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Jeremy Booth

Greg Ranjitsingh

Ian Antley

Fr. - GK - Norcross, Ga.

Jr. - GK - Pickering, Ontario

Fr. - F/MF - Sharpsburg, Ga.

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James Walters

Conner Antley

Fr. - D - West Moreland, Jamaica

Fr. - F/MF - Sharpsburg, Ga.

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Juan Jose Morales

Joey Heavner

David Murtaugh

Mark Riggins

Brady O’Brien

So. - F - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Sr. - D/MF - Landisville, Pa.

So. - MF - Peachtree City, Ga.

So. - D/MF - Lawrenceville, Ga.

Sr. - MF/D - Lawrenceville, Ga.

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David McKenzie

Ryan King

Fr. - F - West Moreland, Jamaica

Sr. - MF - Norcross, Ga.

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Max Poore

Nickolas Tripodi

Jordan Duru

Fr. - MF - McDonough, Ga.

Fr. - MF/D - Lake Worth, Fla.

Fr. - MF - Powder Springs, Ga.

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Ashani Samuels

Matt Moses

Jason Sayers

Will Jones

Ehjayson Henry

Jr. - D - West Moreland, Jamaica

R-Fr. - MF - Augusta, Ga.

So. - F - Dacula, Ga.

So. - MF - St. Augustine, Fla.

Sr. - F - Harris Village, Saint Kitts

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Cole Mitchell

Michael Lewis

Justin Ross

Ryan Kirkland

Brad Ruzzo

Sr. - D - Concord, Ga.

Jr. - MF - Melrose, Mass.

R-Fr. - MF - Peachtree City, Ga.

R-Fr. - D - Orange Park, Fla.

Head Coach - Sixth Season

Ted Anderson

Asst. Coach - Third Season

Ian Cameron

Asst. Coach - First Season

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Sports Information Info ................................................................4

SEASON PREVIEW

2013 Schedule .................................................................................6 2013 Season Preview ................................................................7-8

MEET THE BEARS

Head Coach Brad Ruzzo .....................................................10-11 Assistant Coach Ted Anderson ............................................... 12 Support Staff ................................................................................. 13 2013 Roster .................................................................................... 14 Returning Letterwinners.....................................................15-28 Newcomers ..............................................................................29-34

2012 REVIEW

2012 Review ............................................................................36-37

RECORD BOOKS

Single Season and Career Records ........................................ 39 All-Time Award Winners ............................................................ 40 All-Time Series Records ............................................................. 41 Year-by-Year Results ................................................................... 41 All-Time Roster .......................................................................42-43

THIS IS MERCER

This is Mercer ..........................................................................46-49 This is Macon...........................................................................50-53

FACILITIES AND STAFF

Facilities at Mercer ................................................................56-59 President William D. Underwood........................................... 60 Director of Athletics Jim Cole.................................................. 61 Mercer Athletics Staff ...........................................................62-63 Sports Medicine/Stregnth and Conditioning ................... 64 The Atlantic Sun Conference ................................................... 65 Mercer Key Contacts .................................................................. 66

CREDITS The 2013 Mercer men’ soccer media guide is a publication of the Mercer University Sports Information Department. The guide was written, edited and designed by Jason Farhadi. Cover design and layout by Jeff Graham. Editorial assistance provided by Andy Stabell and David Deall. Photography courtesy of Mercer University Media Relations and A-Sun Photos. Special thanks to members of the Mercer University Sports Information Department and men’s soccer offices.

GENERAL

Location ......................................................................Macon, Ga. Enrollment ............................................................................8,341 Founded .................................................................................1833 Nickname ..............................................................................Bears Colors ............................................................. Orange and Black Affiliation ..........................................................NCAA Division I Conference.............................................. Atlantic Sun (A-Sun) Field (Capacity) ................................................Bear Field (500) President..............................................William D. Underwood Alma Mater ............................ Oklahoma Baptist (1982) Athletics Director..........................................................Jim Cole Alma Mater ................................................. Mercer (1993) Senior Associate A.D./SWA ................................Sybil Blalock Assistant A.D./Admin. Services .................. Meredith Eaker Assistant A.D. /Sports Medicine ...............Amos Mansfield Assistant A.D. /Marketing .....................................Daniel Tate Assistant A.D. /Operations ................................ Michael Ellis Faculty Athletic Rep. ...............................Dr. Jeffrey Hugdahl Athletics Phone ................................................(478) 301-2994 Athletics Fax .....................................................(478) 301-2061

TEAM INFORMATION Overall Record ...................................................................11-7-2 A-Sun Record/Finish .....................................................6-2/2nd Home/Road/Neutral .......................................... 6-1/4-6/1-0-2 Starters returning/lost .......................................................... 6/5 Letterwinners returning/lost............................................13/9 Newcomers ................................................................................... 9

COACHING STAFF Head Coach ..............................................................Brad Ruzzo Alma Mater ................................................... Cincinnati (1999) Career Record ....................................39-43-13/Five Seasons Record at Mercer ................................................................Same E-mail ...............................................menssoccer@mercer.edu Assistant Coach .................................................... Ian Cameron E-mail ......................ian.gordon.cameron@live.mercer.edu Assistant Coach ........................................ Emmett Rutkowski Men’s Soccer Phone ........................................(478) 301-4011 Men’s Soccer Fax ..............................................(478) 301-5223

SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director ............................ Andy Stabell E-mail ................................................... stabell_al@mercer.edu Phone...................................................................(478) 301-5219 Director of New Media ..................................Patrick Cooper Assistant SID (M. Soccer Contact) ................Jason Farhadi E-mail .................................................. farhadi_jb@mercer.edu Phone...................................................................(478) 301-5218 Assistant SID ............................................................ David Beall Website .............................................. www.mercerbears.com Sports Info. Fax .................................................(478) 301-5350 MERCERBEARS.com


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MEDIA RELATIONS TO THE MEDIA

MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF

JASON FARHADI

The 2013 Mercer University Men’s Soccer Media Guide is intended to provide you with general information about the Mercer men’s soccer team. This information should assist you in your coverage of the team throughout the season. --Should you need additional information or assistance, please contact Media Relations men’s soccer contact Jason Farhadi, at (478) 301-5218 with any requests. --He can also be reached via e-mail at farhadi_jb@mercer.edu or via fax at (478) 301-5350.

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PHONE: (478) 301-5218 EMAIL: farhadi_jb@mercer.edu

The Media Relations Office will issue credentials to working press only. All credential requests should be made in writing at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled game.

PRACTICES

As a general rule, all practices are open to the media and the public. There may be instances, however, when all or part of a practice session is closed. Please contact the Media Relations Office in advance if you plan on attending a practice session so an escort can be made avaliable.

INTERVIEW POLICY

Media interviews of players and coaches are encouraged, and every effort will be made to accommodate media requests. In-person interviews are preferred, but telephone interviews can be arranged through the Mercer Media Relations Office. Under no circumstances will student-athletes’ residence numbers be supplied to the media.

INTERVIEWS

All interviews with Mercer student-athletes should be coordinated through the Media Relations Office. Players are generally avaliable for interviews up to 30 minutes prior to the start of practice and directly afterward. Head coach Brad Ruzzo is generally available in the morning.

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POST-GAME INTERVIEWS

Following a 10-minute “cooling-off ” period, coaches and players from both teams will be made available to media members outside each team’s respective dugout. The Media Relations Office will poll the media prior to the end of the game to determine any player requests.

FAX & EMAIL SERVICE

Media outlets may request to be included on the broadcast fax and email lists to receieve updates regarding Mercer men’s soccer. The Mercer Media Relations Office fax number is (478) 301-5350. To be added, submit a request to farhadi_jb@mercer.edu.

MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE

The Mercer Media Relations Office is located in Suite 135 on the first floor of the University Center.

ON THE INTERNET

Additional information on the Mercer athletics program can be found online. News releases, player and coach biographies, historical data, live audio streaming, results and statistics on all 17 athletic programs can be found online at www.mercerbears.com. MERCERBEARS.com


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Time

Sun.

Aug. 18

at South Carolina#

7:00 p.m.

Columbia, S.C.

Fri.

Aug. 30

at Clemson

7:00 p.m.

Clemson, S.C.

Fri.

Sept. 6

vs. Elon^

5:00 p.m.

Wilmington, N.C.

Sun.

Sept. 8

at UNC-Wilmington^

3:30 p.m.

Wilmington, N.C.

Fri.

Sept. 13

vs. Winthrop%

7:30 p.m.

Macon, Ga.

Sun.

Sept. 15

vs. Georgia Southern%

7:00 p.m.

Macon, Ga.

Wed.

Sept. 18

vs. Gardner-Webb

7:00 p.m.

Macon, Ga.

Sat.

Sept. 21

at Alabama-Birmingham

8:00 p.m.

Birmingham, Ala.

Tues.

Sept. 24

at Memphis

8:00 p.m.

Memphis, Tenn.

Sat.

Sept. 28

at Presbyterian

7:00 p.m.

Clinton, S.C.

Fri.

Oct. 4

vs. USC-Upstate*

7:00 p.m.

Macon, Ga.

Sun.

Oct. 6

vs. East Tennessee State*

2:00 p.m.

Macon, Ga.

Thurs.

Oct. 10

vs. Incarnate Word

7:00 p.m.

Macon, Ga.

Sun.

Oct. 13

vs. Jacksonville*

6:00 p.m.

Macon, Ga.

Thurs.

Oct. 17

at Florida Gulf Coast*

7:00 p.m.

Ft. Myers, Fla.

Sun.

Oct. 20

at Stetson*

1:00 p.m.

DeLand, Fla.

Sat.

Oct. 26

vs. North Florida*

7:00 p.m.

Macon, Ga.

Tues.

Oct. 29

at Georgia State

7:00 p.m.

Atlanta, Ga.

Sat.

Nov. 2

at Northern Kentucky*

7:00 p.m.

Highland Heights, Ky.

Sat.

Nov. 9

at Lipscomb*

8:00 p.m.

Nashville, Tenn.

Wed.-Sun.

Nov. 13-17

Atlantic Sun Tournament

TBA

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2013 SEASON PREVIEW The upcoming 2013 season will be a test of two extremes for sixth-year head coach Brad Ruzzo. The first challenge will be overcoming the pain of defeat which Mercer experienced in the most difficult of circumstances to conclude last season. The Bears were dealt a 1-0 overtime defeat at the hands of Florida Gulf Coast in the 2012 Atlantic Sun Championship title match to end their dream season. The second challenge for Ruzzo will be replacing what he lost as five starters from 2012 squad, including A-Sun All-Conference selections Josh Shutter, Carl-Oscar Andersson and Richie Edmondson, have moved on from the program. “With the core of our 2012 team that went to the A-Sun Conference final back in the fold, there is no reason why we can’t duplicate and even surpass the success we had last season,” Ruzzo said. Mercer does have six starters back in the fold for 2013, including senior defender Joey Heavner who missed most of the 2012 campaign with a knee injury. The challenge now for Ruzzo is to incorporate the talent he has back while trying to infuse some new players into the mix to try and continue the success the program has had during his tenure at Mercer. Schedule Six games against top-100 RPI teams and two early season tournaments highlight the 2013 Mercer men’s soccer schedule. preview

Coming off its best season in nearly a decade, the Mercer men’s soccer program has put together a tough 20-game schedule that includes six opponents who participated in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and also features household names such as ACC member Clemson and Conference USA power UAB. After opening the 2013 season at Clemson, who finished ranked No. 60 in the RPI in 2012, the Bears take part in the UNCWilmington Tournament with contests against Elon and UNC-Wilmington. The Orange and Black finally come home when they host Winthrop and Georgia Southern as part of the Mercer Tournament.

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The featured match of the Bears eight-game A-Sun Conference schedule is a trip to Fort Myers, Fla. for a rematch against defending A-Sun Conference champion FGCU on Oct. 17. FGCU finished 2012 with an 11-5-3 record and a No. 62 ranking in the RPI.

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Forwards Despite the loss of starting point forward Richie Edmondson, Mercer has plenty of options up top to improve upon an offensive unit that ranked 55th in the nation and tied for the team lead in the A-Sun Conference with 31 goals scored last season. MERCERBEARS.com

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Backing up Ranjitsingh in 2013 will be freshman Jeremy Booth who comes to Mercer from Norcross High School.

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When it comes to the goalkeeper position, Mercer is lucky to have one of the nation’s elite netminders in junior Greg Ranjitsingh. The Pickering, Ontario native started all 20 games and played every minute in goal during his sophomore campaign to finish with an 11-7-2 record, an A-Sun All-Conference second team selection and an NSCAA All-South Region third team honor. Ranjitsingh ended up ranking 12th in the nation with a .838 save percentage and 20th in the country with 93 saves. He led the A-Sun Conference in almost every major statistical category for goalkeepers, including save percentage, saves and a 0.87 goals against average.

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The 2013 A-Sun Tournament will commence on November 13-17, with a site to be determined based on who wins the conference regular season title.


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2013 SEASON PREVIEW CONT. Leading the returning group of forwards is 2012 A-Sun All-Conference first team selection Ehjayson Henry. Henry appeared and started in all 20 games last season and finished the year ranked tied for fourth in the A-Sun Conference with 14 points on the strength of five goals and four assists. In addition to Henry, sophomores Juan Jose Morales and Jason Sayers also return as options at the forward position for Coach Ruzzo. Morales appeared in 16 games last season and finished with three points on one goal and one assist while Sayers appeared in 18 contest in 2012 and tallied two points on two assists. Incoming freshmen Ian Antley and David McKenzie are also viable options up top and will look to earn some minutes in the Bears offensive rotation. Midfielders If there is one area of concern in 2013 due to graduation and player departures, it’s the Bears midfield unit. 2012 starters Will Betts, Carl-Oscar Andersson and Sharpe Sablon have all either graduated or moved on from the program, leaving several open spots in the Mercer midfield unit. Senior Ryan King is lone returning starting midfielder from last year’s squad and is known by his opponents for his high motor and playmaking ability around goal. The Norcross, Ga. native tallied a career-best 12 points on two goals and eight assists, with his eight assists in 2012 ranked tied for first in the A-Sun Conference and 30th in the nation. King was recognized for his strong play by being named to the A-Sun All-Conference second team and the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region second team.

