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2013-2014 San Diego Sockers Player Bio: Ze Roberto

 ZE ROBERTO, DEFENDER

  • PASL’s top on-ball defender and the rock of the San Diego Sockers’ defense, starter on all four Sockers’ PASL championship teams including 2011-2012’s 24-0 squad.
  • Notched a Sockers’ career-best five points against Arizona on February 10th, 2013, finishing with two goals and three assists.
  • Scored one of the biggest clutch goals of the Sockers’ season on February 1st, tallying the equalizer with 41 seconds remaining against Dallas...the Sockers would go on to a 5-4 win on Eddie Velez’s goal with one second left.
  • Continued his stellar two-way play in the 2013 Ron Newman Cup championships, scoring a goal in San Diego’s 7-6 overtime semi-final victory over Las Vegas, while adding an assist in the Sockers’ 8-6 win over Detroit in the championship final.
  • Named to the all-PASL Second Team in the 2011-2012 season, finishing with seven goals and four assists (11 points) in 16 games, finishing second on the team with 8 shot blocks and 15 fouls. 
  • First-team all-PASL in 2010-2011 when he scored three goals with nine assists (12 points) in 16 games. 
  • Had three assists in the Sockers’ 10-7 2011-2012 Ron Newman Cup championship win over Detroit, setting up goals by Anthony Medina (twice) and Kraig Chiles. 
  • Was honored as one of the Top 25 players in the past decade of the USL for his time with the Montreal Impact, Hershey Wildcats and Rochester Rhinos from 2000-2010. 
  • Indoors, Roberto starred in the MISL with the Philadelphia Kixx, Detroit Ignition and Harrisburg Heat prior to joining the Sockers. 
  • Ze, 35, and wife Heather have four children, Thais (8),Tiago (7), Tatiana (3) and Zico (9 months). Heather was profiled on the cable network TLC’s program “A Conception Story” while she was giving birth to Tatiana.

 

 

ZE ROBERTO SOCKERS STATISTICS

Year Gms. G A Pts.
2009-2010 15 5 6 11
2010-2011 16 3 9 12
2011-2012 16 7 4 11
2012-2013 14 5 9 14