Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#0 - Mele Cabral
2009-10 Women's Soccer
POS.
GK
HT.
5'9"
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Boulder, Colo.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Fairview
Mele Cabral
Team captain in 2009 ... enters the season ranked second in school history with 12 career shutouts ... fifth all-time in minutes played in goal (2230:11) ... eighth in school history in matches played in goal (26) ... eighth all-time with 87 career saves.

2008: Played every minute in goal in all 19 matches for Valpo as a junior ... set a school record with 10 shutouts on the season ... posted a school mark with a 0.71 goals against average ... recorded shutouts in six of the first eight matches of the season ... tallied a season-high seven saves at Colorado College ... went a stretch of 367:22 without surrendering a goal during September ... ranked 34th in the nation in goals against average and 43rd in Division I with an .841 save percentage ... led the Horizon League in GAA, save percentage, and shutouts on the season ... made at least five saves in a match on four occasions ... named to both the Horizon League Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.

2007:
Appeared in three matches for the Crusaders, making two starts ... earned a shutout victory over IPFW making two saves ... stopped all three shots in an overtime win against Northern Iowa ... finished tied for seventh in the Horizon League with a pair of shutouts ... two shutouts are tied for seventh on Valpo’s single season list ... named to both the Horizon League Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.

2006: Saw action in four matches as a rookie, drawing two starts ... earned victories, allowing just one goal in each match, against Lipscomb and Lewis ... made five saves at Lipscomb ... posted a .778 save percentage and a 0.74 goals against average in nearly 242 minutes of action ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.

Prep:  A four-year letterwinner for the Knights ... a three-time All-Centennial League selection, including a First Team pick as a junior ... earned First Team Boulder Daily Camera All-Region honors three times  ... won state cup championship with club team Colorado Girls Soccer Academy ... also played volleyball and basketball.

Personal:
Mele is the daughter of Brian and Becky Cabral ... major is social work ... born November 3, 1987.
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