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Eric Cervantes
Eric Cervantes

Hometown:
Hoffman Estates, Ill.

High School:
Hoffman Estates

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 145

Position:
F

Club Team:
Sockers FC Chicago


2006 All-Horizon League Second Team
2004 All-Horizon League First Team
2003 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team

2006: All-Horizon League Second Team honoree...played in all 21 matches, rating third on the team with 15 points after scoring a single-season career-best seven goals and one assist...two-time Horizon League Player of the Week recipient (Sept. 11, Sept. 25)...named to the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News National Teams of the Week after he notched a pair of goals and assisted on the team's third tally in a 3-0 victory at Detroit on Sept. 24...scored the game-winning goal in the 90th minute at then-No. 7 and eventual national champion UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 8...found the back of the net in the Flames' NCAA Tournament first round win over Western Illinois on Nov. 11.

2005: Started in all 15 games he appeared in...scored two goals...assisted on two goals...posted six points...scored the only goal of the match in the fifth minute against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 18...assisted on a game-tying goal against Detroit on Sept. 23...maneuvered past three defenders and scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute at then-No. 25 Creighton on Oct. 5th...picked up an assist on a Cesar Zambrano goal against Wright State on Oct. 30.

2004: All-Horizon League First Team selection...played in 14 matches...missed the first five games of the season due to injury...led the team with six goals...tied for the team lead with 13 points...finished second in the Horizon League in shots with a team-best 49...ranked ninth in the conference in total goals...made season debut on Sept. 15th against DePaul, unleashing four shots...notched first score of the year against Cleveland State on Sept. 26...turned in a goal for the second straight game with the game-winning tally at Loyola on Sept. 29...also picked up an assist against the Ramblers...scored for the third straight contest with an unassisted goal at Butler on Oct. 3...hit the back of the net with a sweet chip against UMKC on Oct. 13...tallied a goal in the 24th minute against then-No. 25 Memphis on Oct. 17...put the Flames on the board first with an unassisted goal in the 19th minute in a 2-1 road win at Marshall on Oct. 29.

2003: Key reserve appeared in 18 contests as a freshman, starting two...tacked on four goals, one assist and nine points during his rookie campaign...garnered All-Horizon League Newcomer Team honors...notched his first collegiate goal in the season opener versus Marquette on Sept. 3...posted his first career assist in the Flames' 2-1 OT victory over Centenary on Sept. 5...capped off a spectacular three-game stretch to open the season with a goal against UNC-Wilmington on Sept. 6, giving him five points in his first three games...scored the game-winning goal in the 104th minute to propel the Flames to a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Wright State on Oct. 27.

Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner as a forward at Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates, Ill....two-time all-conference and all-area honoree...earned a spot on the Chicago Tribune Top 50 list after his junior and senior years...tabbed 28 goals and 11 assists as a senior... born on June 18, 1985...son of Jose and Mary Ann Cervantes...majored in graphic arts.


ERIC CERVANTES' CAREER STATISTICS

GP G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW 2003................ 18 4 1 9 18 .222 8 .444 1 2004................ 14 6 1 13 49 .122 27 .551 1 2005................ 15 2 2 6 11 .182 6 .545 2 2006................ 21 7 1 15 38 .184 22 .579 3 TOTAL............... 68 19 5 43 116 .164 63 .543 7




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