Blazers surrender second half goal to fall to the Zips in Ohio
Copeland puts in the header with 20 seconds left to win it for the Blazers
UAB heads to Miami to face FIU on Saturday for the C-USA opener
Blazers close the season with 3-2 loss in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament
Sodade earns first-team accolades for men's soccer team
Junior Season (2013)
Played in every game, starting all but one contest ... named to the All-Conference USA Second Team ... recognized on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Conference USA Top 20 Players List and Midseason National Top 100 Players List ... third on the team in scoring with 19 points (six goals, seven assists) on the year ... ranked third in assists (7) and assists per game (0.39); eighth in the league in points and points per game (1.06) ... 45th in the nation in assists; 49th in assists per game ... a key piece in the UAB offense that led the country in scoring ... named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week after recording three goals and an assist against No. 24 VCU (8/30) and High Point (9/1) at the VCU Nike Classic ... earned TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week accolades after his game-tying goal against No. 8 Indiana (9/6) ... received College Sports Madness Conference USA Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week honors after his eight-point performance against Florida Atlantic (10/6) ... matched the UAB program record with four assists against the Owls.
Sophomore Season (2012)
One of nine players to play in every game for UAB during the 2012 season ... started five games for the Blazers ... had six points on the year (2g, 2a), which ranked seventh on the squad ... registered his first goal of the year in the Conference USA Tournament vs. UCF (11/7) ... scored the final goal of the Blazers' 2012 campaign in the NCAA Tournament at Charlotte (11/15) ... tallied an assist in the team's 2-1 victory vs. Georgia Southern (8/26) ... recorded his second helper of the season vs. Tulsa (10/16) ... totaled 16 shots for the year, eight coming on goal.
Freshman Season (2011)
Made an immediate impact for the Blazers, earning a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... finished tied for second on the team with four goals and was third with nine points (4g, 1a) ... scored a goal in his first game as a Blazer in the 2-1 win over Clemson (8/27) ... recorded a pair of goals and had an assist in the win over Oral Roberts (9/9) ... also converted a penalty kick against Georgia State (9/11) ... was selected as the C-USA Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 12 ... finished the campaign second on the team in both shots (39) and shots on goal (17) ... recorded a career-high five shots on three separate occasions ... transferred to UAB after one semester at Akron ... came to UAB for the spring, 2011 semester.
Other Soccer Info
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 Javier Alvial) ... was teammates with Javier Alvial at 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.
Born Diego Felipe Navarrete on June 6, 1992 in Chile ... son of Victor Navarrete ... two brothers, Mauricio and Pablo ... Business major ... favorite television show is The Simpsons ... favorite movie is Harry Potter ... favorite food is Pizza ... favorite website is Marca.com ... his family has had the biggest influence in his career ... the reason he came to UAB is because "of the opportunities for my studies and to become a professional."