic................................ 1-0 Florida International......................... 2-1 Furman............................................ 1-1 Georgia State..................................... 2-1 Georgia Southern............................. 1-0 Hartford........................................... 1-0 Huntingdon..................................... 1-0 Illinois Chicago................................. 0-1 Jacksonville...................................... 0-1 Kentucky.......................................... 2-2 Lincoln Memorial............................ 1-0 Lipscomb......................................... 1-0 Louisville....................................... 4-0-1 Marquette........................................ 7-2

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Opponent..................UAB Record Vs. Martin Methodist............................. 1-0 Marshall........................................... 3-0 Massachusetts................................... 1-0 Memphis........................................... 8-2 Mercer........................................... 5-1-1 Milwaukee........................................ 0-0 North Carolina................................ 1-0 North Florida................................... 1-0 Oakland........................................... 0-1 Oral Roberts...................................... 0-0 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.................................. 1-2 SMU................................................ 1-2 Southwest Missouri.......................... 1-0 SIU-Edwardsville............................. 2-0 TCU................................................ 1-0 Tulsa................................................ 0-5 UC Irvine...................................... 0-0-1 UCF................................................. 3-0 UMKC............................................. 1-0 UNC Greensboro............................. 0-1 USF................................................. 3-3 Vanderbilt........................................ 3-0 VCU................................................. 0-0 Western Kentucky............................ 2-0 Western Illinois................................ 0-1 Wright State..................................... 1-0 Totals......................... 116-36-9 (.748) Italics denote 2011 home opponent


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Media Information/2011 Quick Facts MEDIA DIRECTORY

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(Area Code 205, unless indicated)

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 studentathlete 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!

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)

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

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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)

2010 TEAM INFORMATION Overall home away neutral Record last year: 10-7-1 5-3 3-3-1 2-1-0 2010 Conference USA Record/Finish: 4-4/5th 2010 Conference USA Tournament Finish: Quarterfinals Starters returning/lost: 6/5 Letterwinners returning/lost: 12/9

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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: 297-250-45 (.539) Number of years in NCAA Tournament: 5 Last Appearance: 2006 First Round - tied Gardner-Webb, 1-1 (GW won 3-1 in shootout) COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Mike Getman Alma Mater/Yr: Indiana, 1982 Record at School: 212-131-29, .609 (19 yrs.) Career Record: 254-157-38, .608 (24 yrs.) Assistant Coaches: Justus Griffin Joel Wallace (MacMurray, 1991)


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UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic The 2011 season marks the 13th year of the UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic. This year, UAB plays host to UW-Milwaukee, Gardner-Webb and VCU, who are each making their first appearance in the event, on Friday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 18. “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 2011 season marks the fourth 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. The highlight of this year’s tournament will certainly be the Blazers’ opening contest against VCU on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., which will pit mentor vs. pupil. Rams’ head coach Dave Giffard, who spent five seasons (2000-04) as an assistant coach under Blazers’ head coach Mike Getman at UAB, is now in his second season at VCU. Giffard brings seven starters and 12 letterwinners back from last season’s 8-5-6 team. Prior to the Blazers and Rams taking the pitch, the tournament will kick off with UW-Milwaukee facing Gardner-Webb at 5 p.m. It will mark the first appearance by GW at West Campus Field since taking on the Blazers in the opening round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs and Blazers tied that contest 1-1; however, Gardner-Webb advanced to the second round on penalty kicks. On the tournament’s final day, Gardner-Webb will square off against VCU at noon, followed by UAB taking on UW-Milwaukee in the Classic’s finale at 2:30 p.m. The Panthers return six started and 11 letterwinners from last season’s 6-103 squad. UAB captured the tournament title in 2010, marking the seventh time in the 13 years the Blazers have won the event. UAB has now won Classic titles in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2010.

Classic Records GOALS Individual Game: 3, twice: Vicente Arze (Mercer) vs. B’Ham-Southern, 2006 David Sarabia (UMKC) vs. Memphis, 2009 Team: 8 by: Memphis (6) vs. North Florida, 2010 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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UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic C l a s s i c Y e a r - B y - Y e a r R e s u lt s 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

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

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

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

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. “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. 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. 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 praticipating teams include tournament host UAB, VCU, UW-Milwaukee and Gardner Webb. 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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2011 Season Outlook Blazers Hope Mix Of Experienced Returning Letterwinners Along With Talented Newcomers Is A Recipe T o R e a c h N e w H e i g h t s I n 2011

The 2011 version of the UAB men’s soccer team could be poised to reach new heights, according to head coach Mike Getman. With a savvy group of returning letterwinners that includes six starters from last season’s 10-7-1 squad, Getman feels that this team has the potential to be one of the best to ever step on the West Campus Field pitch. “Obviously I’m very excited for this upcoming season,” Getman said. “I think we have a very talented team. We have depth at every position and I think we’re going to be one of the more athletic teams in the country.” Even more exciting is the fact the UAB will serve as the host institution for the 2011 NCAA College Cup. The event will be held at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. on Dec. 9-11. While Getman admits it would be a dream scenario to be playing for a national championship on home soil, he remains cautious of looking too far in the future. “It is certainly a dream opportunity to host the national championship and play in that national championship,” Getman said. “There’s a balance between the pressure that comes from hosting it and the excitement of just simply getting to be the host. We want to keep that excitement and focus on the opportunity, but not put too much pressure on our players and not force our freshman coming in to expect to be in the College Cup. We are certainly hoping to be there and it is a team goal for sure, but it’s an opportunity we’re going to work toward rather than a pressure we’re going to shy away from.” In order to reach the goals this year’s squad has set, Getman knows that two things have to happen. The Blazers must develop a good team chemistry and the upperclassmen will have to provide leadership for the younger players.

“The key challenge is for us to become a true team,” Getman said. “With 12 new players joining our team – and I expect a lot of those players to play a significant role for us – we have to be a true team. Sometimes things come together very quickly and everything fits smoothly, and sometimes things take a while to work out. If we can become a team quickly and develop the understanding of how we all fit together, then I think this team really has a shot.” FORWARDS UAB’s offensive attack was a strength a year ago and it seems that should be another area the Blazers will excel this season. Getman returns his top two scorers in preseason all-conference honoree Babayele Sodade (9g, 2a) and Kofi Gyawu (6g, 1a), who combined to score 15 of the team’s 35 goals last season. Together, the duo helped the Blazers rank among the nation’s scoring leaders. “Up front, we return two players with a great deal of experience in Kofi and Babyele,” Getman said. “Both of them are big, strong, skillful, athletic and they have everything that we want in a forward.” Another returning player who could factor into the mix up front is sophomore Atak Yai. Last season, Yai, who played mainly in the attacking midfield position, saw action in 17 contests while gaining valuable experience on the pitch. Getman feels Yai can play a big role for the Blazers during the upcoming season. “Atak gained a lot of valuable experience playing with us last year,” Getman said. “I think he has a lot of talent and is ready to have a terrific season.” Five newcomers are each capable of playing an important role in the forward position.

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Diego Navarrete, a native of Santiago, Chile, has had success on the international level and is someone who Getman feels can step in immediately and play an important role up top. Navarrete is considered a terrific finisher and very good in the final third of the field. Karl Chester was tabbed an ESPN Rise First Team All-State honoree in 2010 and is someone who has a knack for finding the back of the net. He finished his senior year with 50 goals, which set the school record for goals scored in a season. Cole Iverson is another forward who comes to UAB after being ranked as the No. 4 player in the south region by Top Drawer Soccer a year ago. Iverson was among the pool players for the United States Youth National Team and was also selected to the Elite Soccer Player Program in 2008. Chase Wickham is an attacking forward out of Vancouver, British Columbia. The rising sophomore spent one season at Trinity Western University where he scored three goals in 15 contests. Wickham played his prep career at H.J. Cambie Secondary School where he scored a team-leading 22 goals. Another forward who could play a significant role is Alex Clay, a native of Huntsville, Ala. who can play both the forward and midfield positions. Clay comes to UAB after spending a season at Kentucky, but did not play in any games. “We have a lot of younger guys joining them, all of whom can contribute right away,” Getman said. “There’s a lot of things we’ll have to figure out up front, but what’s so exciting is that, more so than any other year, we’ve got a boat load of goal scorers.”


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2011 Season Outlook played in 37 contests at UAB. After playing all 18 contests last season, Williams could be an important factor in 2011. In addition to Yai’s experience in the midfield, another sophomore who expects to play an increaased roll is Norris Howze. As a true freshman, Howze played in 12 contests and showed glimpses of a bright future. He is someone who Getman feels can play an increased role during the upcoming season. In addition to Clay, who is capable of playing both as a holding midfielder or forward, two other newcomers will vye for playing time on the Blazer midfield. Leading the list is Moses Adeniran, who has collegiate experience after playing last season at Alabama A&M. The sophomore-to-be started 10 of the team’s 11 contests on the year and led his squad with three assists. True freshman Javier Alvial is someone else who has seen a lot of international experience and could play a big role in the Blazer midfield.

F o r w a r d B a b ay e l e S o d a d e MIDFIELDERS The biggest question mark heading into the season will be at the midfield position. The Blazers lost three players due to graduation. two of whom have since gone on to sign professional contracts (Michal Mravec-Holland and Kevin Sawchak-Finland). Despite the loss of so many skilled players, Getman feels confident that this year’s midfield will still be a strength. “Midfield will be different from last year, with three starters having graduated,” Getman said. “But I’m very confident in our returning players as well as our newcomers to pick up where we left off a year ago.” Getman will have to turn towards his four returning players who have experience at the position. Leading the way will be a pair of seniors in Josh Stewart and Chris Williams. After a two-year career at South Carolina, Stewart transferred to UAB prior to the start of last season and made an immediate impact. He saw action in 17 contests, while making 10 starts. Stewart recorded a goal and an assist on the year, playing primarily in the defensive midfield role. He is the most experienced midfielder on the roster, having played in 60 career collegiate games and made 35 career starts. Another experienced player in the Blazer midfield is Williams, a three-year letterwinner who has

“Every one of these players has the opportunity to start for us,” Getman said. “I think we have the ability and the depth to make it through a long college season and be successful.” DEFENDERS One area where Getman does have a better feel is in the final third of the field. The UAB defense will have return three starters from a year ago; however, it will also have to make up for the loss of Curtis Ushedo who graduated last spring.

said. “He played almost every minute of every game and we expect him to have another good season. Mladen had a great year for us as a center back. Now with a year of experience I think he’s going to become a leader for this team.” Getman will look to a variety of seasoned veterans and newcomers to help fill the other spots. Fifthyear senior Ken Tabata played in 14 contests and made seven starts a year ago. He has terrific size, athleticism and brings a plethora of experience to the back line. Milan Milinkovic is another player who could step on the pitch and make an immediate contribution this season. Milinkovic was forced to sit out the 2010 campaign but is eligible to suit up for the Green and Gold this year. Getman feels both of theses players can make big contributions to the UAB defense in 2011 “Ken started for us at left back and played a ton of minutes, so he’s that much more experienced and ready to go,” Getman said. “Milan is a little bit older player who has played for Bosnia’s national team. He brings a lot of experience and is very athletic. I expect him to add a lot.” Michael Brody is another returning player who Getman feels has great potential. At 6-2, 190, Brody is one of the bigger players on the team and does have a year of collegiate experience under his belt.

Ushedo, who was considered by many as one of the top defenders in Conference USA last year, was drafted in the MLS Supplemental draft over the summer. He was a three-time all-conference honoree and a two-time NSCAA First Team AllRegion recipient. “With Curtis graduating, it certainly leaves a big void on the back line,” Getman said. “I think he was one of the top players in college soccer last year. However, we return three starters and we have a lot of depth in that area, so I think we will have a very strong defensive unit this season.” Juniors Reed Matte and Mladen Lemez will look to anchor the back four this season. Both players started all 18 contests a year ago. Lemez led the team in minutes played last season (1,381), while Matte ranked second on the squad (1,378). Together, the duo became a force in the central defensive spot. “Reed had a great sophomore season,” Getman 11

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2011 Season Outlook regular-season matches at the friendly confines of West Campus Field. The Blazers boast an all-time winning percentage of over 75 percent on their home pitch since the facility opened in 1993.

Newcomers Darion Copeland, Ian Michalak and Stewart Abrahart are each talented freshmen who could see immediate playing time. Getman feels that each are capable of competing for minutes and possibly a starting job on the back line.

After a pair of exhibition contests against Belhaven (Aug. 15) and Lipscomb (Aug. 20), the Blazers will begin regular season play at home against Clemson on Aug. 27. It marks the second consecutive year UAB will take on an ACC opponent in the season opener. Last year, the Blazers traveled to do battle with then-defending national champion Virginia.

“Darion is an unbelievable athlete who is smart, skillful and will compete for a starting position,” Getman said. “Ian is big, tough, skillful and I expect him to make an impact. Stewart is an especially gifted player. He’s has a load of skill and great size at 6-3, 185 pounds.”

After a road game at Mercer (Sept. 1), the Blazers will have five consecutive home games beginning with the UIC Flames on Sept. 4, followed by Oral Roberts (Sept. 9), then Georgia State (Sept. 11).

GOALKEEPERS Quite possibly the area of least concern is the goalkeeper position. With the return of two experienced goalkeepers, as well as two top freshman netminders, the future of the position not only looks bright for this season, but for years to come. The first person that comes to mind when discussing the UAB goalkeeper position is senior Carl Woszczynski. The two-time all-conference honoree has a chance to break numerous UAB career records in his final year for the Green and Gold. Coming off a record-breaking 2010 season in which he earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-region honors, Woszczynski fought his way through nagging injuries in 2010 and still turned in a stellar campaign. He finished the year with 58 saves and a 1.21 GAA on his way to third-team all-conference accolades. Now completely healthy entering his senior season, Getman says of his 6-5 senior captain that he considers him to be “...the best goalkeeper in college soccer.” Backing up Woszczysnki entering the season is Tucker Stone, who is another fifth-year senior. Getman feels Stone is capable of starting on many Division I teams and if he is called upon this season, the Blazers won’t lose anything at the position. “I don’t know if you can have too many good players in one position but we come darn close,” Getman said. “I think Carl Woszczynski is the best goalkeeper in college soccer. I think another one of the best is Tucker Stone. Both are fifthyear seniors, both are big, athletic and very experienced. Either one is capable of being a great player.” Redshirt freshman Chase Bullman and true freshman Jack Falle are two goalies who Getman feels, with time, could develop into another Woszczynski/Stone-like tandem.

Goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski “We have Chase Bullman, who gained valuable experience in practice and had a great spring, and Jack Falle is a true freshman who we felt like was the best goalkeeper in this year’s class. We’re excited to have him joining our team.” SCHEDULE A total of 13 home games, which include contests against traditional powerhouse programs such as Clemson, SMU, South Carolina and IllinoisChicago, highlight the 2011 UAB men’s soccer schedule. In addition to the quality home contests, UAB is going to be the host school for the 2011 Men’s Soccer College Cup National Championship, which will take place Dec. 9-11 at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. “This is one of the best schedules we have ever had,” Getman said. “Great games, 13 home matches, and competition that will challenge us to be the best we can be. We are very excited about getting the season started. “Hosting the National Championship is another great challenge,” Getman continued. “I know our community is going to be excited by this event. One of our goals this year is to make sure we are on the field and not watching from the stands.” UAB has an opportunity to start the season on a great note as it will play six of its first seven 12

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The 14th annual UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic, which will take place on Sept. 16-18 at West Campus Field, rounds out the home stretch. This year’s Classic should be another exciting one as the Blazers welcome Gardner-Webb, VCU and UW Milwaukee to this year’s tournament. UAB’s first game in the event will be an intriguing one, as former UAB assistant coach and current VCU head coach Dave Giffard will lead his Rams against the Blazers on Friday night. On Sunday, UAB will conclude the event with a contest against UW Milwaukee. The following weekend, UAB will travel to the northwest corner of the nation to compete at the Washington Huskie Classic in Seattle, Wash. The Blazers open the event against Portland (Sept. 23) and will conclude it vs. tournament host Washington (Sept. 25). It will mark the first time the Huskies and Blazers have met on the pitch since an epic quadruple overtime contest during the 2000 NCAA Tournament, which Washington won, 1-0. The Blazers will close out the non-conference portion of their schedule on Oct. 12, when it hosts American University. The nine-team Conference USA, which had four NCAA Tournament representatives last season (Tulsa, SMU, UCF and South Carolina), should be as competitive, if not better, in 2011. The Blazers will play home league contests against South Carolina (Oct. 4), UCF (Oct. 15), Memphis (Oct. 19) and FIU (Oct. 29). UAB will have conference road games at Kentucky (Oct. 8), Marshall (Oct. 22), SMU (Oct. 22) and Tulsa (Nov. 4). The 2011 Conference USA Tournament will be held Nov. 9-13 in Tulsa, Okla.