A promising group of newcomers also look to challenge for a starting role this fall including redshirt freshmen Matt Moses and Justin Ross and true freshmen Conner Antley, Max Poore, Nickolas Tripodi and Jordan Duru. Defense

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With the departure of three-time All-Conference defender Josh Shutter, the middle of the Bears defense will now be dictated by junior center back Ashani Samuels. Samuels appeared and started in 19 games in 2012 and registered a career-best eight points on the strength of three goals and two assists. The West Moreland, Jamaica product picked up several postseason honors for his play including spots on the Capital One Academic All-District IV first team, A-Sun All-Conference first team and NSCAA All-South Region third team.

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As with every team coached by Coach Ruzzo, defense is expected to be the heart and soul of the squad. The Bears were a stingy bunch defensively last season posting seven shutouts while leading the A-Sun Conference and ranking 36th in the nation with a 0.87 goals against average. This 2013 edition of the Orange and Black is no different, with two starters (Ashani Samuels and Brady O’Brien) back in the fold and a third starter (Joey Heavner) returning from a serious knee injury that kept him out for all of last season.

The other returning starter from last year’s squad is senior outside back Brady OBrien. Often overlooked by outsiders, O’Brien is praised by his coaches and teammates for his toughness and endurance, as evidenced by his 53 games played over his first three years in Macon. The Lawrenceville, Ga. native was one of only six Bears to appear and start in all 20 games in 2012 and registered a career-best four points on one goal and two assists.

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Other returners who figure to see increased playing time this season include junior Michael Lewis and sophomores David Murtaugh and Will Jones. Lewis appeared in a career-high 15 games in 2012 while Murtaugh scored two goals and Jones started in nine games as true freshmen.

Mercer actually returns two elite defenders from injury for 2013 in seniors Joey Heavner and Cole Mitchell. Heavner started seven games in 2012 and amassed seven points on one goal and five assists before going down with a season-ending knee injury. Mitchell was on the opposite end of the spectrum, as he missed almost the entire 2012 season before coming back to play 54 minutes in Mercer’s A-Sun Tournament title game against Florida Gulf Coast. Sophomore Mark Riggins is another candidate to receive minutes at the outside back positions as he appeared in seven games as a true freshman. Sophomore James Walters and redshirt freshman Ryan Kirkland also add two more mature players who could break into the defensive rotation in 2013. MERCERBEARS.com


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BRAD RUZZO

SIXTH SEASON AT MERCER CINCINNATI ‘99

Now entering his sixth season at Mercer, it is apparent head coach Brad Ruzzo has instilled a new energy and enthusiasm back into the Bears men’s soccer program with his ability to motivate, teach and recruit at the highest level. A man with a proven track record of success, Ruzzo has a clear vision for building a championship program at Mercer based on integrity, character and hard work. In his first five seasons at Mercer, Ruzzo has led the Bears to five-straight Atlantic Sun Conference Championship appearances and produced 30 wins over the past three years - the most wins in three seasons since 2001-03. The former associate head coach at Bradley University and assistant coach at Xavier University, Ruzzo was announced as the ninth head coach in school history on June 24, 2008.

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A former center back during his playing days at the University of Cincinnati, Ruzzo has brought a renewed passion to the men’s soccer program at Mercer and the results have been very clear over his first five seasons on the job. Ruzzo has taken a program that missed the A-Sun Conference Championship in 2007 to one of the elite squads in the southeast region. Ruzzo had arguably his best season at Mercer in 2012, guiding his team to an 11-7-2 overall record, a 6-2 A-Sun Conference mark and a Runner-Up finish in the A-Sun Conference Championship. The Bears’ 11 total wins and six A-Sun Conference wins were the most in Mercer single-season history since 2004. Yet again, for the fifth year in a row, Mercer finished higher than its predicted finish, closing the regular season out in second place after being picked to finish fourth in the A-Sun Preseason Coaches’ poll. The success the Bears experienced all year long was mainly attributed to the balance they had on both sides of the ball. Mercer led the A-Sun Conference with 31 goals scored and a 0.87 goals against average, totals that ranked 55th and 33rd in the nation, respectfully. Ruzzo was recognized for his efforts by being named the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year and saw a number of his players receive conference and regional awards as well. Seniors Josh Shutter and Will Betts were named the A-Sun Conference Defender of the Year and the A-Sun Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, respectfully. Shutter, sophomore Ashani Samuels and junior Ehjayson Henry were voted onto the A-Sun All-Conference first team while senior Richie Edmondson, junior Ryan King and sophomores Greg Ranjitsingh and Carl-Oscar Andersson were named to the second team. Shutter was also named an NSCAA Second Team All-Region performer while Andersson, Samuels and Ranjitsingh were all named NSCAA Third Team All-Region selections. Mercer’s work in the classroom was also recognized this past season as Samuels was voted onto the A-Sun Academic All-Conference team, King was named to the A-Sun Academic All-Conference team and the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region second team and Betts was selected to the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region first team and the Capital One Academic All-America first team. 2011 brought yet another season of success under Ruzzo, as the squad finished with a 9-8-3 overall record and a 3-3-2 A-Sun Conference mark. Mercer made it four years in a row of exceeding preseason expectations put forth by the other head coaches in the A-Sun. After being picked to finish fifth in the A-Sun Preseason Coaches’ poll, the Bears concluded league play with a fourth-place finish. Despite falling in the semi-finals of the A-Sun Conference Championship to eventual champion FGCU, the Orange and Black secured back-to-back campaigns with a winning record for the first time since the 2001 and 2002 seasons. Mercer was recognized for its team success by having five players collect A-Sun postseason awards. Junior Josh Shutter was voted onto the A-Sun All-Conference first team, classmate Joey Heavner landed a spot on the second team and freshmen Ashani Samuels, Carl-Oscar Andersson and Greg Ranjitsingh were all named to the All-Freshman squad. Juniors Will Betts and Heavner also picked up multiple academic honors to compliment the Bears’ athletic achievements on the season. Betts was voted the inaugural A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV first team and NSCAA Scholar All-South Region second team while Heavner earned selections to the A-Sun Academic All-Conference team and the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region honorable mention squad. The 2010 edition of the Bears ended up with a 10-6-1 overall record and a 5-4-0 mark in A-Sun play. The Orange and Black exceeded expectations in 2010 finishing third in the conference standings after being picked to finish fifth in the A-Sun Preseason Coaches’ poll. Mercer reached doubledigits in total wins and won at least five conference matches for the first time since 2004. The Bears scored the most goals in 2010 (27) since 2005 and carried a goals against average (GAA) of 1.15, which was the 93rd lowest in the country. The Orange and Black’s banner season also produced two firsts in the 40-year history of the program. Under Ruzzo’s guidance, the Bears defeated their first-ever ranked team, when they downed then No. 29 ranked UAB 1-0, and earned their first-ever regional ranking when they appeared as the No. 10 team in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Regional Poll. With all the success the team experienced in 2010, a number of individuals received personal recognition as well. Six Bears earned A-Sun All-Conference awards with senior Ian Cameron and sophomores Richie Edmondson, Josh Shutter and Brett Petricek earning second team honors while Ryan King and Taylor Krek were voted onto the All-Freshman team. MERCERBEARS.com


2013 Mercer Men’s Soccer Media Guide Ruzzo had his first chance to bring in his own players and implement his style of play in his second season with the Bears, and the returns were immediate. Mercer concluded the campaign with a 7-11-2 overall record and a runnerup finish in the Atlantic Sun Championship. Under Ruzzo’s guidance, junior midfielder Ian Cameron and freshman goalkeeper Brett Petricek received conference and national recognition. Cameron was named an A-Sun AllConference first team selection and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Region third team member, while Petricek was tabbed an A-Sun All-Freshman team honoree. Cameron, Petricek, senior forward Arkenson Neckles and sophomore striker Richie Edmondson were also all named to the 2009 A-Sun All-Tournament team after falling in the conference final. Not only did Coach Ruzzo generate success on the field, his squad produced in the classroom as well. Under his watch, the Bears were one of just 141 men’s soccer teams across all three NCAA divisions to earn the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Despite a 2-11-5 record in his first campaign, Ruzzo’s squad was in virtually every contest. Of their 11 loses, six came by a one-goal margin. In the 2008 Atlantic Sun Preseason Poll, the Bears’ were picked to finish last, but their sixth place finish in the standings earned them a spot in the A-Sun Championship. Ruzzo also mentored his first Atlantic Sun All-Conference first team selection Bolade Ogunmade and instilled a sense of purpose and excitement back into the Mercer men’s soccer program. A tireless worker who is a constant advocate of the game, Ruzzo stepped up his involvement in soccer in the southeast region. Upon his arrival at Mercer he founded and currently directs the Mercer Boys Soccer Academy, which is the organization that organizes and directs all Mercer men’s soccer camp activities. Ruzzo also began to work with the Region III Olympic Development Program as a staff member for premier players. preview

Ruzzo came to Mercer from one of the Missouri Valley Conference’s elite programs, Bradley University. He spent the past eight seasons as the Braves’ associate head coach.

Ruzzo and his wife, Tandis, have a son, Kellen, who is five years old.

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Overall Record 2-11-5 7-11-2 10-6-1 9-8-3 11-7-2 39-43-13

A-Sun Record/Finish 1-5-3/6th 4-5/5th 5-4/3rd 3-3-1/5th 6-2/2nd 19-19-6

A-Sun Tournament/Finish 0-1/Quarterfinialist 2-1/Runner-Up 0-1/Quarterfinalist 1-1/Semifinalist 1-1/Runner-Up 4-5 MERCERBEARS.com

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Prior to joining the staff at Bradley, Ruzzo starred at the University of Cincinnati, where he was a four-year letter-winner as a defenseman for the Bearcats. He started 77 games from 1995 to 1998 and earned a second-team All-Conference USA selection in 1998. As a senior, he served as the team captain, was chosen team MVP and led Cincinnati to its first-ever NCAA Tournament apperance. In 1998, he helped the Bearcat defense pitch six shutouts and held opponents to a 0.89 goals-against average.

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Ruzzo also held the position of co-director for the Central Illinois Soccer Academy, which worked with more than 1,200 youth players throughout the year. In addition to his responsibilities as co-director, Ruzzo also served as the event coordinator for the program’s annual Chicagoland Golf Outing and a head coach for CISA’s U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-23 club teams since 2003.

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Ruzzo’s tenure at Bradley saw many student-athletes earn positive recognition. The Braves produced eight All-Americans, six Major League Soccer SuperDraft selections, 37 All-MVC selections, two MVC Defensive Players of the Year, two MVC Freshmen of the Year and one MVC Player of the Year. During the same period, Ruzzo assisted Bradley in developing eight ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and NSCAA Scholar AllAmericans, 11 CoSIDA District V and NSCAA Region Scholar-Athletes and 25 Valley Scholar Athletes.

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While at Bradley, Ruzzo and the Braves went to the NCAA Tournament four times, captured three Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championships and won the State Farm MVC Tournament title in 2007 while compiling a 101-54-25 (.631) record. The 2007 squad enjoyed the best postseason run in the program’s history, bowing out in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. In 2003, Ruzzo claimed the title as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches by College Soccer News.


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TED ANDERSON

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Ted Anderson enters his third season as the assistant coach of the Mercer men’s soccer team. Anderson was named the second assistant coach of the Brad Ruzzo era on August 11, 2011. Anderson is in charge of day-to-day operations associated with the team and will assist Ruzzo with on-field training, academic monitoring and travel accommodations.

Anderson played at Bradley from 2003-2007 and appeared in 57 out of a possible 67 games over his final three seasons as a Brave in both a midfield and defensive capacity. He accumulated 20 career points at Bradley, on the strength of six goals and eight assists, and was named an NSCAA/ ADIDAS All-Midwest Region second team performer, a Missouri Valley All-Conference first team selection and the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament MVP and as a senior in 2007. The Clearwater, Fla. native graduated from Bradley in December of 2007 with a major in communications with an emphasis in advertising. Prior to his arrival at Mercer, Anderson resided in Spain where he was a language consultant for multiple corporations.

Cameron is in charge of day-to-day operations associated with the team and will assist Ruzzo with on-field training, academic monitoring and travel accommodations. Cameron is no stranger to Mercer, however, as he had a stellar playing career with the Bears from 2007-2010. Cameron appeared in 67 games with the Orange and Black and still ranks in the top-10 in program history in points (T-8th – 50), goals (T-9th – 17) and assists (T-4th – 16). The crafty midfielder also racked up plenty of awards while playing at Mercer, earning a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Region third team selection, an Atlantic Sun All-Conference first team selection and an A-Sun Championship All-Tournament Team nomination. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Cameron graduated from Mercer in 2011 with a double major degree in Finance/ Economics and earned a master’s degree in quantitative finance from the University of Glasgow in 2012.

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Anderson, like former assistant coach Mike Haynes, had a very successful collegiate career under Ruzzo when he was the top assistant coach at Bradley University.

Ian Cameron enters hi his first season as the coach h assistant i of the Mercer men’s soccer team. Cameron was named the third assistant coach of the Brad Ruzzo era on July 23, 2013.

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FIRST SEASON AT MERCER MARY WASHINGTON ‘10

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EMMETT RUTKOWSKI

Emmett Rutkowski joined the Mercer men’s soccer staff on July 23, 2013 and will serve as the squad’s goalkeeper coach.

YUTA IGUCHI

Yuta Iguchi enters hi his second d season as a graduate d assistant athletic trainer at Mercer University. Iguchi will work primarily with the men’s soccer team at Mercer while providing support at all home events.

Rutkowski comes to Mercer from Dartmouth, where he served as the goalkeeper coach for the Big Green during the 2012 season. In his lone season at Dartmouth, Rutkowski guided starting goalkeeper Noah Cohen to an 9-7-0 record, a 1.30 goals against average, two shutouts and a Team MVP honor.

