As a Sophomore in 2009:
Played in 19 games, making 18 starts…Finished tied for second on the team in points with eight (two points, four assists)…Led the team in assists…Recorded his first assist of the year on 10/4 in a 3-0 victory over Saint Francis…Recorded an assist on 10/9 against Bryant in a 3-0 win…On 10/23 scored the game winning goal in the 85thminute against Long Island in a 1-0 victory… Picked up a career high two assists on 10/30 against Mt. Saint Mary’s…Netted the game tying goal in the 66thminute of the NEC Tournament game against Saint Francis on 11/13.
As A Freshman in 2008:
Saw action in 18 games, making 13 starts...Finished second on the team in scoring with 14 points on six goals and two assists...Scored first career goal in 1-1 tie with St. Bonaventure on Sept. 7...Netted his first career game-winning goal against Sacred Heart on Oct. 19...Scored a goal and recorded an assist against Central Connecticut on Oct. 26 in a 3-1 win over the Blue Devils...Scored final goal of the season in 3-0 win over Mount St. Mary’s to help the Bobcats clinch a berth in the NEC Tournament.
Lettered in soccer all four years at Cheshire High School...Named the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association High School Player of the Year in 2008...A two-time member of the All-New England Team...Named to the All-State Team three times...A three-time member of the All-Conference Team...New Haven Register All-Area MVP and a three-time member of the All-Area team...Named the Most Outstanding Player by the Greater New Haven Area Referees...Selected to the US National Team pool in 2004...Captain of the Oakwood Soccer Club for three years...Selected to play for the Southern Connecticut Regional Team for three seasons...Won the Housatonic Division Championship three times...His team won the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship three times and advanced to the state quarterfinals twice.
A native of Cheshire, Connecticut...Son of Gloria and Durval Pereira...One younger sibling, Andre...Father played soccer at Post University and was an All-New England player and also played in the Connecticut Soccer League.