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Leo Afonso

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Position
5'11''
Height
155 lbs.
Weight
Junior
Class
San Paulo, Brazil
Hometown
Olympic Heights (Fla.)
High School / Club
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Leo Afonso - Men's Soccer - Virginia Cavaliers

Leo Afonso Pronunciation

2021
• Started all 15 games played in
• Led team with 18 points on eight goals and two assists
• Scored a goal in five of UVA’s last six games of the season and recorded a point in all six
• Had first career brace to lead UVA to a 2-1 win over Boston College (10/8/21)
• Scored in the 55th minute to cut Pitt’s lead to 2-1 (10/22/21) on a penalty kick
• Finished with a goal and assisted UVA’s second goal against Duke (10/29/21)
• Ranked fifth in the ACC in goals per game (0.53), third in shots per game (3.27), fourth in shots on goal per game (1.47) and ninth in points per game (1.20)
• Was on the field for every minute of seven contests

2020-21
• Appeared in all but one match as a true freshman
• Made six starts including the last five games of the spring season
• Scored two goals on 16 shots, both goals came in final four games of the season
• Credited with the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Central Arkansas on March 23

PREP
• Played club soccer for Boca United (2016-18), Philadelphia Union (2018-19) and Inter Miami (2019-20)
• Attended Somerset Academy (two years) before YSC Academy (one year) graduating from Olympic Heights in 2020. YSC Academy, affiliated with the Philadelphia Union, includes world-class soccer training with a rigorous college preparatory program
• As a member of Boca United in 2017-18, scored 25 goals, third most in the country

PERSONAL
• Yet to declare a major at UVA
• Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Son of Marcelo and Carla Afonso
• Has a sister Caroline and a brother Lucas
• Recipient of the 2021-2022 Timothy Doran Men’s Soccer Endowment