Junior Season (2009)
|Curtis Ushedo - 18
One of three returning Blazers to have started all 18 contests during the season ... one of the top defenders in Conference USA, earning second-team all-conference and second-team all-region recognition ... lone goal of season came in the 1-0 win overall Alabama A&M (11/1) ... the goal marked his first career game-winner ... played a full game in all but six contests on the season ... accrued six shots on the year.
Sophomore Season (2008)
Missed the early portion of the season with an injury, but still played in 13 contests, making 12 starts on the season ... scored two goals on season on three shots ... scored the first goal of his UAB career with a tally to seal a 2-0 win over Memphis (9/27) ... also against Kentucky (10/18) ... anchored the defensive line for much of the season.
Freshman Season (2007)
Played in 18 contests, while making 15 starts ... developed into one of the top defensive players in Conference USA ... selected to the 2007 Conference USA All-Freshman team ... was the first Blazer since 2005 and the 11th in school history to earn all-freshman league accolades ... played 1,327 minutes during campaign which was the fourth-most on the team ... helped lead defense to five shutouts during campaign ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Four-year letterwinner at Loyola Secondary ... was the team MVP for his soccer team as a sophomore ... also competed in football, hockey and tennis ... was selected as the tennis team's MVP as a junior ... named to the school honor roll as a senior.
Other Soccer Info
Competed for the Mississauga Dixie Soccer Club coached by Kerry Baroutoglou and Julio Mattacchione. ... helped team capture the 2005 Ontario Cup for both indoor and outdoor ... played in six international games in Ireland at the Milk Cup ... team captured two U.S. showcase tournaments in Cincinnati, Ohio and North Carolina.
Born Curtis Patrick Ushedo on March 21, 1989 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada ... favorite movie is Remember The Titans ... favorite food is steak ... his biggest influence in his career has been his mom ... person he would most like to meet is Martin Luther King, Jr. and Will Smith ... loves candy and even has a dog named "Rolo" ... he chose UAB because "it fits the objectives I was striving for and I liked the coaching staff."