Lemez named to first team, Matte, Gyawu to third team
Blazers close the season with 3-2 loss in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament
Blazers fall in second overtime period, 1-0
Game set for 7:30 p.m. CT
UAB will host the championship at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.
Junior Season (2011)
Battled through injuries, which limited him to playing in only 14 games with two starts ... finished fifth on the team with two goals and was seventh with five points (2g, 1a) ... found the back of the net against UIC (9/4) and Tulsa (11/4) ... lone assist came in the NCAA Tournament second round game against Charlotte (11/20) ... had 12 shots with seven coming on goal.
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 year not only led the Blazers, but also ranked second in the league ... named to the UAB "Soccer For A Cure" Classic All-Tournament team ... helped lead team to the Classic's championship by scoring a pair of goals against North Florida (9/11) ... in addition to the game-winner against the Ospreys, he also recorded game-winning tallies against Lipscomb (9/19), Alabama A&M (9/26) and Kentucky (10/9) ... recorded a goal and an assist, to go along with a season-best four shots on goal, at South Carolina (10/2).
Freshman Season (2009)
Burst onto the scene during his first season with the Green and Gold, earning a spot on the Conference USA AllFreshman team ... despite making only one start in 18 appearances during the season, Gyawu finished the year tied for the team lead in total goals with seven and ranked second on the team with 16 points (7g, 2a) ... recorded the first UAB hat trick since 2003 when he scored three goals in a 7-1 win over FIU (10/10) ... had a career-best five shots on goal against the Golden Panthers ... earned his first career league offensive player of the week for his efforts against FIU ... finished eighth in C-USA in goals and was ninth in goals per game (0.39) ... also tied for team lead with a pair of game-winning goals this season ... scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Central Arkansas (9/18) ... also had a game-winning tally against Houston Baptist (9/27) in what was his lone start of the season ... led team in shot percentage (.259) and shots on goal percentage (.704) ... closed the year with 27 shots and 19 shots on goal.
Played at Parkview High School under head coach Michael Tolmich ... listed as an All-American performer by NSCAA and was a third team AllAmerican by ESPNRISE.com ... a four-time, all-county first-team honoree ... also tabbed to the Gwinnett County Super Six in each of the last three seasons ... 2007 Gwinnett County Player of the Year ... leading scorer in Parkview school history with 69 goals throughout career ... a four-year starter on the varsity team ... was the MVP of the Georgia state all-star game ... captain of 2008 and 2009 teams.
Other Soccer Info
Played club soccer for Norcross Fury 91 under head coach Tony Annan ... led team to a pair of championships in 2008 (Score of the Shore and Region III Premier League) ... was second in scoring in Region Premier League in 2007 (12 goals in 11 games) and first in scoring in 2008 (8 goals in 8 games).
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.