Lima, Patriots Ranked among National Leaders

Posted: September 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason senior forward Eduardo Lima is ranked among the men’s soccer national leaders in goals and points, according to the NCAA Division I statistics released yesterday. In addition, the Patriot team is nationally ranked in team shutout percentage.

A six-foot, 180-pound native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lima is tied for eighth nationally in points per game with 2.67 and he is tied for 13th in goals per game with 1.17. As a team, George Mason is tied for 18th with 0.5 shutouts per game (3 in six contests).

Lima leads George Mason with seven goals and 16 points in six games, and he ranks third with two assists. His goal and point totals lead the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), and he paces the South Atlantic Region in points while tying for first in goals. For his career, Lima is tied for second in George Mason history with 22 assists, third with 42 goals, and third with 106 points.

Lima was named the CAA Player of the Week Sept. 5 after scoring four goals and adding an assist as the Patriots defeated Appalachian State University and Iona University in the James Madison Univeristy/Sheraton Four Points Hotel Invitational over Labor Day Weekend. Lima then was selected to the Soccer America Team of the Week for Sept. 4 through 10 after being named the Most Valuable Player of the George Mason/Kappa Soccer Classic. He had the game-winning goal against Hofstra University and assisted on the game-winning goal against Rhode Island Univeristy, which was ranked 11th in the nation by Soccer America at the time.

George Mason, currently 4-2, plays George Washington today at 2 p.m.

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