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Iguchi graduated from Fresno State University in May of 2012 with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology. His clinical experience at Fresno State included being the senior student trainer for the track and field and cross-country teams while also assisting with football, women’s soccer, baseball, equestrian and men’s and women’s tennis. Iguchi also worked at nearby Fresno Pacific University where he Prior to his stay at Dartmouth, Rutkowski spent two years as an assistant coach at Frostburg State in Maryland. During served as the senior student trainer for its men’s soccer team. his time with the Bobcats, the team improved from 4-10-3 in his first season to 11-3-5 in the second year. Aside from his experience at Fresno State, Iguchi has also completed internships with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars Rutkowski played his college soccer at the University of and Sierra Pacific Orthopedics. Mary Washington from 2006-2010, where he was a firstteam All-Conference and All-Region goalkeeper as a senior. A native of Tokyo, Japan, Iguchi is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Certified Athletic Trainer. After playing semi-professionally in the Premier He will be pursuing a master’s degree in education while at Developmental League (PDL) with the Fredericksburg Mercer. Hotspurs, Rutkowski went back to school and earned his Masters of Education from Frostburg State in the spring of 2012. Rutwokski also holds a USSF National “B” Coaching License and an NSCAA Goalkeeping “Level II” diploma.

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2013 MERCER MEN’S SOCCER ROSTER No.

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Jeremy Booth Greg Ranjitsingh Ian Antley James Walters Conner Antley Juan Jose Morales Joey Heavner David Murtaugh Mark Riggins Brady O’Brien David McKenzie Ryan King Max Poore Nickolas Tripodi Jordan Duru Ashani Samuels Matt Moses Jason Sayers Will Jones Ehjayson Henry Cole Mitchell Michael Lewis Justin Ross Ryan Kirkland

GK GK F/MF D F/MF F MF/D MF MF/D D F MF MF MF/D MF D MF F MF F D MF MF D

Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. R-Fr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. R-Fr. R-Fr.

175 171 165 170 165 165 171 135 165 157 170 178 175 170 173 175 162 155 160 160 155 161 174 145

Norcross, Ga./Norcross HS Undecided Pickering, Ontario/Notre Dame Catholic Communications Sharpsburg, Ga./East Coweta HS Undecided West Moreland, Jamaica/Mannings School Undecided Sharpsburg, Ga./East Coweta HS Undecided Guatemala City, Guatemala/Montverde Academy Undecided Landisville, Pa./Hempfield HS Business Peachtree City, Ga./Starr’s Mill HS Undecided Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill HS Undecided Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill HS Business West Moreland, Jamaica/Mannings School Undecided Norcross, Ga./Norcross HS Engineering McDonough, Ga./Woodward Academy Undecided Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista Community Undecided Powder Springs, Ga./Hillgrove HS Undecided West Moreland, Jamaica/Mannings School Engineering Augusta, Ga./Aquinas HS Undecided Dacula, Ga./Mountainview HS Undecided St. Augustine, Fla./ St. Joseph Academy Undecided Harris Village, Saint Kitts/Penn State Mech. Engineering Concord, Ga./Pike County HS Business Melrose, Mass./Malden Catholic HS Accounting Peachtree City, Ga./Memphis Undecided Orange Park, Fla./ Fleming Island HS Undecided

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Head Coach: Brad Ruzzo (Sixth Season, Cincinnati ’99) Assistant Coach: Ted Anderson (Third Season, Bradley ‘07) Assistant Coach: Ian Cameron (First Season, Mercer ’10) Assistant Coach: Emmett Rutkowski (First Season, Mary Washington ‘10)

Roster Breakdown By State/Country: Canada (1) ...... Ranjitsingh Florida (3) ...... Jones, Kirkland, Tripodi Georgia (13) ...... O’Brien, Riggins, King, Moses, Mitchell, Sayers, Murtuagh, Ross, Duru, Poore, Booth, C. Antley, I. Antley Guatemala (1) ....... Morales Jamacia (3) ....... Walters, Samuels, McKenzie Massachusetts (1) ...... Lewis Pennsylvania (1) ...... Heavner Saint Kitts (1) ...... Henry

By Position: Goalkeeper (2) ...... Ranjitsingh, Booth Defender (8) ...... O’Brien, Samuels, Kirkland, Mitchell, Heavner, Riggins, Tripodi, Walters Midfielder (10) ...... Murtaugh, Lewis, King, Jones, Moses Ross, Duru, Poore, C. Antley, I. Antley Forwards: (4) ...... Sayers, Henry, Morales, Mckenzie

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JOEY HEAVNER

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SENIOR MIDFIELDER/DEFENDER NDE DE ER LANDISVILLE, Pa. HEMPFIELD

2012 Was well on his way to another incredibly productive campaign before suffering a season-ending knee injury against in-state rival Georgia State on Sept. 16 … Appeared in and started first seven games of 2012 … Piled up seven points in those seven games on the strength of one goal and five assists … Amazingly, still finished tied for third in the A-Sun Conference with his five assists … Assisted on Bears first goal of 2012 in their season opener at No. 20 UAB (Aug. 24) … Scored his lone goal of the season in a 2-2 tie against Hartwick (Sept. 2) as part of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic Tournament … Was voted onto the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic All-Tournament team for his efforts … Continued his strong play with his second two-assist game of the season in a 4-0 home win over Presbyterian (Sept. 8) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 Totals

GP/GS 19/19 16/16 19/19 7/7 61/61

Shots 5 3 23 5 36

Goals 0 1 1 1 3

Assists 3 2 7 5 17

Points 3 4 9 7 23

GWG 0 0 0 0 0

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Personal Son of Frank and Nancy Heavner … Born on 5/30/91 … National Honor Society member … Majoring in business.

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High School Team captain and MVP and first team league all-star in 2008 … Helped lead the Knights to the district quarterfinals in 2007 and district first round in 2008 … Accounted for six goals and five assists in final two years of high school … Played for PA Classics … Member of the 2008 Disney Showcase championship team.

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2009 Enjoyed a successful first collegiate season as a true freshman, appearing and starting in 19 games at the left back position … One of only six players to start in all nine A-Sun games … Showed versatility by being physical in the back while constantly pushing up on the offensive end for service opportunities … Collected three points on three assists … Assisted on goals in three Bears victories against Georgia Southern (Sept. 20), Lipscomb (Oct. 3) and Jacksonville (Oct. 29).

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2010 Adjusted to a mid-season position change and flourished in his new wide midfielder role … Appeared and started in 16 games … Set a new career-high with four points on the strength of one goal and two assists … Scored his first collegiate goal on a free kick against then No. 24 ranked FGCU (Oct. 16) … Primarily a willing distributor on the pitch, assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-0 A-Sun victory over Lipscomb (Oct. 28).

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2011 Completed his transformation from left back to attacking midfielder by becoming one of the most dynamic playmakers in the country … Appeared and started in 19 games … Finished fourth on the team and set a career-high with nine points on one goal and seven assists … His seven assists ranked him 47th in the nation and tied for sixth in the Mercer single-season record books … Finished fourth on the team with 23 shots and third on the squad with 12 shots on goal … Piled up a remarkable three assists in a 3-1 win over VMI (Sept. 16) and was rewarded by being named A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week … Assisted on the game-winning goal in a huge 1-0 win over A-Sun member ETSU (Oct. 22) … Scored his lone goal of the season in a 2-1 road win over Belmont (Oct. 30) … Led Mercer with five shots in the A-Sun Tournament on his way to being voted onto the A-Sun All-Tournament team … Picked up several more postseason honors for his inspired junior season, including being voted onto the A-Sun All-Conference second team, the inaugural A-Sun Academic All-Conference team and the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region honorable mention group ... Also named an All-Academic selection by the Atlantic Sun.


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SENIOR FORWARD HARRIS VILLAGE, Saint Kitts ain nt Ki K tts tt tts PENN STATE

2012 Elevated his play to become the unquestioned star to an explosive Mercer offense that ranked 55th in the nation with 31 goals scored … One of just six Bears to appear and start in all 20 games last season … Finished the season ranked tied for fourth in the A-Sun Conference with 14 points on the strength of five goals and four assists … Started the year slowly, racking up only two assists over his first nine games … Broke out of his funk in a huge way in Mercer’s A-Sun Conference opener at East Tennessee State (Sept. 30), scoring both goals in a 2-1 Bears win … The multi-goal effort was the first of his career and earned him A-Sun Conference Player of the Week honors … Continued to stay hot in league play when he scored a goal and assisted on another in a 3-0 road win at North Florida (Oct. 18) … Had an extremely productive week in a pair of A-Sun Conference wins against Northern Kentucky (Oct. 25) and USC Upstate (Oct. 28) … Tallied five points in the two games, including the game-winning goal against the Spartans, to take home his second A-Sun Conference Player of the Week honor … Finished tied for first in conference play with 12 points and was rewarded by being named to the A-Sun All-Conference first team. 2011 Proved to be the offensive spark Coach Ruzzo envisioned due to his pace and striking ability … Appeared in all 20 of Mercer’s matches, including 14 starts … Finished second on the team with 11 points on five goals and one assist … His five goals ranked tied for first on the team and tied for ninth in the A-Sun Conference … Unleashed 31 shots from his forward position, with a team-high 21 of them finding their way on goal … Accumulated nine multi-shot performances … Started his offensive barrage by scoring goals in back-to-back games against Georgia State (Sept. 9) and No. 12 UCF (Sept. 11) … Picked up another tally against in a 2-0 win over in-state rival Georgia Southern (Sept. 18) … Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Belmont (Oct. 30) and collected his fifth and final goal of the season in Mercer’s 2-1 A-Sun Tournament semifinal loss to FGCU (Nov. 11). Before Mercer Transferred to Mercer from Penn State where he appeared in four games as a true freshman under head coach Bob Warming … Honored with Junior Excellence Award for Men’s Soccer High School Male of the Year in 2006 … Also in 2006, scored the most goals among National Banks Schools and was awarded with the National Bank School Men’s Soccer MVP …Active member of the Saint Kitts U-20 National Team … Played striker for Mantab Club Team in the National Super League and the SKNFA Digicel Premier Division under head coach Lenworth Harris ... Served as captain of the Saint Kitts National U-17 team for two years (2007-08). Personal Son of Edward and Hyacinth Henry … Born on 8/27/1992 … Has two older sisters Ehjaylyn (22) and Rolhensha (21) … Also ran track and field in high school … Lists Vin Diesel as his favorite actor and Family Guy as his favorite TV show.

HENRY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2011 2012 Totals

GP/GS 20/14 20/20 40/34

Shots 31 30 61

Goals 5 5 10

Assists 1 4 5

Points 11 14 25

GWG 1 2 3

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RYAN KING

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SENIOR MIDFIELDER NORCROSS, Ga. NORCROSS

2012 Has developed into one of the most complete midfielders in the region due to his tenacious defense, striking ability and creativity in setting up teammates … One of just six Bears to appear and start in all 20 games last season … Tallied a career-best 12 points on two goals and eight assists … His eight assists in 2012 ranked tied for first in the A-Sun Conference, 30th in the nation and tied for the third-most in a single-season in Mercer program history … Picked up his first helper of the season when he assisted on Mercer’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss at ACC power NC State (Aug. 26) … Scored his first goal of the season in a 2-0 Mercer win over Nebraska-Omaha (Aug. 31) as part of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic Tournament … For his efforts in the event, King was named the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic Tournament MVP … Had a monster day in Mercer’s 4-0 home win over UNC-Asheville (Sept. 26), tallying a career-best three assists in the contest … Scored his second goal of the season in a 3-0 road win at North Florida (Oct. 18) … Was recognized for his breakout season by being named to the A-Sun All-Conference second team, A-Sun Conference All-Academic team, NSCAA Scholar All-South Region second team and an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

GP/GS 16/13 18/18 20/20 54/51

Shots 21 42 34 97

Goals 3 4 2 9

Assists 1 0 8 9

Points 7 8 12 27

GWG 3 1 1 5

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Personal Four-year scholar athlete, plans to major in engineering at Mercer ... says Matt Ryan is his favorite athlete and likes to listen to his I-Pod before games as a pre-game ritual.

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High School Four-year letterwinner under head coach Chris Bess at Norcross High School ... led Norcross to three-straight playoff appearances in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... named to the Gwinnett All-County team as a junior after scoring 10 goals and handing out 11 assists ... was named team MVP and earned a spot on the exclusive Gwinnett County Super 6 team as a senior.

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2010 Burst onto the scene as one of the most dangerous and talented freshman in the A-Sun Conference … Appeared in 16 games, making 13 starts … Finished tied for third on the team with seven points on three goals and one assist … All three of his goals were game-winning tallies, ranking him tied for second in the conference in that statistical category … Finished fourth on the team with 21 shots and collected six multi-shot performances … Scored his first collegiate goal in a 3-0 win over Radford (Sept. 10) … Tallied the game-winning goal in overtime and recorded a season-high six shots in a 1-0 win over Jacksonville (Oct. 23) … Capped his season by being named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team.

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2011 Followed up an impressive freshman campaign with a solid sophomore season, proving to be a consistent scoring threat from his midfield position … Appeared and started in 18 games … Finished third on the team with four goals and tied for fifth on the squad with eight points … Led the team and ranked sixth in the A-Sun Conference with 42 shots … Also paced the team with a remarkable 11 multi-shot performances … Started the season with a bang, playing all 110 minutes and scoring the Bears lone goal in a 1-1 tie at UNC-Asheville (Aug. 27) … Helped Mercer get off to a good start in A-Sun Conference play with a goal in the Bears 2-0 win over UNF (Sept. 29) … Scored another goal to help Mercer salvage a 1-1 tie at Lipscomb (Oct. 27) … Collected his only game-winning goal of the season when he hammered home a tally in the 82nd minute of play to give the Bears a 2-1 A-Sun Tournament first round win over Lipscomb (Nov. 9) ... Named an All-Academic selection by the Atlantic Sun.


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COLE MITCHELL

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SENIOR DEFENDER CONCORD, Ga. PIKE COUNTY

2011 Helped anchor a stingy Mercer defense by playing multiple positions along the back line … Appeared in 17 games, making 14 starts … Helped the Bears rack up an impressive seven shutouts on the season, ranking them second in the A-Sun Conference in that statistic … After coming off the bench for the first two games of the season, made 13-straight starts for Coach Ruzzo spanning over a month and a half … Started in six of Mercer right A-Sun Conference games … Logged a start and played all 90 minutes against ACC power Duke (Nov. 4) ... Named an All-Academic selection by the Atlantic Sun. 2010 Stepped in when injuries or lineup changes occurred and manned multiple positions in Mercer’s back four … Appeared in five games, making one start … Make his first collegiate start against VMI (Sept. 24) and played the full 90 minutes in a Bears 2-0 win … Appeared in three A-Sun Conference contests against USC Upstate (Sept. 30), North Florida (Oct. 21) and Belmont (Oct. 30). High School Lanky defensive player who has the potential to facilitate the offense from the back end ... Named the team MVP his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons as well as team captain his sophomore and junior campaigns ... Voted onto the All-State team as a senior ... Led the Pirates to a 12-3-1 record and a regional championship his junior season ... Tallied one goal and eight assists from his center back position as a junior ... Also earned two letters in track and three in cross country while at Pike County. Personal An honors student in high school ... Looks to major in political science at Mercer ... Says Will Smith is his favorite actor and lists chicken alfredo as his favrotie pre-game meal.

