Junior Season (2004): First Team All-South Region pick by the NSCAA ... announced as a watch list candidate for the Hermann Award prior to the season... Preseason C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year ... preseason All-American according to College Soccer News ... First Team All-Conference USA at midfield ... top scorer for UAB with five goals and a team-high eight assists for 18 points ... led team with 43 shots and 20 on goal ... had back-to-back one goal, one assist matches in home wins over No. 11 USF (10/20) and Birmingham-Southern (10/22) and was named C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week as a result ... also had a goal and assist in 4-1 win over Charlotte.
Sophomore Season (2003): Named Second-Team All-American by the NSCAA ... also named NSCAA First Team All-Region and Conference USA First Team ... named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week on two occasions ... also named to the College Soccer News and Soccer America's National Team of the Week (Sept. 21) ... was one of only three players to start all 20 games ... tallied team-high eight assists which is tied for ninth-best on the single-season list ... his five goals and 18 points were second-best on team ... also had team-highs of 71 shots and 31 shots on goal ... attempted at least one shot in every game during season ... scored one goal and had a season-best seven shots against Marshall ... had a goal and an assist against East Carolina ... had two game-winning goals (East Carolina and Marquette) ... also had a goal and assist against Marquette ... tallied four multi-point games during season.
Freshman Season (2002): Transferred from UConn where he started 22 games for the Huskies ... named 2002 freshman All-American by Soccer America ... was third on the team with three goals and 13 points ... second on team with seven assists and two game-winning goals ... the seven assists was good enough for fourth-best in the Big East in 2002 ... was member of team which reached the `Elite 8' in the NCAA tournament.
High School: Was a two-year letterwinner at Allen Academy ... played on same high school team as former Blazers Jarbas Carlos and Rogerio Oliveira ... was named to the all-state first team in 2001 and 2002 ... led team to state championship in 2002 ... was named an all-star at the Adidas ESP camp ... was also a two-year member of the National Honor Society.
Other Soccer Info: Played for the Austin Capitol Soccer Club ... was on same team with Rogerio Oliveira and Jarbas Carlos ... part of team which won the state championship.
Personal: Full name is Leandro Luiz de Oliveira ... born November 30, 1982 ... parents are Maria Hilda and Orlando Luiz de Oliveira ... major is international studies ... chose UAB over Creighton and Virginia when transferring.