8 Michael Pereira
    Michael Pereira

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    London, Ontario

    High School:
    Catholic Central

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 165

    Position:
    M


    AT PROVIDENCE: Played in all 20 games during the 2009 season, including 15 starts ... Was one of only five Friars to play in every game in 2009 ... Started 18 of the 19 matches in 2008 ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over 21st-ranked Georgetown on 9/20 ... Played in 16 matches and started 15 during his freshman season ... Recorded one assist in a 3-1 victory against Syracuse on 9/28.

    BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played his freshman, sophomore and senior seasons at Catholic Central High School ... During his junior season, he attended the Porto International School in Porto, Portugal ... Played for the U17 FC Porto Youth Soccer Team that finished third at the national championships in 2006 ... Played club soccer for the North London Dynamite and was team captain all four years ... Selected to the Ontario All-Star Team in 2004 and 2005 ... Led North London to three consecutive Provincial League championships, including a national title in 2003 ... Also played and was captain of Canada's youth soccer teams, including the U17 national squad that competed in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying rounds in 2005 ... Also excelled in cross country at Catholic Central in 2004 and 2005 ... Was an honor student in each of his four years in high school ... Is fluent in three languages (English, French and Portuguese).

    PERSONAL: Born March 9, 1989 ... Son of Julio and Carmen Pereira ... Management major.

    Pereira's Career Statistics

    YEAR GP/GS SH G A PTS 2009 20/15 12 0 0 0 2008 18/18 11 1 0 2 2007 16/15 8 0 1 1 Totals 54/48 31 1 1 3
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