2012-13 Men's Soccer
|HOMETOWN||Boca Raton, Fla.|
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||North Broward Preparatory School|
At A Glance
Breakout freshman campaign garnered Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year honors … also selected to the A-Sun All-Conference second team and All-Freshmen squad … currently ranked seventh all-time in points (15) and ninth in goals scored (9) … his four game-winners also rank second on the all-time list.
As a Sophomore (2012)
• A-Sun Preseason All-Conference
• TopDrawerSoccer.com A-Sun Top 20 Player to Watch (No. 4)
• College Sports Madness Preseason A-Sun first team
As a Freshman (2011)
Game-By-Game Stats | A-Sun All-Conference Teams
Named the Atlantic Sun Freshmen of the Year … selected to the A-Sun All-Conference second team and All-Freshmen team … guided the Eagles to a 12-6-2 overall record while securing the program’s second consecutive A-Sun regular season title with a 7-1 league mark … appeared in 15 contests while making seven starts at forward … led the team with 15 points on six goals, including a team-best four game-winners, and three assists … topped the A-Sun in game-winning goals while ranked seventh in goals scored … made collegiate debut in the season-opening 3-1 loss to FAU (Aug. 26) … tallied first collegiate goal in the 4-0 rout of Rhode Island (Sept. 8) … netted the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory at USC Upstate (Oct. 14) … supplied back-to-back game-winners in the 3-1 win over Belmont (Oct. 23) and the 2-1 defeat of Jacksonville (2-1), while adding an assist against the Bruins … scored for the third straight match in the 4-1 victory at North Florida (Oct. 30) in the A-Sun regular season finale … provided a three-point game in the Eagles’ 2-1 semifinal victory over fourth-seeded Mercer (Nov. 11) in the A-Sun Championship Tournament, assisting the opening goal and scoring the game-winner … helped the Green and Blue earn the A-Sun’s automatic berth into the NCAA Championship Tournament in their first year of postseason eligibility with a pair of one-goal victories in the league championship tournament … earned A-Sun All-Tournament team honors … ranked No. 36 in College Soccer News’ Top 150 College Soccer Recruits.
2011 graduate of North Broward Prep High School … played for coach Diego Cardona … led the team in scoring in both junior and senior seasons … finished senior year with 27 goals and 12 assists … named team MVP… named to Broward County All-Star first team by both the Sun-Sentinal and Miami Herald … selected to Florida Athletic Coaces Association (FACA) All-Star team … named MVP of FACA South team … finished junior season with 25 goals and 16 assists … won District and Regional 14-3A championships … Florida State runner-up … selected to Broward County All-Star first teams by Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald … netted 16 goals and assisted 10 others as a sophomore … crowned District 14-3A champions … selected to Broward County All-Star first team by Miami Herald and second team by Sun-Sentinel … recorded nine goals and seven assists as a freshman … team won District 14-3A championship … also were champions of Adidas Palm Beach High School Soccer Classic … a Broward County All-Star second team selection by the Miami Herald.
Born on June 16 1993 … resort and hospitality management major … son of Xavier Silva-Buitron and Blanca Silva … has two siblings; Naike Silva-Lawary (29) and Maria Silva (25) … chose FGCU over NC State, Tulsa, Boston College, Richmond, USF, UNF, Appalachian State and USC.
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