UAB men's soccer finish 2012 season with sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in 14 years
UAB will host the championship at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.
Lemez leads squad on first team
Blazers-Rams square off at 7 p.m. Saturday night
Sophomore Season (2013)
One of three players to start in every contest in 2013 ... recorded six points on the season (two goals, two assists) ... the team's top-scoring defender, ranking seventh on the team in scoring ... member of the UAB backline that registered five shutouts on the year ... part of a UAB defense that allowed only 23 goals on the year, which ranks sixth in program history ... recorded the game-winner at Kentucky (9/29) ... scored against Mercer (9/21) ... had an assist against High Point (9/1) and South Carolina (11/3) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Freshman Season (2012)
One of nine Blazers to participate in every match during the 2012 season ... started the final five games for the Green and Gold in his first year on campus ... was named to the 2012 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... tied for fifth on the squad in scoring with seven points (2g, 3a) ... his three assists ranked third-most among the Blazers ... scored the game-winning goal in his collegiate debut vs. Mercer (8/24) ... registered a goal in his first start as a member of the Blazers at UCF (10/27) ... recorded his first assist of his UAB career vs. Georgia Southern (8/26) ... also collected an assist vs. Lipscomb (9/22) and at South Carolina (10/10) ... took 16 shots on the year, with six of them being on goal. ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
A four-year letterwinner at Lyman High School under head coach Steve Lyons ... tabbed to the All-Central Florida First Team as a junior and senior ... played at both the forward and defender positions on his team ... as a senior, he led his squad in scoring with 14 goals and helped Greyhounds finish unbeaten against Seminole County teams in regular season ... as a junior, he earned Defensive MVP honors ... a standout in the classroom as a member of Mensa and the National Honor Society.
Other Soccer Info
Played his club soccer for Florida Soccer Alliance, coached by Eric Sellick ... an ODP National Youth Player in each of the last two years ... helped his team to a second-place finish at the 2011 Florida State Cup.
Born Ian Niklas Svantesson on Aug. 31, 1993 in Orlando, Fla. ... son of Tobias and Valerie Svantesson ... biomedical engineering major.