|Flavio Monteiro - 9
A pre-season All-Conference USA selection and National Player of the Year candidate who returns as team's top scorer.
2001...Earned second-team all-conference accolades ...has scored 23 goals despite playing just 29 career matches due to injuries...finished tied for 10th in C-USA in goals (7) and points (19) in only 12 games last season... teamÕs top returnee in goals and assists (5)...also led team with a .500 shot percentage by scoring seven goals on 14 shots... scored two goals and notched an assist in 4-0 victory over DePaul... scored a goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory over Furman and a 2-3 loss at Cincinnati... tied for team lead with four game-winning goals...scored game-winners against Furman, DePaul, South Carolina and Louisville...also had a season-best four shots against Louisville... scored two goals on three shots during three NCAA tournament games.
2000...A pre-season All-Conference USA and All-American Selection...saw action in just two matches due to knee injuryÉscored in both matches...scored tying goal in 2-1 come from behind overtime win against sixth-ranked Furman...scored against Georgia State...had his two goals on just five shots, a .400 shot percentage.
1999...Conference USA Freshman of the Year, All-Freshman Team and second-team All-Conference USA ... Soccer America Freshman Most Valuable Player ... scored 14 goals in 15 games ... finished second in C-USA in scoring (36 points) and goals ... finished tied for sixth in the conference in assists (8) ... against C-USA opponents, finished tied for first in assists (5), tied for second in goals (6) and finished second in points (17) ... finished second on the team in game winning goals (4), goals and points ... named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week, October 11th ... started 13 out of the 15 matches he played in ... missed six matches at the beginning of the season, waiting on NCAA clearance ... after his return, September 24th, the Blazers went 15-2 ... scored game winning goal against SMU in UABÕs 2-0 shutout in second round play of the NCAA Championship ... had game winning goals against Memphis, October 14th, DePaul, October 10th, and Louisville, October 3rd ... scored a goal in UAB's 3-2 overtime loss in quarterfinal play of the NCAA Championship ... had .313 shot percentage or better in all 15 matches he played in, including .600 against Alabama A&M, and .500 against both South Florida and Birmingham Southern... had two multiple goal games and two multiple assist games ... was 1-1 on penalty kicks on the year ... ranks third on the UAB all-time single season mark in both goals and points ... his assists on the season ties him for seventh on the UAB all-time single season mark.
High School...Lettered 2 times in soccer at Robert E. Lee High School...selected to First Team All-Metro in the Houston area as a sophomore...was GeneralsÕ Player of the Year in both his freshman and sophomore seasons...also lettered in cross country.
Other Soccer Info...Played club soccer his final two years...team was Under-20 Texas state champions and national runner-up in 1997.
Personal...Full name is Flavio Venacio Monteiro...born March 21, 1978 in Luanda, Angola...parents are Francisco and Teresa Monteiro...major is international business...chose UAB over Creighton, Connecticut, Tulsa and SMU.