Pedro Lopes (soccer)

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Pedro Lopes
Personal information
Place of birth United States
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1994 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 North Jersey Imperials
Teams managed
1995 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (assistant)
1996 Centenary College of New Jersey (assistant)
1997–2002 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (assistant)
2003–2010 NJIT Highlanders
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro Lopes is a retired American soccer player who coached the NJIT Highlanders men's soccer team. He played professionally in the USISL.

Player[edit]

Lopes was raised in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Saint Benedict's Preparatory School where he was a 1989 NSCAA High School All American soccer player.[1] He then attended Rutgers University, playing on the men's soccer team from 1990 to 1994, starting all 86 games during his collegiate career. In 1990, Rutgers finished runner-up to the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship. He was a 1993 First Team and 1994 Second Team All American.[2][3] He was the 1994 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.[4] In 2004, Rutgers inducted Lopes into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

In 1996 and 1997, Lopes played professionally with the North Jersey Imperials of the USISL.

Coach[edit]

Lopes began coaching as a volunteer assistant at Rutgers in 1995. In August 1996, he became an assistant with the Centenary College men's team before returning to the Scarlet Knights as a full-time assistant coach. In 1996, Lopes joined the Jersey Knights Soccer Club, becoming the club's Director of Coaching in 2000.[5] In 2003, the New Jersey Institute of Technology hired Lopes as head coach of the men's soccer team.

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