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2011 Roster Breakdown 2011 NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. 00 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 22 23 24 26

NAME Chase Bullman Tucker Stone Carl Woszczynski Reed Matte Karl Chester Michael Brody Milan Milinkovic Mladen Lemez Babayele Sodade Atak Yai Chase Wickham Chris Williams Javier Alvial Diego Navarrete Stewart Abrahart Norris Howze Kofi Gyawu Moses Adeniran Ken Tabata Joshua Stewart Alex Clay Darion Copeland Ian Michalak Cole Iverson Jack Falle

POS GK GK GK F/D F D D D F F F MF MF F D MF F MF D MF MF D D F GK

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

WT 190 190 210 170 155 190 165 200 195 120 155 190 150 165 185 170 170 160 195 180 160 175 190 160 205

CL RS Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL Brandon, Miss./Jackson Prep Fairview, N.C./AC Reynolds HS Columbus, Ind./Columbus North HS Birmingham, Ala./John Carroll HS Kathleen, Ga./Perry HS Dallas, Texas/Marcus HS Sarajevo, Serbia/University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, Serbia/University of Novi Sad Windsor, Ontario/Holy Names Jackson, Miss./Murrah HS Vancouver, British Columbia/Trinity Western University Pearl, Miss./Pearl HS Iquique, Chile/Homeschooled Santiago, Chile/SSCC Manquehue (Chile) Duluth, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian School Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS Lilburn, Ga./Parkview HS Houston, Texas/Alabama A&M Houston, Texas/Clear Lake HS Birmingham, Ala./South Carolina Huntsville, Ala./Randolph HS Stockbridge, Ga./Dutchtown HS Collierville, Tenn./St. George’s Independant School Decatur, Ala./Decatur HS Lilburn, Ga./Parkview HS

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

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Stewart Abrahart Moses Adenarin Javier Alvial Michael Brody Chase Bullman Karl Chester Alex Clay Darion Copeland Jack Falle

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Kofi Gyawu Norris Howze Cole Iverson Mladen Lemez Reed Matte Ian Michalak Milan Milinkovic Diego Navarrete Babayele Sodade

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Joshua Stewart Tucker Stone Ken Tabata Chase Wickham Chris Williams Carl Woszczynski Atak Yai

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PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Moses Adenarin............................Ad-uh-NEER-an Javier Alvial..................................Hav-EE-air Al-VEE-all Jack Falle......................................Fah-LEE Kofi Gyawu..................................KO-fee JEE-ah-WOO Mladen Lemez.............................Muh-LAH-den Reed Matte..................................Maddy Ian Michalak................................Muh-ha-lick

Milan Milinkovic.........................Mih-Lan Mih-LINK-oh-vich Diego Navarrete...........................Nav-uh-reh-TAY Babayele Sodade...........................Bah-bye-elle-EE Sho-Dahd-DAY Ken Tabata...................................Tuh-BAH-tah Curtis Ushedo..............................You-SHAY-doh Carl Woszcsynski..........................Wuh-Zyn-SKEE Atak Yai........................................Ah-TOCK Yie

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Head Coach Mike Getman • 96 all-conference honorees. • Six conference Newcomer of the Year awards.

Mike Getman

Head Coach 20th Season at UAB 25th Season Overall 2011 UAB Men’s Soccer • 2011 UAB Men’s Soccer • 2011 UAB Men’s Soccer

Mike 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 20th season as UAB’s head coach, has led the Blazers to five NCAA Tournament appearances, including a spot in the Elite Eight in 1999 and Sweet 16 in 2001. Additionally, he has led UAB teams to five regular season and tournament championships and has been selected the conference coach of the year on three different occasions. 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 208 matches since 1993 for an average of over 11 wins per season. • Five trips to the NCAA Tournament – 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2006 (The Elite Eight in ‘99 and Sweet 16 in ‘01). • Five conference titles, including three regular-season championships (C-USA in ‘95 and ‘99 and Great Midwest in ‘94) and two conference tournament championship crowns (C-USA in ‘99 and Great Midwest in ‘94). • The Blazers have been ranked in the national poll in 13 of the last 15 seasons,

including a highest ranking of No. 3 in 2003 and highest finish of eighth in 1999. • Defeated three No. 1-ranked teams in SMU (2006), North Carolina (2000) and UCLA (1997). • Victories over traditional national powers and ranked teams, such as 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 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. 14

• 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. • Getman is the winningest coach in Conference USA  history with a record 77 league wins. • More than 100 conference academic honor roll members over the last 20 years.

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 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 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 (5th) Overall Conference at Harvard (5) 42-26-9, .604 21-11-3, .643 (Ivy) at UAB (19) 212-131-29, .609 86-53-13, .608 (C-USA & Great Midwest) Totals (24) 254-157-38, .608 107-64-16, .615

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Head Coach Mike Getman MIKE GETMAN: WINNER Winningest Active NCAA Division I Coaches (Pct.) Name Yrs. Won Lost Ties 1. Caleb Porter, Akron 5 90 12 11 2. Ray Reid, Connecticut 22 346 87 49 3. Dennis Currier, Dayton 18 251 84 30 4. Dave Masur, St. John’s (N.Y.) 24 343 111 70 39. Mike Getman, UAB 24 254 157 38

.Pct .845 .769 .729 .721 .608

Winningest Active NCAA Division I Coaches (Wins) Name Yrs. Won Lost Ties .Pct 1. Mark Berson, South Carolina 34 441 180 58 .692 2. Tom Martin, James Madison 34 440 169 58 .703 3. Ralph Lundy, Col. of Charleston 35 406 263 43 .600 4. Bob Gray, Marshall 34 403 215 46 .642 5. Bob Warming, Penn State 33 397 188 65 .661 21. Mike Getman, UAB 24 254 157 38 .608 Winningest C-USA Coaches by League Wins Name Won Lost Ties .Pct 1. Mike Getman, UAB 77 46 12 .615 2. John Tart, Charlotte 45 36 5 .552 3. Steve Adlard, Marquette 43 39 4 .523 4. Richie Grant, Memphis 38 55 10 .417 5. Tom McIntosh, Tulsa 29 11 9 .684

•  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. He holds a 244-150-37 (.609) mark in 23 seasons as a head coach and a 202124-28 (.610) record in 18 seasons at UAB. Even more impressive is the total of 91 all-conference selections he has coached at UAB, including six of the last 16 Freshman (Conference USA) and Newcomer (Great Midwest) of the Year award winners. For the last four years (2008-11), Getman has served on the NCAA Men’s Soccer Committee. He has also played a big part in bringing the 2011 NCAA Men’s College Cup to Birmingham. Furthermore, Getman is ranked among col-

lege 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 studentathletes 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 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 six 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 15

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2009, UAB ranked 48th in total attendance (6,779). 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


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Head Coach Mike Getman 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. Getman had three all-conference performers, while Jerson Monteiro and Dejan Jakovic earned NSCAA All-Region accolades. Furthermore, Monteiro became the highest Blazer ever drafted in the MLS, as the Chicago Fire took him as the No. 8 overall pick in 2006. Additionally, Sandy Gbandi was taken in the first round of the supplemental draft by FC Dallas that same season. The 2005 season was highlighted by Leandro de Oliveira’s selection as the No. 11 overall pick in the MLS Draft by the New England Revolution. The Brazillian midfielder was a two-time All-American standout for Getman at UAB. The 2004 Blazers were Conference USA runners-up in both the regular season and postseason tournament. 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, 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.

winning streak. Getman came to Birmingham from Harvard, where he was head coach from 198791. 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. Getman played professionally as a defender for the Detroit Express of the American Soc-

cer League from 1982-83. He was the team’s 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 197781, 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 (17), Eli (12) and Ethan (11).

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. In 1999, the Blazers had the most successful season 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 for the program’s seventh straight winning season. The Blazers set the school record for wins in a season and had a school record 13-match

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Q&A With Coach Getman What are your overall thoughts on the upcoming season? “Obviously I’m very excited. I think we have a very talented team, depth at every position, and I think we’re going to be one of the more athletic teams in the country. Each of the last two years, we had great seasons but couldn’t close the deal at the end of the year. We can blame it on injuries, we can blame it on bad luck, it doesn’t matter. We didn’t get the job done the last week of the season each of the last two years. We certainly think that we’re a deeper, stronger team where one injury or two might not end our season the way it has in the past.” What are your team’s overall strengths? “Last year we led the nation in goal scoring until we lost Anthony King to an injury. But what people don’t know is that both Kofi Gyawu and Babayele Sodade had injuries all season long, both of them had surgeries in the spring and both of them are fully healthy and fit. So we certainly think they’re both going to have great years and score a lot of goals. But we’ve also brought in a number of attacking players that I think can give us the extra punch we need. I don’t know if we’ll lead the nation in scoring again but I expect this to be a very exciting offensive team. We are also a big, athletic and skillful team, which is a very powerful tool. We look for the best players we can find, and it just happens they’re tall. I think a lot of coaches will look at the roster and think, ‘Wow, that’s a big team,’ but what I think is, “Wow, that’s an athletic team.’” How important is senior leadership and team chemistry on this year’s team? “We have 12 new players, so we’re going to need senior leadership. We’re fortunate to have six players who are not just good players but are great leaders. Carl is a natural leader, Tucker is a natural leader. Babyele is a leader is many different ways. Josh is a quiet leader. We have a lot of guys who have played a lot of college soccer but also are going to do a good job of helping our team build the proper chemistry. If we develop good chemistry quickly, we will have a good season. We have great players and people here, and the new guys coming in are going to fit in very well.”

Is the midfield area a concern for you entering the season? “I wouldn’t say [midfielders] is an area of concern; it’s an area of change. We started most games last year with Michal Mravec, Victor Sambade, and Kevin Sawchak. Obviously two of those three are now playing professional soccer in Europe. So we graduated three terrific players, and that would appear to leave a void in the middle of the field. However, we return Josh Stewart, who has a great deal of experience and is more than ready to step in and play a major role. We return Chris Williams. who is ready to have a great senior year. We have a number of other people who can and will play in midfield. So we return two very experienced players in midfield, and we have four or five new players who I’m confident can step in and do a good job for us.” What should be fans expectations for this year’s team? “I think fans can expect a very exciting team. I expect us to be very athletic, very dynamic going forward. We have players who are a little bit inexperienced in some places, so at some times there will be a lot of new players on the field. But as the season goes on and we get more comfortable, I think this is going to be a very good team, with a chance to be one of the best teams we’ve ever had.” How exciting is it to be the host institution for the 2011 NCAA Men’s College Cup? “As a state, there have been very few national championships played here. So for us to be selected, it’s a great honor for our team, and for our university. I also think it’s a statement about what the NCAA thinks of Alabama: that this is the best place in the United States to bring this national championship. We’re 17

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very excited. I think it will showcase the sport of soccer; I think it gives us a chance to showcase our university, our city, and our state to the world.” Who are the all-star candidates on this year’s team? “For sure the person who is going to draw the most attention is our goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski, who had a great season and should be an All-American candidate. I think he’s going to be one of the top seniors in soccer and so we’re expecting great things from him. I think Babayele, going into his senior year, will be great. He’s healthy for the first time. I think he’s going to have a season that really gets him noticed. There’s so many others, though. I think because those two are seniors they really get noticed, but Kofi has been one of our leading scorers for the last two years and I don’t see that changing. I think Josh Stewart is going to have a great year for us. Mladen Lemez had a great year last year and will have a great year this year. But I think there are legitimately 15 more players who can all be more than just a good soccer player. For that reason, I think this is going to be one of the deepest teams we’ve ever had.” How do you feel about this year’s schedule? “We built this schedule with two goals in mind. First, play as many difficult games at the start of the year as we could to help our new players develop to the level they need to be at by the time conference season starts. Part two is we schedule as many good games throughout the year to give ourselves the best chance to play in the NCAA tournament and go as far as we can. And so this schedule gives us exactly those two things. Then it’s into the conference schedule and C-USA is a great conference with a number of very good teams. And by the time we get through all that, we should be ready to be successful in the NCAA tournament.”


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Assistant Coach Justus Griffin

Justus Griffin

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Justus 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 17th 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.”

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 All-Newcomer 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.

Griffin is involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, scheduling and coordinating travel. During his tenure, UAB has achieved unprecedented success with five 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 championship and NCAA Tournament in 1994. He finished his playing 18

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


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Assistant Coach Joel Wallace

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Joel Wallace, a former UAB assistant who spent 11 years as the head men’s soccer coach at Westminster (Mo.) College, enters his third season in his second stint on the Blazers’ staff.

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 specializes in working with goalkeepers and assumes 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.

Wallace, who boasts 20 years of collegiate soccer coaching experience, was the head men’s coach at Westminster from 1998-2008. Additionally, he coached the women’s soccer team from 2005-08. Wallace was an assistant coach at UAB under Getman from 1994-96.

“Coach Wallace brings a lot of energy and experience to our team,” Getman

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 firstever NCAA tournament appearance in 19

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2002. Including his one year spent as a head coach at his alma mater, MacMurray (Mo.) College, Wallace has compiled a career record of 121-91-17 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 (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 son, Kevin (13).


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Volunteer Assistant Coach Michael Biggs captain as a senior. Biggs, who graduated from UAB in 2007 with a degree in mathematics, played in 65 games during his four-year career. He scored two goals as a defender and also tallied an assist.

Michael Biggs

Volunteer Assistant Coach Fourth Season at UAB Fourth Season Overall takes to truly be successful.”

Behind Biggs’ leadership, the Blazers earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and hosted the first round contest against Gardner-Webb. He also led the Blazers to their last C-USA Championship game appearance (2004), as well as a win over then-No. 1 SMU (Oct. 25, 2006), who entered the game as the only unbeaten team in the country.

Biggs, who is also in his fourth season as the youth soccer coach for Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, is expected to be an on-field coach, handle administrative duties, as well as play a role in almost every major aspect of the program except off-campus recruiting.

Biggs is one of only a handful of players to earn the Coaches Award twice, which is given by the coaching staff at the end of the season to the player who demonstrates the best attitude and work ethic. He garnered the recognition individually in 2005 and as part of the entire senior class in 2006.

Biggs certainly has the expertise and experience to make an impact. He was a four-year letterwinner (2003-06) and was voted by his teammates as

Biggs, who was born and raised in Birmingham, attends graduate school at UAB, and is concentrating on a masters in business administration.

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Former UAB men’s soccer player Michael Biggs enters his fourth season with the UAB men’s soccer program, and his second year as a volunteer assistant coach. Biggs served as an administrative assistant in the men’s soccer office from 2007-09. “Michael was a great leader and one of the hardest working players we have ever had,” UAB head coach Mike Getman said. “My expectation is that those same character traits will rub off on this group of players and that his leadership and guidance will help our players understand what it

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Meet The Blazers Michael Bro d y 6-2 | 190 | So. | Defender Dallas, Texas | Marcus HS Freshman Season (2010) Saw action in three contests ... made first career appearance with 14 minutes of action against North Florida (9/11) ... lone shot of the season came against Alabama A&M (9/26).

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High School A four-year letterwinner out of Marcus High School where he played under head coach John Gall ... helped lead his team to back-to-back state championships Full Name Michael Arthur Brody (2007, 2008) ... also part of team that set Birthdate Dec. 5, 1991 the state record for consecutive wins (32). BRODY’S PERSONAL FILE

Hartford, Conn.

Birthplace

Other Soccer Info Brother Bryan Played his club soccer for the Dallas Texans, coached by current SMU men’s Sister Kristen soccer head coach Tim McClements. Parents

Peter and Karen Brody

Major Business H.S. Coach

John Gall

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Tim McClements

Miscellaneous Born Michael Arthur Brody on Dec. 5, 1991 in Hartford, Conn. ... favorite website is Facebook.com ... if he were to play another sport, it would be swimming ... favorite movie is Remember The Titans ... his biggest influence on his career was his dad, Peter Brody ... chose UAB because of “the high quality of soccer and the business school.”

Michael Brody’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2010 3-0 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 TOTAL 3-0 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0

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Meet The Blazers Kofi Gyaw u 6-3 | 195 | Jr. | Forward Lilburn, Ga. | Parkview HS Sophomore Season (2010) A third-team all-conference performer ... ranked second on the team and ninth in C-USA with six goals on the season ... also ranked second on the squad in points (13), shots (35) and shots on goal (17) ... his four game-winning goals on the GYAWU’S year not only led the Blazers, but also ranked second in the league ... named PERSONAL to the UAB “Soccer For A Cure” ClasFILE sic All-Tournament team ... helped lead team to the Classic’s championFull Name Kofi Agyeman Gyawu ship by scoring a pair of goals against Birthdate Aug. 22, 1991 North Florida (9/11) ... in addition to Birthplace Atlanta, Ga. Parents Emmanuel and the game-winner against the Ospreys, he also recorded game-winning tal Elizabth Gyawu lies against Lipscomb (9/19), Alabama Brother Yaw A&M (9/26) and Kentucky (10/9) Sister Bessie ... recorded a goal and an assist, to go Major Psychology along with a season-best four shots on H.S. Coach Michael Tolmich goal, at South Carolina (10/2).

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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). 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.

Tony Annan

Freshman Season (2009) Burst onto the scene during his first 2010 season with the Green and Gold, earnC-USA Third Team All-Conference ing a spot on the Conference USA AllFreshman team ... despite making only 2009 one start in 18 appearances during the C-USA All-Freshman Team season, Gyawu finished the year tied C-USA Offensive POW (10/12) 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. HONORS/AWARDS

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.

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Kofi Gyawu’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2009 18-1 7 2 16 27 .259 19 .704 2 2010 18-18 6 1 13 35 .171 17 .486 4 TOTAL 36-19 13 3 29 62 .210 36 .581 6

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Meet The Blazers Norris How ze 6-0 | 170 | So. | Midfielder Hoover, Ala. | Hoover HS

HOWZE’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name Birthdate Birthplace Parents

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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.

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 Norris Thurgood TopDrawerSoccer.com ... earned a spot Howze II in the North-South All-Star contest ... Sept. 20, 1991 helped team to the 2010 state chamHoover, Ala. pionship game ... was named all-metro Norris Murdine and all-state following his senior season.

Brother Nic Major H.S. Coach Club Coach

Other Soccer Info Kris Keplinger Played his club soccer with the BirmingEric Dade and ham United Academy Team coached by Eric Dade and Robert Starr ... helped Robert Starr club to the USSDA National Championship.

