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Dec. 8, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Three Gamecocks have garnered NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) All-South Honors, as announced by the organization on Wednesday. Senior forward Blake Brettschneider garnered first-team accolades, while senior goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer and senior defender Will Traynor were both named to the third team.

Brettschneider earns All-South honors for the first time in his career after a banner year for the Gamecocks in 2010. Brettschneider led South Carolina in goals (7), assists (10) and points (24) in 2010, while he scored three game-winning goals on the year, including the game winner over archrival Clemson. He tallied at least one point in each Conference USA regular season match he played in. His 10 assists were also a C-USA best, as he was the only player in the league to collect double-figure assists.

Maurer earns All-South accolades for the third time in his career, as he was named to the first team in 2008 and was a second-team honoree in 2009. Maurer led Conference USA with 10 shutouts in 2010, playing a career high 2,028 minutes in net for the Gamecocks during his senior season. His nine shutouts matched a career high, while he concluded his career in the Garnet and Black with 28 shutouts, second all-time in South Carolina history. Maurer owns a 1.05 career goals against average.

Traynor earns All-South honors for the first time in his career. A mainstay in the starting lineup throughout his Gamecock career, Traynor enjoyed a career year in 2010, scoring a career high six goals, while adding one assist. Traynor entered the 2010 campaign with four career goals. He was part of nine team shutouts in games he played in during the 2010 season.