Dec. 17, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--UAB senior defender Reed Matte has been named a Second-Team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), it was announced this week.
With the nod, Matte, who maintains a 3.47 GPA in anthropology, earns the fourth such honor in program history, along with goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski (2011), midfielder Lane Knight (2000), and goalkeeper Loukas Papaconstantinou (1996).
Matte was one of the driving forces of the Blazers' back line, and also scored two goals in his senior campaign. The Birmingham, Ala., native played in all 20 matches in 2012, and also racked up three assists for a total of seven points.
Individually, Matte earned NSCAA All-Midwest third-team recognition, and was selected to the All-C-USA Second Team and the C-USA All-Academic Team. He was one of four seniors to be named to the 2012 Preseason All-Conference USA Men's Soccer team and was a UAB Student-Athlete of the Week selectee on Sept. 19.
UAB earned an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament and finished the season with a 10-8-2 record, and a 4-4 mark in conference action. The Blazers have recorded six tournament appearances in the last 14 years.