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)
One of the top defenders in not only Conference USA, but in the entire nation ... earned NSCAA All-Region Second Team accolades ... selected as a third-team all-conference honoree ... started and played 19 contests as a central defender ... was a backbone of one of the league's stingiest defenses, helping hold the opposition to a 1.01 goals per game and seven shutouts - both of which led C-USA ... also one of the top threats in the air for the Blazers' offensive attack ... scored four goals on the year which ranked second on the team ... selected as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week and earned a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 29) ... named the UAB "Soccer For A Cure" Classic's Most Outstanding Player by helping shut down the opposition and also scoring three goals in wins over then-No. 20 VCU (9/16) and Milwaukee (9/18) ... scored a pair of goals against the Panthers, including the game-tying goal in the 86th minute of play and the game-winner in overtime ... finished the season with 34 shots, which ranked third on the squad, and nine shots on goal.
Sophomore Season (2010)
Only newcomer to start all 18 contests ... led all field players in minutes played (1,381) ... helped defense to hold opponents to 1.08 goals against average ... first goal of his career was the game-winning tally on senior night against Marshall (11/3) ... also recorded an assist in the victory over North Florida (9/11) ... finished the season with seven shots, three of which came on frame.
Other Soccer Info
A big, strong and athletic defender who made long trek from Serajevo, Bosnia to compete for UAB ... attended the University of Novi Sad for one year, where he studied business management ... also competed for the Bosnian Youth National Team ... competed for the club team FC Slavija in his home country.
Born Mladen Lemez on Jan. 25, 1990 in East Sarajevo, Bosnia. ... favorite food is chicken ... favorite movie is Armagedon ... favorite musician is Red Hot Chilli Peppers ... his sisters have had the biggest influence on his career ... he chose UAB because he "wanted to have a good education and play soccer."