Health Relations

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 .333 0 TOTAL 12-0 1 0 2 3 .333 1 .333 0

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Meet The Blazers M laden L emez 6-5 | 200 | Jr. | Defender Serajevo, Bosnia | Univ. of Novi Sad

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Parents Vidoje and Ljiljana Lemez Sisters

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Sophomore Season (2010) Only newcomer to start all 18 contests a year ago ... led all field players in minutes played with 1,381 ... helped the UAB defense to hold the opposition to 1.08 goals against average ... the first goal scored of his career was the gamewinning 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. 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 .429 1 TOTAL 18-18 1 1 3 7 .143 3 .429 1

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Reed Matt e

6-1 | 170 | Jr. | Midfielder/Defender Irondale, Ala. | John Carroll HS

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.”

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 MATTE’S pair of assists against North Florida PERSONAL (9/11) ... also had assists against Belmont (9/17) and South Carolina (10/2) FILE ... finished with 13 shots on the year, Full Name Reed Anderson Matte four of which came on frame ... named Birthdate Aug. 7, 1991 to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll.

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Frank and Marcie Matte

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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.

HONORS/AWARDS 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 performer (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. 2010 C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll

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. Miscellaneous Born Reed Anderson Matte on Aug. 7, 1991 in Birmingham, Ala. ... his father, Frank, played at UAB from 1983-84 ... 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

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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 TOTAL 18-18 0 4 4 25 .000 8 .320 0

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Babayele Sod ad e

(11/7), both of which came on frame.

6-3 | 195 | Sr. | Forward Windsor, Ontario | Holy Names Selected to the preseason all-conference team for a second-straight season ... invited to participate in the Canadian Olympic Men’s National Team training camp in January of 2010, along with former Blazer standout Curtis Ushedo. SODADE’S PERSONAL FILE

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Junior Season (2010) Named as an NSCAA Second-Team All-Region and second-team all-conference honoree, marking the second consecutive season he has earned the Full Name Babayele Sodade recognition ... led team and ranked Birthdate July 26, 1990 fifth in the league with nine goals a Birthplace Onley, Md. year ago ... also led UAB and ranked Parents Babatunde and Olubunmi seventh in C-USA with 20 points (9g, Sodade 2a) ... scored a goal in each of the BlazBrother Babatumi ers’ first five games to start the year ... Sister Ayoleka also lead the team in shots (44) and Major Accounting shots on goal (23) ... converted 3-of-4 H.S. Coach Dave Koloff penalty kicks on the campaign ... had Club Coach Frank Chiandussi a goal and an assist in the win over Belmont (9/17) ... scored two gameHONORS/AWARDS winning goals on the year against 2010 Charlotte (9/10) and Belmont (9/17) NSCAA Second Team All-Region ... was named to the UAB “Soccer For C-USA Second Team All-Conference A Cure” Classic and Lipscomb Classic all-tournament teams ... a preseason 2009 all-conference honoree.

High School Was a four-year starter for Dave Koloff at Holy Names ... was named team MVP in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... tabbed a first-team all-city performer in 2006 and 2008 ... led team to a silver medal at the Ontario Championships ... an honor roll student who also competed in football and basketball. Other Soccer Info Played for Windsor FC Nationals under head coach Frank Chiandussi ... led team to a finalist appearance in the 2007 Ontario Cup ... also helped team capture the 2006 South Region Soccer League championship. Miscellaneous Born Babayele Sodade on July 26, 1990 in Onley, Md. ... favorite television show is My Wife And Kids ... favorite movie is Iron Man ... his father had the biggest influence on his soccer career ... during his free time, he likes to relax and watch movies or play video games ... chose UAB because “I love the atmosphere around campus and it is the right place for me to accomplish my goals.”

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Sophomore Season (2009) Had a breakout season on his way to second team all-conference and second team all-region honors ... appeared in all 18 contests making 16 starts ... led the squad in nearly every offensive category including goals (7), points (18), shots (51) shots on goal (25) and game-winning goals (2) ... finished in a tie for second on the team in assists with four ... ranked among the league leaders in shots (2nd), shots per game (4th), points (T7th), goals (8th), goals per game (T9th) and points per game (T9th) on the season ... earned his first-ever C-USA player of the week award after scoring twice, including the gamewinning goal, to upset then-No. 10 UIC (9/4) ... scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Vermont (9/20) ... recorded a goal and an assist in the 3-0 win over South Carolina (10/28) ... also had a goal and an assist in the win over FIU (10/10) ... assisted the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Memphis (10/14). C-USA Offensive POW (9/8)

Freshman Season (2008) Saw action in 16 contests, making one start ... earned first start of his UAB career in a 1-0 win over SIU Edwardsville (10/25) ... made first-ever appearance in the 1-0 win over Mercer (9/7) ... had 10 shots on the season and four shots on goal ... recorded a career-high two shots against Marshall

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Babayele Sodade’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2008 16-1 0 0 0 10 .000 4 .400 0 2009 18-16 7 4 18 51 .137 25 .490 2 2010 18-18 9 2 20 44 .205 23 .523 2 TOTAL 52-35 16 6 28 105 .152 52 .495 4

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Meet The Blazers Josh Stew ar t 5-10 | 180 | Sr. | Midfielder

ence on his career ... the best player he has ever played against was Brian McBrice ... chose UAB because “I want to win championships.”

Birmingham, Ala. | South Carolina

STEWART’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name

Junior Season (2010) Made an immediate impact during his first season at UAB, playing in 17 contests while making 10 starts ... had a goal and an assist on the year while playing primarily in the defensive midfield role ... his only goal of the year was a gamewinning tally against FIU (10/16) ... also recorded an assist in the win over Alabama A&M (9/26) ... recorded 10 shots on the year with four coming on goal. Joshua Lamont

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South Carolina (2007-09) Stewart, the younger brother of recent Birthplace Birmingham, Ala. graduate and four-year letterwinner Parents Marvin and Felicia Jonah Stewart, played three seasons Stewart (2007, 2008 and 2009) for South Carolina before transferring to UAB Brother Jonah and Joel ... redshirted the 2009 season after Major Finance an injury six games into the season H.S. Coach Rick Grammar ... played and started all 19 contests Club Coach Luke Whittle for the Gamecocks during his freshman season ... during his three years HONORS/AWARDS there, Stewart played in 43 contests and made 25 starts ... lone assist of 2008 his career came during his freshman C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll season in 3-1 Gamecock victory over Marshall (Oct. 27) ... combined for 2007 13 shots in his two seasons ... named C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a two-time honoree on the C-USA Academic Honor Roll, as well as twice earning SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition. Birthdate

Sept. 22, 1988

High School Played for coach Rick Grammar at Vestavia Hills High School ... a 2004 and 2005 first-team all-state selection ... named second-team all-metro in 2004 and first-team all-metro in 2005. Other Soccer Info Former member of the United States Youth National Team pool, Region III Olympic Development Program (ODP) team and Alabama state team ... played club soccer for the Vestavia Steamers and coach Luke Whittle ... named Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Lakeshore Shootout ... helped the ‘87 club to two state championships (2001 and 2004) and two runner-up finishes (2002 and 2003) ... helped ‘89 team win the 2005 state championship and finish second in 2006. Miscellaneous: Born Joshua Lamont Stewart on Sept. 22, 1988 in Birmingham, Ala.`. ... favorite television show is Entourage ... favorite movie is Role Models ... his favorite website is ESPN.com ... his parents have had the biggest influ27

Josh Stewart’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2007 19-19 0 1 1 7 .000 2 .286 0 2008 18-6 0 0 0 6 .000 1 .167 0 2009 6-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 2010 17-10 1 1 3 10 .100 4 .400 1 TOTAL 60-35 1 2 4 23 .043 7 .304 1

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Meet The Blazers Tucker St o ne 6-2 | 190 | Sr. | Goalkeeper Fairview N.C. | A.C. Reynolds HS

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Birthdate

Aug. 27, 1989

Birthplace

Fairview, N.C.

Parents

Pat and Becky Stone

Brother Nate Sisters

Jesse and Sammy

Major Economics H.S. Coach

Patrick Gladys

Club Coach

Trei Morrison

HONORS/AWARDS 2010 C-USA Spirit of Service Award C-USA Academic Medal C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2009 C-USA Academic Medal C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2008 C-USA Academic Medal C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2007 C-USA Academic Medal C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Junior Season (2010) Saw action in four contests and finished with a 0.36 goals against average ... made a pair of starts at FIU (10/16) and at American (10/26) ... recorded a shutout in both games he started, including making a career-best seven saves against American ... is just the third player in program history to earn four consecutive Conference USA Academic Medal ... also named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for a fourth-straight season ... selected as the 2010 C-USA Spirit of Service recipient for his work in the classroom in and in the community.

record for most career shutouts in both regular season and playoff games ... also helped lead team to two conference championships ... graduated in the top-15 of class with a 4.7 GPA ... a regular on the A-B Honor Roll and recipient of the National Acheivement Scholarship. Other Soccer Info Played at Highland Football Club for eight years under head coach Trei Morrison ... team finished second in state cup in 2005 ...team captain for four years ... also played for ODP team in 2006. Miscellaneous Born Tucker Norris Stone on Aug. 27, 1989 in Fairview, N.C. ... favorite movie is the Mask Of Zorro ... favorite musician is Paul Simon ... favorite television show is Wizards of Waverly Place ... his club coach, Trei Morrison, had the biggest influence on his career ... came to UAB because it had “a great soccer team and great people coaching and playing it.”

Sophomore Season (2009) Did not appear in any games during season ... earned the Conference USA Academic Medal for a third consecutive season ... also named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the third time in three years. Freshman Season (2008) Appeared in two games during season ... first start of career came against SIU Edwardsville (10/25) in which he recorded three saves on his way to a 1-0 shutout win ... also saw action in the 4-1 win over Alabama A&M (10/8) ... earned the Conference USA Academic Medal ... also named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Redshirt Season (2007) Redshirted for season ... awarded Conference USA  Academic Medal, awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above during the academic year ... also named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

High School Four-year letterwinner at AC Reynolds High School under head coach Patrick Gladys ... named all-state in 2006 ... Western N.C. All-Region first team and honorable mention in 2005 ... tabbed all-conference in 2005 and 2006 ... selected to the N.C. East-West All-Star game ... holds school

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Tucker Stone’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS Minutes GA GaAvg Saves W L T Sho 2008 2-1 103:44 1 0.87 5 1 0 0 1 2009 0-0 00:00 0 0 0 0 2010 4-2 247:13 1 0.36 9 1 0 1 2 TOTAL 6-3 350:57 2 0.51 14 2 0 1 2

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Meet The Blazers Ken Tabata 6-1 | 195 | Sr. | Defender Houston, Texas | Clear Lake HS Graduated in August of 2011 with a degree in mathematics and minor in chemistry ... currently pursuing his MBA this fall.

TABATA’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name

17 Ken Ryan Tabata

Birthdate

June 18, 1989

Birthplace

Houston, Texas

Parents Chuck and Carolyn Tabata Brother James Sister Mika Major Mathematics Minor Chemistry Grad School MBA H.S. Coach

Jered Shriver

HONORS/AWARDS 2010 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2009 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2008 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Miscellaneous Born Ken Ryan Tabata on June 18, 1989 in Houston, Texas ... favorite show is Entourage ... favorite type of food is Mexican ... his favorite thing to do when relaxing is playing the drums ... he won the Guitar Center City Drumoff in 2006 ... his biggest influence on his career was his parents because of their encouragement ... he came to UAB because “I like the soccer program, coaches and the school.”

Junior Season (2010) Saw action in 14 contests on the year, making seven starts ... earned his first career start in the win over North Florida (9/11) ... recorded five shots on the seaon, including two on frame ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for a fourth-straight season. Redshirt Season (2009) Sat out as a redshirt during the 2009 season ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for a third-straight season. Sophomore Season (2008) Made five appearances throughout season ... had one shot on the season which came against Charlotte (9/21) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Freshman Season (2007) Played in nine contests during campaign ... had one shot during season which came on goal at Tulsa (11/9) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

High School Four-year starter and captain at Clear Lake High School under head coach Jered Shriver ... earned all-district in each of his four seasons ... was voted the District 25-5A offensive MVP in 2007, on his way to helping lead team to the district championship ... tabbed to the all-greater Houston team ... voted team MVP in 2007 ... led the district in goals scored ... was featured in RISE sports magazine ... selected as the MVP at the UAB soccer camp ... a member of the student council for three years ... also competed in basketball, football and track in high school ... was also a member of the National Honor Society and the president of the National Technical Honor Society. 2007

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Other Soccer Info Played for the nationally-ranked Texas Soccer Club under head coach Scott Dymond ... led team in goals scored ... was a member of the South Texas State ODP team for five years and the Region III ODP team ... team won state three times, as well as the Disney Showcase on two occasions.

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Ken Tabata’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2007 9-0 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 2008 5-0 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 2009 Did not play - Redshirt 2010 14-7 0 0 0 5 .000 2 .400 0 TOTAL 28-7 0 0 0 7 .000 4 .571 0

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Meet The Blazers Chris Willi ams 6-2 | 190 | Sr. | Midfielder Pearl, Miss. | Pearl HS

... favorite television show is Jersey Shore ... favorite movie is Boondock Saints ... his favorite thing to do when he has time to relax is to play FIFA ... favorite internet site is ESPN.com ... his biggest influence on his career has been his parents.

Junior Season (2010) Played in all 18 contests during the season ... made his only start of the year, and first-ever start at UAB, in the win over then-nationally ranked UCF (10/29) ... only points of the season came when he found the back of the WILLIAMS’ net against Alabama A&M (9/26) ... PERSONAL finished the campaign with 13 shots FILE and 4 shots on goal ... recorded a career-high three shots against North Full Name Christopher Joseph Florida (9/11).

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Birthdate

Oct. 30, 1989

Birthplace

Flowood, Miss.

Parents Terry and Daphne Williams Brother Chase Major Biology H.S. Coach

Andy Kivlan

Club Coach

Kenny White

HONORS/AWARDS 2010

Sophomore Season (2009) Had an important role off the bench, seeing action in 14 contests throughout the season ... scored first career goal in a 7-1 victory over FIU (10/10) ... played a career-best 59 minutes against the Golden Panthers ... also recorded first career assist in the 3-0 victory over South Carolina (10/28) ... had a career-best two shots in the C-USA Tournament game against Marshall (11/13).

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Freshman Season (2008) Played in five contests on the season ... made first-ever UAB appearance with 13 minutes of action against Bradley (8/31) ... played a season-high 19 minutes against Marshall (11/7). High School Four-year starter at Pearl High School under head coach Andy Kivlan ... selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Mississippi as a senior ... earned 4A Player of the Year accolades as a senior as well ... tabbed first-team all-state in back-to-back seasons (2007 and 2008) ... chosen as second-team all-state as a sophomore ... set state high school record during sophomore season with 39 assists on the year ... led team to four consecutive state championships ... finished high school career with 62 goals and 70 assists ... was named team MVP following both junior and senior seasons. Other Soccer Info Played for Chicago Fire Juniors under head coach Kenny White and Chad Hampton ... collected 86 goals and 121 assists during his nineyear span with the team ... helped lead team to three straight state cup championships (2004, 2005 and 2006). Miscellaneous Born Christopher Joseph Williams on Oct. 30, 1989 in Flowood, Miss. 30

Chris Williams’ Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS G A Pts Shots .Shot% SOG .SOG% GW 2008 5-0 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 2009 14-0 1 1 3 5 .200 1 .200 0 2010 18-1 1 0 2 13 .077 4 .308 0 TOTAL 37-1 2 1 5 19 .105 6 .316 0

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Carl Woszcz y n sk i

6-5 | 210 | R-Sr. | Goalkeeper Columbus, Ind. | North HS Selected as one of 30 candidates nationwide fot the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award ... award honors NCAA Division I seniors who have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

WOSZCZYNSKI’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name Carl Matthew Woszczynski Birthdate April 18, 1988 Birthplace Columbus, Ind. Parents Stan and Laura Woszczynski Sister Kristen Major Mechanical Engineering H.S. Coach David Green Club Coach Massoud Roushandel

HONORS/AWARDS 2010 C-USA Third Team All-Conference UAB Student-Athlete of the Week (10/26) C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2009 NSCAA Second Team All-Region C-USA First Team All-Conference C-USA Defensive POW (10/26) C-USA Defensive POW (10/5) C-USA Defensive POW (9/28) C-USA All-Academic Team C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2008 C-USA Defensive POW (9/8) C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2007 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Junior Season (2010) Earned third-team all-conference honors despite battling injuries throughout the year ... started 16 contests on the season ... made 58 saves and owned a goals against average of 1.21 ... collected a career-best eight saves in the season opener at then-top-ranked and defending national champion Virginia (9/3) ... recorded a pair of shutouts on the year (at Lipscomb on 9/19 and vs. Marshall on 11/3) ... now has 11 career shutouts which is fifth on the school’s all-time list ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for a fourth straight season.

... tabbed first-team all-conference and all-area in each of his four seasons at CNHS ... also tabbed all-district in 2004-06 and honorable mention all-state in 2005 ... started 80 varsity contests and recorded 42 career shutouts ... boasted a career goals allowed average of .80 ... named The Republic’s Area Player of the Year in 2006 ... recorded six goals and seven assists from the goalkeeper position ... also a terrific student who was named academic all-state in 2005 and 2006 ... named to honor roll every semester ... a member of the National Honor Society. Other Soccer Info Starting goalkeeper for the Atlanta Blackhawks PDL team in 2009 and 2010 ... played club ball for the Fort Wayne Fever where he started in net in 2007 and 2008 ... led team to the Indiana state cup tournament title in 2007 ... also helped lead team to the 2005 Las Vegas Coaches Classic title, the 2006 Ohio College Showcase title and 2006 Carmel College Showcase crown ... also selected to the Indiana ODP team for seven straight seasons ... selected to the ODP Region II players pool in 2005 and 2006 ... was starting keeper for the Indiana Invaders PDL team ... named team captain in 2002 and 2005 of the Indiana state ODP team. Miscellaneous Born Carl Matthew Woszczynski on April 18, 1988 in Columbus, Ind. ... favorite website is UABSports.com ... if he were to play another sport, it would be cricket ... favorite musician is Lyfe Jennings ... his biggest influence on his career was his high school coach, David Green ... chose UAB because of “the combination of great soccer, a great engineering program and warm weather.”