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2012 Missed most of the year due to a serious knee injury … Showed he was the ultimate team player, however, when he forfeited his redshirt and played 54 minutes in Mercer’s A-Sun Tournament title game against Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 11) … Named an A-Sun AllAcademic Honoree.

MITCHELL’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 2011 2012 Totals

GP/GS 5/1 17/14 1/0 23/15

Shots 0 2 0 2

Goals 0 0 0 0

Assists 0 0 0 0

Points 0 0 0 0

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BRADY O’BRIEN

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SENIOR DEFENDER LAWRENCEVILLE, G Ga. a. a. COLLINS HILL

2012 Was yet again a steady presence on a dominant Mercer defense that allowed only 18 goals all season … Showed his toughness on several occasions by being one of only six Bears to appear and start in all 20 games in 2012 … Registered a career-best four points on one goal and two assists … Scored his lone goal of the season and the second of his career when he bent in a corner kick into the back of the net to help Mercer to a 2-0 shutout win over in-state rival Georgia State (Sept. 16) … Picked up his two assists in wins over UNC-Asheville (Sept. 26) and Lipscomb (Oct. 4).

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Shots 6 2 10 18

Goals 1 0 1 2

Assists 0 0 2 2

Points 2 0 4 6

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Personal Plans to major in business at Mercer ... Was born in Worchester, Mass. ... Lists the New England Patriots as his favorite sports team and Matt Damon as his favrotie actor.

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High School Four-year letterwinner at Collins Hill High School under head coach Drew Prentice … led the Eagles to back-to-back number four national rankings and 5AAAAA State Championships in 2009 and 2010 … led Collins Hill to a 5AAAAA State Runner-up finish in 2008 ... earned a spot on the All-County first team as a senior and participated in the 2010 Georgia Soccer All-Star game ... played club soccer for the Atlanta Fire United club under head coach Ryan Austin ... was a member of the club when they were a Disney Showcase Finalist in 2008 and 2009.

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2010 Had a solid freshman campaign after being utilized as both a midfielder and defender under Coach Ruzzo … Appeared and started in 16 games tallying one goal for two points … Fired six shots, with five of them on target for a .833 shots on goal percentage … Part of a defensive unit that gave up just 20 goals all season, third fewest in the A-Sun Conference … Scored his lone goal of the season in the Bears conference opening 2-0 win over USC Upstate (Sept. 30) … Collected only multi-shot game of the season when he had two shots in a 2-1 Mercer victory over Belmont (Oct. 30).

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2011 Moved over to left back in 2011 and once again proved to be as valuable defender on the Mercer back line … Appeared in 17 games, making 15 starts … Contributed to a Mercer defense that ranked tied for second in the A-Sun Conference by allowing just 23 goals in 20 games played … Got the starting nod in the Bears first four games of the season, before a concussion sustained at Georgia State (Sept. 9) limited his playing time over the next couple weeks … Came back strong at the start of A-Sun Conference play, starting in seven of Mercer’s eight league matches … Started and played every minute of the Bears A-Sun Tournament first round win over Lipscomb (Nov. 9) and semifinal loss to FGCU (Nov. 11) ... Named an All-Academic selection by the Atlantic Sun

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MICHAEL LEWIS

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JUNIOR MIDFIELDER/DEFENDER NDE DE ER MELROSE, Mass. MALDEN CATHOLIC C

2011 Made his collegiate debut after redshirting last season by appearing in three games in 2011 … Logged a season-high 28 minutes played and registered a shot against No. 12 UCF (Sept. 11) … Also appeared in games against Georgia Southern (Sept. 18) and Nebraska Omaha (Sept. 23) ... Named an All-Academic selection by the Atlantic Sun. 2010: Redshirted. High School Four-year letterwinner under head coach Kevin Jones at Malden Catholic High School ... led the Lancers to an 8-8-2 finish his senior season and a berth in the State Tournament ... very versatile midfielder who can play up top or out wide ... finished his senior year with seven goals and two assists ... named to the Catholic Conference All-Star team and also honored as an All-Scholastic team member for his senior season. Personal A National Honor Society member ... plans to major in accounting at Mercer ... says Theirry Henry is his favorite athlete and Denzel Washington is his favorite actor.

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2012 Saw a big increase in playing time as a sophomore, breaking into Coach Ruzzo’s midfield rotation … Appeared in a career-best 15 games in 2013, including two starts … Earned his first collegiate start in a 2-1 win over A-Sun Conference member Northern Kentucky (Oct. 25) … Logged his other start in another 2-1 A-Sun Conference victory over USC Upstate (Oct. 28) … Played 11 minutes in Mercer’s 1-0 A-Sun Tournament title game loss against Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 11) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

LEWIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 2011 2012 Totals

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GREG RANJITSINGH

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JUNIOR GOALKEEPER PICKERING, Ontario io o NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HOLI HO LIC C

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Personal Son of Andy and Marissa Ranjitsingh … Born on 7/18/1993 … Has one younger brother Matthew (15) … Lists Real Madrid as his favorite sports team and Taken as his favorite movie.

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High School Played for the SIGMA FC under head coach Bobby Smyrniotis in the Ontario Soccer League … Helped lead the club to an OSL U-21 League Championship in 2010 … Was named the OSL U-21 Goalkeeper of the Year the same season after registering a 0.88 shutout percentage … Active member of the U-20 Trinidad and Tobago National Team.

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2011 Stepped right in-between the posts as a true freshman and developed into one of the best netminders in the league … Started all 20 games and played every minute in goal during the 2011 season … Piled up some impressive numbers, finishing the campaign with a 1.11 goals against average, 66 saves, a .742 save percentage and seven shutouts … Ranked among the top-10 in the A-Sun Conference in a multitude of statistical categories including shutouts (2nd), goals against average (3rd), saves (5th) and save percentage (6th) … His 1.11 goals against average and seven shutouts both broke Mercer single-season records … Recorded his first collegiate shutout by making three saves in a 2-0 win over Appalachian State (Sept. 4) … Collected three-straight shutouts against Georgia Southern (Sept. 18), Nebraska Omaha (Sept. 23) and UNF (Sept. 29) … Tied his season-high with six saves in a 0-0 draw against USC Upstate (Oct. 19) … Was the only goalkeeper voted onto the A-Sun All-Freshman team.

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2012 Made the jump from being one of the top goalkeepers in the conference to performing at levels that rival the top netminders in the country … Started all 20 games and played every minute in goal during his sophomore campaign to finish with an 11-7-2 record … Ended up ranking 12th in the nation with a .838 save percentage and 20th in the country with 93 saves … Led the Atlantic Sun Conference in almost every major statistical category for goalkeepers, including save percentage, saves and a 0.87 goals against average … His 0.87 goals against average in 2012 broke the old program record of 1.11 he set last season as a freshman … Also posted seven shutouts in 2012, which was the second-most in the A-Sun and tied his own program record he set in 2011 … Was named a three-time A-Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 17, Oct. 8 and Oct. 29 … Collected three-straight shutouts against Presbyterian (Sept. 8), Georgia Southern (Sept. 10) and Georgia State (Sept. 16) … Set a new career-high by stopping 10 shots in a 1-0 shutout win over Stetson (Oct. 7) which earned him a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week … Had arguably the game of his career when Mercer needed him most in its A-Sun Tournament semifinal match against East Tennessee State (Nov. 9) … After stopping eight shots to preserve a 1-1 tie through regulation and overtime, he saved two ETSU penalty kicks to lift the Bears to a PK shootout win … Was rewarded for his breakout season by earning a spot on the A-Sun All-Tournament team and being named an NSCAA All-South Region third team selection and A-Sun All-Conference second team performer.

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GP/GS 20/20 20/20 40/40

GA 23 18 41

GA Avg. 1.11 0.87 0.99

Saves 66 93 159

SV Pct. .742 .838 .795

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JUNIOR DEFENDER WEST MORELAND, JJamaica am mai a ca ca MANNINGS SCHOOL OL

2012 Continues to develop into one of the most dominant center backs in the country defensively while showing improved ability on the offensive end of the pitch … Was a big part of a stingy Mercer defense that posted seven shutouts last season … Appeared and started in 19 games in 2012 … Registered a career-best eight points on the strength of three goals and two assists … Amazingly, scored his three goals on just 12 total shots which equated to a team-best .250 shot percentage … Broke into the scoring column in a big way by scoring a pair of goals in Mercer’s 4-0 win over UNC-Asheville (Sept. 26) and was recognized for his performance by earning a spot on the CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week and being named the A-Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week … Scored his third goal of the season in a 2-1 home win over Lipscomb (Oct. 4) … Piled on several awards after the season for his work on the field and in the classroom including selections to the Capital One Academic All-District IV first team, A-Sun AllConference first team, A-Sun Conference All-Academic team and NSCAA All-South Region third team. 2011 Overwhelmed and intimidated opposing players with his size and length in stints as a wide player and center back … Appeared in 17 games, making 14 starts … Picked up four points on the strength of two goals … Amassed 16 shots, six of which ended up on goal … After starting the season slowly, had a coming out party by scoring a goal and registering a season-high five shots in the Bears 3-1 win over VMI (Sept. 16) … Scored the game-winning goal just 42 seconds into Mercer’s 2-0 win over Nebraska Omaha (Sept. 23) … Started in six of Mercer’s eight A-Sun Conference games … Started and played all 90 minutes in the Orange and Black’s 2-1 A-Sun Tournament semifinal loss to FGCU (Nov. 11) … Capped off his first collegiate season by being named to the A-Sun All-Freshman team and an All-Academic selection by the Atlantic Sun. High School Member of the Jamaican U-20 National Team … Starred for his Sandals Whitehouse club team that won the top division of the Major League Knockouts league and advanced all the way to the semi-finals of the Flow Champions Cup ... Also played at Mannings School under head coach Aaron Lawrence with current teammates James Walters and David McKenzie. Personal Son of Franklyn and Delrose Samuels … Born on 3/20/1992 … Has two older brothers Mandefro (29) and Jafarie (25) and a twin brother Asani (19) … Was a three sport athlete in high school staring in soccer, volleyball and track and field … Lists Steven Gerrard as his favorite athlete and Scarface as his favorite movie.

SAMUELS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2011 2012 Totals

GP/GS 17/14 19/19 36/33

Shots 16 12 28

Goals 2 3 5

Assists 0 2 2

Points 4 8 12

GWG 1 2 3

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WILL JONES

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SOPHOMORE MIDFIELDER ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. a. ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY EMY

2012 Showed good work ethic and defensive ability as both an outside back and midfielder … Appeared in 19 games, including nine starts … Was forced into a starting role at outside back due to injuries and helped maintain a Mercer backline that allowed the 28th fewest goals in the nation … Received his first collegiate start at Central Arkansas (Sept. 22) … Got the start in six A-Sun Conference games, including shutouts wins over Stetson (Oct. 7) and North Florida (Oct. 18).

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Personal A two-sport athlete at St. Josephs after lettering on the school track team for four years … Son of Gordon Jones and Katherine Upchurch … Born on 06/18/1994 in St. Augustine, Fla. … Has two younger siblings Sarah (16) and Mac (13) … Lists Barcelona FC as his favorite sports team and chicken parmesan as his favorite pre-game meal.

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High School Four year letterwinner at St. Josephs under head coach Josh Braun … Named to the All-County first team and All-First Coast second team after tallying 11 goals and five assists as a junior … Was named a Florida Times Union First Coast Player to Watch and an All-First Coast first team member after scoring 21 goals as a senior.

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JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2012 Totals

GP/GS 19/9 19/9

Shots 4 4

Goals 0 0

Assists 0 0

Points 0 0

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SOPHOMORE FORWARD GUATEMALA CITY, Gu Guatemala G uat atem em e mal ma alla MONTVERDE ACADEMY DEM EMY Y

High School Four-year letterwinner at Montverde Academy under head coach Michael Potempa … Led his Montverde Academy team to a number two final ranking in the ESPN Rise Magazine PowerAde FAB-50 rankings … Was named Tournament MVP of both the Jesuit Invitational Holiday Tournament and the Berkeley Invitational Soccer Tournament … Scored 28 goals as a junior and topped that with a 32-goal season as a senior … Was also named the Bright House Network Central Florida Senior Student-Athlete of the Year. Personal Son of Jose and Gina Morales … Born on 05/05/1993 in Guatemala City, Guatemala … Has an older brother Jose (31) and an older sister Marines (28) … Lists Alessandro Del Piero as his favorite athlete and How I Met Your Mother as his favorite TV show … Plans to major in engineering at Mercer.

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2012 Contributed to an explosive Mercer offensive unit as a true freshman … Appeared in 16 games, including two starts … Collected three points on one goal and one assist … Ranked fourth on the team with 28 shots and tied for fourth with 12 shots on goal … Got his first collegiate start in Mercer’s 2012 season opener at No. 20 UAB (Aug. 24) … Assisted on Bears first goal in a 2-2 tie against Hartwick (Sept. 2) as part of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic Tournament … Scored lone goal of the season in a 4-0 home win over UNC-Asheville (Sept. 26) … Fired a career-high six shots in a 3-0 A-Sun Conference win over North Florida (Oct. 18) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

MORALES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2012 Totals

GP/GS 16/2 16/2

Shots 28 28

Goals 1 1

Assists 1 1

Points 3 3

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DAVID MURTAUGH

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SOPHOMORE MIDFIELDER PEACHTREE CITY, Ga Ga. a. STARR’S MILL

2012 Demonstrated to Coach Ruzzo that he can be a creative playmaker for the Mercer offense from either the central midfield or wide midfield positions … Appeared in 15 games in 2012, making five starts … Tallied four points as a true freshman on a pair of goals … Scored his two goals on just 11 total shots which equates to a .182 shot percentage, which was the fourth-highest on the squad … Earned his first collegiate start in a 2-0 Mercer win over NebraskaOmaha (Aug. 31) as part of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic Tournament … Scored his first collegiate goal in a 4-0 home triumph over Presbyterian (Sept. 8) … Saved his second goal of 2012 for postseason play when he scored in the 79th minute of Mercer’s A-Sun Tournament semifinal match against East Tennessee State (Nov. 9) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

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Personal Son of Michael and Susan Murtaugh … Born on 02/04/1994 in Lincoln, Neb. … Has two older brothers Nick (22) and Jon (21) … Lists Barcelona FC as his favorite sports team and Will Ferrell as his favorite actor.

