Former UAB defender drafted by Columbus Crew
Senior defender earns second-team accolades
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
Senior defender also named to All-C-USA Second Team
A Preseason All-Conference USA Honoree ... a member of the Portland Timbers U-23 team for the 2011 and 2012 summer seasons.
Junior Season (2011)
A second team all-conference honoree ... played in all 21 contests and led the team in minutes played (1,941) ... an anchor in the defense at outside back, helping the Blazers lead the league in goals against average (1.01), shutouts (7) and fewest goals allowed (22) ... scored two goals on the year, both of which were game-winning tally's which ranked second on the team ... his first career goal came six minutes into the first overtime to lift UAB to a 2-1 win over then-No. 20 VCU (9/16) ... also netted the game-winner at Kentucky (10/8) ... named to the UAB "Soccer For A Cure" Classic All-Tournament team for his role in helping the Blazers to the tournament title ... finished the year with 19 shots, six of which were on goal ... earned UAB Student Athlete of the Week (Sept. 23) ... named to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll for a second consecutive year.
Sophmore Season (2010)
One of just three returning players to have started all 18 contests ... ranked second on team in total minutes played with 1,378 ... despite playing on the back line, he ranked second on the squad with four assists on the year ... had a pair of assists against North Florida (9/11) ... also had assists against Belmont (9/17) and South Carolina (10/2) ... finished with 13 shots on the year, four of which came on frame ... named to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll.
Freshman Season (2009)
Played in 16 games during rookie season with the Blazers ... made solid contributions off the bench, collecting 12 shots, four of which came on frame ... had a season-best two shots on three different occasions.
Four-year starter at John Carroll High School under head coach David DiPiazza ... tabbed an honorable mention All-American by ESPNRISE.com ... selected by the Birmingham News as the 2009 Alabama Player of the Year ... a three-time first-team all-state performer (2007, 2008 and 2009) ... selected to the 2008 and 2009 All-Metro squads and tabbed the Metro Player of the Year this past season ... helped lead team to two state championships in 2008 and 2009 ... tallied 105 goals and 69 assists during his four seasons at JCHS ... along with teammate Alex Kuklinski (111 goals at JCHS), the duo became first teammates in the nation since 1971 to each score 100 career goals for their school ... also now holds the Alabama state record for most assists in a career ... led team to a final ranking of No. 6 in the nation in 2009.
Other Soccer Info
Played club soccer under Luke Whittle with the Vestavia Steamers ... was the team captain of his club team ... led team to 2009 state championship ... the same squad also earned the Region III championship and finished with a national ranking of No. 16.
Born Reed Anderson Matte on Aug. 7, 1991 in Birmingham, Ala. ... his father, Frank, played at UAB from 1983-84 ... favorite television show is Mythbusters ... favorite movie is The Goonies ... favorite food is Cinnamon Toast Crunch ... favorite musical group is Staind ... person who has been the biggest influence in his career has been his twin brother Justin ... the reason he came to UAB is because "my dad played at UAB and I wanted to follow in his footsteps and I think we can win a national championship."