Sophomore Season (2009) Had a breakthrough season, turning in one of the greatest single-season efforts by a goalkeeper in school history ... a first-team all-conference and second-team all-region honoree ... set a single-season school record with 0.83 goals allowed average, which also ranked second in Conference USA ... recorded a league-leading eight shutouts which tied for the second-most in school history ... his 12 wins on the season also ranked as the sixth-most in program lore ... made a career-high seven saves in the season-opening contest against Oakland (9/1) ... earned three C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors ... with his three awards on the season, Woszczynski was honored by the league more times in one season than any previous UAB player in school history ... lead the league in save percentage (.805), shutouts and shutouts per game (0.44) ... made six saves in a 1-0 shutout victory over then-No. 13 Kentucky (10/4) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for a third consecutive season.

Redshirt Season (2008) Received medical redshirt after seeing action in four games during season before an injury ended his campaign early ... recorded first win and first shutout with a 1-0 victory over Mercer (9/7) ... finish the season with a 1-12 record ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Freshman Season (2007) Played in four contests during season ... only start of career came in a 1-0 overtime loss at Alabama A&M ... made 13 saves in his four appearances (283 minutes) and had a 0.63 GAA ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. High School Four-year starting goalkeeper at Columbus North High School under head coach David Green ... earned third-team all-state accolades in 2005 and 2006

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Carl Woszczynski’s Career Statistics YEAR GP-GS Minutes GA GaAvg Saves W L T Sho 2007 4-1 283:53 2 0.63 13 0 2 0 0 2008 4-4 406:15 6 1.33 19 1 1 2 1 2009 18-18 1629:44 15 0.83 63 12 4 2 8 2010 16-16 1414:32 19 1.21 58 9 6 0 2 TOTAL 42-39 3734:24 42 1.01 153 22 13 4 11

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Meet The Blazers Atak Yai 5-9 | 120 | So. | Forward/Midfielder Jackson, Miss. | Murrah HS Freshman Season (2010) Saw action in 17 of team’s 18 contests during the season ... tallied two shots on goal ... played a season-best 68 minutes at American (10/26). YAI’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name Birthdate

8 Atak Yai Dec. 12, 1991

Birthplace Sudan Brothers

Mabior and Yai

Major Undecided H.S. Coach Club Coach

Abraham Rubert-Schewel Kenny White

High School Earned all-state honors while playing under head coach Abraham RubertSchewel 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 played another sport, it would be basketball ... 10 years from now, he would either like to be playing professional soccer or be a doctor.

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 TOTAL 17-0 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0

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Mo ses Ade n i ra n

6-4 | 170 | Fr. | Defender

5-11 | 160 | So. | Midfielder

Duluth, Ga. | Greater Atlanta Christian

Houston, Texas | Alabama A&M

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Stewart Bradley

Abrahart Sept. 9, 1992

Birthdate

Dagenham, England

Birthplace

Parents James and Jacqui Abrahart Brother James Sisters

Sam and Abbie

Major

Business Management

H.S. Coach

Thom Jacquet

Club Coach

David Eristavi

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.

Coach Getman On Stewart: “Stewart is the complete package. He is big, smart, athletic and skillful. I expect him to play a big role in our team right away.”

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Full Name Moses Ayodeji Adeniran Birthdate Birthplace

July 9, 1992 Brooklyn, N.Y.

Parents Adebisi and Bunani Aderniran Brothers

Victor and Samuel

Sister Victoria Major College Coach H.S. Coach

Exercise Science Salah Yousif Adebisi Adeniran

Alabama A&M (2010) Played one season under head coach Salah Yousif at Alabama A&M ... started and played in 10 of the team’s 11 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 Festival championship in 2008.

Coach Getman On Moses: “Moses is a very technical and athletic center midfielder. He comes to us with a year of Division I experience and I expect for him to compete for a starting position right away.” Club Coach

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ALVIAL’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name Birthdate Birthplace

11 Javier Andrés Alvial Jan. 12, 1992 Fairfax, Va.

Parents Jorge and Elizabeth Alvial Brother Jorge Sister Isabel Major Business

Javier Alvial

C hase Bu l l m a n

5-11 | 150 | Fr. | Midfielder

6-2 | 200 | R-Fr. | Goalkeeper

Inquique, Chile | Home Schooled

Brandon, Miss. | Jackson Prep

Other Soccer Info Was home schooled but has competed for clubs all around the world ... signed last spring and, along with teammate Diego Navarrete, is now one of three Chilean-born player to play soccer for the Blazers in program history (Jose-Luis Jaramillo, who played at UAB in 1988, and current Blazer Diego Navarrete) ... competed at both the Universidad Catolica in Chile, as well as the Alpharetta Ambush U-19 team ... played a key role in leading Catolica to a pair of national championships ... also helped his team capture the Copa Chile Youth Tournament last year.

Club Coach Romero

Coach Getman On Javier: “Javier is extremely skillful and will add some flair to our midfield. His ability to control the ball while under pressure will be a big asset. I expect Javier to battle for a starting position right away.”

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Redshirt Season (2010) Sat out season as a redshirt.

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Full Name Chase Barrett Bullman Birthdate

Aug. 6, 1991

Birthplace

Jackson, Miss.

Parents Craig and Joyce Bullman

High School Attended Jackson Preparatory School where he was a four-year letterwinner under head coach John Marcus Duncan ... helped his team to four state championship games during his four seasons ... recorded 11 shutouts during his senior season ... tabbed first-team all-state in 2009 and second-team all-state in 2008 ... also earned a spot on the all-star game for the state of Mississippi.

Brother Cody

Other Soccer Info Played for the Chicago Fire Juniors H.S. Coach John Marcus Duncan of Mississippi under head coach Club Coach Kenny White Kenny White ... was teammates of current Blazer Atak Yai ... the duo helped lead the team to the Premier League Championship and state championship Major Accounting

Coach Getman On Chase: “Chase is an extremely athletic goalkeeper with a great work rate. We feel Chase will make our goalkeeping situation even more competitive.”

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Karl Luther Chester

Birthdate

Nov. 28, 1992

Birthplace

Savage, Minn.

Parents Harvee and Gisela Chester Sister Elena Major Radiology H.S. Coach

K arl Che ster

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5-10 | 155 | Fr. | Forward

6-0 | 160 | So. | Midfielder

Kathleen, Ga. | Perry HS

Hunstville, Ala. | Randolph HS

High School A four-year letterwinner under head coach Sam Said at Perry High School ... was tabbed an ESPN Rise First Team All-State honoree in 2010 ... finished his senior year with 50 goals, which set the school record for goals 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.

Sam Said

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. Club Coach

David Eristavi

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Full Name Alexander Harris Clay Birthdate

April 11, 1992

Birthplace

Huntsville, Ala.

Parents

Richard and Susan Clay

Sister Ashley Major Undecided H.S. Coach

Sean Cooper

Matt Holmes

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.

Coach Getman On Alex: “Alex is an Alabama product who spent a year at Kentucky, decided he wanted to transfer to UAB, and we’re very excited to have him in our program. He’s big, he’s athletic, he’s skillful, he’s very versatile, and I can see him playing in number of roles for us.” Club Coach

Coach Getman On Karl: “Karl has great pace and a great touch around the goal. I expect him to make an immediate impact. His hard work and nose for the goal could potentially make him one of the more dangerous finishers in the country.”

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High School Attended Randolph High School where he was a four-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 ninth grade 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.

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Darion Copeland March 8, 1991 Brooklyn, N.Y.

Parents Gary and Nicole Copeland Brother Jeremy Sister Ashley Major Business H.S. Coach

Justin Smith

Club Coach

David Eristavi

Darion Cop eland

Jac k Fa l l e

6-0 | 175 | Fr. | Defender

6-4 | 205 | Fr. | Goalkeeper

Stockbridge, Ga. | Dutchtown HS

Lilburn, Ga. | Parkview HS

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 most valuable player in 2009 and 2011 ... also named the freshman offensive player of the year in 2008 ... played both defender and forward positions while at Dutchtown ... was team captain going into his senior season 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 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). Coach Getman On Darion: “Darion is a great defender with all the tools. He has size, speed, skill and a great brain for the game. I expect Darion to make an immediate impact. We went looking for the top center back in the country and I think we found him.”

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FALLE’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name Birthdate Birthplace Parents

26 Jack Gregory Falle Feb. 15, 1993 Atlanta, Ga. Jim and Janna Falle

Sister Marah Major Business H.S. Coach

Michael Tolmich

Club Coach

Nuno Piteira

High School A four-year letterwinner under head coach Michael Tolmich at Parkview High School, which is the same school that produced recent UAB graduate and goalkeeper Wes Johnson and current forward Kofi Gyawu ... a two-year team captain for high school team ... was ranked as one of the top goalkeepers in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer and also was voted by the website TopDrawerSoccer.com as the No. 43 overall player in the nation ... selected as a Gwinnett County Super Six performer and an all-county honoree in 2010 and 2011 ... tabbed the region’s Goalkeeper of the Year as a senior (2011) ... helped lead team to the Region 8 state semifinals ... graduated with honors.

Other Soccer Info Competed for the GSA Phoenix coached by Nuno Piteira ... was team captain for club team which won the National League Championship in 2010 ... led team to the finals of the USYSA National Championship in 2011 ... member of the Under 14-15 Boys U.S. National Team ... competed for the ODP State Team in each of the last five years. Coach Getman On Jack: “We have had a long tradition of great goalkeepers at UAB, and Jack fits right in to the mold. He is big, agile and works very hard. He is going to be a great college goalkeeper.”

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24 Cole Davis Iverson

Birthdate

Jan. 6, 1993

Birthplace

Decatur, Ala.

Cole Iverson

Ian Mi c h a l a k

5-11 | 160 | Fr. | Forward

6-2 | 190 | Fr. | Defender

Decatur, Ala. | Decatur HS

Collierville, Tenn. | St. George’s Independant

High School Attended Decatur High School but did not play soccer ... ranked as the No. 4 player in the south region by Top Drawer Soccer ... was among the pool players 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.

Other Soccer Info He played his club soccer for BirBrother Phoenix, Noah, mingham United Soccer Academy Colt and Deacon under head coach Oliver Weiss ... Major Accounting helped team to five consecutive Club Coach Kenny White Alabama state championships ... was team captain in 2010 and 2011 ... helped lead team to U.S. Academy playoffs in 2009 and 2010. Parents

Jody and Kim Iverson

Coach Getman On Cole: “Cole has all the tools to be successful. He is big, athletic, skillful, but most importantly he works incredibly hard every day. He brings a great spirit to the team. His mentality will make our entire team better.”

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Ian Wetzel Michalak

Full Name

Aug. 16, 1993

Birthdate

Dayton, Ohio

Birthplace Parents

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Rick and Amy Michalak

Sisters

Mia and Calla

Major

Engineering/Pre Med

H.S. Coach

Tony Whicker

Club Coach

Alex Williams/

High School A four-year letterwinner under head coach Tony Whicker at St. George’s Independent School ... helped lead his team to the 2008 state championship and state semifinals in 2009 and 2010 ... was selected as an all-state 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.

Ross Paule

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 will become a leader on our team.”

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Meet The Blazers

MILINKOVIC’S PERSONAL FILE Full Name

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Milan Milinkovic

Birthdate

Jan. 15, 1990

Birthplace

East Sarajevo

Mother

Snezana Milinkovic

Brother Ognjen Major Journalism

Milan Milinkovic

Dieg o Na va rre t e

5-10 | 165 | Jr. | Defender

5-11 | 160 | Fr. | Forward

Serajevo, Bosnia | Univ. of Serajevo

Santiago, Chile | SSCC Manquehue

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. Coach Getman On Milan: “Milan is fast, skillful and smart. 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 on our team.”

Originally signed with Akron, but did not play ... came to Akron for the spring, 2011 semester ... will have four years of eligibility remaining at UAB. NAVARRETE’S PERSONAL FILE

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Full Name Diego Felipe Navarrete Birthdate Birthplace

June 6, 1992 Santiago, Chile

Parents

Victor Navarrete

Brother

Mauricio and Pablo

Major Business H.S. Coach

Cristan Olave

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.

Coach Getman On Diego: “Diego is transferring to us from the University of Akron, Division I champions. He didn’t play for the team, but he was certainly capable had he had the opportunity. He’s a proven goal scorer, he’s athletic, he’s skillful, he’s smart. He’s the complete package and I expect him to make an immediate impact in Conference USA.”

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Meet The Blazers Chase Wickham 5-10 | 155 | So. | Forward Vancouver, B.C. | Trinity Western Univ. Trinity Western Spent one season at Trinity Western University where he scored three goals in 15 contests ... coached by Pat Rohla. WICKHAM’S PERSONAL FILE

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Full Name Chase Jordan Wickham Feb. 6, 1991

Birthdate

Vancouver, B.C.

Birthplace Parents

Casey and Mary-Anne

Wickham

Brother Clint Sister Desirae Major Business College Coach

Pat Rohla

H.S. Coach

Paul Balbo

Club Coach

Doug Long

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 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 Privinicial and Coastal Cup Championship. Coach Getman On Chase: “Chase brings great quickness and athleticism to our team. He has the ability to beat players 1v1 but he is also a superb passer. His high level of skill allows him to play in the center of midfield or out wide. I expect Chase to compete for a starting position right away.”

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2011 Opponent Information American Eagles Head Coach:..............................................Todd West American Record/Years:................. 99-90-25/11 years Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:............................................ 7-9-3 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 17/9 Men’s Soccer SID:................................Howard Smith Office Phone:......................................(202)885-3079 E-Mail:..................................... hsmith@american.edu Website:..........................................www.aueagles.com

Marshall Thundering Herd Head Coach:............................................... Bob Gray Marshall Record/Years:.............. 148-139-21/17 years Overall Record/Years:................ 403-215-46/35 years 2010 Team Record:............................................ 9-5-4 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 18/5 Men’s Soccer SID:.....................................David Pifer Office Phone:.....................................(304) 696-5276 E-Mail:................................ pifer6@live.marshall.com Website:........................................ www.herdzone.com

SMU Mustangs Head Coach:...................................Tim McClements SMU Record/Years:............................ 32-16-6/3 years Overall Record/Years:................ 116-114-18/12 years 2010 Team Record:.......................................... 16-2-2 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 13/7 Men’s Soccer SID:............................ Herman Hudson Office Phone:.....................................(214) 768-1304 E-Mail:..................................hermanh@mail.smu.edu Website:............................... www.SMUmustangs.com

Clemson Tigers Head Coach:.........................................Mike Noonan Clemson Charlotte Record/Years:.......... 5-9-4/1 year Overall Record/Years:................ 229-125-45/22 years 2010 Team Record:............................................ 5-9-4 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 12/9 Men’s Soccer SID:............................... Sam Blackman Office Phone:.....................................(864) 656-1924 E-Mail:.....................................blackmj@clemson.edu Website:...........................www.clemsontigers.cstv.com

Memphis Tigers Head Coach:.......................................... Richie Grant Memphis Record/Years:............... 107-94-17/12 years Overall Record/Years:................ 160-124-19/16 years 2010 Team Record:.......................................... 5-11-1 Starters Returning/Lost:..................................... 10/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 15/9 Men’s Soccer SID:........................Bryan McEldowney Office Phone:.................................... (901)-678-5182 E-Mail:........................B.McEldowney@memphis.edu Website:.......................................www.gotigersgo.com

South Carolina Gamecocks Head Coach:.......................................... Mark Berson USC Record/Years:.................... 430-175-58/33 years Overall Record/Years:................ 441-180-58/34 years 2010 Team Record:.......................................... 13-7-2 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 5/6 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 17/9 Men’s Soccer SID:..................................Emily Feeney Office Phone:.....................................(803) 777-7743 E-Mail:.................................. efeeney@mailbox.sc.edu Website:............................ www.gamecocksonline.com

FIU Golden Panthers Head Coach:.......................................Munga Eketebi FIU Record/Years:.............................. 22-45-5/4 years Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:.......................................... 7-10-0 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:......................... 17/14 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:......................... 19-28-8/3 years Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:.......................................... 10-6-1 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 11/9 Men’s Soccer SID:..................................Jason Farhadi Office Phone:.....................................(478) 301-5218 E-Mail:....................................farhadi_jb@mercer.edu Website:....................................www.mercerbears.com

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Head Coach:....................................... Tom McIntosh Tulsa Record/Years:.................... 179-115-28/16 yeats Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:.......................................... 12-7-2 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 5/6 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 12/8 Men’s Soccer SID:................................Stephanie Hall Office Phone:.....................................(918) 631-2163 E-Mail:............................... stephanie-hall@utulsa.edu Website:.............................. www.TulsaHurricane.com

Georgia State Panthers Head Coach:........................................ Brett Surrenay GSU Charlotte Record/Years:................. 7-7-3/1 year Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:............................................ 7-7-3 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.............................NA Men’s Soccer SID:.................................. Justin Glover Office Phone:.....................................(404) 413-4033 E-Mail:................................... athjag@langate.gsu.edu Website:....................................georgiastatesports.com

