3 Marcelo Cunha
3 Marcelo Cunha
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Goiania, Brazil
High School: Marlborough (MA)
Position: B
g 2
a 2
pts 6
gw 1

2016 Put together the best season of his collegiate career as a junior … Became only the second player in program history to be named an All-American … Recognized as a National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA) Second Team All-American … Named to the NSCAA All-Region First Team … Earned a spot on the Little East Conference All-Conference First Team … Selected as the LEC Defensive Player of the Week on two occasions … Started and appeared in 22 of the Beacons’ 23 games … Set a new UMass Boston program record with his 22 starts in a single-season ... Recorded a career-high three goals, one assist and seven points … Totaled 17 shots and seven shots on goal … Posted his first collegiate game-winning goal … Anchored a Beacons’ backline that allowed a league-best 0.67 goals per game … Headed home a goal on September 1 in the Beacons’ season-opening 2-0 win at Roger Williams University … Scored the game-winning goal on a free kick on September 24 against rival Rhode Island College … Registered his first collegiate assist on October 4 in a road tie against NCAA participant Babson … Tallied a goal on three shots on October 12 against Framingham State on October 12 … Recorded a successful penalty kick during the Beacons' penalty-kick advancement against Haverford College in the NCAA Tournament Second Round ... Appeared in 10 of UMass Boston’s program-record 11 shutout wins.

2015 Started in 20 of the 21 games played and was one of the Beacons top backs as they claimed their second straight conference tournament title … Named a Little East Conference First Team honoree, and a three-time LEC Weekly honoree … Helped to keep opponents to just over one goal per game and played a major part in leading the Beacons to their program record 16 victories … Played nearly every minute during the 2015 season … With his help the Beacons combined for eight shutouts on the year, and allowed more than one goal twice … Helped UMB to a program 10 straight wins to start the year in which they held opponents to just four goals during that stretch.

2014 Appeared in all 22 games for the Beacons as he earned Second Team All-Little East Conference honors … Earned a spot in the starting line-up in 19 matches … Ended the year with two goals, as one of the Beacons top backs … Helped UMass Boston set a new program record for shutouts in a season with nine … Held opponents to just 1.23 goals per game … Made his collegiate debut as a starting back on August 30 against RPI … Scored his first collegiate goal on October 22 in the 4-0 win over Worcester State University … Recorded his second goal of the year in the 2-2 non-conference draw at Mass. Maritime Academy on October 29 … Held conference opponents to just one goal during the regular season, and helped shutout Rhode Island College to give UMB their first-ever postseason win on November 5.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Marlborough High School in 2014 where he was a member of the soccer and baseball teams … Was named a Midwatch B Central Mass All-Star … Helped Marlborough High School to a league championship … Born on September 15, 1995 … Son of Marcelo and Waleria Cunha … Has one sibling, Milena … Currently majoring in International Relations, with a minor in Political Science.

 

Recent Games
Oct 14 at UMass Dartmouth W, 4-0
Oct 16 at Emmanuel College (Mass.) W, 3-0
Oct 18 at MIT L, 2-0
Oct 21 Eastern Connecticut State University T, 0-0
Oct 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 1-0
Nov 1 at Rhode Island College L, 2-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 7
Games started 18 7
Goals 2 0
Assists 2 1
Points 6 1
Shots 26 14
Shot Pct .077 .000
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 1 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Sep 1 vs. Roanoke College (Va.) T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 3 at Lynchburg College (Va.) T, 1-1 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 0
Sep 6 Colby-Sawyer College W, 4-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 11 at Wentworth Institute of Technology W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 16 Keene State College L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 20 at Worcester State University W, 4-2 1 1 1 3 1 1.000 0-0 1
Sep 23 Plymouth State University W, 3-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 26 Bridgewater State University L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 30 at Rhode Island College W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 4 at Salem State University W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 7 University of Southern Maine W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 10 at Springfield College L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 14 at UMass Dartmouth W, 4-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 16 at Emmanuel College (Mass.) W, 3-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 18 at MIT L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 21 Eastern Connecticut State University T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 28 at Western Connecticut State University L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Nov 1 at Rhode Island College L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2014-15 22 22 .09 .00 .18 .77 .118 .23 .294
2015-16 20 20 .00 .00 .00 .45 .000 .10 .222
2016-17 22 22 .14 .05 .32 .77 .176 .32 .412
2017-18 18 18 .11 .11 .33 1.44 .077 1.06 .731
Total 82 82 .09 .04 .21 .84 .101 .40 .478
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2014-15 22 22 2 0 4 17 .118 5 .294 2 0 0-0 0
2015-16 20 20 0 0 0 9 .000 2 .222 0 0 0-0 0
2016-17 22 22 3 1 7 17 .176 7 .412 4 0 0-0 1
2017-18 18 18 2 2 6 26 .077 19 .731 2 0 0-0 1
Total 82 82 7 3 17 69 .101 33 .478 8 0 0-0 2
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 18 18 .11 .11 .33 1.44 .077 1.06 .731
Conference 7 7 .00 .14 .14 2.00 .000 1.57 .786
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 .00 .00 .00 1.50 .000 1.00 .667
Away 11 11 .18 .18 .55 1.55 .118 1.18 .765
Neutral 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
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Wins 9 9 .11 .22 .44 1.22 .091 .78 .636
Losses 6 6 .00 .00 .00 1.83 .000 1.33 .727
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September 9 9 .22 .22 .67 1.00 .222 .67 .667
October 8 8 .00 .00 .00 1.63 .000 1.13 .692
November 1 1 .00 .00 .00 4.00 .000 4.00 1.000
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 18 18 2 2 6 26 .077 19 .731 2 0 0-0 1
Conference 7 7 0 1 1 14 .000 11 .786 0 0 0-0 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 6 6 0 0 0 9 .000 6 .667 0 0 0-0 0
Away 11 11 2 2 6 17 .118 13 .765 2 0 0-0 1
Neutral 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 9 9 1 2 4 11 .091 7 .636 0 0 0-0 1
Losses 6 6 0 0 0 11 .000 8 .727 1 0 0-0 0
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September 9 9 2 2 6 9 .222 6 .667 1 0 0-0 1
October 8 8 0 0 0 13 .000 9 .692 0 0 0-0 0
November 1 1 0 0 0 4 .000 4 1.000 1 0 0-0 0