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Matheus Braga
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Matheus Braga

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

High School:
Colegio Militar de Fortaleza

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 158

Position:
M


12/09/2013

Wolverton Tabbed NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team

Junior goalkeeper is Penn State's first All-Region honoree since 2010


2010 NSCAA Second Team All-American
2010 NCAA leader in assists (tie, 17)
2010 NSCAA First Team All-Great Lakes Region
2010 College Soccer News Third Team All-American
2010 TopDrawerSoccer.com Third Team National Team of the Season
2010 Goal.com Third Team National Team of the Season
2010 First Team All-Big Ten (unanimous selection)
2010 Academic All-Big Ten
Penn State and Big Ten record holder for assists in a season (17)
2010 Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament Team
College Soccer News National Team of the Week (10/31/10)
Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (9/20/10)
2010 Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team
2010 Big Ten Player to Watch
2009 First Team All-Big Ten (unanimous selection)
2009 NSCAA Second Team All-Great Lakes Region
2009 Academic All-Big Ten
2009 Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team
Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (10/5/09)

2009 (Junior): Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection...Second Team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region...Academic All-Big Ten...Started 18 of 21 games in which he appeared...Topped Penn State and shared the Big Ten lead in assists (7)...Tied for second on the team in points (21) and ranked third in goals (7)... Scored first career goal and recorded a career-high four points by assisting on both of Jason Yeisley's goals in season opener vs. Saint Francis (9/1)...Netted two goals in 5-0 victory over Hofstra (9/11), tying his career best in points with four...Selected to Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team...Scored on penalty kicks versus Old Dominion (9/18) and Wisconsin (10/31)...Tallied first career game winning goal against Michigan State (10/4)...Named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (10/5) for his efforts in wins over Penn and Michigan State...Also registered assists versus Michigan (9/27), Penn (9/30), and Lafayette (10/14)...Had two assists in the 3-0 Big Ten Tournament win over Michigan State (10/13).

2008 (Sophomore): In his first season as a Nittany Lion, started all 14 games in which he appeared...Led the team in assists with four...Topped the Big Ten in assists (3) and assists per game (.60) (conference games only)...Finished second on the team in shots (43) and shots on goal (17)...Earned first collegiate point versus Ohio State (10/11), assisting on a goal by Vincent Salvatico...Assisted on Salvatico's game winning goal in upset of Indiana (11/1)...Also tallied assists versus Lehigh (10/21) and Wisconsin (10/26)...Missed a total of five games during the regular season with knee and foot injuries.

High School/Club/ODP: In high school, won a Militar Championship at Colegio Militar de Fortaleza...Played club soccer for Barra da Tijuca Futebol Clube...Selected to U-17 Rio de Janeiro team in 2003...Team placed fourth in Brazilian Championship.

Background: Born Matheus Andrade Weber Correa Braga on November 24, 1986...Son of Ribot Wilson Correa Braga Filho and Silvia Andrade Weber Correa Braga...Has a brother, Pedro, and a sister, Nicole...Majoring in Economics.

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