Milwaukee Panthers Head Coach:........................................ Chris Whalley Wilwaukee Record/Years:..................... 6-10-3/1 year Overall Record/Years:...................... 78-32-14/6 years 2010 Team Record:.......................................... 6-10-3 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 11/8 Men’s Soccer SID:...................................... Chris Zills Office Phone:....................................... 414-229-4593 E-Mail:...............................................czills@uwm.edu Website:...........................www.uwmpanthers.cstv.com

UCF Knights Head Coach:................................Bryan Cunningham UCF Record/Years:............................ 29-35-8/4 years Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2008 Team Record:.......................................... 12-5-3 Starters Returning/Lost:.......................................NA Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.............................NA Men’s Soccer SID:..............................Brian Ormiston Office Phone:.....................................(407) 823-2409 E-Mail:........................... bormiston@athletics.ucf.edu Website:..................................www.UCFathletics.com

Kentucky Wildcats Head Coach:............................................. Ian Collins Kentucky Record/Years:............ 188-123-36/17 years Overall Record/Years:................ 199-154-45/19 years 2010 Team Record:............................................ 7-8-4 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

Oral Roberts Eagles Head Coach:............................................ Steve Hayes ORU Record/Years:...................... 95-114-22/13 years Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:............................................ 5-8-6 Starters Returning/Lost:.......................................NA Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.............................NA Men’s Soccer SID:..................................... Cris Belvin Office Phone:.....................................(918) 495-7181 E-Mail:............................................. cbelvin@oru.edu Website...............................www.orugoldeneagles.com

Virgina Commonwealth Rams Head Coach:.........................................David Giffard VCU Record/Years:................................. 8-5-6/1 year Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:............................................ 8-5-6 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 12/7 Men’s Soccer SID:.................................. Josh Lehman Office Phone:.....................................(804) 828-7000 E-Mail:.........................................jmlehman@vcu.edu Website:..................................... www.vcuathletics.edu

Illinois-Chicago Flames Head Coach:...........................................Sean Phillips ICU Record/Years:....................................7-10/1 year Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:............................................. 7-10 Starters Returning/Lost:..................................... 11/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 17/7 Men’s Soccer SID:................................ John Jaramillo Office Phone:......................................(312)996-5880 E-Mail:.................................................... jjar@uic.edu Website:........................................www.uicflames.com

Portland Pilots Head Coach:................................................Bill Irwin Portland Record/Years:.................... 75-62-26/8 years Overall Record/Years:........................................ Same 2010 Team Record:............................................ 9-4-6 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 18/5 Men’s Soccer SID:..............................Adam Linnman Office Phone:....................................... 503-943-7731 E-Mail:.............................................linnman@up.edu Website................................. www.portlandpilots.com

Washington Huskies Head Coach:............................................ Jamie Clark Washington Record/Years:.......................First season Overall Record/Years:........................ 39-15-3/3 years 2010 Team Record:.......................................... 11-6-1 Starters Returning/Lost:....................................... 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:........................... 11/6 Men’s Soccer SID:............................ Alyssa Chambers Office Phone:.....................................(206) 685-3119 E-Mail:...............................alyssac@u.washington.edu Website:.........................................www.gohuskie.com

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All-Time Series Records Akron (0-1) 9/2/07 L 0-1

N

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

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 (0-0-1) 10/26/10 T 0-0 Appalachian State (0-1) 9/30/84 L 0-12

A

A

Arkansas-Little Rock (1-0) 9/4/95 W 5-0 H Army (1-0) 9/14/03 W 3-0

N

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

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

Bryan (Ga.) (0-1) 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

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

H A A

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

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

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

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

A

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

N

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

Clemson (0-1) 11/2/02 L 2-3(2ot) A* H H H H H H

N

Charlotte (9-13-2) 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

N

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Central Michigan (2-0) 10/13/91 W 2-1(ot) N 9/17/93 W 5-0 N

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 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

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College of Charleston (3-1) 10/27/96 W 4-2 10/31/98 W 3-2 9/1/00 W 3-0 9/15/06 L 2-4

N A H 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

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) 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 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 9/23/94 W 3-0

A H

Georgia State (8-11) 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)

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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 Gonzaga (1-0) 9/4/04 W 1-0

H A A H A N

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

N

Lipscomb (2-0) 9/7/07 W 3-0 9/19/10 W 4-0

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) 9/5/08 L 0-1 9/4/09 W 3-1

H A

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

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 Kentucky (3-4) 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 LaGrange (Ga.) (1-0) 10/12/89 W 2-0

A N A H

H A H A H A H

H

Louisville (10-1-3) 11/3/95 W 2-0 11/9/95 W 2-0 9/22/96 W 2-0 10/19/97 T 0-0 10/18/98 W 1-0(ot) 10/3/99 W 2-1 11/5/00 W 3-2(ot) 11/10/00 W 2-0 10/12/01 W 2-1 10/12/02 T 0-0 11/15/02 L 0-1 10/18/03 T 0-0 11/12/03 W 2-1(ot) 11/3/04 W 2-1

A H A H H

H A

A N H A H H A N! H A N! H N! 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 (5-2-1) 9/12/03 W 2-1 10/21/05 W 1-0 9/23/06 W 2-1

N A 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

10/3/00 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

A H H H H

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

Millsaps (4-0) 1982 W 1-0 1982 W 4-1 9/30/88 W 4-1 10/1/89 W 3-0

H A A H

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

H

H

Memphis (15-17) 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 Mercer (Atlanta) (2-0) 10/4/80 W 5-0 10/13/80 W 3-1

A H

Mercer (Macon) (10-1-2) 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 11/3/96 W 1-0 9/5/97 W 5-0

H A A H A H A H

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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

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9/1/85 L 2-4 9/27/86 L 0-6 9/12/87 T 2-2 10/2/88 W 1-0(ot) 9/15/89 L 0-7 9/7/90 L 0-3 10/19/93 L 3-4(ot) 10/20/94 W 5-2 9/13/02 W 3-2 9/19/04 W 5-0

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Wright State (1-0) 9/3/06 W 3-2

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Vermont (1-0) 9/20/09 W 1-0

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Yale (0-1) 9/23/01 L 1-2(2ot) N

Virginia Tech (1-0) 9/5/10 W 3-1

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Virginia Commonwealth (0-2) 11/8/80 L 0-3 N 10/14/90 L 0-4 H Wake Forest (1-2) 10/7/79 W 3-1(ot) H 9/10/80 L 1-3(ot) A 9/8/96 L 1-2 A Washington (0-1) 11/17/00 L 0-1(4ot) N* West Florida (1-2) 10/26/88 L 0-2 A 10/6/91 W 3-2(ot) H 10/24/92 L 2-5(ot) A Western Carolina (1-0) 9/17/80 W 2-0

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2010 Season In Review Two Blazers Selected In MLS Draft UAB men’s soccer players Curtis Ushedo and Michal Mravec were each selected in the third round of the 2011 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft. Ushedo, the 40th overall selection, was taken by Chivas USA, while Mravec was taken by Sporting Kansas City with the 46th overall pick. It marks the third time that UAB has had a pair of players chosen in the MLS draft in the same year. In 2004, Marin Pusek and Tony McManus were selected, while Jerson Monteiro and Sandy Gbandi were each chosen in the 2007 Draft. Pair Of Blazers Earn All-Region Accolades UAB defender Curtis Ushedo and forward Babayele Sodade were named as National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region performers last season. Ushedo earned NSCAA First Team AllRegion honors, while Sodade was tabbed to the second team. The duo, who each earned second-team all-region accolades in 2010, become the seventh and eighth players in program history to garner all-region nods in back-to-back years. Five Blazers Earn All-Conference Awards UAB defender Curtis Ushedo earned First-Team All-Conference USA recognition. Ushedo was one of five Blazer men’s soccer players honored with postseason awards, as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches. In addition to Ushedo’s nod, forward Babayele Sodade was tabbed as a second-team performer, while midfielder Michal Mravec, forward Kofi Gyawu and goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski each were named to the league’s third team. It marked the third-straight year that at least five Blazers have earned all-conference accolades. Tucker Stone Earns Spirit of Service Award Junior goalkeeper Tucker Stone was named the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award honoree for UAB, as announced by league commissioner Britton Banowsky. The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league’s student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good

Curtis Ushedo academic standing and participation in their elected sport. UAB In National Rankings UAB spent time ranked among the nation’s top-25 last season. In doing so, the Blazers have now been ranked in the national polls in 15 of the last 17 seasons. UAB was ranked for three consecutive weeks last year and received votes in nearly every national weekly poll. The Blazers were ranked as high as No. 23 in the nation (Soccer Times). In addition to its national ranking, UAB also was regionally-ranked by NSCAA throughout the year. The Blazers finished the season at No. 4 in the Midwest Region by the NSCAA. Kevin Sawchak Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week Senior midfielder Kevin Sawchak was tabbed the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 1. It was the first weekly award of the season given to a UAB player and it also marked the first league recognition for Sawchak in his career. Sawchak recorded his first career multi-

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goal game to help lift UAB to a 2-1 road victory at 18th-ranked and league-leading UCF on Oct. 29. The Atlanta, Ga. native got the Blazers started on a good note when he recorded the fastest goal of the season for the Green and Gold, connecting on a rebound just 2:11 into the contest to give UAB an early lead. Sawchak wasn’t done there as he hit the game-winning goal at the 52:15 mark, less than six minutes after UCF had tied the game. Four of Seven Losses Came Against Top-20 Teams UAB ended the 2010 season with an overall mark of 10-7-1. But when breaking down the schedule, two of UAB’s losses last year came against teams ranked in the top 10 in the nation, while four of the seven defeats were against nationally-ranked opponents. The Blazers opened the season with a 2-1 defeat at then-No. 2 Virginia (Sept. 3) and also fell, 3-2, to then-No. 6 SMU (Sept. 24). UAB also lost to then-No. 20 South Carolina, 3-2, on Oct. 3 and then-No. 14 Tulsa, 1-0, in double overtime on Oct. 23. In their 13 other contests, the Blazers owned a record of 9-3-1 and outscored the competition by a


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2010 Season In Review men’s soccer team. He ended the year with 212 victories (212-131-29) during his tenure at UAB. Now in his 25th season as a head coach, Getman boasts an overall career record of 254-157-38 (.608). Getman’s success is tangible, as he enters the year ranked among college soccer’s top men’s active coaches (39th in winning percentage and tied for 21st in victories).

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All-Tournament Blazers UAB captured a pair of tournament titles last season. The first tournament crown this year came when the Blazers won the UAB ‘Soccer For A Cure’ Classic held on Sept. 9-11 at West Campus Field. Goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski was named to the all-tournament team, while Babayele Sodade, Curtis Ushedo and Kofi Gyawu were named all tournament. UAB also won the Lipscomb Classic on Sept. 17-19 in Nashville, Tenn. Anthony King was tabbed the MVP, while Woszczynski, Ushedo and Sodade were tabbed all-tournament performers.

combined total of 28-10. One Of Nation’s Top Scoring Teams UAB head coach Mike Getman thought that his team’s offense was going to be a strength of last year’s team and he certainly was not disappointed. The Blazers netted 35 goals last season. That number ranked near the top of Conference USA, but also ranked 21st in the NCAA. Additionally, the Blazers’ 2.13 goals per game average was 17th-best in the nation. Best Start Since 2005 With a 5-1 overall record through its opening six contests last season, UAB had its best start to a campaign since 2005. During that stretch, the Blazers captured wins against powerhouses such as Virginia Tech (W, 3-1 on Sept. 5) and Charlotte (2-1 in overtime on Sept. 10). UAB also captured a pair of tournament titles in the Soccer For A Cure Classic and the Lipscomb Classic on back-to-back weekends. Getman Concludes 19th Season At UAB UAB head coach Mike Getman concluded his 19th season at the helm of the Blazers’

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C-USA Statistics (2010 Final Stats)

INDIVIDUAL Goals T5. Babayele Sodade T9. Kofi Gyawu Goals Per Game T4. Babayele Sodade T4. Anthony King Assists T6. Flo Liu Assists Per Game T7. Flo Liu Points T7. Babayele Sodade Points Per Game 4. Anthony King 8. Babayele Sodade Shots 9. Babayele Sodade Shots Per Game 9. Babayele Sodade Game Winning Goals T2. Kofi Gyawu Goals Against Average 5. Carl Woszczynski Saves 8. Carl Woszczynski Saves Per Game 6. Carl Woszczynski Save Percentage 6. Carl Woszczynski Shutouts T8. Carl Woszczynski T8. Tucker Stone Shutouts Per Game 9. Carl Woszczynski TEAM Goals 4. UAB Goals Per Game 4. UAB Assists 4. UAB Assists Per Game 4. UAB Points 4. UAB Shots 7. UAB Saves T7. UAB Fouls T6. UAB Shutouts T3. UAB Corners 8. UAB Goals Allowed T2. UAB

9 6 0.50 0.50 6 0.33 20 1.30 1.11 44 2.44 4 1.21 58 3.62 .753 2 2 0.12

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RECORD: OVERALL All Games 10-7-1 Confernece 4-4-0 Non-Confernece 6-3-1

## PLAYER 7 SODADE, Babayele 15 GYAWU, Kofi 26 KING, Anthony 10 SAWCHAK, Kevin 12 SMITH, Gentry 16 LIU, Flo 18 USHEDO, Curtis 3 SAMBADE, Victor 2 MATTE, Reed 19 STEWART, Josh 6 LEMEZ, Mladen 13 WILLIAMS, Chris 14 HOWZE, Norris 9 MRAVEC, Michal 17 TABATA, Ken 21 WALL, Patrick 8 YAI, Atak 24 BRODY, Michael 23 PLAKORUS, George 20 JETTON, Hudson 11 COLEMAN, Michael Total............... Opponents...........

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GP-GS 18-18 18-18 10-10 18-18 18-2 18-12 18-18 18-13 18-18 17-10 18-18 18-1 12-0 17-17 14-7 5-0 17-0 3-0 1-0 10-0 9-0 18 18 GP 4-2 16-14 0-0 18 18

MIN 1097 1052 485 1289 477 950 1358 981 1378 924 1381 525 172 1013 624 103 398 37 20 104 168 - -

G 9 6 5 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 20 Minutes 247:13 1414:32 0:00 1661:45 1661:45

A 2 1 3 3 2 6 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 17

HOME AWAY NEUTRAL 5-3-0 3-3-1 2-1-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 0-0-0 3-1-0 1-1-1 2-1-0 Pts 20 13 13 9 8 6 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 57

GA 1 19 0 20 35

Sh 44 35 18 25 17 7 7 20 13 10 7 13 3 6 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 237 230

Avg 0.36 1.21 0.00 1.08 1.90

.Shot% .205 .171 .278 .120 .176 .000 .286 .050 .000 .100 .143 .077 .333 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .148 .087

SOG 23 17 9 10 12 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 108 88

Save .Pct 9 .900 58 .753 1 1.000 68 .773 73 .676

.SOG% .523 .486 .500 .400 .706 .571 .429 .250 .308 .400 .429 .308 .333 .500 .400 .250 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .456 .383 W 1 9 0 10 6

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GW 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6-7 2-2 T 1 0 0 1 1

PK-ATT 3-4 0-0 2-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 222 195

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Date Opponent W/L Score Att. Sep 03 at #2 Virginia L 1-2 2418 Sep 05 vs. Virginia Tech W 3-1 Team Statistics Sep 10 CHARLOTTE% W OT 2-1 879 Sep 11 NORTH FLORIDA% W 4-1 502 TEAM STATISTICS UAB OPP Sep 17 vs. Belmont W 4-1 114 SHOT STATISTICS Sep 19 at Lipscomb W 4-0 216 Goals-Shot attempts 35-237 20-230 Sep 24 #9 SMU*# L 2-3 1219 Goals scored per game 1.94 1.11 Sep 26 ALABAMA A&M# W 4-0 245 Shot pct. .148 .087 Oct 02 at South Carolina* L 2-3 1470 Shots on goal-Attempts 108-237 88-230 Oct 06 MERCER L 0-1 625 SOG pct. .456 .383 Oct 09 KENTUCKY* W 2-1 659 Shots/Game 13.2 12.8 Oct 16 at FIU* W 2-0 281 CORNER KICKS 79 89 Oct 23 #17 TULSA* L O2 0-1 890 PENALTY KICKS 6-7 2-2 OFFSIDES 42 22 Oct 26 at American T O2 0-0 283 PENALTIES Oct 29 #18 UCF* W 2-1 521 Yellow cards 17 13 Nov 03 MARSHALL* W 2-0 407 Red cards 1 4 Nov 05 at Memphis* L 0-2 866 ATTENDANCE Nov 10 vs. South Carolina^ L 1-2 Total 5426 6055 % - UAB Soccer For A Cure Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) Dates/Avg Per Date 8/678 7/865 # - SMU Classic (Dallas, Texas) Neutral Site #/Avg 3/38 * - C-USA Opponent ^ - C-USA Tournament (Tulsa, Okla.)

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C-USA MEN’S SOCCER HISTORY

CONFERENCE OVERALL Team W-L-T .Pct Pts W-L-T .Pct Home Away Neutral Strk xSMU 7-1-0 .875 21 16-2-2 .850 8-0-1 4-1-1 4-1-1 UCF 4-1-3 .688 15 12-5-3 .675 8-1-0 3-3-3 1-1-0 Kentucky 4-2-2 .625 14 7-8-4 .474 4-2-4 3-3-0 0-3-0 ySouth Carolina 4-3-1 .562 13 13-7-2 .636 6-2-2 3-5-0 4-0-0 UAB 4-4-0 .500 12 10-7-1 .583 5-3-0 3-3-1 2-1-0 Tulsa 3-3-2 .500 11 12-7-2 .619 5-2-2 3-4-0 4-1-0 Marshall 3-4-1 .438 10 9-5-4 .611 5-2-1 4-3-2 0-0-1 Memphis 1-6-1 .188 4 5-11-1 .324 4-4-0 0-5-1 1-2-0 FIU 1-7-0 .125 3 7-10-0 .412 3-4-0 4-6-0 0-0-0- - x- 2010 C-USA Men’s Soccer Regular Season Champion y- 2010 C-USA Men’s Soccer Tournament Champion

• Conference USA has produced 33 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 Championship in four of the last six seasons. • In 2010, four C-USA teams earned tournament berths, equaling 1997 for the most bids in league history. • 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).

