- Freddy Ruiz
Freddy  Ruiz


Fort Payne, Ala.

High School:
Fort Payne HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160




Junior Season (2014)
- Named Conference USA Co-Offensive MVP
- An All-Conference USA First Team repeat selection from his sophomore campaign
- Named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team
- Rated as the No. 32 player in the nation following the 2014 campaign according to TopDrawerSoccer.com
- Named the MVP of the UAB “Soccer For A Cure” Classic
- Named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason National Top 100 Players List
- Named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-America Fourth Team
- Named Conference USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
- Leading scorer in C-USA with 10 goals
- Also led the NSCAA’s Southeast Region and ranked 24th in the NCAA in scoring
- Team-best 22 points put him second in C-USA and 39th in the NCAA
- Helped lead UAB to the nation’s 25th-best scoring offense, which averaged 1.80 goals per game
- Enters the 2015 season eighth on UAB’s all-time goals list with 24 in his career
- Scored two goals in two different contests (vs. Vermont, vs. Marshall)
- Also tallied two assists and took 48 shots for 29 on goal with two game winners

Sophomore Season (2013)
- Played in every game in 2014, starting the last 14 matches
- Named to the All-Conference USA First Team and NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men’s All-Midwest Region Second Team
- TopDrawerSoccer National Top 100
- Led the squad in scoring, tallying 26 points (11 goals, four assists) on the year
- Ranked second in Conference USA in game-winning goals (4), goals (11), goals per game (0.61), points per game (1.44); third in points
- 15th in the country in goals per game; 20th in goals and points per game; 29th in points
- A key piece in the UAB offense that led the country in scoring
- Went on a seven-game stretch where he tallied at least one point per game
- Recorded at least one point in all but five games in 2014
- Had one assist on four occasions

Freshman Season (2012)
- Saw action in 13 matches, starting one
- Tallied three goals on the year, which ranked fifth on the squad
- Started his first match as a member of the Green and Gold vs. Marshall (10/20)
- 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)

High School
- 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
- Sociology major