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- Sandy Gbandi
Sandy Gbandi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Jersey Village HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
07/12/1983

Experience:
3L



Junior Season (2005)
Second-Team All-Conference USA midfielder ... starter in all 18 contests ... second on the team with 16 points on season ... five goals and six assists while playing a mostly defensive midfield position ... notched first career two-goal game with pair in tie at Tulsa (10/2) ... scored game-winner in 1-0 win at Marshall (10/21) ... 1-for-1 on the year in PKs ... tallied goals at Rhode Island (9/2), vs. UNC Greensboro (9/16), Tulsa and Marshall.

Sophomore Season (2004)
First-Team All-Conference USA pick and member of the league's All-Tournament team at the C-USA tournament ... named third- team all-region by the NSCAA ... captain of UAB defense which recorded eight shutouts on the year and a goals against average of just over 1.00 ... voted team co-MVP ... notched five goals, six assists, 31 shots, 12 on goal ... scored goals in back-to-back games against Kentucky and Louisville ... scored goal with two assists in 5-0 win over Western Kentucky (9/19) ... notched a goal and assist in upset of No. 11 USF (10/20) ... had assists against Charlotte (9/18) and Marquette (9/25).

Freshman Season (2003)
Played in 19 games during season, starting all but the first game of the year ... recorded two assists and 13 shots, despite playing as a defensive back throughout the season ... recorded assists against East Carolina and USF ... had two shots on goal.

Redshirt Season (2002)
Did not play.

High School
Made second-team all-district as a sophomore ... earned first team all-district honors as a junior and senior ... selected as team MVP and offensive co-MVP as a junior and senior ... competed in Texas state all-star soccer game as a senior ... named as a preseason all-state performer.

Other Soccer Info
Played for the Houston Texan Soccer Club ... led team to the 2002 National Championship ... scored game-winner in national championship game ... an adidas ESP participant in 2001 ... was also named an Adidas All-American ... also played for the CyFair Dynamos.

Personal
Full name is Sandy H. Gbandi Jr. ... older brother, Chris, was two -time NCAA Player of the Year with UConn and led the Huskies to the 1999 national championship ... parents are Sandy Sr. and Mai ... born July 12, 1983 ... majoring in history ... chose UAB over UConn, Old Dominion and Furman.