2010 C-USA Honors Co-Most Valuable Player Blake Brettschneider, South Carolina Arthur Ivo, SMU Offensive Player of the Year Blake Brettschneider, South Carolina Arthur Ivo, SMU Defensive Player of the Year Daniel Withrow, Marshall Freshman of the Year Juan Castillo, SMU Coach of the Year Tim McClements, SMU All‐Conference First Team F: Blake Brettschneider, South Carolina F: Nik Robson, UCF MF: Arthur Ivo, SMU MF: Ashley McInnes, Tulsa MF: Warren Creavalle, UCF D: Will Traynor, South Carolina D: Justin Chavez, Tulsa D: Hunter Christiansen, Tulsa D: Curtis Ushedo, UAB D: Kevan George, UCF GK: Daniel Withrow, Marshall All‐Conference Second Team F: Juan Castillo, SMU F: Babayele Sodade, UAB MF: Matt Lodge, Kentucky MF: Josue Soto, SMU MF: Kekoa Osorio, SMU

D: Anthony Hobbs, FIU D: Dylan Asher, Kentucky D: Jordan Hilgefort, Marshall D: Leone Cruz, SMU D: Yaron Bacher, UCF GK: Jimmy Maurer, South Carolina All‐Conference Third Team F: Michael Muehseler, FIU F: Tyler Riggs, Kentucky F: Tom Jackson, Marshall F: Bradlee Baladez, South Carolina F: Austin Neil, Tulsa F: Kofi Gyawu, UAB MF: Sammy Boateng, Marshall MF: Michal Mravec, UAB D: Nicholas Chase, FIU D: Kendall Sutton, Marshall D: Chris Taylor, Tulsa GK: Tyler Beadle, Kentucky GK: Carl Woszczynski, UAB GK: Shawn Doyle, UCF All‐Freshman Team Nicholas Rodriguez‐Fraile, F, FIU Dylan Asher, D, Kentucky Tyler Beadle, GK, Kentucky Travis Brent, D, Marshall Anthony Virgara, M, Marshall Zach Barnes, M, SMU Juan Castillo, F, SMU Robert Derschang, M, SMU Bradlee Baladez, F, South Carolina Chipper Root, M, South Carolina Omar Mata, M, Tulsa Steven Lamberta, M, UCF

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• 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 nearly 70 years between them. • C-USA boasts three of the top 25 winningest active coaches: Mark Berson of South Carolina (1st), 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 alltime. • 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 16 seasons. • C-USA players Arthur Ivo and Juan Castillo of SMU, UCF’s Warren Creavalle and Tulsa’s Justin Chavez have been named to the 2011 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. • Sixty C-USA players have earned All-America honors during the league’s 16 seasons. Thirty-three players have earned Academic All-America honors during that time. • Conference USA has placed 114 players on Soccer America’s Team of the Week since 1995. • Four C-USA players were honored in 2010 as national Players of the Week. • Twenty-one C-USA men’s soccer players earned a spot on an NSCAA All-Region Team following the 2010 season. • Conference USA returns 21 All-Conference players for the 2011 season and 100 percent of All-Freshmen selections.

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Conference USA Team Conference USA: Dedicated to Excellence

Britton Banowsky C-USA Commissioner

After marking its 15-year milestone during the 2009-10 season, Conference USA is still going strong. From the beginning, dedication to excellence has been the league’s guiding principle and remains today a common thread for a promising future. 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.

All C-USA institutions sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men’s and women’s athletic programs, many of which 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 • 62 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 • 97 postseason teams (47 NCAA, 39 NIT, 6 CBI, 5 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

pions 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 600 NCAA appearances. SUCCESS OFF THE FIELD C-USA institutions are among the nation’s best in academic performance 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 15 years, 153 student-athletes earned national ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, while 541 were named All-District. In addition, more than 20,000 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 a multi-tiered selection process that is rooted in partnerships with FOX Sports Media Group and CBS Sports Network. By partnering with FOX Sports Media Group and extending an existing partnership with CBS Sports Network, the league 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 will officially launch in August of 2011. Network programming will include live streaming of non-televised events, video on demand, a weekly C-USA studio show, podcasting, regular season and championship event highlights and C-USA produced feature stories. Monthly and yearly subscriptions will offer 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 Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC, Conference USA is one of the seven conferences having significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. A PROUD HISTORY; A PROMISING FUTURE 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 on 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.

Women’s Basketball • 46 NCAA Tournament appearances • 36 WNIT appearances • One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 • Two WNIT semifinalists • One WBI Champion Baseball • 53 NCAA appearances • Six College World Series appearances (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001), including five of the last seven • 13 Super Regional appearances • Has produced at least four NCAA teams in eight of the last 10 seasons In addition, 35 volleyball teams, 55 men’s and women’s soccer teams and 30 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. C-USA has sent three men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, five softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams to the Sweet 16. The league has also had six national cham48

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, C-USA began a new chapter in 2005-06 when its current membership came together to form the new look of the league. Since its formation, C-USA has established a strong foundation, an identity and a history that reflects the league’s national presence. Fifteen years of remarkable history has reinforced the league’s position in collegiate athletics, setting the course for the next decade and beyond.

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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)

Postseason/Titles

Totals Overall 307-257-46 (.541)

Conference 86-67-14 (.557)

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

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

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

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The Record Book Career Scoring List Goals 57 Dan Gaitan 34 Jerson Monteiro 30 Flavio Monteiro 29 Mats Hagedorn 27 Martin Rey 26 Peter Byaruhanga 23 William Giummarra 21 Brent O’Keefe 21 Emmanuel Eloundou 20 Paul Britton 20 Erik Kuster

1979-80 2003-06 1999-02 1993-95 1998-01 1998-99 1994-95 1991-95 1996-98 1986-88 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) 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) 49 Emmanuel Eloundou (21g 7a)

1979-80 2003-06 1999-02 1993-95 1998-01 1998-99 1994-95 1991-95 1994-97 1996-98 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) 1.81 Peter Byaruhanga (37 games) 1.71 William Giummarra (38 games) 1.69 Flavio Monteiro (45 games) 1.32 Mats Hagedorn (53 games)

1979-80 1998-99 1994-95 1999-02 1993-95

Shots per game (minimum 30 games) 4.45 William Giummarra (38 games) 2.97 Peter Byaruhanga (37 games) 2.71 Leandro de Oliveira (49 games) 2.36 Erik Kuster (56 games) 2.32 Frank Matte (34 games)

Goals per game (minimum 30 games) 1.32 Dan Gaitan (43 games) 0.70 Peter Byaruhanga (37 games) 0.67 Flavio Monteiro (45 games) 0.61 William Giummarra (38 games) 0.55 Mats Hagedorn (53 games)

1979-80 1998-99 1999-02 1994-95 1993-95

Shots on goal* 92 Jerson Monteiro (34 goals) 2003-06 59 Lukasz Kwapisz (11 goals) 2003-06 57 Leandro de Oliveira (13 goals) 2003-05 52 Babayele Sodade (16 goals) 2008-10 48 Two-Boys Gumede (11 goals) 2005-06, 08-09

Assists per game (minimum 30 games) 0.50 William Giummarra (38 games) 0.45 Dan Gaitan (42 games) 0.41 Peter Byaruhanga (37 games) 0.39 Leandro de Oliveira (39 games) 0.36 Flavio Monteiro (45 games)

1994-95 1979-80 1998-99 2003-05 1999-02

Shots attempted 169 William Giummarra (23 goals) 162 Jerson Monteiro (34 goals) 154 Brian Corcoran (18 goals) 146 Martin Rey (27 goals) 135 Brent O’Keefe (21 goals)

1994-95 2003-06 1994-97 1998-01 1991-95

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

Loukas Papaconstantinou (101 GA) David Clemente (85 GA) Harvey Torman (72 GA) Robert Starr (116 GA) A.J. Robles (54 GA) Fred LaRoche (0 GA) Clint Baumstark (39 GA) Carl Woszczynski (42 GA) Wes Johnson (47 GA) Mike Spurlin (29 GA)

1993-96 1997-00 1983-84,86 1988-91 2003-05 1979 2001-02 2007-pr. 2006-09 1991

Saves per game (minimum 30 games) 6.17 Harvey Torman (41 games) 5.61 Robert Starr (41 games) 4.66 Loukas Papaconstantinou (76 games) 4.27 Clint Baumstark (37 games) 4.25 Jeremy Drake (28 games)

1983-84,86 1988-91 1993-96 2001-02 2003-06

Goals against avg (min. 1000 minutes) 0.94 Tim Estepp (11 GA, 1054 min) 1.01 Carl Woszczynski (42 GA, 3734 min) 1.02 Clint Baumstark (39 GA, 3457 min) 1.15 David Clemente (85 GA, 6637 min) 1.19 Wes Johnson (47 GA, 352 7min)

1995-97 2007-pr 2001-02 1997-00 2006- 09

Most wins 51 Loukas Papaconstantinou (51-20-5) 46 David Clemente (46-22-3) 24 A.J. Robles (24-15-4) 23 Clint Baumstark (23-10-3) 22 Carl Woszczynski (22-13-4)

1993-96 1997-00 2003-05 2001-02 2007-pr.

Most ties 5 Loukas Papaconstantinou (51-20-5) 4 Carl Woszczynski (13-7-4) 4 Wes Johnson (16-8-4) 4 A.J. Robles (24-15-4) 4 Jeremy Drake (11-8-4) 3 Clint Baumstark (23-10-3) 3 David Clemente (46-22-3)

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

Most shutouts 22 Loukas Papaconstantinou 15 David Clemente 13 Clint Baumstark 12 A.J. Robles 11 Carl Woszczynski

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Career Goalkeeping Records Saves 354 303 253 230 218 160 158 153 141 131

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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)


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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

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

1999 1994 1999 1995

Shots attempted 87 William Giummarra (12 goals) 82 William Giummarra (11 goals) 71 Peter Byaruhanga (19 goals) 71 Leandro De Oliveira (5 goals) 66 Scott White (10 goals)

1995 1994 1999 2003 1983

Shots per game (minimum 10 games) 4.83 William Giummarra (18 games) 4.50 Eric Lee (14 games) 4.12 Scott White (16 games) 4.10 William Giummarra (20 games) 3.55 Leandro De Oliveira (20 games)

1995 1983 1983 1994 2003

Shots on goal 34 Jerson Monteiro (14 goals) 31 Leandro De Oliveira (5 goals) 30 Lukasz Kwapisz (7 goals) 26 Jerson Monteiro (8 goals) 25 Babayele Sodade (7 goals)

2006 2003 2006 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) 1.31 Flavio Monteiro (16 games)

2006 2003 2006 2009 2002

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Goalkeeping Saves 174 174 160 131 117

Harvey Torman (52 GA) Mark Costopoulos (43 GA) Fred LaRoche NA Mike Spurlin (29 GA) 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) 0.96 Clint Baumstark (18 GA, 1692 min) 0.96 David Clemente (23 GA, 2159 min) 1.03 A.J. Robles (13 GA, 1134 min) 1.07 Clint Baumstark (21 GA, 1765 min)

2009 2001 2000 2003 2002

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

1999 1995 2001 2000 1994

Most ties 3 Clint Baumstark (9-6-3) 3 A.J. Robles (6-3-3) 2 Six Times, last by: Carl Woszczynski (12-4-2)

2009

Most shutouts 9 Clint Baumstark 8 Carl Woszczynski 8 Loukas Papaconstantinou 6 Loukas Papaconstantinou 5 David Clemente 5 Loukas Papaconstantinou

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Single-Game Records Most goals 7 Dan Gaitan (Valdosta State, Oct. 20, 1980) 5 Dan Gaitan (BSC, Nov. 13, 1980) 5 Dan Gaitan (Mercer-Macon, Sept. 27, 1980) 5 Dan Gaitan (Auburn, Sept. 21, 1980) 3 Kofi Gyawu (FIU, Oct. 10, 2009) 3 Jerson Monteiro (Centenary, Oct. 22, 2003) 3 Lane Knight (Belmont, Nov. 5, 1999) 3 William Giummarra (at Huntingdon, Sept. 11, 1994) 3 William Giummarra (at Georgia St., Sept. 21, 1994) 3 Brent O’Keefe (Memphis, Oct. 23, 1994) 3 Brian Corcoran (vs. Marquette, Nov. 13, 1994) 3 Dan Gaitan (Wake Forest, Oct. 7 1979) 3 Dan Gaitan (New Orleans, Sept. 15, 1979) Most assists 4 Martin Rey (DePaul, Sept. 24, 2000) 4 Dan Gaitan (Auburn, Sept. 21, 1979) 3 Jason McLaughlin (FIU, Oct. 30, 2005) 3 Joseph DiNardo (Belmont, Oct. 21, 1998) 3 Brian Rowland (Martin Methodist, Sept. 2, 1995) 3 William Giummarra (Alabama A&M, Oct. 8, 1995) 3 Dan Gaitan (South Alabama, Oct. 5, 1980)

Most points 14 Dan Gaitan (Valdosta State, Oct. 20, 1980) 14 Dan Gaitan (Auburn, Sept. 21, 1980) 12 Dan Gaitan (B’ham Southern, Nov. 13, 1980) 10 Dan Gaitan (Mercer-Macon, Sept. 27, 1980) 8 Martin Rey (DePaul, Sept. 24, 2000) 8 Brent O’Keefe (Memphis, Oct. 23, 1994) 6 9x, last by Kofi Gyawu (FIU, Oct. 10, 2009)

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Most shots 11 Lukasz Kwapisz (vs. Gardner-Webb, Nov. 11, 2006) 9 Jerson Monteiro (at Memphis, Oct. 11, 2006) 8 Leandro de Oliveira (USF, Oct. 20, 2004) 7 Leandro de Oliveira (vs Marshall, Sept. 12, 2003) 7 Jermie Frankson (DePaul, Oct. 19, 2002) 7 Jose Rayo (BSC, Sept. 6, 2001) Most saves 18 Harvey Torman (at Ala. A&M, Oct. 24, 1984) 15 Jeremy Drake (at UCF, Oct. 7, 2006) 12 A.J. Robles (vs Gonzaga, Sept. 4, 2004) 12 A.J. Robles (at Portland, Sept. 6, 2004) 12 D. Clemente (vs Washington, Nov. 17, 2000) 12 L. Papaconstantinou (at Ala. A&M, Oct. 16, 1994)

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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 (NSCA) 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 Collegiate Soccer.com 2000 Rumbani Munthali.................................. Second Team

The Record Book Leandro de Oliveira......................................First Team Tony McManus.............................................First Team 2002 Marin Pusek..................................................First Team 2001 Marin Pusek..................................................First Team Brantley Spillman..................................... Second Team 2000 Rumbani Munthali.......................................First Team David Clemente....................................... Second Team 1998 Peter Byaruhanga..........................................First Team Martin Rey................................................. Third Team 1996 Loukas Papaconstantinou........................... Third Team Essa Tabi.................................................... Third Team 1995 Willliam Giumarra........................................First Team Loukas Papaconstantinou..............................First Team 1994 William Giumarra...................................... Third Team 1993 Mats Hagedorn.......................................... Third Team Andrew Mugalla......................................... Third Team CONFERENCE USA Player of the Year Peter Byaruhanga..................................................1999 Freshman of the Year Austin Neil............................................................2008 Clint Baumstark....................................................2001 Flavio Monteiro....................................................1999 Rumbani Munthali...............................................1997 Erik Kuster............................................................1996 Offensive Player of the Year Two-Boys Gumede................................................2009 Defensive Player of the Year Tony McManus.....................................................2003 David Clemente....................................................2000 Loukas Papaconstantinou......................................1995 Most Valuable Forward Peter Byaruhanga..................................................1999

College Soccer Online 1999 Peter Byaruhanga..........................................First Team ALL-REGION AWARDS NSCAA 2010 Curtis Ushedo ......................................... First Team Babayele Sodade ................................. Second Team 2009 Two-Boys Gumede........................................First Team Babayele Sodade................................... Second Team Curtis Ushedo.......................................... Second Team Carl Woszczynski.................................. Second Team 2008 Two-Boys Gumede........................................First Team 2007 Dejan Jakovic................................................First Team 2006 Dejan Jakovic................................................First Team Jerson Monteiro....................................... Second Team 2005 Jason McLaughlin...................................... Third Team 2004 Leandro de Oliveira......................................First Team Sandy Gbandi............................................ Third Team 2003 Marin Pusek..................................................First Team

