Men's Soccer Picked Fourth in Big Ten, Three Named to Watch List
2012 Michigan Men's Soccer Roster
Sixty-Four Wolverines Garner Fall Academic All-Big Ten Honors
Men's Soccer Falls at No. 1 Akron in NCAA Tournament Second Round
Pereira's Hat Trick Lifts Men's Soccer Past Niagara in NCAA Opener
British veterans Alan Gardner and Earl Lindford will get to see their beloved Manchester United soccer team play at Michigan Stadium.
Fabio Pereira scored three second-half goals in just seven minutes of play as Michigan pulled away from Niagara, 3-1, in round one of the NCAA Tournament.
Adam Grinwis posted five saves and the shutout, while Kofi Opare headed in a Fabio Pereira corner kick at 69:49 for the match's lone score as U-M topped Michigan State, 1-0, to reclaim the Big Bear Trophy.
The Wolverines begin the Chaka Daley Era this season.
Through Dec. 16, 2013
At Michigan ... Big Ten Player to Watch List member (2014) ...2013 College Sports Madness Big Ten Preseason All-Conference second team ...2013 Big Ten Preseason Watch List ... Second Team All-Big Ten (2012) ... All-Big Ten Tournament Team (2012) ... 2012-13 Academic All-Big Ten ... 2012 Michigan Ultra Award.
Junior/Senior (2013) ... Team co-captain ... Collected five saves against Indiana (Nov. 13) ...Had eight saves against Michigan State (Nov. 9) and three saves in the 1-0 win against Valparaiso (Nov. 4) and six saves against Akron (Oct. 30) ... Contributed to the 2-1 win over Wisconsin (Oct. 20) with two saves, and also had three saves in the 1-0 win over Creighton (Oct. 15) ... Collected two saves against Penn State (Oct. 11) ... Had five saves in the 1-0 win over Ohio State (Oct. 6) ... Tallied one save in the win against Western Michigan (Oct. 2) and collected two saves against Northwestern (Sept. 28) ...Had 10 saves against Oakland (Sept. 24) ... In the 2-1 win over West Virginia (Sept. 21) he had 4 saves ... Collected five saves against both No. 2 Notre Dame (Sept. 17) and Marquette (Sept. 13) ... Had four saves against both USF (Sept. 6) and Bowling Green (Sept. 2), both matches resulted in a 1-1 tie ... Made two saves and had one assist to TJ VanSlooten in the 5-2 victory over Loyola-Chicago (Aug. 30).
Sophomore/Junior (2012) ... Voted Second Team All-Big Ten as well as All-Big Ten Tournament Team ... Led Big Ten and ranked No. 8 nationally in saves (100) ... In the NCAA Tournament he made nine saves in the 1-2 loss against No. 1 seed Akron (Nov. 18) and also had two saves against Niagara (Nov. 15) ... In the Big Ten Tournament he made six saves in the overtime loss to Michigan State (Nov. 11) as well as three saves against Northwestern (Nov. 9) and two saves against Wisconsin (Nov. 7) ... Made five saves against Michigan State (Nov. 3) ...Made three saves in a 2-1 victory over Detroit (Oct. 30) as well as in the 1-0 victory over Valparaiso (Oct. 27) ... Made eight saves in a 1-0 loss against No. 3 Akron (Oct. 16) along with seven saves in a 2-1 victory over No. 11 Indiana (Oct. 19) ... Made 12 saves against Penn State (1-1) which was a career high (Oct. 6) ... Tied a career-best eight saves in 1-0 defeat against No. 8 Notre Dame (Sept. 16) ... Notched first clean sheet of season against Vermont (Aug. 31), making one save.
Freshman/Sophomore (2011) ... Served as squad's choice goalkeeper, starting 15 matches in goal ... Collected a pair of clean sheets on the year, the first coming in a 1-0 defeat of Marshall (Sept. 9), and the latter coming against No. 4 Akron (Oct. 18) ... Stopped season-high eight shots in 2-1 win over Penn State (Oct. 1), which is tied for third in program history in the single-game record books ... Turned away seven shots against Marquette (Sept. 18), and against Wisconsin (Nov. 9) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Played in 1,668 minutes on the year and earned a 5-12-1 overall record ... Allowed 30 goals on the season, and compiled a 1.62 goals against average to go along with a 67 percent save percentage.
Freshman (2010) ... Redshirted season.
Prep ... Forest Hills (2010) ... Set the MHSAA all-time shutout record with 53 shutouts over his four-year career ... NSCAA/adidas All-Central Region selection ... Four-time all-conference and all-district selection...Three-time all-state selection, earning first team honors as a senior.
Club/Junior Team ... Michigan Wolves ... Earned the 2006 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship with the Wolves . ... Earned the Golden Gloves Award after leading the Wolves to a shutout of Cal-Odessey ... Member of the Michigan Olympic Development Program ... Two-Time participant in the Adidas Elite Soccer program.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Father, Scott ran track and played basketball at Calvin College.
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