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High School Two-year letterwinner at Starr’s Mill High School under head coach Mike Hame … Had a decorated career at Starr’s Mill, setting the single-season record with 26 goals scored as a senior … Was rewarded for his monster season by being named Co-County Player of the Year and voted onto the All-Region first team.

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MURTAUGH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2012 Totals

GP/GS 15/5 15/5

Shots 11 11

Goals 2 2

Assists 0 0

Points 4 4

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SOPHOMORE MIDFIELDER/DEFENDER NDE DE ER LAWRENCEVILLE, G Ga. a. a. COLLINS HILL

2012 One of Coach’s Ruzzo’s top subs of the bench in either a midfield or outside back role … Appeared in seven games as a true freshman including A-Sun Conference contests against East Tennessee State (Sept. 30), Lipscomb (Oct. 4) and Stetson (Oct. 7) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

Personal Son of Mike and Teresa Riggins … Born on 11/22/1993 in Lawrenceville, Ga. … Has an older sister Heather (20) … Lists Get Him To The Greek as his favorite movie and Olivia Wilde as his favorite actress … Plans to major in pre-med at Mercer.

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High School Three-year varsity letterwinner at Collins Hill High School under head coach Drew Prentice … Helped lead the Eagles to a Georgia 5AAAAA State Championship Runner-up finish as a junior and a Georgia 5AAAAA State Championship as a senior.

RIGGINS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2012 Totals

GP/GS 7/0 7/0

Shots 0 0

Goals 0 0

Assists 0 0

Points 0 0

GWG 0 0

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JASON SAYERS

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SOPHOMORE FORWARD DACULA, Ga. MOUNTAINVIEW

2012 Found his way into Coach Ruzzo’s rotation as a true freshman with his ability to play forward or midfield … Appeared in 18 games, making one start … Tallied two points on two assists … Earned his first collegiate start and registered a shot at ACC power NC State (Aug. 26) … Picked up both his assists in a 3-0 A-Sun Conference win at North Florida (Oct. 18). High School Tallied nine goals and six assists as a junior at Mountainview High School under head coach Stan Carpenter … Was named to the Region 7-AAAAA second team as a senior.

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Personal Son of Claude Sayers and Karen Chevalleau ... Born on 08/25/1995 in Kingston, Jamaica … Has two younger siblings Jonathan (15) and Jessica (11) … Lists Barcelona as his favorite sports team and Will Smith as his favorite actor ... Plans to major in pre-med at Mercer.

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SAYERS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2012 Totals

GP/GS 18/1 18/1

Shots 7 7

Goals 0 0

Assists 2 2

Points 2 2

GWG 0 0

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REDSHIRT FRESHMAN AN DEFENDER ORANGE PARK, Fla. a. FLEMING ISLAND

Hi h School High S h l Played for four years at Mannings School under head coach Aaron Lawrence with current teammates Ashani Samuels and David McKenzie ... Led the team to a 9-3-4 record and a league semi-final appearance as a senior ... Was named the team captain and Team MVP as a junior and senior.

High School Four-year letterwinner at Fleming Island High School under head coach Frank Pontore … After leading the Golden Eagles to a Regional Championship as a junior, he guided the squad to a 4AAAA State Championship as a senior. Personal Son of Kevin and Brenda Kirkland … Born on 08/23/1994 in Jacksonville, Fla. … Has a younger sister Rachel (15) … Lists Manchester United as his favorite sports team and Gladiator as his favorite movie … Named to the National Honor Society and earned the Principal Scholar Award all four years at Fleming Island … Plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Mercer.

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Personal Son of James and Joycelyn Walters ... Born on January 3, 1992 ... Has three older sisters, Denise, 32, Michelle, 28 and Shelly-Ann, 25 ... Lists Manchester United as his favorite sports team and Denzel Washington as his favorite actor.

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MATT MOSES

JUSTIN ROSS

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REDSHIRT FRESHMAN AN MIDFIELDER AUGUSTA, Ga. AQUINAS

2012 Redshirted. High School Four-year letterwinner at Aquinas High School under head coach Kevin Trammell … Was named one of the top 11 players in the state of Georgia according to ESPN Rise Magazine … Earned the Greater Augusta All-Area 2011 Boys Player of the Year after leading the city of Augusta with 24 goals scored as a junior … Named 2010 and 2011 Team Offensive MVP … Led Aquinas to a State Championship while also being named the CSRA Player of the Year as a senior.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN AN MIDFIELDER PEACHTREE CITY, Ga Ga. G a. a. MEMPHIS

Before Mercer B f M Transferred to Mercer from Memphis where he redshirted as a true freshman ... Played center and left midfield for Starr’s Mill High School ... 2010, 2011 and 2012 All-County and All-Region selection ... Named 2012 Region Player of the Year ... Holds school and state prep records for most assists in a season ... Scored game-winning penalty kick in the 2010 Georgia High School Association 4A State Championship game ... Played for 94 Cobb FC Premier under head coach Ben Parks ... Georgia State Championship in 2011 and back-to-back Disney Showcase champs in 2010 and 2011.

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Personal Son of Ronald and Christine Ross ... Born on November 7, 1993 in West Point, N.Y. ... Has an older sister, Lauren, 23 and a younger brother, Trevor, 16 ... Lists Arsenal F.C. as his favorite sports team and How I Met Your Mother as his favorite TV show.

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Personal Son of Timothy and Mary Moses … Born on 12/31/1995 in Augusta, Ga. … Has a younger sister Mollie (17) and a younger brother Drew (11) … Lists Arsenal FC as his favorite sports team and The Dark Knight Rises as his favorite movie … Plans to major in health sciences at Mercer.

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CONNER ANTLEY

IAN ANTLEY

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FRESHMAN FORWARD/MIDFIELDER DER ER ER SHARPSBURG, Ga. EAST COWETA HS

Hi h School High S h l Finished second on the Indians with 28 goals scored and led the squad with a remarkable 16 assists while also earning the Captains Award as a junior ... Followed that up by being named a team captain and scoring 34 goals as a senior ... Led East Coweta to an undefeated record in regional play over his four seasons and a State Tournament Final Four appearance as a senior as well.

High Hi h School S h l Led the Indians in goals scored as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Sent in a remarkable 34 goals while also earning the Captains Award as a junior ... Followed that up by being named a team captain and scoring 44 goals as a senior ... Led East Coweta to an undefeated record in regional play over his four seasons and a State Tournament Final Four appearance as a senior as well.

Personal Son of Mark and Donna Antley ... Born on March 22, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Has an older sister, Hannah, 21, a twin brother who also plays on the Mercer men’s soccer team, Ian, 18 and a younger brother, Cole, 16 ... Lists The Big Bang Theory as his favorite TV show and the Atlanta Braves as his favorite sports team.

Personal Son of Mark and Donna Antley ... Born on March 22, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Has an older sister, Hannah, 21, a twin brother who also plays on the Mercer men’s soccer team, Conner, 18 and a younger brother, Cole, 16 ... Lists Vince Vaughn as his favorite actor and Freddie Freeman as his favorite athlete.

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Hi h School High S h l Plays club ball for Georgia United under head coach Ray Tomlin … Became a full-time starter in net to start the 2011 season for the U-17/18 squad and flourished with a 102-4 overall record, a 0.87 goals against average and eight shutouts … Once again was the starting goalkeeper in the 2012 season and posted a 0.72 goals against average.

High Hi h School S h l Earned three letters at Hillgrove High School under head coach Joe Hilliard ... Named one of the top 11 players in the state of Georgia according to ESPN Rise Magazine … Voted Rookie of the Year after leading Hillgrove to a State Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearance as a freshman … Was named Team MVP as a sophomore and senior.

Personal Son of John and Susan Booth ... Born on February 16, 1993 in Arlington, Texas ... Lists Tim Howard as his favorite athlete and the Dallas Cowboys as favorite sports team ... Plans on majoring in Engineering at Mercer.

Personal Son of Ike and Florence Duru ... Born on December 1, 1994 in Augusta, Ga. ... Has three older brothers, Ike, 24, Jojo, 23 and Victor, 21, who currently is a senior and stars for the Dayton University Men’s Soccer team ... Lists Manchester United as his favorite sports team and Leonardo DiCaprio as his favorite actor. preview coaches bears review records mercer

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DAVID MCKENZIE #10

MAX POORE

FRESHMAN FORWARD WEST MORELAND, JJamaica amai amai am aica ca MANNINGS SCHOOL OL

FRESHMAN MIDFIELDER MCDONOUGH, Ga. a. a. WOODWARD ACADEMY ADE DEMY MY M Y

Hi h School High S h l Played at Mannings School in West Moreland, Jamaica with current Mercer teammates James Walters and Ashani Samuels ... Tallied 19 points on six goals and seven assists as a junior and followed that up with an impressive senior season that saw him register 25 points on 10 goals and five assists.

High Hi h School S h l Led Woodward Academy to three-straight Georgia High School AAA state finals appearances and an AAA state title as a junior in 2012 … Earned the team Coaches’ Award as a sophomore and was named a team captain of the War Eagles as a junior and senior. Personal Son of Don and Mary Poore ... Born on November 3, 1994 in Dekalb, Ga. ... Has one older sister, Betsey, 22 ... Lists Liverpool F.C. as his favorite sports team and Caddy Shack as his favorite movie.

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Personal Member of the Jamaican U-17 National Team ... Born on June 1, 1992 ... Son of David and Rose McKenzie ... Has one younger brother, Ronaldo, 15 ... Lists Zinedine Zidane as his favorite athlete and FC Barcelona as his favorite sports team.

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NICKOLAS TRIPODI #10 FRESHMAN MIDFIELDER/DEFENDER NDE DE ER LAKE WORTH, Fla. PARK VISTA COMMUNITY MUNI MU NITY NI TY TY

Hi h School High S h l Became the first boys soccer player in Park Vista history to be named a two-time All-County first team selection after earning back-to-back honors in 2011 and 2012 … Was voted the MVP of the Adidas Cup and also named the league Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 … Led the Cobras to a pair of Regional appearances in 2011 and 2012. Personal Son of Steven Tripodi and Jennifer Tripodi Schneider ... Born on February 12, 1995 ... Has a younger brother, Taylor, 15 and a younger sister, Tia, 13 ... Lists Lionel Messi as his favorite athlete and Christian Bale as his favorite athlete.

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Att. 803 1150 50 115 423 300 473 95 279 307 375 413 802 431 167 413 395 657 115 509

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School (1st Place Votes) ...............Points FGCU (7) ..................................................... 79 ETSU (1) ...................................................... 69 Mercer (1) .................................................66 Lipscomb ................................................... 45 Northern Kentucky ................................ 42 Jacksonville ............................................... 37 USC Upstate ............................................. 26 Stetson ....................................................... 25 UNF .............................................................. 16

Tournament Champion: FGCU (seven votes)

Goals scored Ryan King (unassisted) Josh Shutter (penalty kick) Will Betts (Josh Shutter) Ehjayson Henry (Carl-Oscar Andersson) Ehjayson Henry (unassisted) Ryan Young (Phil Thoren) Ashani Samuels (Joey Heavner) Will Betts (Joey Heavner) Bryson Jones (Joey Heavner;Carl-Oscar Andersson) Matt Brazer (Will Betts) Ehjayson Henry (Will Betts) Ashani Samuels (Josh Shutter) Will Betts (Joey Heavner) Will Betts (Josh Shutter;Ryan Young) Ryan King (Matt Brazer) Josh Shutter (Carl-Oscar Andersson) Josh Shutter (Joey Heavner;Ryan Young) Will Betts (Carl-Oscar Andersson;Joey Heavner) Carl-Oscar Andersson (Joey Heavner;Matt Brazer) Ryan King (Ehjayson Henry;Carl-Oscar Andersson) Joey Heavner (unassisted) Ehjayson Henry (Sean Baumann;Carl-Oscar Andersson) Richie Edmondson (unassisted) Ryan King (Josh Shutter) Ehjayson Henry (Richie Edmondson)

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2013 A-Sun Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Player (Class) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Team GK Greg Ranjitsingh (Jr.) . . . . . . . .Mercer D Blaike Woodruff (Jr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ETSU D Aaron Guillen (So.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FGCU D Joey Heavner (Sr.) . . . . . . . . . . .Mercer D Omar Djabi (Sr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lipscomb MF Itode Fubara (Sr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ETSU MF Ryan King (Sr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mercer MF Rodrigo Saravia (So.) . . . . . . . . . . . . FGCU F Felipe DeSousa (So.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . FGCU F David Geno (Sr.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ETSU F Matheus Saroli (Jr.) . . . . . . . . Jacksonville F Ehjayson Henry (Sr.) . . . . . . . . .Mercer Preseason Player of the Year: David Geno, F, ETSU

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Assists 1. Maxwell Rooke 2. Vicente Arze T3. Vince Dattilo T3. Joey Heavner T5. Patrick Horacius T5. David Henager T5. Ian Cameron T8. Dean Blain T8. Neil Zarac 10. Dave Dresbach

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Assists 1. Vince Dattilo 2. Max Rooke T3. Dave Dresbach T3. Jeb Smith T3. Marshall Eckford T3. Ryan King T7.Vicente Arze T7. Vicente Arze T7. Neil Zarac T7. David Henager T7. Patrick Horacius T7. Patrick Horacius T7. Jeff Marshall T7. Vince Dattilo T7. Dave Dresbach T7. Stacy Noske T7. Joey Heavner

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1992 1999 1985 1985 1981 2012 2007 2004 2001 1999 1996 1995 1992 1991 1985 1984 2011

