|Freddy Ruiz - 6
Freshman Season (2012)
Saw action in 13 matches, starting one ... tallied three goals on the year, which ranked fifth on the squad ... registered two goals, a career-best, in the Blazers' 3-0 win vs. Lipscomb (9/22) ... it marked the second-straight match he recorded at least one goal ... tallied his first goal as a member of the UAB team vs. Washington (9/16) ... made his Blazer debut in the team's 2-1 victory against Georgia Southern (8/26) ... started his first match as a member of the Green and Gold vs. Marshall (10/20).
A four-year starter under head coach Tom Shanklin at Fort Payne High School ... was a candidate for Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year ... was voted as the Player of the Year by the Birmingham News after leading his team to the 2011 5A State Championship ... was tabbed the state tournament MVP in 2011 ... finished his junior year with 49 goals, which set a school record ... finished his four-year career with 133 goals which ranks fifth all-time in the state ... carried a 3.7 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Other Soccer Info
Played his club soccer for Vestavia Soccer Club and coach Rocky Harmon ... helped lead his team to several state championships in the last few years ... recognized as a Boys Soccer State All-Star by ESPN Rise in 2011 ... was recruited to UAB after his participation in the Mike Getman Soccer Camp.
Born Freddy Ivan Ruiz on Nov. 11, 1993 in Rome, Ga. ... son of Freddy and Emerensiana Ruiz ... two sisters, Haley and Joselyn ... Exercise Science major.