CROMWELL ON PELARIGO... "Roberta is one of the best around the goal. She can score with her head, by beating a player one-on-one, or by striking a ball from distance. Roberta is one of the most deceptive and creative players in C-USA."
2006... Started all 16 matches she played...named to the All-Conference USA First Team...also selected to the All-Southeast Region Second Team by both the the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and SoccerBuzz.com...led UCF in shots (57), points (23), goals (9) and assists (5)...also first on team in game-winners with four...made her season debut against Fresno State, registering five shots...scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner at UNLV...also got the game-deciding tally at No. 9 Rice...followed that with a two-goal performance at Houston...named NSCAA National Player of the Week for her efforts...also received Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week honors and a spot on the SoccerBuzz.com Elite Team of the Week...had a five-game point streak in October during which she recorded 11 points on three goals and five assists...scored a goal against UAB...earned a pair of assists at East Carolina...scored the game-deciding tally and added two assists at Marshall...also had a goal at Southern Miss and an assist on Courtney Whidden's overtime game-winner against No. 15 SMU...capped off the season with a goal against UAB in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Championship.
2005... Earned a starting nod in all 22 matches...selected to the C-USA All-Conference First Team...led the league in shots (106) and was fourth in goals (14)...led the Golden Knights with 14 goals and 32 points...also topped the team in game-winning tallies...scored her first goal in her UCF debut at Pepperdine...netted a pair of goals against Southern Miss, Tulane and Houston...recorded the game-deciding tally against Houston in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament...named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team.
PRIOR TO UCF... Graduated from Alvaro Guiao High School...was a member of the Brazilian U19 National Team...Attended Young Harris College in Georgia her first two seasons...netted 130 goals with 43 assists for 303 points in her two-year career...garnered All-America status from both Soccer America and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2003 and 2004...broke the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) record for most goals in a season with 74 goals in 2003.
PERSONAL... Roberta is the daughter of Waltencir and Claudia Pelarigo...major is physical education.