|Freddy Ruiz - 18
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 ... finihsed 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.
Coach Getman on Freddy:
"Freddy has all the tools to be successful. He is quick and skillful and has a great soccer brain. I expect him to contribute right away. Freddy has scored goals for every team he has played for. I expect the same to continue at UAB."