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11 Edward Opoku
Edward  Opoku

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Millbrook, N.Y.

High School:
Millbrook School

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 140

Position:
F


10/10/2017

Four Second Half Goals Power No. 10 Virginia in Comeback Win

Cavaliers erase two deficits, improve to 7-0 in non-ACC contests

10/02/2017

Opoku’s Golden Goal Completes Comeback Win Over Portland

Cavaliers tally third overtime win of 2017

09/18/2017

Opoku Earns ACC Player of the Week Honor

Cavalier forward earns the second weekly honor of his career

09/15/2017

Opoku’s Two Goals Lead No. 12 Virginia Past Va Tech

George Gelnovatch registers career win No. 300

09/04/2017

Golden Goal Moves No. 12 Virginia to 3-0

Sergi Nus scores game-winner in 95th minute to down UNCW

09/08/2015

Men's Soccer vs. Tulsa (by Kelsey Grant)

Men's Soccer vs. Tulsa (by Kelsey Grant)

2016
• Named Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-Region by NSCAA
• Second-Team All-ACC honoree for second straight season
• Played and started in 18 matches at forward
• Missed two matches in September with ankle injury, including Louisville match
• Second on team and 14th in ACC with six goals, including five game-winning goals (second in the ACC)
• Ranked 13th nationally in game-winning goals
• Earned career-high three points against James Madison (10/28)
• Scored game-winning goals against Coastal Carolina, VCU, Hofstra, Notre Dame and William & Mary


2015

• Named Third-Team All-ACC and to ACC All-Freshman Team
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in all 18 matches, starting 15 at forward (with most coming atop UVA's 4-2-3-1 formation)
• Scored UVA's first goal and assisted on Wesley Wade's game winner against Pitt (10/16)
• Scored his first college goal in win over Portland (10/5)


PREP

• Set Millbrook School records with 85 goals and 115 points
• Rated No. 34 prospect in 2015 class by College Soccer News and No. 147 by Top Drawer Soccer
• Named Co-MVP at 2014 High School All-America Soccer Game after scoring game-winning goal
• Was Western New England Prep School All-Select honoree each of his four years
• Came to United States from Ghana at age 15 through Right to Dream program

PERSONAL
• Full name is Edward Opoku Yeboah Alexander
• Born in Ghana
• Parents are Regina Nkansah and Christina Lang; guardian is John Powers
• Has two siblings, sister Sophia Lang and brother Robert Lang

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