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South Carolina Gamecocks men's soccer

South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina Gamecocks athletic logo

University University of South Carolina
Conference CUSA
Location Columbia, SC
Head Coach Mark Berson (34th year)
Stadium Stone Stadium
(Capacity: 5,700)
Nickname Gamecocks
Colors Garnet and Black

             

NCAA Tournament Runner Up
1993
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1979, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
C-USA: 2005, 2010
Conference Regular Season Champions
Metro: 1993
C-USA: 2011

The South Carolina Gamecocks men's soccer team represents the University of South Carolina and competes in Conference USA. The team has been coached by Mark Berson since its inception in 1978 and has participated in 20 NCAA Tournaments, reaching the Quarterfinals on four occasions. Since 1981, South Carolina has played its home games at Stone Stadium, which is affectionately called "The Graveyard" by South Carolina fans due to an adjoining cemetery.

Program history

South Carolina first fielded a Men's soccer team in 1978 under the direction of current coach Mark Berson. The program wasted little time making a name for itself on the national stage, as it reached the NCAA Quarterfinals in 1985. The 14-year period from 1985-1998 was a dominant era for South Carolina, as it posted a 213-61-22 overall record with 12 NCAA Tournament appearances. Of the 12 NCAA Tournament trips during this run, the Gamecocks advanced to the Second Round or beyond on nine occasions.

Throughout its history, South Carolina has made 20 NCAA Tournaments, with four Quarterfinal appearances, two Semifinal appearances, and a 1993 National Runner-up finish. The 1993 squad won 16 contests before falling to Virginia 2-0 in the National Title game. The Gamecocks' most recent NCAA Tournament appearance came in 2011. Since the SEC does not sponsor NCAA Men's Soccer, South Carolina has participated as an Independent (even in its original years in the Metro Conference), finally joining the Metro for men's soccer in 1993 and 1994, but was forced back to independent status until 2005, when the two men's soccer-playing SEC schools (Kentucky the other) joined the reunified Conference USA.

In terms of conference championships, South Carolina won the Metro Conference season title in 1993 and the Conference USA tournament in 2005 and 2010, along with its regular season title in 2011.

Head coaches

Year-by-year results

Championships

Records

All-Time career leaders

Career Points
Rank Player Goals Assists Points Years
1 Doug Allison 63 32 158 1984-87
2 Chris Faklaris 55 14 124 1991-94
3 Clint Mathis 53 15 121 1994-97
4 Clark Brisson 36 26 98 1987-90
5 Dan Ratcliff 37 20 94 1983-86
6 Jordan Quinn 37 13 87 1999-02
7 Andrew Coggins 33 15 81 1988-91
8 Brian Winstead 33 14 80 1978-79
9 Billy Baumhoff 22 34 78 1991-94
Rob Smith 19 40 78 1991-94
11 John Harr 28 20 76 1997-99
12 Arni Arnthorsson 22 25 69 1984-87
13 Dave Goodchild 28 12 68 1979-82
14 Rubén Tufiño 18 30 66 1989-92
15 Joey Worthen 25 15 65 1998-01
Career Goals
Rank Player Goals Years
1 Doug Allison 63 1984-87
2 Chris Faklaris 55 1991-94
3 Clint Mathis 53 1994-97
4 Dan Ratcliff 37 1983-86
Jordan Quinn 37 1999-02
6 Clark Brisson 36 1987-90
7 Andrew Coggins 33 1988-91
Brian Winstead 33 1978-79
9 Dave Goodchild 28 1992–2004
John Harr 28 1997-99
Career Assists
Rank Player Assists Years
1 Rob Smith 40 1991-94
2 Billy Baumhoff 34 1991-94
3 Doug Allison 32 1984-87
4 Rubén Tufiño 30 1989-92
5 Clark Brisson 26 1987-90
6 Arni Arnthorsson 25 1984-87
7 Grenville Pope 23 1985-88
8 Mike Sambursky 22 2003–2006
9 Dan Ratcliff 20 1983-86
John Harr 20 1997-99
Scott Cook 20 1985-87
Matt Haiduk 20 1989-93
Career Goals-Against Average
Rank Player GAA Years
1 Charles Arndt 0.70 1985-88
2 Chris Foley 0.72 1986-89
3 Paul Turin 0.86 1978-79
4 Henry Ring 1.03 1997-00
John Mills 1.03 1987-90
Career Shutouts
Rank Player Shutouts Years
1 Charles Arndt 29.5 1985-88
2 Jimmy Maurer 28 2007-10
3 Henry Ring 25.5 1997-00
4 David Turner 21.5 1990-93
5 Glen Thompson 21 1980, 82-84

Single season records

Points: 53, Clint Mathis-1995
Goals: 25, Clint Mathis-1995
Assists: 16, Rubén Tufiño-1989
GAA: 0.49, Charles Arndt-1987
Shutouts: 13, Warren Lipka - 1985

Notable former players

Current professionals

Retired professionals

In other fields

See also

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