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SPORTS WILD VOTED A-SUN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR USC Upstate freshman forward Gordon Wild has been selected as the Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year and a unanimous First Team All-Conference selection. Wild becomes the first Upstate men's soccer player in program history to be named A-Sun Freshman of the Year after turning in the best offensive performance during a season in the Division I era. The Steimel, Germany, native logged 14 goals this season, including three-game winners, and one assist for 29 points. In his first season as a Spartan, Wild set the Spartans Division I era record for career goals and points, as well as the Division I single-season record in both categories. He currently leads the nation in goals per game, points per game, shots per game and shots on-goal per game, and is second in goals. He also finished the regular season first in the A-Sun in goals, points and shots. Wild scored a Division I era record four goals for Upstate in a school record-breaking 7-0 win at Presbyterian College, marking the first time in 11 years a Spartan has scored four goals in a game. The four goals are also tied for seventh-most in a game in A-Sun history. He recorded his first career hat trick in a 5-4 home win over Winthrop. Gordon Wild is the 2015 A-Sun Freshman of the Year. TWO SPARTANS EARN FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE HONOR Gordon Wild Senior defender Tucker Beerman and sophomore midfielder Leon Schwarzer have been named as First Team All-Conference selections. Schwarzer started in all 12 games this season. The sophomore led the Spartans in assists with five, and ranked second in goals with six and points with 17. He was first in the A-Sun in assists, third in points and tied for third in goals. Nationally, he is 15th in points per game, 29th in assists per game and 37th in goals per game. Beerman started in all 11 games he appeared in this season at the defender position. A team captain, Beerman attempted a total of 11 shots with two of those going on-goal. He was the anchor of an Upstate defense that held opponents scoreless three times with one coming in conference play during a 0-0 draw against Stetson. Tucker Beerman Leon Schwarzer Fall 2015 Upstate Magazine Magazine 22  22


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