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Helena Pereira

Class: Junior
Position: F
Height: 5-5

Previous School: St. Paul Catholic High School

Hometown: Bristol, Conn.

2012 (So.)
• Appeared in all 21 games, starting 13
• Co-leader in scoring (5 goals) and second in points (10) for the Lady Flames
• Netted the game-winning goal in Liberty's 2-0 victory over Winthrop (Oct. 6)
• Scored a golden goal in the 93rd minute at Campbell (Oct. 13), giving the Lady Flames a 2-1 win over the Camels
• Also posted goals in victories over USC Upstate (Aug. 26), Presbyterian College (Sept. 20) and VMI (Oct. 18)

2011 (Fr.)
• Named to the 2011 Big South Championship All-Tournament team
• Appeared in 18 contests
• Recorded two goals on the season
• Netted the golden goal in Liberty's 2-1 overtime win versus No. 4 High Point in the quarterfinals of the Big South Championship

Prep
• Four-year letter winner at St. Paul Catholic High School
• Three-time Connecticut All-State Award winner
• Earned Northwest all-conference team honors freshman and sophomore years and NVL all-conference team honors her junior and senior seasons
• Nominated for Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year award twice
• Named to the Bristol Press All-star team
• Helped guide her team to a U17 state championship at the Premier Level
• Played in the Connecticut Olympic Development Program (U13-U16)
• Played in 2009 Adidas Elite Soccer Program

Personal
• Daughter of Flavio and Cindy Pereira
• Intending to major in education with plans to become a history teacher upon graduation
• Birthday is June 8