Men's Soccer

Paulo da Silva
Paulo da Silva

RS Senior

Piracicaba, Brazil

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 167



2009 16 5 2

Paulo da Silva 2008

2008 (Jr.): Played in 12 games, starting nine...led the team with seven goals...scored in five straight games from 8/31 to 9/13...also recorded two assists...scored both goals in SMU's 2-0 win over UCF on 10/25...had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win against Virginia on 8/31...scored SMU's only goal during a 1-1 tie at California on 9/7...was 1-for-1 on penalty kicks, putting one away from the spot against Stanford on 9/5...scored once in both games of the Prego's Express Italian Invitational, on 9/12 and 9/13...led the team with 16 shots on goal

2007 (Med. RS): Played in six games, starting three, before sitting out the rest of the season, earning a medical redshirt ... Took four shots before shutting down for the year.

2006 (So.): Hampered by injuries throughout the season ... Saw action in 13 games, including nine starts...scored three goals and added four assists (10 points) on 40 shots ... Earned SMU Radisson Hotel Invitational All-Tournament team honors.

2005 (Fr.): Played in 17 games, starting in six ... Second on the team in scoring with eight goals and five assists on 39 shots (18 on goal) ... Totaled three game-winning goals (at Marshall, vs. UCF, vs. San Francisco) ... Scored five of his goals during the NCAA Tournament ... Named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team ... Member of the Soccer America All-Freshman first team ... Listed among the top 100 freshmen to watch by

High School: Member of the Dallas Texans '86 Red club team ... Also played soccer with Santos Futebol Club (1998-2001) which won Associacao Paulista de Futebol in 1999, the Nike cup in 2000, and the Associacao Paulista de Futebol title in 2000 ... An adidas ESP participant ... NSCAA All-America selection and SPC All South Zone (2003-04) ... Named Oakridge MVP the last two years ... Selected the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004 ... Totaled 76 goals and 46 assists in high school as his team posted a record of 60-3-1 during that time and won the 2005 championship.

Personal: Majoring in international studies, with a minor in Spanish ... Enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and studying ... Would most like to visit Jamaica ... Has one older sister...Parents are Domingos da Silva Fillo and Selma Sueli Grin da Silva ... Full name is Paulo Roberto Grin da Silva.

10/7/2005 at Marshall (61')
10/14/2005 vs. UCF (35')
11/9/2005 vs. Tulsa (53')
11/18/2005 vs. San Francisco (18')
11/18/2005 vs. San Francisco (33')
11/22/2005 at UCLA (69')
11/27/2005 at UNC-Greensboro (11')
12/9/2005 vs. Maryland (55')
9/1/2006 vs. Cincinnati (25')
11/1/2006 vs. FIU (30')
11/3/2006 vs. UAB (69')
8/31/2008 at Virginia (72')
9/5/2008 vs. Stanford (4', penalty kick)
9/7/2008 at California (48')
9/12/2008 vs. George Mason (78')
9/13/2008 vs. Oakland (70')
10/25/2008 at UCF (53', free kick)

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