Points 1. Vince Dattilo 2. Stacy Noske 3. Neil Zarac T4. Neil Zarac T4. Neil Zarac T4. Stacy Noske 7. Oral Campbell T8. Vince Dattilo T8. Dave Dresbach T10.Ramiro Canovas T10.Del Olaoye

41 33 32 31 31 31 30 28 28 24 24

1992 1982 1999 2001 2000 1984 1983 1991 1985 2002 2002

Goals Against Average 1. Greg Ranjitsingh 0.87 2. Greg Ranjitsingh 1.11 3. Kerr McGowan 1.12 4. Brett Petricek 1.14 5. Rob Cronenbold 1.15 6. David Jetton 1.19 7. Brett Petricek 1.29

2012 2011 2004 2010 2006 1999 2009

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168 136 122 112 111

1984 1990 1988 1989 1997

Shutouts T1. Greg Ranjitsingh T1. Greg Ranjitsingh T3. David Jetton T3. Brett Petricek T5. Ron Keller T5. Aldo Balsano T7. Ron Keller T7. Brett Petricek

7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4

2011 2012 1999 2010 1984 2005 1982 2009

Single Game Individual Shots, 13 Jon Morrison vs. Valdosta State, 1981

Goals, 6 (Twice) Leo Assimacopoules vs. Emory, 1970

Manas Pantilides vs. Emory, 1970 Assists, 4 Marshall Eckford vs. Georgia Southwestern, 1981

Points, 14 Leo Assimacopoules vs. Emory, 1970

Saves, 24 Ron Keller vs. Georgia State, 1981 Team Goals, 17 vs. Emory, 1970 Assists, 9 vs. Columbus State, 1981 Points, 40 vs. Emory, 1970 Saves, 24 vs. Georgia State, 1981

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2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Petricek 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Taylor Krek 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan King 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ashani Samuels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carl-Oscar Andersson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Ranjitsingh

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All-Tournament Team 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sal Chillemi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . Robert Gibbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Jetton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Max Rooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stephen Wennstrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . Neil Zarac 2000 . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Coleman Duckworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . ..Max Rooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . Neil Zarac 2001 . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .Ramiro Canovas . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Castrichini . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .Coleman Duckworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . David Henager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Rooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . Neil Zarac 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . ..Oskar Modin 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .David Gussio . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Tuckwood 2004 . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . Stephen Tuckwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ben Ragan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . Omar Liendo 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . Del Olaoye 2009 . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . Arkenson Neckles . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .Richie Edmondson . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .Brett Petricek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Cameron 2011 . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . Joey Heavner 2012 . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Greg Ranjitsingh . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .Carl-Oscar Andersson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Shutter

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All-Freshman Team 2001 . . . . . . .Stephen Tuckwood 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Del Olaoye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kahlil Mathura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Donnelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Erickson 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vicente Arze 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wynn Trice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aldo Balsano 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Gordon 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Cameron

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Second Team All-Conference 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Potier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Coffey 1992 . . . . . . . .Hobby Barndollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chad Leeper 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Hale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chad Leeper 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dean Blain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Horacius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pascal Occean 1999 . . . . . . . . . . David Henager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Jetton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Max Rooke 2000 . . . . . . . . . . David Henager . . . . . . . . . . Coleman Duckworth 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oskar Modin . . . . . . . . . . . .Stephen Tuckwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Gussio 2003 . . . . . . .Stephen Tuckwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Del Olaoye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ramiro Canovas 2004 . . . . . . .Stephen Tuckwood 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Del Olaoye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Ragan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clif Wilson 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Omar Liendo 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vicente Arze 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vicente Arze 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Cameron . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richie Edmondson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brett Petricek 2011 . . . . . . . . . .Joey Heavner 2012 . . . . Carl-Oscar Andersson . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Ranjitsingh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ryan King . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richie Edmondson

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First Team All-Conference 1979 . . . . . . . . . .Roland Schraft 1981 . . . . . . . . . Jon L. Morrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .Ron Keller 1982 . . . . . . . . .Vince Benedetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave Dresbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Grogan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ron Keller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stacy Noske 1983 . . . . . . . . . . Oral Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave Dresbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Weber 1984 . . . . . . . . . Jon L. Morrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ron Keller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stacy Noske . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Grogan 1985 . . . . . . . . . Dave Dresbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Grogan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vince Benedetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Rodgers 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeb Smith 1987 . . . . . . . . . . Scott Rodgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payman Rashan 1988 . . . . . . . . . .Scan Putegnat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Todd Bramble 1989 . . . . . . . . . Buster Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reece Payton 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Potier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reece Payton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Rogers 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . .Vince Dattilo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Hale 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . .Vince Dattilo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hunter Goff 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hunter Goff 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dean Blain 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dean Blain 1999 . . . . . . . . . Robert Gibbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neil Zarac 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Rooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lucio Filho 2001 . . . .Coleman Duckworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Max Rooke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Henager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neil Zarac 2002 . . . . . . . . . Ramiro Canovas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Del Olaoye 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vicente Arze

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Del Olaoye 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vicente Arze 2008 . . . . . . Bolade Ogunmade 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Cameron 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Shutter 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ashani Samuels . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ehjayson Henry


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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS School Record ABAC 0-1 Alabama A&M 4-14 UAB 1-13-2 UAH 1-1 Andrew J.C. 1-0 Appalachian State 2-3 Armstrong Atlantic 2-0 Auburn-Montgomery 0-1 Augusta 5-3 Belmont 8-6-1 Berry 11-10-2 Birmingham Southern 1-0 Bradley 0-1 Cal Poly 0-1 UCF 4-9-2 UC Riverside 1-0 Campbell 7-19-2 Centenary 11-8 Central Arkansas 1-1 Central Florida 4-6-2 Charleston Southern 8-7-3 The Citadel 2-2-1 Clark-Atlanta 1-0 Clemson 0-8 Coastal Carolina 0-7 College of Charleston 6-8 Columbus St 5-0 Creighton 0-1 Davidson 0-1 Dekalb South 0-2 Detroit-Mercy 1-0

Drake 0-1 Duke 0-5 Eastern Illinois 0-0-1 Eckerd 0-3 Elon 0-2 Emory 6-14 Erskine 0-9 ETSU 3-1-2 Evansville 0-2 Fairleigh Dickinson 0-1 Flagler 0-2 Florida 0-1 Florida Atlantic 10-6-2 Florida Gulf Coast 1-7 Fla International 1-5-1 Florida Southern 0-0-1 Florida State 0-0-1 Florida Tech 1-0 Furman 3-1 Gardner-Webb 6-3 Georgia College 7-15-2 Georgia Southern 22-23 Georgia SW 5-0 Georgia State 15-33-4 Georgia Tech 2-0-1 Hardin-Simmons 0-2 Hartford 1-0 Hartwick 0-1-1 High Point 3-1-1 Houston Baptist 0-2 Howard 0-0-1

Huntingdon 3-2 Incarnate Word 1st Mtg Jacksonville 7-15-3 Kennesaw St. 1-0 Kentucky 0-1 LaGrange 1-0 Life University 0-2 Lipscomb 9-3-2 Louisiana-Monroe 0-3 Longwood 1-0-1 Maryville 0-1 UMass 0-1 Memphis 0-2 Mercer-Atlanta 5-4-3 Middle Georgia 1-1 Navy 0-1 Nebraska-Omaha 2-0 North Carolina 0-1 N.C. State 0-7-1 UNC-Asheville 5-0-1 UNC-Greensboro 0-3 UNC-Wilmington 1-2 North Georgia 2-5-1 North Florida 5-3-1 Northern KY 1-0 New Orleans 0-1 Oneonta State 0-1 Oglethorpe 3-7-1 Oral Roberts 2-0 Penn 0-1 Presbyterian 2-0 Radford 1-3

Rhode Island Rollins Saint Leo Samford South Alabama South Carolina USC-Aiken USC Upstate South Florida SMU Southern Tech. Stetson Tampa Tenn.-Temple Temple Thomas Toccoa Falls Towson State Vanderbilt Valdosta State Virginia Virginia Tech VMI Western Kentucky Winthrop Wofford

0-2 0-1 6-0 3-0 2-3-1 0-6 2-0 3-2-1 0-4 0-2 1-0-1 12-20-2 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 3-3-1 0-1 2-4-1 2-2 0-2 0-1 2-0 0-1 2-2 1-3

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Year 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Overall 2-2 5-4-2 4-1-1 4-4-2 7-6 3-9-1 2-6-2 1-11-1 0-5-2 3-10 2-14 7-12 7-10-2 10-8-1 8-10-1 10-9-1 3-16-1 6-11-1 3-15 3-13 4-13-1 9-8-2

Conf. Record/ Finish -/3rd in East -/3rd in East -/4th in East -/4th in East -/4th in East 0-6/4th in East 1-4-1/4th in East 4-2-2/2nd in East

Coach Jerry Stone Jerry Stone David Sonsonby Brady Siegler Barry Myers Barry Myers Barry Myers Tur-Rojas Tom Sakaratana Tom Sakaratana Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson Dana Robinson

1992 9-6-2 5-0/1st 1993 9-7-1 4-3/4th 1994 3-12 1-7/5th in West 1995 8-9-1 3-4-1/3rd in West 1996 8-10-1 3-5/4th in West 1997 3-15 1-7/5th in West 1998 7-11 2-5/6th 1999 12-7-2 4-2/2nd 2000 9-8-2 3-1-2/1st 2001 13-8 5-2/1st 2002 10-7-1 6-1-1/1st 2003 8-9-2 5-3-1/4th 2004 11-9-1 7-4-1/3rd 2005 9-9-2 4-2-2/3rd 2006 3-12-3 1-4-2/6th 2007 6-12-1 2-6-1/10th 2008 2-11-5 1-5-3/6th 2009 7-11-2 4-5/5th 2010 10-6-1 5-4/3rd 2011 9-8-3 3-3-2/5th 2012 11-7-2 6-2/2nd * - A-Sun Tournament Champion MERCERBEARS.com

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Adams, Jon 2009 Adamson, Robert 2003-2007 Agosto, Danny 1985 Ahern, Ryan 1995 Aleixo, Thiago Aleixo 2000-2003 Alfonso, Carlos 1995 Allen, Mike 1991 Allen, Fred 1974 Allen, Hugh 1974 Allen, Dan 1974 Anders, Daniel 2011 Andersson, Carl-Oscar 2011-2012 Angelopoulos, George 1995-1997 Antley, Conner 2013-present Antley, Ian 2013-present Arena, Tony 2007 Arhin, Ben 1999-2002 Arjoman-Kermani, Jay 1978 Arthur, John 2004 Arze, Vicente 2004-2007 Assimacopoulos, Leo 1970-1971 Atkinson, Neil 1995-1996

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Calder, Doug Calderon, Phillip Calva, Giancarlo Calvo, Jose Cameron, Ian Camp, Tom Campbell, Oral Canovas, Ramiro Carmichael, Josh Carney, Brian Carrillo, Carlos Casadaban, Doug Caslow, Brian Casson, Kevin Castbeman, Greg

Earle, Jamie

1990

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Gabay, Jason Garand, James Garcia, Nester Gebauer, Davin George, Mike Gibbon, Robert Gibson, Matt Gilbert, Thomas Gillick, Patrick Goff, Hunter Goldstein, Herb Gomez, Jose Gongora, Sergio Gordon, Scott Gordy, Scott

1986 1978 1977 1978 1989 1996-1999 1990 2003 1985-1988 1993-1995 1975-1978 1990-1994 2007 2006-2008 1971

Hale, Brandon Hall, Chip Hall, Elias Halpert, Sam

1991-1994 1988-1989 2009 1970 Handschumacher, Doug 1986-1987 Harbin, Paul 1982 Harcourt, Tim 1995 Hardee, Roddy 1971-1974 Hawkins, Kevin 1978-1979 Heavner, Joey 2009-Present Henager, David 1998-2002 Hennessey, Michael 2011 Henry, Ehjayson 2011-Present Hernandez, Luis 2005-2006 Herrman, Eric 1989 Hicks, Craig 1989 Hilyard, Dirk 1984-1985 Hines, Rob 1988 Hoff, Bob 1982 Holley, Josh 2004 Holmagven, Fredrick 1998 Honeycutt, Kevin 1995-1997 Hooper, Elliot 2003-2006 Horacius, Patrick 1995-1998 Hotaling, John 1986-1987 Howell, Randy 1996 Huff, Robert 1974 Hunt, Edris 1992-1995 Hunter, Angelo 1978 Huskey, Budge 1979 Hussey, Jeff 1982-1985

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Jacobs, Jesse 2004 Jaggassar, Kevin 2006 James, Larry 1974 Jansson, Peter 1986 Jetton, David 1996-1999 Johnson, Sam 2010 Jones, Andrew 2004 Jones, Bryson 2009-2012 Jones, Will 2012-Present Jordan, James 2000-2003 Juanez, Pablo 1998

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Kamback, Charles Karlsen, Kristian

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Laycock, Jonathan 2004 Leeper, Chad 1990-1993 Levine, Brian 1990-1991 Lewis, Michael 2010-Present Lewis, Tyler 2004 Liendo, Omar 2003-2006 Lind, Mark 1983 Linscott, Todd 1979 Llop, William 1978 Logan, Scott 1987-1989 Luchman, Mark 1977

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MacGregor, Greg 1984-1988 Mackey, Kirk 1990 Majors, David 1987 Marinkoski, Robert 2005-2006 Marshall, Jeff 1991-1994 Martin, Cliff 1977 Martins, Matt 2012 Mathura, Kahlil 2002-2004 Matthews, Chip 1978 Maxim, Dean 1986 Maxley-Billings, Devin 1997-1999 McCall, Mark 1974 McGee, Mickey 1975 McGowan, Kerr 2003-2004 McGuigan, Scott 1984-1988 McIntosh, John 1979 McKeever, Mark 2004-2006 McWhorter, Ray 1979 Meelaphsoom, Preecha 1970-1971 Miller, Jason 1990 Mitchell, Cole 2010-Present Modin, Oskar 1999-2002 Mollo, Jay 1992-1993

