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Jan. 17, 2003

COLUMBIA, S.C.- Former South Carolina Gamecock men’s soccer player Tim Glowienka was taken in the third round of the Major League Soccer Super Draft by the NY/NJ Metrostars today in Kansas City, Mo. Glowienka will join former Gamecock Clint Mathis on the Metrostars’ roster.

While at South Carolina, Glowienka played in all but two games during his collegiate career. This year Glowienka scored the game-winning goal, off a free kick, against Charlotte. Gloweinka was a staple defender for South Carolina throughout his career. This past season the Gamecocks, ranked in the top 25 for most of the season, held their opponents to an average of one goal per game.

With his selection in the draft, Glowienka joins three former Gamecocks currently on MLS rosters. One of the 2002 U.S. World Cup team members, Clint Mathis, is with the New York/New Jersey Metrostars. Fellow World Cup teammate Josh Wolff was involved in a draft day trade, going from the Chicago Fire to the Kansas City Wizards for the third overall pick. Henry Ring is the backup goalkeeper with the Chicago Fire.

In the past 25 years of Gamecocks soccer under Head Coach Mark Berson the Gamecocks have now placed 38 players in the professional ranks. Those individuals were drafted by teams either in the North American soccer leagues or in foreign leagues.

“I am very happy for Tim,” commented Head Coach Mark Berson. “He had an excellent career at South Carolina, helping lead the Gamecocks to three NCAA Tournaments in four years. New York has a great organization and I know we all wish him the best of luck in taking the next step of his career.”