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Most Valuable Defender Ned Crancer.........................................................1999 Most Valuable Goalkeeper David Clemente....................................................1999 Coach of the Year Mike Getman........................................................1999 Mike Getman........................................................1995 All-Decade Team Peter Byaruhanga Co-Coach of the Decade Mike Getman All-Conference 2010 Curtis Ushedo ......................................... First Team Babayele Sodade ................................. Second Team Michael Mravec .................................... Third Team Kofi Gyawu .......................................... Third Team Carl Woszczynski .................................. Third Team 2009 Two-Boys Gumede........................................First Team Carl Woszczynski......................................First Team Curtis Ushedo.......................................... Second Team Babayele Sodade................................... Second Team Michal Mravec........................................... Third Team 2008 Two-Boys Gumede........................................First Team Trey Gregory.............................................. Third Team Dean Sorrell............................................... Third Team Michal Mravec........................................... Third Team 2007 Dejan Jakovic................................................First Team Trey Gregory............................................ Second Team 2006 Jerson Monteiro............................................First Team Dejan Jakovic................................................First Team Two-Boys Gumede................................... Second Team 2005 Sandy Gbandi.......................................... Second Team Dejan Jakovic........................................... Second Team Jason McLaughlin.................................... Second Team Maurice Hughes......................................... Third Team Jerson Monteiro......................................... Third Team A.J. Robles................................................. Third Team 2004 Leandro de Oliveira......................................First Team Sandy Gbandi...............................................First Team Joe Klosterman........................................... Third Team Rogerio Oliveira......................................... Third Team 2003 Leandro de Oliveira......................................First Team Marin Pusek..................................................First Team Tony McManus.............................................First Team Jerson Monteiro......................................... Third Team Nnamdi Ngwe........................................... Third Team 2002 Clint Baumstark............................................First Team Flavio Monteiro............................................First Team Marin Pusek..................................................First Team Tony McManus.......................................... Third Team 2001 Nelson Mata............................................ Second Team Flavio Monteiro....................................... Second Team Marin Pusek............................................. Second Team Martin Rey............................................... Second Team Brantley Spillman..................................... Second Team Clint Baumstark......................................... Third Team Bubba Garcia............................................. Third Team 2000 David Clemente............................................First Team Rumbani Munthali.......................................First Team Houston Smith.......................................... Third Team Roberto Najarro......................................... Third Team


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Mats Hagedorn.....................................................1993 Coach of the Year Mike Getman........................................................1993 Championship Offensive MVP Brian Corcoran.....................................................1994 All-Conference 1994 William Giummarra......................................First Team Mats Hagedorn.............................................First Team Mark Tracy....................................................First Team Brent O’Keefe.......................................... Second Team Loukas Papaconstantinou......................... Second Team 1993 Andrew Mugalla............................................First Team Mats Hagedorn.............................................First Team Joe Ayema................................................ Second Team Loukas Papaconstantinou......................... Second Team Chris Wilson............................................ Second Team 1992 Andrew Mugalla............................................First Team David Denise........................................... Second Team 1991 Mike Spurlin.................................................First Team David Denise........................................... Second Team All-Newcomer Team Brian Corcoran.....................................................1994 William Giumarra.................................................1994 Joe Mattachione....................................................1994 Mats Hagedorn.....................................................1993 Loukas Papaconstantinou......................................1993 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 SOCCER AMERICA League Most Valuable Player Peter Byaruhanga..................................................1999 Freshman Most Valuable Player Flavio Monteiro....................................................1999

Tony McManus

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

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Flavio Monteiro 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 William Giummarra..............................................1995 ACADEMIC AWARDS NSCAA Scholar Athlete All-America 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 2009 Dean Sorrell..................................................First Team Carl Woszczynski......................................First Team 2008 Dean Sorrell..................................................First Team Adidas/ISAA Scholar Athlete (South Region) 2000 Lane Knight..................................................First Team Houston Smith........................................ Second Team 1998 Josh Brinkley.................................................First Team 1995 Brent O’Keefe...............................................First Team Loukas Papaconstantinou..............................First Team


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Ken Tabata................................... 2007, 2008, 2010 Angelo Thompson.............................2001, 2002, 2003 Curtis Ushedo.......................................................2007 Chris Williams ..................................................2010 Carl Woszczynski................ 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 John Ziannis...........................1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 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 Tucker Stone....................... 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 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 BLAZER TEAM AWARDS 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 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 and 2006 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.

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1979 (9-10-2) Coach: Tim Hamer 9/10 at Davidson L 9/11 at UNC Charlotte* L 9/15 NEW ORLEANS* W 9/16 NEW ORLEANS* W 9/18 at Oglethorpe T 2OT 9/21 vs. Wilmington (Ohio) 1 L 9/22 at Tennessee Wesleyan 1 L 9/28 vs. Georgia State 2 L 9/29 at South Alabama 2 W 9/30 vs. Southwestern 2 L 10/4 SOUTH ALABAMA* W 10/6 at Vanderbilt W 10/7 WAKE FOREST W OT 10/10 ALABAMA A&M L 10/13 OGLETHORPE T 2OT 10/14 VALDOSTA STATE W 10/20 at Berry L 10/21 at Georgia State* L 10/27 at New Orleans* W 10/28 at South Alabama* W 11/1 at UNC Charlotte 3 L *-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 at UNC Charlotte* L WESTERN CAROLINA W at New Orleans* L at New Orleans* L AUM W at Oglethorpe W 9/27 MERCER (Macon) 1 W 9/28 NEW ORLEANS* 1 W 10/1 GEORGIA STATE* L 10/4 at Mercer (Atlanta) W 10/5 SOUTH ALABAMA* W 10/6 SOUTH ALABAMA* W 10/9 NORTHEASTERN (La.) T 2OT 10/11 OGLETHORPE T 2OT MERCER (Atlanta) W at Mercer (Macon) W VALDOSTA STATE W 10/26 at Alabama A&M L 11/3 B’HAM SOUTHERN W 11/6 at Georgia State* L vs. Va. Commonwealth 2 L *-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 at Northeast Louisiana ALABAMA A&M BELHAVEN NEW ORLEANS B’HAM-SOUTHERN AUM at Emory at Birmingham-Southern SOUTH ALABAMA at Georgia State

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1-3 1-6 2-0 1-4 4-6 16-1 4-2 7-0 2-0 2-5 5-0 3-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 3-1 13-0 14-0 0-7 12-0 1-3 0-3

0-5 0-9 0-7 0-5 1-3 2-2 0-2 0-2 5-1 0-8 0-7

at South Alabama L vs. South Alabama 1 L 1-Sun Belt Tournament (Tampa, Fla.)

1982 (12-10) Coach: Bob Norman SAMFORD W SOUTH ALABAMA L at New Orleans L at Nicholls State W B’HAM-SOUTHERN W NEW ORLEANS L MEMPHIS W at Tennessee Wesleyan W at University South L at Alabama A&M L MILLSAPS W at Birmingham-Southern W at Samford W at Bryan College L at Belhaven L at Millsaps W EMORY W NICHOLLS STATE W GEORGIA STATE L at Samford W at Jacksonville L vs. UNC Charlotte 1 L 1-Sun Belt Tournament (Tampa, Fla.)

0-5 1-7

3-2 0-1 2-4 3-1 2-0 0-1 3-2 1-0 0-4 0-10 1-0 2-0 3-2 0-2 1-7 4-1 1-0 2-0 0-5 5-1 0-2 1-4

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 Birmingham-Southern W NEW ORLEANS W at Samford W at South Alabama L vs. South Florida 1 L 1-Sun Belt Tournament (Norfolk, Va.) 1984 (7-10-2) Coach: Bob Norman 9/11 SAMFORD 9/15 vs. Morehead State 1 9/16 at Western Kentucky 1 9/21 at New Orleans 9/23 at Nicholls State 9/25 B’HAM-SOUTHERN 9/29 at UNC Charlotte 9/30 at Applachian State 10/3 at Samford 10/5 MEMPHIS 10/7 SOUTH ALABAMA 10/10 at University South 10/17 at Belhaven 10/19 at Birmingham-Southern 10/21 NEW ORLEANS 10/24 at Alabama A&M 10/26 GEORGIA STATE

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11/1 vs. UNC Charlotte 2 L 0-5 11/11 RHODES COLLEGE W 4-2 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 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 9/27 at Western Kentucky 2 L 9/28 vs. Xavier (Ohio) 2 L 10/3 at Oglethorpe W 10/4 WILLIAM CAREY W 10/10 at AUM W 10/12 MEMPHIS STATE L 10/18 CENTENARY W OT 10/24 at Univ. of the South W 10/29 RHODES COLLEGE T 2OT 10/31 at Birmingham-Southern W 11/2 TENNESSEE W 11/6 vs. Jacksonville 3 W 11/7 vs. Old Dominion 3 L 11/16 NICHOLLS STATE W 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 9/12 WESTERN KENTUCKY* T 2 OT 9/20 NICHOLLS STATE W 9/22 HUNTINGDON W 9/25 at Memphis L 9/27 at Rhodes College W 10/2 at William Carey T 2 OT 10/4 at Nicholls State L 10/11 at UAH L 10/14 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH W 10/18 vs. South Florida 1 L 10/19 vs. South Alabama 1 L

2-4 1-0 3-0 1-3 1-2 1-8 0-5 1-0 1-4 0-4 1-3 1-6 0-3 3-2 2-3 2-3 2-3 0-4 0-2 1-3 1-0 0-4

3-0 1-1 2-2 2-1 0-6 0-3 4-0 3-0 3-1 1-2 2-1 3-2 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-2 4-1

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10/21 AUM W 10/25 at Tennessee Tech W 11/1 B’HAM-SOUTHERN L *-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 9/13 at UniversitySouth L 9/15 at Huntingdon W 9/24 NICHOLLS STATE W 9/28 UAH W 9/30 at Millsaps W 10/2 at Western Kentucky* W OT 10/8 TENN. TECH (Forfeit) W 10/10 UNC CHARLOTTE* L 10/14 SOUTH FLORIDA 1 L 10/16 SOUTH ALABAMA 1 L 10/19 MEMPHIS L 10/21 at William Carey L OT 10/23 at Vanderbilt T 2 OT 10/26 at West Florida L 10/30 RHODES COLLEGE W *-Sun Belt Conference matches 1-Sun Belt West Div. Tourn. (Birmingham)

Year-By-Year Results

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1-2 0-2 4-1 5-3 3-2 4-1 1-0 1-0 1-4 0-4 1-6 0-6 1-2 1-1 0-2 3-0

1989 6-10-1 (0-3/4th) Coach: Bob Norman 9/2 at Birmingham-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 9/7 at Western Kentucky* L 9/9 at Birmingham-Southern L 9/15 at South Florida* L 9/17 at Jacksonville* L 9/21 OGLETHORPE T 2 OT 9/26 at University outh L 9/29 at UNC Charlotte* L 10/4 UAH W 10/5 at AUM L 10/9 at Columbus College W 10/12 OLD DOMINION* L 10/14 VA. COMMONWEALTH* L 10/18 GEORGIA STATE L 10/19 at William Carey L 10/21 SOUTH ALABAMA* L 10/26 LINCOLN MEMORIAL W 10/28 at Vanderbilt L

0-3 0-3 1-4 0-6 0-5 2-2 2-5 1-6 3-1 1-5 8-1 0-2 0-4 0-5 1-7 1-2 3-1 0-4

*Sun Belt Conference matches

1991 8-9-2 (0-4-1/6th) Coach: Mick Payne 9/11 UNIV. OF THE SOUTH W 9/14 CINCINNATI* T 2 OT 9/15 at UAH W OT 9/21 at Memphis* L 9/25 at Lincoln Memorial W 9/28 at Birmingham-Southern T 2 OT 10/2 at Georgia State W 10/6 WEST FLORIDA W OT 10/9 at DePaul* L 10/10 at Marquette* L 10/12 vs. Saint Louis* 1 L 10/13 vs. Central Michigan 1 W OT 10/16 ALABAMA A&M L 10/27 at Old Dominion L 10/30 UAH W 11/1 at South Alabama L 11/3 AUM W 11/8 vs. Cincinnati 2 L *-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 9/12 at Huntingdon L 9/16 at William Carey (Forfeit) W 9/20 VANDERBILT L 9/26 at Marquette* L 9/27 vs. DePaul* 1 L 9/30 at Alabama A&M L 10/3 at UAH L 10/4 MEMPHIS* L 10/7 MOBILE COLLEGE L 10/10 vs. Cincinnati* 2 L 10/11 vs. Saint Louis* 2 L 10/15 at AUM L 10/20 HUNTINGDON L 10/23 at South Alabama L 10/24 at West Florida L OT 10/28 at Mercer T 2 OT 10/31 LINCOLN MEMORIAL W 11/6 vs. Marquette 3 W 11/7 vs. Memphis 3 L *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 9/5 at UAH 9/8 at Vanderbilt 9/12 DAYTON* 9/17 vs. Central Michigan 1 9/19 vs. Bowling Green 1 9/24 MARQUETTE* 9/26 DEPAUL* 9/29 GEORGIA STATE 10/3 HUNTINGDON 10/8 at Cincinnati* 10/10 at Saint Louis 10/13 ALABAMA A&M 10/17 SIU-EDWARDSVILLE

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1-0 1-1 3-1 1-2 4-2 0-0 2-0 3-2 0-1 0-7 0-1 2-1 0-2 0-3 1-0 1-4 2-1 0-2

2-1 2-3 1-0 1-3 0-2 1-3 1-6 1-2 1-4 0-5 1-5 0-3 2-4 0-2 2-4 2-5 1-1 6-1 1-0 0-4

2-0 4-0 0-1 4-2 5-0 0-1 3-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 2-1 1-5 2-3 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 Birmingham-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 Tournament (Memphis, Tenn.) 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 9/4 ARK.-LITTLE ROCK W 9/8 at Duke 1 L 9/10 vs. N.C. State 1 L 9/15 at Birmingham-Southern W 9/17 UNC CHARLOTTE* W 9/24 MARQUETTE* W 9/29 CINCINNATI* W 10/1 MERCER W 10/6 at South Florida* W 10/8 ALABAMA A&M W OT 10/13 at Vanderbilt W 10/15 at Memphis* W 10/20 at Saint Louis* 2 T 2OT 10/22 vs. South Carolina 2 L 10/27 GEORGIA STATE W 10/29 DEPAUL* W 11/3 at Louisville* W 11/9 vs. Louisville 3 W 11/10 vs. UNC Charlotte 3 L *-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.)

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10/21 BELMONT W 8-0 10/25 VANDERBILT W 2-1 10/31 at College of Charleston 3 W 3-2 11/1 vs. South Carolina 3 L 0-1 11/8 MARQUETTE 4 L OT 1-3 * - Conference USA matches 1 - Alabama Power Governor’s Cup (B’ham) 2 - UAB Nike Classic (Birmingham) 3 - at Nike/Mt. Pleasant Inv. (Charleston, S.C.) 4 - Conference USA Champ. (Birmingham) 1999 17-6 (7-1/T-1st) Coach: Mike Getman Conference USA Tournament Champions Conference USA Regular Season Champions NCAA Tournament Elite Eight 9/1 Tulsa 1 L 3-4 9/5 FURMAN 1 L OT 0-1 9/9 at Vanderbilt L 0-1 9/12 MARQUETTE W 2-1 9/18 vs. UNC Greensboro 2 W 2-1 9/19 at #24 North Carolina 2 L 2-5 9/24 B-HAM-SOUTHERN W 2-0 9/26 Alabama A&M 3 W 8-0 9/29 at South Florida* L 2-3 10/3 LOUISVILLE* W 2-1 10/7 at UNC Charlotte* W 3-1 10/10 at DePaul* W 3-0 10/14 Memphis* W 5-1 10/17 at Georgia State W 3-0 10/24 #2 SAINT LOUIS* W OT 3-2 10/29 at #25 Cincinnati* W 3-2 11/5 BELMONT W 10-1 11/7 CENTENARY W 3-0 11/12 SOUTH FLORIDA 4 W 4-0 11/14 #4 SAINT LOUIS 4 W 4-0 11/21 #4 SMSU 5 W 2-1 11/27 at #17 SMU 6 W 2-0 12/5 #18 Santa Clara 7 L OT 2-3 * - Conference USA matches 1 - UAB Nike Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 2 - UNC Nike Classic (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 3 - Ala. Power Governor’s Cup (Birmingham, Ala.) 4 - C-USA Tournament (Birmingham, Ala.) 5 - NCAA Championship (Birmingham, Ala.) 6 - NCAA Championship (Dallas, Texas) 7 - NCAA Championship (Birmingham, Ala.) 2000 14-5-2 (5-1-2/2nd) Coach: Mike Getman NCAA Tournament Participant 9/1 COLL. OF CHARLESTON W 9/3 NORTH CAROLINA W 9/7 vs Florida Atlantic L 9/9 at Florida International L OT 9/17 CHARLOTTE* T 2OT 9/20 at Birmingham-Southern W 9/24 DEPAUL* W 9/30 at Saint Louis* L 10/2 COASTAL CAROLINA W 10/3 at Mercer W OT 10/8 at Furman W OT 10/15 SOUTH FLORIDA* W 10/18 at Memphis* W 2OT 10/22 CINCINNATI* T 2OT 10/27 at Marquette* W 2OT 10/29 GEORGIA STATE W 11/1 at Alabama A&M W 2 OT 11/5 at Louisville* W OT

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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 8/31 at Indiana 1

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2010 10-7-1 (4-4/5th) Coach: Mike Getman 9/3 at #2 Virginia 1 L 1-2 9/5 vs. Virginia Tech 1 W 3-1 9/10 CHARLOTTE 2 W OT 2-1 9/11 NORTH FLORIDA 2 W 4-1 9/17 vs. Belmont 3 W 4-1 9/19 at Lipscomb 3 W 4-0 9/24 #9 SMU* L 2-3 9/26 ALABAMA A&M W 4-0 10/2 at South Carolina* L 2-3 10/6 MERCER L 0-1 10/9 KENTUCKY* W 2-1 10/16 at FIU* W 2-0 10/23 #17 TULSA* L O2 0-1 10/26 at AMERICAN T O2 0-0 10/29 at #18 UCF* W 2-1 11/3 MARSHALL* W 2-0 11/5 at Memphis* L 0-2 11/10 vs South Carolina 4 L 1-2 1 - Virginia Classic (Charlottesville, Va.) 2 - UAB Classic (Birmingham, Ala.) 3 - Lipscomb Classic (Nashville, Tenn.) 4 - Conference USA Tournament (Memphis, Tenn.)