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Farmer, Frank 1978-1979 Fehlenberg, Kevin 1992-1996 Feibelman, Richard 1997 Fernandez, Rick 1982-1986 Filho, Lucio 2000-2002 Filipponi, Giordano 2000 Finebloom, Darren 1991 Flint, Brandon 2005-2006 Fonsah, Derrick 2004 Forthman, Hugh 1975 Fortson, Alvin 1978 Fox, David 1986 Franklin, Adam 2003 Franklin, Garrett 2012 Feibelman, Richard 1997 Fernandez, Rick 1982-1986 Filho, Lucio 2000-2002 Filipponi, Giordano 2000 Finebloom, Darren 1991 Flint, Brandon 2005-2006 Folkard, Reid 2012 Fonsah, Derrick 2004 Forthman, Hugh 1975 Fortson, Alvin 1978 Fox, David 1986 Franklin, Adam 2003 Franklin, Buster 1989-1992 Fraser, Gary 1987-1991 Frederickson, Allan 1974 Froehlich, Matt 1998-2000 Fuhrman, George 1978-1979 Fulmer, Nic 2005

Katz, Phillip 2006-2007 Kaufman, Moises 2005 Keller, Ron 1982-1984 Kemker, Brad 1986-1988 Kidd, Michael 1995-1998 Kilday, Drew 2006-2007 King, Cedo 1971 King, Ryan 2010-Present Kirkland, Ryan 2012-Present Kiser, Aaron 1990-1994 Kite, John 2007-2008 Kitt, Gregory 1999 Klinger, James 2005-2008 Klymenko, Andy 1987-1990 Knerr, Thomas 2006-2009 Konrad, Tom 1985-1988 Kosek, Vince 1995-1996 Krek, Tyaylor 2010 Kurz, Marc 1982-1983

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Da Costa Gama, Antonio 2005 D’Adamo, Stephen 1997 Dankel, Nick 2008 Dattilo, Nick 1991-1994 Davis, Barry 1975 Dean, Jeff 1974-1977 Dresbach, Dave 1982-1986 DuBay, Shane 2006-2007 Duckworth, Coleman 1998-2002 Duncan, George 1982-1983 Duru, Jordan 2013-present Dzwonkoski, Kurt 2007

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2009-2010 2007 1979 1982-1985 2000-2004 2008

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Grey, Will Grimsley, Alex Groden, John Grogan, Dan Gussio, David Gustin, Diego

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1979 2007-2008 2002-2004 2005-2007 2007-2010 1982-1983 1983 2000-2003 1997-1998 1970-1971 1985-1986 1996-1997 1979 1995-1996 1984 Castrinchini, Andrew 1998-2002 Catleman, Greg 1983 Cawley, Matt 2007 Chillemi, Sal 1998-2002 Clearman, Will 2000-2003 Clegg, Jim 1974 Clithero, Jeffrey 2010 Coffey, Brian 1990-1991 Colgan, Alan 2002-2005 Concepcion, Daniel 2007 Crabbe, Andrew 2000-2002 Cranford, Matt 2006-2008 Crindle, John 1998 Cronenbold, Roberto 2006-2007 Crozier, Justin 2012

Easterling, Mike 1988-1990 Eby, Nels 2005 Edmonds, Maury 1988 Edmondson, Richie 2009-2012 Egan, Bob 1982 Erikson, Jason 2002-2005

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Baenninger, Lee 1987-1989 Baker, Andrew 1997 Ball, Joshua 2010 Balsano, Aldo 2005 Barden, Shane 1990 Barndollar, Hobby 1992-1995 Barrett, William 2000 Barrett, Mike 1979 Barron, Derry 1977-1979 Baumann, Sean 2011 Baxter, Matt 1991 Becker, Todd 1990-1993 Behan, Mike 1996 Benedetti, Vince 1982-1985 Bennett, Chris 1989 Berger, Ray 1988 Bernal, Javier 1970 Betts, Will 2009-2012 Bickerstaff, Joel 1970-1971 Bird, David 2005-2008 Bladon, Andy 1974-1975 Blaine, Dean 1995-1998 Bloechle, Mike 1998 Bock, Hal 1982 Bonfim, Sammy 1991-1995 Bonilla, Alfonso 2003 Booth, Jeremy 2013-present Bracknell, Jay 2004 Bramble, Todd 1985-1988 Brazer, Matt 2008-2011 Bricker, Dirk 1986-1989 Brogdon, Gerald 1974

1978 2007 2005-2007 1974 2005-2006 1978 1979

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Brown, Doug Brunet, Chris Brutus, Oliver Bryant, Randy Bueno, Galo Bunch, Jeff Burnette, Stacy


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ACADEMIC DIVISIONS College of Liberal Arts (Macon): The oldest of the University’s academic units, the College remains the cornerstone of Mercer’s educational programs. The College offers an array of baccalaureate programs in the humanities, ¿ne arts, sciences and social sciences. Walter F. George School of Law (Macon): Founded in 1873, Mercer’s Law School is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the ¿rst in the state of *eorgia accredited by the $merican %ar $ssociation. Its innovative Woodruff Curriculum — which focuses on ethics and practical sNills — earned the *ambrell 3rofessionalism $ward from the $.%.$. for its ³depth of e[cellence.´ Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics (Macon, Atlanta, Douglas County, Savannah): The School offers undergraduate and graduate %.%.$., M.%.$. degrees in Macon and $tlanta, the M.%.$. in Savannah and the %.%.$. degree in 'ouglas County. The School holds the highest level of accreditation for business education by $$CS% International — the $ssociation to $dvance Collegiate Schools of %usiness.

Music Studies and the Robert Mc'uf¿e Center for Strings. Division of Library Services (Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, Regional Academic Centers): The mission of Mercer’s libraries is to serve as learning-centered gateways of information resources through robust collections and innovative, technology-rich patron services to support the educational endeavors of the University community. Mercer University Press (Macon): Since its establishment in 1979, Mercer 3ress has published more than 1,200 titles, generally in the areas of Southern history, philosophy, religion and regional studies. The 3ress holds membership in the $ssociation of $merican University 3resses. Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) (Warner Robins): Founded in 1987, MERC provides engineering research services to private industries and government agencies, including the 'epartment of 'efense. Since its inception, MERC has e[ceeded 300 million in contract revenue. Mercer Health Sciences Center

School of Engineering (Macon): Mercer’s innovative and academically challenging engineeringrelated programs provide students with a comprehensive education, featuring a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences, a core engineering curriculum, a range of courses in engineering specialties and a strong emphasis on communication technologies. The School of Engineering marked its 25th anniversary in 2010 and continues to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top three master’s degree-level engineering schools in the Southeast. Tift College of Education (Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, Regional Academic Centers): The College prepares more professional educators than any other private college or university in *eorgia. It offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees. *uided by the conceptual framework of the ³Transforming Educator,´ Tift College is dedicated to preparing effective teachers and educational leaders who aspire to grow professionally throughout their careers, while also seeking to transform the lives of students.

Quick Facts Founded 1833 President William D. Underwood Enrollment (Fall 2012) 8341 Total | 4427 Undergraduate 2148 Graduate | 1766 Professional Alumni 68,000 Overall Operating Budget $202,184,065 Number of Faculty & Staff 1,568

James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology (Atlanta): Established in 1996, the School brings Jesse Mercer’s founding vision of providing students with a classical and theological education full circle as it prepares students for the ministry. College of Continuing and Professional Studies (Macon, Atlanta, Regional Academic Centers): The College offers undergraduate and graduate programs to working adults seeking professional advancement or transition and leadership roles in and beyond their communities. The College provides students with distinctive, multidisciplinary programs that integrate theory and practice, liberal learning and professional education, and knowledge and e[perience. Townsend School of Music (Macon): The School is nationally recognized for its artist faculty, award-winning students, wide range of performance ensembles and state-of-the-art facilities. Specialized music programs include the Townsend-Mc$fee Institute for *raduate Church

School of Medicine (Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus): The School was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of *eorgia. The School of Medicine currently operates two four-year campuses. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School’s primary teaching hospitals: Medical Center of Central *eorgia in Macon, Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. College of Pharmacy (Atlanta): For more than a century, the College has maintained a tradition of e[cellence and a national reputation for producing leaders in the health care profession and has made notable contributions to the ¿elds of pharmacy and health sciences. Mercer is ranked as the No. 4 private pharmacy school in the United States and among the top private and public pharmacy schools.

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (Macon, Atlanta): Nationally recognized *eorgia %aptist College of Nursing, the oldest nursing program in *eorgia, is grounded in its heritage of educating students to provide superior nursing care. $ll undergraduate nursing students are members of the National Student Nurses $ssociation, thus providing them with superior leadership and professional development opportunities. College of Health Professions (Macon, Atlanta): The College of Health 3rofessions became operational in 2013. The new College is composed of three departments: 3hysical Therapy, 3hysician $ssistant Studies and 3ublic Health. The College offers the doctoral-level physical therapy program, the master’s-level physician assistant program, and the master’s-level public health program. The 'epartment of 3hysical Therapy offers an 2rthopaedic Manual 3hysical Therapy residency program and a Neurological 3hysical Therapy residency program. The 'epartment of 3hysician $ssistant Studies offers an $dvanced Cardiology residency program.


THIS IS MACO Macon, Georgia is the host of the annual International Cherry Blossom Festival, a 10-day event commemorating the beautiful Yoshino cherry trees that bring color to the Macon landscape each spring. Macon boasts more Yoshino cherry trees than even Washington, D.C. The annual festival features special performances and activities and draws thousands of people from literally all over the world. Through the revitalization of Macon’s historic downtown wntown area, local bus business siness owners host events like Taste of Downtown, where downtown wntown food vendors - ffrom rom gourmet to down-home cooking - display their specialties ties and First Friday, w where here businesses unite to bring suburban residents into downtown wntown for a night off ffun, un, ffood ood and entertainment. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the state’s official sports museum, features exhibits, interactive fun areas and information about professional and amateur Georgia athletes, such as Hank Aaron and Bobby Jones.

Macon, Ga. is also home to Mercer’s Law School. The Walter F. George School of Law, founded in 1873, is one of the oldest law schools in the country. Named for Walter F. George, a 1901 graduate of Mercer’s law school who went on to become a justice of the Georgia State Supreme Court and later a U.S. Senator, the law school has a rich and distinguished history.


ON... The Grand Opera House is a historic landmark theatre operated by Mercer University. It presents a wide variety of national touring Broadway shows, plays and concerts. Mercer University’s theatre and music departments also hold many of their productions in this beautiful theatre. From fine dining to fast food ... from elegant shops to outlet malls ... from classical to country music concerts, in Macon, Georgia, there is always some place to go and something to do.


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Each spring Macon welcomes 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees the annual Cherry Blossom Fe days, festival-lovers are treate most extravagant displays of in the nation.

Located in Macon, Georgia, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is the country’s largest state sports museum at 43,000 square feet. Created in 1956 as the Georgia Prep Sports Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame has been in existence for more than 50 years. It was expanded in 1963 to encompass prep, college, amateur and professional sports. In 1999, it moved into a permanent new home in Macon. -Credit, Georgia Sports HOF


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MACON’S MUSIC HERITAGE Macon, Georgia, fosters a rich music heritage which is evidenced at various points around town. Otis Redding’s statue (at right) sits by the dock of the bay as a reminder of the Macon-ites many contributions to the music industry. (Below) The Bell House at 315 College Street was the site for the cover of Macon residents The Allman Brothers self-titled first album (and the Allman Brothers Band Museum is still located in Macon on Vineville Ave.).


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ercer broke ground on the centerpiece of the Macon campus in the fall of 2001. 1. The University Center has become one of the premier venues in the nation for college ege basketball and volleyball. The $40 million facility has become the focal point for almost lmost all campus activities, providing students with an area for study, a food court, and a coffee shop. The “Street” is a tree-lined, sunlit indoor patio, providing students with an area to study, y, socialize, and dine on cuisine from the food court, including Chic Fil-A, Subway, Burger Studio, tudio, and Sushi Hot Bowls. Bear Rock Cafe is a coffee shop and internet café for students to use either with high-speed connections throughout the floor area with the wireless internet et connections, or with Bear Rock’s computers. Students can also relax and watch either of two flat screen televisions, or relax outside on the Patio overlooking the Greek Village and campus.

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Both students and athletes have state of the art fitness facilities, with weight training equipment and cardiovascular theater, as well as a 1/8 mile indoor track. The track overlooks the lower level, which has three full-size basketball and volleyball courts for intramural and recreation use. Another distinguishing feature of the University Center is the 25-meter indoor swimming pool for use by both students and teams for lap swim and water strength and speed drills. Athletes have a separate weight room for use during team workouts with

Th The he new home (Bear Field) of the Mercer men’s soccer team just underwent a $250,000 renovation over the summer of 2009. The facility was resurfaced in order to level the field and install new grass to improve the quality of play. With a capacity for just over 500 fans, Bear Field has hosted four Atlantic Sun Championships and an NCAA Tournament game back in 1999.


ERCER all the t latest free weight and weight machine technology. Athletes and trainers also have the use of a comple athletic training room, with the latest in injury treatment and prevention equipment. plete The University Center is also home for Mercer University Athletics, with offices for all the athletics administration aand coaching staff. These offices allow potential student-athletes to see first hand the facility that will be their home base for their career at Mercer. The University Un Center, on top of all the other amenities, is the home for Mercer basketball and volleyball. There are two full courts, one designated as the practice court, and the main floor in the center of the arena in the University Univers Center. The main court is surrounded by 3,200 seats for basketball and volleyball, but can be expanded for up to 4,080 with floor seating for concerts. Three skyboxes at mid-court provide a birds-eye view of the action actio on the floor. The main entrance into the Arena at the University Center is Mercer’s Heritage Hall. This is a collection recognizing some of Mercer’s most important alumni, faculty and staff. There are many different displays, including the Mercer Ha Hall of Fame which honors the accomplishments of Mercerians through the years. Displays also include the history of Mercer Athletics and a History of Mercer itself.

Mercer’s comprehensive therapeu c se ng provides medical coverage for all student-athletes. It is staffed by two full- me athle c trainers and five graduate assistants that are licensed and cer fied to prac ce.


Another state-of-the-art addi on to Mercer, the weight room is home to power li ing sta ons, abundant free weights and state-of-the art cardio equipment.

Each of Mercer’s team sports has a an up-todate locker room in the University Center. The locker rooms have full showers, bathrooms and h personal lockers for each player. A ached to each locker room is a player lounge, complete with a projec on screen TV, a surround sound speaker system and comfortable sea ng.

