Former Blazer forward will participate in Olympic qualifying next week
Sodade becomes highest UAB draftee since Jerson Monteiro in 2007
Blazers reaping rewards from stellar 2011 season
Sodade earns first-team accolades for men's soccer team
UAB has earned a school-record tying eight weekly awards on the season
Selected to the preseason all-conference team for a second-straight season ... invited to participate in the Canadian Olympic Men's National Team training camp in January of 2010, along with former Blazer standout Curtis Ushedo.
Junior Season (2010)
Named as an NSCAA Second-Team All-Region and second-team all-conference honoree, marking the second consecutive season he has earned the recognition ... led team and ranked fifth in the league with nine goals a year ago ... also led UAB and ranked seventh in C-USA with 20 points (9g, 2a) ... scored a goal in each of the Blazers' first five games to start the year ... also lead the team in shots (44) and shots on goal (23) ... converted 3-of-4 penalty kicks on the campaign ... had a goal and an assist in the win over Belmont (9/17) ... scored two game-winning goals on the year against Charlotte (9/10) and Belmont (9/17) ... was named to the UAB "Soccer For A Cure" Classic and Lipscomb Classic all-tournament teams ... a preseason all-conference honoree.
Sophomore Season (2009)
Had a breakout season on his way to second team all-conference and second team all-region honors ... appeared in all 18 contests making 16 starts ... led the squad in nearly every offensive category including goals (7), points (18), shots (51) shots on goal (25) and game-winning goals (2) ... finished in a tie for second on the team in assists with four ... ranked among the league leaders in shots (2nd), shots per game (4th), points (T7th), goals (8th), goals per game (T9th) and points per game (T9th) on the season ... earned his first-ever C-USA player of the week award after scoring twice, including the game-winning goal, to upset then-No. 10 UIC (9/4) ... scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Vermont (9/20) ... recorded a goal and an assist in the 3-0 win over South Carolina (10/28) ... also had a goal and an assist in the win over FIU (10/10) ... assisted the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Memphis (10/14).
Freshman Season (2008)
Saw action in 16 contests, making one start ... earned first start of his UAB career in a 1-0 win over SIU Edwardsville (10/25) ... made first-ever appearance in the 1-0 win over Mercer (9/7) ... had 10 shots on the season and four shots on goal ... recorded a career-high two shots against Marshall (11/7), both of which came on frame.
Was a four-year starter for Dave Koloff at Holy Names ... was named team MVP in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... tabbed a first-team all-city performer in 2006 and 2008 ... led team to a silver medal at the Ontario Championships ... an honor roll student who also competed in football and basketball.
Other Soccer Info
Played for Windsor FC Nationals under head coach Frank Chiandussi ... led team to a finalist appearance in the 2007 Ontario Cup ... also helped team capture the 2006 South Region Soccer League championship.
Born Babayele Sodade on July 26, 1990 in Onley, Md. ... favorite television show is My Wife And Kids ... favorite movie is Iron Man ... his father had the biggest influence on his soccer career ... during his free time, he likes to relax and watch movies or play video games ... chose UAB because "I love the atmosphere around campus and it is the right place for me to accomplish my goals."