Giovani Soares

Appeared in all 24 games, starting all 24, scoring 2 and assisting 3 good for 7 points. Lead the Bruins to the CAC Tournament Championship.

Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a private university in Bellevue, Nebraska. It opened in 1966 as Bellevue College and from the outset has focused on providing adult education and educational outreach. As of 2011, 80% of its undergraduates were aged 25 and over. The university has over 10,000 students enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Bellevue athletic teams are called the Bruins. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) since the 2015–16 academic year. The Bruins previously competed in the defunct Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) from 1994–95 to 2014–15 (when the conference dissolved). Bellevue competes in 14 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track, while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and volleyball; and co-ed sports include eSports.

Season Review: Giovani Soares
School: Bellevue University
2023 Record: 14-6-4

2023 (Junior): After Giovani transferred from Northern Area Iowa Community College in 2023, he appeared in all 24 games, starting all 24, scoring 2 and assisting 3 good for 7 points. Lead the Bruins to the CAC Tournament Championship after defeating #14 in the nation Florida National University in a penalty shootout to advance to the NAIA National Tournament. 3 wins at the National tournament took the Bruins to a quarter final match up against Milligan University where they narrowly lost 2-1. Bellevue with Soares at the heart of everything, finished the historical season with an Elite 8 appearance and a CAC Championship under their belt. Gio’s senior year, looks set to be an exciting one as the Bruin’s look to go for gold in 2024!

Earned honorable mention all-CAC honors and was BU’s CAC Champion of Character representative … Put nine of 24 shots on goal … Assisted both goals in the win against Grand View (Sept. 12) … Scored his first goal as a Bruin in the Senior Day win against Waldorf (Oct. 140) … Scored the game-winner at Hastings (Oct. 18) … Delivered an assist in the NAIA Second Round triumph over #1 Mid-America Christian (Nov. 18) to advance to the Final Site … Played primarily as a defensive midfielder … Helped the team post a program-record 13 shutouts … Set a school-record going 641 minutes and three seconds from Sept. 26-Nov. 11 without being scored upon … Led a defense that allowed just 21 goals in 24 games for a 0.86 goals against average … Limited opponents to just 4.6 shots on goal per game.

At North Iowa Area CC: Began his collegiate career at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Iowa ... Played three years of soccer for coach Graham Lynch ... Started 41 of 46 games in which he appeared ... Scored 10 goals and 10 assists in his time with the Trojans.

High School: Attended Abaco High School in Sao Bernardo do Campo.

Club Soccer: Played club soccer for Med City FC, coached by Neil Cassidy.

Personal: Son of Fernando and Marcia Soares ... Has an older brother, Vitor ... Born on July 16, 2002 ... Majoring in Business.


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