UNC Men's Soccer Bio
18 Verneri Valimaa
Valimaa Valimaa 845094

2014 – Senior Season
Signed to play for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL • Appeared in 18 matches and made 10 starts in his senior campaign • Ranked fourth on the team with 12 points on five goals and two assists • Scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Boston College (Oct. 24) • Named to Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week for his efforts against the Eagles.

2013 - Junior Season
Made 11 starts in the midfield and appeared in 18 games during his junior season • Tallied three points on one goal and one assist • Scored against No. 17 Clemson for his first goal at Carolina • Assisted on Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler's game winner in the 1-0 win over Syracuse • His 35 shots ranked third on the club • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

2012 - Sophomore Season
Appeared in 20 games in the midfield and started 15 in his first season at Carolina • Assisted on a goal against Boston U. on Sept. 2 • Tallied 16 shots on the year, five of which were on target • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2011 - Freshman Season (George Mason)
Started all 18 matches for George Mason • Named to the All-CAA Rookie Team • Finished tied for fourth on the team with nine points with two goals and five assists • Tied for the team lead with five assists, while ranking sixth in the CAA • Against Howard he finished with three assists, his first collegiate points • Netted his first collegiate goal in the following match versus American while also adding an assist • Other goal of the season came during a 2-2 draw against Holy Cross.

Prep - American Heritage Academy
Attended American Heritage Academy • Helped lead team to Class 2A state title in 2010 when he scored 32 goals with 18 assists • 2011 Sun Sentinel Player of the Year • ESPN RISE First-Team All-America • Finished career with 72 goals and 65 assists • Ranked as 32nd best recruit in nation by College Soccer News • Ranked 5th best Florida player by Top Drawer Soccer • 2010-11 Gatorade Florida Boys Soccer Player of the Year • Participated in Phoenix Academy Showcase Select Game, ESPN Preseason Florida Starting XI and 2010 Development Academy South Conference Start XI • Played with the US U18 team and the Finland U20 squad • Member of Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society • Played club soccer for Weston FC.

Majoring in economics at Carolina.

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
High School: American Heritage Academy
Other College: George Mason
Club: Weston FC
Major: Economics
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