Denison Cabral joins the Hopkins women's soccer team for his first season as a member of Leo Weil's staff. Cabral comes to the Homewood Campus with an extensive playing and coaching history in the greater Baltimore area.
Cabral is the president and director of the Denison Cabral Soccer/Futsal Academy based at the Maryland SportsPlex in Millersville, MD. The academy, founded in 2006, supports several teams for players aged 4-19 in the greater Delmarva region. He served as the head coach for the St. Mary's High School varsity boy's soccer team in Annapolis, MD from 2008-2010.
Cabral is one of the most well-known professional indoor soccer players for the Baltimore Blast, playing with the team from 1998-2010. Cabral won five championships while playing with the team (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, & 2009), was a six-time All-Star and was the MVP of the 2003 and 2008 championship series. He is the all-time leader in franchise history in points (941), goals (445) and assists (174) for the Blast.
As a native of Florianopolis, Brazil Cabral began his professional career at age 15 playing futsal for S.E.R. Sadia and the Palmeiras Futsal Club. After moving to the United States in 1994, Cabral began his indoor soccer career with the Washington Warthogs of the former CISL before eventually ending up with the Blast. Cabral later went on to play with the US National Futsal Team, including an appearance at the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup.