|Maurice Hughes - 10
Junior Season (2004):
One of UAB's impact newcomers with five goals and three assists on the year ... fifth on team in scoring with 13 points despite nursing a sore hamstring for the latter weeks of the season ... also had 20 shots and nine on goal ... scored goals against UNC Greensboro (9/12), Charlotte (9/18), Western Kentucky (9/19), Marquette (9/25) and USF (10/20) ... had stretch of three matches with a goal from 9/18 through 9/25 ... named C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week Sept. 20 after scoring three goals in a five-game span ... prior to season, announced as a member of the 2004 U.S. National "B" Team after performing at the U.S. Soccer Festival.
Led Yavapai JC to two NJCAA national championships in his two seasons ... named as an NSCAA juco First-Team All-American in 2003 ... was named the MVP of the NJCAA national tournament in 2002 and 2003 ... led the conference with 18 goals and 40 points in 2003 ... tied school record with 39 goals in two seasons.
Was a four-year starter at Pinnacle High School ... was the first-ever athlete from his high school to be named an all-state player ... led team to 3A state championship in 2000 ... led the state of Arizona in scoring with 33 goals as a senior (2001) ... named to the All-Arizona team which is the top 11 players in soccer in the state.
Full name is Maurice Harold Hughes, Jr. ... nickname is "Mo" ... born June 3, 1984 ... parents are Etrulia Hughes and Maurice Hughes, Sr. ... majoring in physical education ... has one older sister (Sonya) ... chose UAB over USF, among others.