Another A th new addi ddi on to t the Mercer men’s soccer program is the team’s new prac ce facility (Pictured on right). Opened in the fall of 2010, the two addi onal field surfaces place Mercer’s training area on par with the top programs in the country.


The indoor pool at the University Center is a collegiate size lap pool that is u lized for aqua-therapy for rehabilita on of student-athletes.


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MERCER UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT WILLIAM D. UNDERWOOD

Reflecting an increased emphasis on research, Mercer will meet the criteria established by the Carnegie Foundation for reclassification as a research-doctoral university during the 2009-10 academic year. Over the past three years, the number of Ph.D. students has increased from fewer than 25 to approximately 200, while the amount of externally funded research expenditures has grown to nearly $25 million. In addition to increased levels of funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, Mercer scientists have for the first time been funded as eminent cancer scientists by the Georgia Cancer Coalition, while other Mercer scientists are now receiving funding to support their research through the Georgia Research Alliance. The University has intensified its longstanding commitment to service-learning and community engagement under President Underwood’s leadership. During the spring of 2009, Mercer announced a $5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support continued revitaliza-

tion of the College Hill Corridor between campus and downtown Macon. The groundbreaking Mercer On Mission program, launched in 2007, has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative as “an exemplary approach to addressing a specific global challenge.” Mercer earned the highest federal recognition for community engagement by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2009, and in 2008 became the only university in Georgia to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s designation for “Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.” Prior to joining Mercer, President Underwood served at Baylor University as Interim President and held the prestigious Leon Jaworski Chair at the Baylor School of Law. President Underwood is an accomplished educator and scholar. He was designated a Master Teacher at Baylor in recognition of extraordinary classroom teaching over an extended period. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation. President Underwood was awarded the J.D. degree summa cum laude by the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985, where he graduated as class salutatorian and was an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Sam D. Johnson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, prior to practicing law for several years with a large law firm in Dallas. He also holds an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, where he met his spouse, Lesli. They have two children, Jessica and William.

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President Underwood has led Mercer during a period of dynamic growth and development for the University. Since his arrival as Mercer’s 18th President in 2006, enrollment has increased by approximately 15 percent to more than 8,000 students. Mercer has launched a second medical school campus (in Savannah), initiated a master’s-level physician assistant program, announced a doctorallevel program in physical therapy that will begin in 2010, and added Ph.D. programs in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, and Nursing.

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS JIM COLE

Jim Cole assumed the duties of Director of Athletics for Mercer University on July 1, 2010. Prior to that, he served as MU’s Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs, heading up the Mercer Athletics Foundation (the fund-raising arm for Bears’ athletics) concurrent with his time as a State Representative in Georgia. A native of Augusta, Cole entered Mercer on an academic scholarship in 1990 and lettered in baseball from 1990 to 1993. He was recipient of the Charles C. Morgan Outstanding Student-Athlete Award and graduated with honors from the University in 1993.

Cole is an active community leader throughout the state. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Leadership Georgia, he is a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church. Cole is married to the former Gaylyn Lawson of Forsyth, where they live with their two children, Caroline and Lawson.

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Cole was drafted as a pitcher by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1993 and was named the franchise’s “Organizational Player of the Year” and a finalist for the TOPPS Minor League “Player of the Year Award” in 1994.

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After an injury ended his professional baseball career, he returned to Mercer in 1997 to earn his MBA while serving as a graduate assistant and pitching coach for the baseball team. In 1998 he served as pitching coach for the Madison Black Wolves minor league team in Madison, Wis. Cole then entered private business before being elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2004 (and serving in that capacity until 2010).

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Cole served as the legislative voice under the Gold Dome for the constituents of House District 125 - which includes Jasper County and parts of Monroe, Jones and Lamar Counties. His legislative duties included membership on the Appropriations Economic Development Sub-Committee (to oversees important areas of the budget that deal with agriculture, community affairs, economic development and transportation). In addition, Cole served on the Rules, Judiciary NonCivil and State Planning and Community Affairs Committees.

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Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Cole to serve as senior administration floor leader in early 2009, having served formerly as assistant floor leader from 2007-2008. Even after leaving the political arena to assume the role as Mercers A.D., Cole was called on to continue his commitment of service to the people of the state of Georgia. In 2010, he was elected by his former constituents in Georgia’s House and Senate to represent the 8th Congressional District on the state’s Department of Transportation Board. MERCERBEARS.com


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STAFF & COACHES

Meredith Eaker Assistant A.D. Admin. Services

Amos Mandfield Assistant A.D. Sports Medicine

Daniel Tate Assistant A.D. Marketing/Promotions

Myra Cameron Athletics Coordinator

Brian Gerrity Executive Director Mercer Ath. Foundation

Jessica Weaver Assistant A.D. Compliance

Jon Mangel Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Andy Stabell Director of Media Relations

Dr. Jeffrey Hugdahl Faculty Athletics Representative

Penny Davis Spirit Coordinator

Doug Cowden Pep Band Director

Eric Hayes Head Coach Tennis (M & W)

Craig Gibson Head Coach Baseball

Damian Elder Head Coach Volleyball

Bob Hoffman Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Susie Gardner Head Coach Women’s Basketball

Ryan Bailey Head Coach Cross Country (M & W)

Steve Bradley Head Coach Men’s Golf

Gary Guyer Head Coach Women’s Golf

Kyle Hannan Head Coach Men’s Lacrosse

Bobby Lamb Head Coach Football

Brad Ruzzo Head Coach Men’s Soccer

Tony Economopoulos Head Coach Women’s Soccer

James DeFeo Head Coach Softball

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STAFF & COACHES / MERCER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION

Nicky Bruno Cheerleading Coach

David Beall Assistant Media Relations Director

Michael Ellis Director of Facility Operations

Jim Tessmer Operations Manager

Lee Walker Graduate Assistant Marketing

Jessica Monti Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

Kristen Suatoni Athletic Academic Advisor

Brittany Usera Assistant Director of Compliance

Richie Edmondson Graduate Assistant Operations

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Mission Statement: Message from the MAF President: “It’s a great time to ‘Be the Bear’ as a part of the Mercer University athletics family! There are many exciting things currently going on in Bears Athletics...with even more on the horizon!

The Mercer Athletic Foundation’s goal is to enhance and grow the ‘athletic experience’ for the student-athletes who follow in the footsteps of those who, like myself, were fortunate enough to represent the Orange & Black in intercollegiate athletics competition. Your gifts and contributions to the MAF are what make it possible for this to happen, so please consider how you can ‘Be the Bear’ today!” Vice-President: Dr. Bill Argo

OTHER MERCER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION OFFICERS Secretary: Treasurer: Dr. Chuck Hawkins Dr. Alda Underwood-Hall MERCERBEARS.com

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The experiences I gained as a Mercer student and athlete have proven invaluable in both my personal and professional life. Mercer offers its students an education - both on and off the field - that is as functional as it is respected in today’s world. A Mercer degree tells people that you have been a part of something special.

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The Mercer Athletics Foundation was created in 2007 as the fund-raising arm for Mercer University Athletics. Since its inception, members of the foundation have contributed over $1.5 million. These funds have been used to undertake such projects as hiring a full-time strength and conditioning coach, enhancing recruiting budgets, providing additional scholarships and to help increase salaries to attract and retain outstanding coaches.


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Sports Medicine Department

Amos Mansfield

The Mission of the Sports Medicine Department is to provide quality comprehensive healthcare to student-athletes. The health and well-being of student-athletes is the number one priority. Student-athletes have access to therapeutic services such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, nutritional counseling and preventative physical medicine.

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The Mercer Sports Medicine department utilizes a state-of-the-art athletic training facility in the university center. The athletic training room consists of a treatment, taping and rehabilitation area. The rehabilitation area is equipped with a treadmill, exercise bikes in addition to a variety of weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, and other rehabilitation equipment which can be used to facilitate injury rehabilitations. The athletic training area also has an enclosed hydrotherapy room with an eightperson cold whirlpool and smaller extremity whirlpools. There are also offices for the staff and a physician exam room. The athletic training room also has easy access to the weight room and the University Center pool. The facility is staffed by two full-time certified athletic trainers and six graduate assistant certified athletic trainers, a family practice physician and an orthopedic surgeon. The staff works with other group of health-care providers to bring a comprehensive care to the student-athletes and acts as a liaison with nutritionists, dentist, cardiologists, and many other specialists.

Assistants Brittney Hardin -Volleyball -Sand Volleyball

Victoria Dic -Women’s Soccer -Women’s Lacrosse

Yuta Iguchi -Men’s Soccer -Men’s/ Women’s Golf

John Hasak -Men’s Lacrosse

The strength and conditioning program at Mercer has three primary goals. These goals are to maximize athleticism, minimize injuries and increase mental/physical toughness. The way this is accomplished is by primarily utilizing ground based, multi-joint, triple extension, explosive exercises. Athletes will perform exercises of all types but focus is put on three main exercise styles: Olympic lifting, power lifting and plyometrics. The goal is to try and replicate the movements, velocities and forces that are experienced during competition of the athlete's sport. Served by a professional full-time strength and conditioning coach as well as an assistant coach, Mercer Athletics provides a full range of weight training and exercise equipment to assist Mercer’s approximately 226 student-athletes in reaching their athletic potential through strength training and conditioning. Easily accessible from anywhere in the University Center, the equipment includes the following: • three top of the line power lift full racks • over 3,000 pounds of plates • a line of variable resistant machines • three sets of Iron Grip dumbbells • five free standing adjustable benches

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ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE For 35 years, the Atlantic Sun Conference has supported its member institutions in providing intercollegiate athletics programs committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun accomplishes this mission by maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement, creating a balance between student and athlete. Adding an emphasis on sportsmanship in the competitive arena and fostering leadership opportunities through community service, the A-Sun, its member institutions and its student-athletes aim for an overall educational experience that is successful in Building Winners for Life.

BUILDING The student-athletes of the A-Sun consistently achieve academic accolades on a national level ...

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1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, Ga. 31207 * Phone: (478) 301-2994 Athletics Administration Jim Cole ...................... Director of Athletics ........................................................................................(478) 301-2994 ...............................cole_jm@mercer.edu Sybil Blalock .............. Senior Associate A.D. for Academic Affairs/SWA ..................................(478) 301-2301 ..........................blalock_sa@mercer.edu Amos Mansfield ...... Assistant A.D./Sports Medicine ...................................................................(478) 301-2453 .....................mansfield_ja@mercer.edu Meredith Eaker ........ Assistant A.D./Admin. Services ...................................................................(478) 301-2729 ......................... eaker_mm@mercer.edu Daniel Tate ................. Assistant A.D. for Marketing..........................................................................(478) 301-2702 ................................. tate_dj@mercer.edu Jessica Weavner ...... Assistant A.D./ Compliance ..........................................................................(478) 301-2729 ..........................weaver_jh@mercer.edu Michael Ellis .............. Assistant A.D./Facility Operations ..............................................................(478) 301-2369 ...............................ellis_ms@mercer.edu Brian Gerrity .............. Executive Director, Mercer Athletic Foundation....................................(478) 301-4003 ............................gerrity_bt@mercer.edu Myra Cameron ......... Athletics Coordinator/Administrative Eligibility Coordinator .........(478) 301-2733 ...................... cameron_m@mercer.edu Academic Affairs Sybil Blalock .............. Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Affairs/SWA ..(478) 301-2301 ..........................blalock_sa@mercer.edu Compliance Jessica Weavner ...... Assistant A.D./Compliance ...........................................................................(478) 301-2729 ..........................weaver_jh@mercer.edu Sports Medicine Amos Mansfield ...... Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine ...................................(478) 301-2453 .....................mansfield_ja@mercer.edu Strength & Conditioning Jon Mangel ............... Strength & Conditioning Coach .................................................................(478) 301-4608 ......................... mangel_ja@mercer.edu Spirit Penny Davis ............... Spirit Coordinator ............................................................................................(478) 301-5217 ............................ davis_pp@mercer.edu Event Management Michael Ellis .............. Assistant A.D./Facility Operations ..............................................................(478) 301-2369 ...............................ellis_ms@mercer.edu Jim Tessmer .............. Event Coordinator ...........................................................................................(478) 301-2369 .......................... tessmer_ji@mercer.edu Marketing & Promotions Daniel Tate ................. Assistant A.D. for Marketing..........................................................................(478) 301-2702 ................................. tate_dj@mercer.edu Lee Walker ................. Athletics Marketing Graduate Assistant ..................................................(478) 301-5217 ...............lee.b.walker@live.mercer.edu Athletics Media Relations/Sports Information Andy Stabell ............. Director of Media Relations .........................................................................(478) 301-5219 ............................stabell_al@mercer.edu Patrick Cooper ......... Director of New Media ...................................................................................TBA ................................................cooper_pr@mercer.edu Jason Farhadi ........... Assistant Media Relations Director ............................................................(478) 301-5218 .......................... farhadi_jb@mercer.edu David Beall ................ Assistant Media Relations Director ............................................................(478) 301-5209 ...............................beall_jd@mercer.edu Baseball Craig Gibson ............. Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2396 ............................ gibson_c@mercer.edu Men's Basketball Bob Hoffman ............ Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2736 ....................... hoffman_jb@mercer.edu Women's Basketball Susie Gardner ........... Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2739 ......................... gardner_sl@mercer.edu Track and Field and Cross Country (M & W) Ryan Bailey ................ Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2144 ...............................bailey_r@mercer.edu Men's Golf Steve Bradley ........... Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-5349 .........................bradley_sc@mercer.edu Women's Golf Gary Guyer ................ Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-5625 .............................guyer_gl@mercer.edu Men's Lacrosse Kyle Hannan ............. Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2731 .........................hannan_kr@mercer.edu Football Bobby Lamb ............. Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2713 ............................... football@mercer.edu Men's Soccer Brad Ruzzo ................ Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-4011 ...........................ruzzo_bm@mercer.edu Women's Soccer Tony Economopoulos ... Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2060 ...... economopoulos_ab@mercer.edu Softball James DeFeo ............ Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2263 ..............................defeo_jr@mercer.edu Tennis (M & W) Eric Hayes .................. Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2269 ............................hayes_ea@mercer.edu Women's Volleyball/Sand Volleyball Damian Elder ............ Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2268 .............................elder_dd@mercer.edu Women’s Lacrosse Eve Levinson ............ Head Coach ........................................................................................................(478) 301-2731 .......................levinson_ee@mercer.edu MERCERBEARS.com


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