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Afonso Pinheiro
Player Profile:
Afonso Pinheiro 1881960
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2017:

  • Picked 71st in the MLS Superdraft by DC United (1/21)
  • Invited to MLS Player Combine (12/21)
  • Named Scholar All-America Second Team (12/14)
  • Named Scholar All-East (12/13)
  • Named All-East Second Team (12/1)
  • Named America East First Team and All-Academic (11/4)
  • Top Drawer Soccer Midseason Top-100 (19)
  • Scored one goal at UMBC (10/14)
  • Scored one goal vs. LIU Brooklyn (10/3)
  • Scored one goal and recorded one assist vs. Harvard (9/24)
  • Selected as Senior CLASS Award Candidate
  • Recorded one assist vs. Lafayette (9/20)
  • Scored one goal and recorded one assist vs. Boston University (9/5)
  • Named to Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (9/5)
  • Named America East Player of the Week (9/5)
  • Scored two goals vs. George Mason (9/1)
  • Scored one goal and recorded one assist vs. Rhode Island (8/28)
  • Made season debut at Marist (8/25)
  • Senior CLASS Award Nominee
  • Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Top-100 (28)
  • Named to Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Best XI Third Team
  • Named College Soccer News Preseason All-America Third Team
  • Named to MAC Hermann Award Preseason Watch List
  • 2017 team captain

2016:
• Program leader in career points (73), single season points (31), and Division I career goals (31)
• Led team in points and goals
• 13 season goals rank second all-time
• Five season assists rank tied for 10th all-time

• Ranked third in America East in goals, fifth in points, and tied for eighth in assists

• Named NSCAA All-East Second Team (12/6)

• Started all 21 games on the season

• Recorded one assist in NCAA Sweet 16 at #3 Clemson (11/27)

• Became UAlbany single-season leader in points vs. Boston College in NCAA second round (11/20)
• Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week (11/21)

• Scored one goal and had one assist vs. Boston College in NCAA second round (11/20)

• Named to America East All-Tournament team (11/13)

• Scored game-winning penalty kick in 89th minute vs. Hartford in America East final (11/13)
• Scored one goal vs. Vermont in America East semifinal (11/9)

• Named All-Conference Second Team (11/4)

• In 50th career start, scored one goal and had one assist vs. Binghamton (11/2)
• Scored two goals at Hartwick (10/25)
• Made 50th career appearance at New Hampshire (10/12)

• Named America East Player of the Week (10/10)
• Scored two goals, had one assist vs. Vermont (10/7)
• Scored one goal vs. LIU Brooklyn, becoming all-time program leader in career points (9/25)
• Scored one goal at Boston College (9/20)
• Recorded one assist at Rhode Island (9/17)
• Scored one goal at UMass, becoming all-time program leader in career goals (9/13)
• Scored a goal vs. Lafayette (8/30)
• Made season debut vs. Marist, scoring first team goal of the season (8/26)
• Named to College Soccer News Preseason All-America Third Team
• Named to MAC Hermann Award preseason watch list

2015:
• America East Striker of the Year and America East All-Conference First Team pick
• Earned All-NSCAA East Region First Team accolades
• The first Great Dane to win back-to-back America East major awards
• First UAlbany player to be named America East Striker of the Year
• Led the league in goals (11) and points (26)
• Tops the UAlbany Division I record book in single-season goals, career goals (18) and points (42) after his sophomore season
• Ranked top-25 nationally in total goals to conclude the season
• Netted four game-winners in his second year, including at Lafayette (9/22) in a 1-0 win
• Tallied the game-winning assist to Leo Melgar against Hartford (10/14)
• America East Player of the Week (11/2)

2014:
• America East Co-Rookie of the Year, All-Conference Second Team Selection
• First UAlbany America East Rookie of the Year awardee, and the first major award winner for the Great Danes since 2008
• Ranked tied for third in the league in points (16), and third overall in goals (7), in addition to leading the team in both categories
• Named America East Rookie of the Week (9/15, 9/22)
• Scored two goals in a 3-1 win against Iona (9/12)
• Netted the game-winning goal against Binghamton (11/5) in the final regular season game of the year, securing a post-season bid for the Great Danes

Personal: Afonso Pinheiro Neto...Intended major if business administration...Son of Afonso Pinheiro Jr., and Nathalia Freire...Has six siblings, including four brothers and two sisters.

Pinheiro's Career Statistics:

Season GP GS G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2014 19 15 7 2 16 40 .175 20 .500 2 1-1
2015 19 18 11 4 26 46 .239 28 .609 4 2-2
2016 21 21 13 5 31 43 .302 24 .558 5 1-1
2017 22 15 7 4 18 44 .159 18 .409 2 1-1
TOTAL 81 69 38 15 91 173 .220 90 .520 13 5-5

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:

Points: 5, at VERMONT -- Oct 31, 2015
Goals: 2, 6 times
Assists: 1, 15 times
Shots: 7, MASON -- Sep 01, 2017

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