Sophomore Season (2004)
Played and started all 19 contests ... team's leading goal scorer with seven on the season ... also had three assists, 28 shots and 19 on goal ... SOG percentage of .679 ... scored four goals in team's first six contests ... notched tallies against C-USA foes Charlotte (9/18), Cincinnati (10/2), East Carolina (10/16) and DePaul (11/6) ... preseason All-Conference USA selection after leading UAB in scoring.
Freshman Season (2003)
Named to the Conference USA Third Team and All-Freshman team ... played in 20 games starting 18 times during season ... led UAB with eight goals and 19 points ... also tallied three assists and 44 shots ... led team with a .591 shot-on-goal percentage and a .182 shot percentage ... tallied first career goal against St. Francis ... recorded a hat trick (three goals) vs. Centenary ... also had two assists against East Carolina ... had career-high six shots against Centenary.
Was a four-year letterwinner at Robert E. Lee High School ... considered as one of the top players in Texas coming out of high school ... led team to state finals ... was the furthest any high school in the district has gone in the state soccer playoffs.
Other Soccer Info
Named to the Olympic Development Program region team in 2002 ... also member of the Angolan National Team.
Full name is Jerson Venancio Monteiro ... parents are Francisco and Teresa ... younger brother of former UAB standout and all-conference forward Flavio Monteiro ... born April 28, 1985 ... majoring in political science ... chose UAB over Wake Forest, UConn, South Carolina and Florida International.