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A Casey Adams ................................... 1982 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-pr. 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 David Clemente......................1997-2000 Michael Coleman............................. 2010 Tom Condone ................................. 1989 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 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. H Jim Haberstroh................................ 1981 Mats Hagedorn...........................1993-95 59

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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


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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 Kevin McNamara ....................... 1980,84 Anoshirvan Mehrabi ....................... 1979 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 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 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-pr. 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-pr. Matt Stewart ..............................1991-92 Garrick Stone .............................1987-90 Tucker Stone............................2008-pr. Mike Stuckel ................................... 1982 T Ken Tabata...............................2007-pr. Essa Tabi.....................................1995-96 60

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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 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 Mike Widra ...............................1986-88 David Wiggins ...........................1988-91 Tyler Wilcox..................................... 2001 Chris Williams.........................2008-pr. Chris Wilson ..............................1991-94 Carl Woszczynski.....................2008-pr. 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


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1994 - BLAZERS 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.

1999 NCAA Championship – Second Round 1 2 F UAB 1 1 2 SMU 0 0 0 Nov. 27, 1999, Dallas, Texas

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.

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)

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.

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)

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)

2000 - BLAZERS DROP 4 OT MATCH

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 College Cup in Charlotte, N.C. Monteiro and Byarahunga scored for the Blazers. 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 – Third Round 1 2 OT F Santa Clara 1 1 1 3 UAB 0 2 0 2 Dec. 5, 1999, Birmingham, Ala.

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 1 2 OT O2 O3 O4 F UAB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Nov 17, 2000, Seattle, Wash. SCORING SUMMARY: 141:57 WASH Ritchie (Hogenhout) Shots: UAB 16, Washington 34 Saves: UAB 12 (Clemente 12), Washington 6 (Olsen 6)

2001 - BLAZERS MAKE SECOND 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 single-season 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.

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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. 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.

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 TwoBoys 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. SCORING SUMMARY: 2:46 GW Godfrey (Salvaggione, Pinzon) 39:48 UAB Elsner (Monteiro) Shots: UAB 23, Gardner-Webb 11 Saves: UAB 4 (Johnson 3), Gardner-Webb 9 (Kettering 9)

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. 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) 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. 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)

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

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

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Top-Quality Health

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• 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.

A Leading-Edge Research • 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.

Enterprise

• 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-in-chief 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.


• 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.

Challenging, Distinctive

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 “AllSteinway 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.

Athletic Achievements

• 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 33 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).

• The men’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Championships for the fifth time overall in 2006. 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 trip in 2011. The Blazers defeated Florida State in the first round of the 2011 Athens Regional for their first ever NCAA tourney win.

• The Blazers field 18 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 five years (2006 and 2008). The program earned its first NCAA tournament victory in 2008 with a first-round win over Missouri State.

• Vonetta Flowers, a former UAB track & field AllAmerican, 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 two-woman bobsled competition.

• 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.

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UAB Administration Dr. Carol Garrison, President UAB President and alumna Carol Garrison has had an extraordinary view of her alma mater. She took her first full-time job in UAB Hospital, during the university’s formative years in the 1970s, then earned her master’s degree from UAB. When she returned to campus in fall 2002, as UAB’s sixth president, the young, dynamic institution had evolved into a world-renowned research university and medical center. A Montclair, New Jersey native, Dr. Garrison earned her bachelor’s (1974) and Ph.D. in epidemiology (1982) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She was a faculty member, department chair, dean

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and provost at the University of South Carolina (19821997). She joined the University of Louisville as provost in 1997 and was appointed interim president there in early 2002. As president of UAB, Dr. Garrison also chairs the board of the UAB Health System, which includes UAB Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, and other of UAB’s nationally ranked patient care facilities. During Dr. Garrison’s tenure, UAB has enjoyed remarkable growth and development. Recent years have seen the opening of state-of-the-art facilities such as the North Pavilion of UAB Hospital and the Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, Heritage Hall and the burgeoning Campus Green along University Boulevard, and most recently, the UAB Women & Infants Center and Hazelrig-Salter Radiation-Oncology Facility.

The growth of the physical campus and academic programs has been guided by UAB’s Strategic Plan. Developed with campus-wide participation in 2003, the Strategic Plan has led to the recruitment of internationally known faculty and physicians, and the creation of innovative new curricula and honors programs for undergraduates. In 2011, UAB saw its largest enrollment ever (17,575). UAB has also recently been ranked among the top 15 percent of all U.S. universities in The Princeton Review (5th in diverse student population and 11th in student satisfaction). Now in her 10th year as president, Dr. Garrison continues working in partnership with the campus and the community towards an extraordinary vision for UAB and for Birmingham.

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. 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 commitment to academics has shown positive results. For the 2009-10 academic year, UAB

student-athletes accounted for nearly 25 percent of Conference USA Scholar-Athletes of the Year, awards that are handed out annually to the top student-athlete in each sport that the league sponsors. Since Mackin became athletics director, he has made facility improvements another objective of emphasis. A new 10,000-square foot weight room has opened for Blazer teams, as well as a new, spacious, state-of the-art athletic training facility which 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. In spring 2010, the first phase of the new, oncampus UAB softball facility was completed. The improvements haven’t gone unnoticed as UAB has been named as host site for the 2012 Conference USA Softball Championship. The baseball and softball programs also enjoy the hitting and pitching facility additions that were completed in spring 2010. New state-of-the-art video boards are now in place in Bartow Arena, Young Memorial Field and the new softball facility. The upgrades and progress of the program under Mackin have not been limited to facilities and academics. In the last three years, the athletics program entered an agreement with Nike that provides apparel and equipment for all of UAB’s athletics teams. 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

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Development Directors. Under Mackin’s leadership, contributions to UAB athletics nearly 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 for 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. Mackin and his wife, Sally, have five children: Ragland (23), Brian Jr. (21), Ferrell (18), Mary Aileen (17), and Ella (14).


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r. Frank M. Messina, professor and chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS) in the UAB School of Business, was named fac-

ulty athletics representative in 2008. He has been on staff at the university for 16 years. Messina has been chair of ACIS since 2002 and is the school’s Ernst & Young Scholar. A Birmingham native, he came to UAB in 1993 as an assistant professor in accounting. He received a doctorate in business administration (D.B.A.) from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 1993, a master’s in professional

accountancy at MSU in 1990 and a bachelor’s in business administration at the University of West Alabama in 1986. Messina and his wife, Natalie, have two sons: Taylor (18) and TJ (8). A third son, Thomas, passed away in the spring of 2010 at the age of 15.

Senior Administrative Staff

Shannon Ealy

Derita Ratcliffe

Senior Associate AD External Affairs

Senior Associate AD Senior Woman Administrator

Norm Reilly

Matt Wildt

Associate AD Media Relations

Associate AD Ticket Operations & Football Administration

Coleman Barnes

Corey Bray

Timothy Garner

Danez Marrable

Reid Adair

Mike Jones

Brad Smith

Stacey Torman

Associate AD for Development

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Assistant AD Athletic Training

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Assistant AD Marketing

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ssociate Athletic Director for Student Ser- addition, athletic advisors regularly review the to completely renovate the academic center and performance and class attendance provide first-class facilities to the Blazers’ studentvices Danez M. 2010-11 C-USA of all student-athletes to help them athletes. Marrable oversees a staff Commissioner’s keep on pace toward graduation. of eight full-time adviHonor Roll Sitting in the middle of UAB’s athletic complexes, sors, a learning specialist, In addition, the Life Skills program including Bartow Arena and the football practice reading and writing speis run through this office. This facilities, the Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Acacialist and five assistants (Student-athletes achieving NCAA program centers around the demic Center serves as the home for overseeing in the Don M. & Marfive commitments (academics, ath- the educational development and progress toward sha Hoke Hire Studentletics, personal development, career graduation for all student-athletes. Athlete Academic Cencumulative GPA of 3.0 or better) development and community serter. Their mission is to vice) and was created to support provide the highest qualthe student-athlete development ity of academic support, Michael Coleman initiatives and enhance the quality counseling and guidance of the student-athlete experience to UAB student-athletes within the context of higher by promoting academic Flo Liu education. excellence, self-responsibility, personal and proFinally, the Student-Athlete Reed Matte fessional growth. Advisory Committee (SAAC) is advised through the stuMarrable and her staff act Tucker Stone dent services offices. as a liaison between the This group, student-athlete, coaches the ‘voice’ and UAB’s academic Ken Tabata of the communities and ensures studentthat student-athletes athletes, comply with academic Chris Williams is comrules established by the posed university, the NCAA of repand Conference USA. Carl Woszczynski resenThe staff also coorditatives nates academic programs from each designed to assist the student-athletes in acquiring a quality education as team. At UAB, this well as programs to promote personal and career group works to promote UAB athletics, orgadevelopment. nizes community service UAB’s Student Services program wants to make efforts, provides admincertain that student-athletes succeed to their istration with the voice highest academic ability. Inherent in the pro- of the student-athletes and gram is the philosophy that student-athletes works to ensure studenttake responsibility for their own growth and athlete welfare and success development while receiving maximum support. in the Birmingham comThe academic unit’s goals are to prepare student- munity. athletes for viable careers, to assist them in securUAB’s commitment to academic ing degrees and to produce responsible citizens. excellence got a boost in the summer of The athletic advisors, in conjunction with specific 2008 with the completion of the Don major advisors, work with student-athletes on a M. & Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athregular basis on necessary requirements for their lete Academic Center. Under the direcchosen degree. The advisors also help plan class tion of athletics director Brian Mackin, (L-R) Marsha and Don Hire, Mr. Charles J. Hoke and schedules, keeping in mind academic standing, and with a generous donation from Don UAB Athletics Director Brian Mackin cut the ribbon on practice, travel and competition schedules. In M. & Marsha Hoke Hire, UAB was able the new Academic Center in 2008.

Danez Marrable Associate Athletic Director for Student Services

Drew Barnette Academic Advisor

Sidney Ball Academic Advisor

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Mary Kathryn Borland Academic Advisor

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Greg Green Coordinator of Football Academics

Christina Harris Academic Advisor


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

Fall 2010 student-athlete graduates.

• Nine small group and one-on-one tutor rooms • Five large group study areas • Staff conference room • Tutor/mentor resource library

Spring 2011 student-athlete graduates.

Wayne Hamberger Learning Specialist

Sharon Johnson Academic Advisor

Charlie Hogan Academic Advisor

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Peggy Weiss Learning Specialist


Sports Medicine

The Sports Medicine staff provides for all 17 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.

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 dual-tank 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 student-athletes at a time.

The Sports Medicine program is under the direction of Mike Jones; his full-time athletic trainers are Melissa Adams, Laurie Fincher, Bryan Koch, Gerald Mickler, Greg Mytyk and Jennifer Wallace. Graduate assistant trainers Seong Choi, Matt Fisher, Betsy Ostrowski, Ryan Richardson, Daniel Springer and Dani Stephenson complete the staff.

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.

Dr. Brenda Baumann Team Physician

cialists 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.

Team physicians are affiliated with the acclaimed UAB Health System, health professional school and the UAB Sports Medicine. U.S. News & World Report and other national publications consistently rank UAB’s innovative programs and expert spe-

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In addition to the Wallace Building Facility, auxiliary athletic training rooms are located in Bartow Arena and in Young Memorial Field.

Mike Jones Assistant AD Athletic Training

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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 student-athletes a much more comfortable facility.

Melissa Adams Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Gerald Mickler Assistant Athletic Trainer

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lete’s performance. 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 moved into their new strength and conditioning area in Bell Gymnasium, more than tripling the size of the area they had utilized previ-

ously in Bartow Arena. The bright and spacious weight room area includes stateof-the-art equipment for weight training, stretching and conditioning workouts. 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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Stacey Torman

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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

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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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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 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 AllAmericans 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. 2011 UAB Men’s Soccer


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 first bowl game appearance in school history as the Blazers faced Hawai’i in the 2004 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. The Blazers fell to the Warriors, 59-40, on Christmas Eve in Honolulu, Hawai’i. 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 runnerup. 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 the program’s 28-year 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 firstever Conference USA Tournament title and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The 2006 UAB volleyball team won the Conference USA Tournament title and competed in the program’s first-ever NCAA Division I Tournament.

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

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Zack Sucher matched UAB’s highest finish ever at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, 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 All-American 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.

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February 14, 2007: Former UAB baseball player and alumnus Brian Mackin was selected as the program’s fourth full-time Athletics Director. 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 second-highest 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.

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softball team opened new, on-campus facility, drawing a school-record crowd of 1,323 to its contest with Alabama. Spring,

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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 All-American for her sport, while track and field also received its first Academic All-America selections, as Nora Mehl and Rhiannon Johns received the nod.


Gene Bartow Alabama Sports Hall Of Fame ’89 National College Basketball Hall Of Fame ’09

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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. Among his achievements were guiding the program through three conference changes, growing the football team from a club sport into a Division I-A program, and adding 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. The Browning, Missouri 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 and his wife, the former Ruth Huffine, have three children, Mark, Beth and Murry, who is the head men’s basketball coach at East Tennessee State. 77

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“Founding Father” of UAB Athletics • UAB head basketball coach (1977-96) • UAB’s first Athletics Director (1977-2000) • Nine NCAA Tournament appearances at UAB • 14 postseason appearances during 18-year coaching career at UAB • 11 20-win seasons during UAB coaching career tenure • 647 career coaching victories • 366 victories at UAB • Led UAB to NCAA Sweet 16 in 1981 and Elite Eight appearance in 1982 • Voted by the Birmingham News as one of the top-10 influential figures in Alabama sports over the past century


EXCELLENCE Deanna Jackson

At The Next Level

Years At UAB: 1998-2002

• 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

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 six professional tournaments, five 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 three consecutive seasons (2008-2010) • First Falcon ever to have 80 catches and 1,100-plus yards in four straight seasons (2007-10) • Collected 71 receptions for an NCAA-leading and C-USA-record 1,452 yards and a C-USArecord 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) 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 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

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1,000 career rebounds • Two-time C-USA Player of the Year (2000-01, 2001-02) 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 10th year as a Jet with 141 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 Years At UAB: 1985

• 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

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Golf

Aaron Johnson Jerome Mincy Steve Mitchell Oliver Robinson

Clint Baumstark Peter Byaruhanga Leandro de Oliveira Tony McManus Flavio Monteiro Rumbani Munthali Marin Pusek Houston Smith

Paul Dickinson Graeme McDowell Garrett Osborn Zack Sucher

Football

Rodregis Brooks Cedrick Buchannon Josh Evans Kerry Frazier Robert Leslie Derrick Ingram John Whitcomb Roddy White

Women’s Soccer

Tara Kidwell Men’s Tennis

Wanda Hightower Deanna Jackson

Gerd Albiez Mike Kirsten Paul Rosner Frank Schaffner Vaughn Snyman Martin Woisetschläger

Baseball

Women’s Tennis

Shayne Carnes Jay Cole Mitch Jones Ryan Keedy

Mirela Vladulescu

Women’s Basketball

Academic All-Americans Baseball Brent Laircey Men’s Basketball Carter Long

Synchronized Swimming

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

Football Johnny Rea Volleyball Suzie Johnson Patti Schroder Men’s Tennis Sebastian Falk Frank Schaffner Martin Woisetschläger

Volleyball

Women’s Tennis Jenny Cape

Ivana Bozic Sam Serley Nevena Stefanov

Men’s Soccer Lane Knight Loucas Papaconstantinou Lukasz Kwapisz Women’s Soccer Danielle Blair Brianna McCarty Lisa Nowoslawski Denise Peters Jill Porto Vanessa Woodward Synchronized Swimming Vanessa Dash Andrea Dash Kelli Dickerson Amanda Haeuser Frances Halloran Stacey Jackson Stephanie Jackson

Track/ Cross Country

Elizabeth Ambrus Vonetta Flowers Angela King Ryan Keedy

Steve Mitchell

Elizabeth Ambrus

Flavio Monteiro

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Rebecca Johnson Kristen Kramer Stacy Leiker Karen Meyer Sara Petrov Sarah Pikal Moraine Ruddick Hallie Todd Softball Amanda Byrne Allison Davis Amanda Ellis Candice Hithe Kris Lara Emily Scarbrough Megan Stephenson Track/Cross Country Rhiannon Johns Nora Mehl


Men’s Basketball • 14 NCAA Tournament and 10 NIT appearances • Eight conference championships • 28 winning seasons in 33 years • 21 20-win seasons in 33 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) • 1999 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight and 2001 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 • Three conference championships (1994, 1995, 1999) • Eight All-Americans 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 Baseball • Three conference championships (1991, 1992, 1994) • 1991 NCAA Tournament participant

• Shayne Carnes (1998) and Ryan Keedy (2008) named All-Americans by multiple publications • Four 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 1993-2000 • 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 Men’s Golf • 2001, 2002 and 2008 NCAA Championship Participant • NCAA Regional Participants 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 • 2008 Conference USA Champions • 1995 Great Midwest Conference Champions • No. 1-ranked golfer and Fred Haskings Award winner (Graeme McDowell) • Six All-Americans

Blazer

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 • Cross Country conference champions, 2006 • 2005 Individual Cross Country C-USA Champion • Eight-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Softball • Two-time NCAA Tournament participant (2010 and 2011) • 18 NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes • Five athletes named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I AllRegion 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 Women’s Soccer • UAB Academic Award (1997, 1998, 2000) • Five All-Americans • Three conference championships (2003, 2004, 2006) • Two NCAA Tournament appearances (2004, 2006)

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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, wireless 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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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 three-day weekend of unlimited music. All of this and more makes Birmingham “The Magic City” to residents and visitors year-round.

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

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