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Jeff Scannella

  • position Defender/Midfielder
  • height 5-8
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
  • High school Northview
  • position Defender/Midfielder
  • height 5-8
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
  • High school Northview

Jeff Scannella Bio

• 2006 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
• 2006 All-Conference USA Third Team; All-Freshman Team
• 2006 All-Freshman Team
• 2006 All-Rookie Team
• 2006 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
• 2006 Strength and Conditioning Award Winner
• 2007 All-Conference USA First Team
• 2007 NSCAA All-South Region Second Team
• 2007 Honorable Mention Team of the Year
• 2007 John M. Johnson Memorial Award Winner
• 2007 Brian Winstead Memorial Award Winner
• 2008 All-Conference USA Second Team

Shared team captain responsibilities with Jimmy Maurer and Mark Wiltse … Started all 19 games in the Carolina midfield … Earned All-Conference USA Second-Team honors … Tallied two goals and two assists on the year for a total of six points … Posted 17 shots, including eight on goal … Collected first goal of the year in 3-0 win over Lehigh (Sept. 12) in opening game of adidas Gamecock Classic … Earned first assist of the season in 4-0 road win at College of Charleston (Sept. 19) and followed two games later with his second goal of the year, the game-winner in 4-0 victory over Davidson (Sept. 27) … Collected an assist in 2-0 win against FIU (Oct. 4) in C-USA season opener.

Started all 19 games at left midfield for the Gamecocks … Garnered All-Conference USA First-Team, Honorable Mention Team of the Year and NSCAA All-South Region Second-Team accolades … Led Carolina with seven goals on the year, including four game-winning marks … Also contributed three assists and 26 shots … Finished tied for sixth in C-USA standings with seven goals on the year … Tallied first goal of the season in 4-0 Gamecock shutout of Presbyterian College (Sept. 4) in home opener … Tallied back-to-back game winners against UAB (Sept. 28) and in come-from-behind win at Davidson (Oct. 3) … Named to the Team of the Week (Oct. 2) for game-winning tally against UAB … Scored in third-straight contest, contributing one goal and one assist in victory at Florida International (Oct. 7) … Earned the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week award (Oct. 8) for collecting goals in three straight contests, including league victories over UAB and FIU … Tallied a season-high three shots on goal in 1-1 tie at Memphis (Oct. 20) … Scored Carolina[apos]s lone goal in 2-1 loss in nationally televised contest on FOX Soccer Channel against SMU (Oct. 24) … Collected game-winning goal in 3-1 C-USA victory over Marshall (Oct. 27) … Tallied final goal of the season, the game winner, in 2-1 overtime upset of Memphis (Nov. 14) in the opening round of the C-USA Championship … Took two penalty kicks on the year, scoring both … Won the team[apos]s John M. Johnson Award and the Brian Winstead award.

Selected 2006 Conference USA Freshman of the Year … Also named to the All-Conference Third-Team and the league[apos]s All-Freshman Team … Honored by as a member of its All-Freshman squad … Also made[apos]s All-Rookie Team … Started all 17 matches … Finished the season as the Gamecocks[apos] third-leading scorer after compiling 10 points on three goals and four assists … His four assists tied for the eighth-best in school history among freshmen … Proved to be extremely effective on corner kicks as all four assists were on corner kick goals … Logged one assist in his first career game, the season opener against No. 5 Clemson (Aug. 25) … Scored his first goal, the game winner, in the final minutes against Temple (Sept. 8) … Scored a goal and added an assist in the Gamecocks[apos] 3-2 victory at N.C. State … Had an assist in the team[apos]s 2-0 win over No. 25 UAB (Sept. 27) … Netted his third goal, also the game winner, versus Florida International (Oct. 7) … Attempted a season-high six shots at Marshall (Oct. 14) … Made the C-USA Honor Roll … Won the team[apos]s Strength & Conditioning Award.

Participated in the United States U-17 National Team residency program (2003-04) … Selected a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) High School All-American 2003-05 … Played for the U.S. U-15 National Team in 2002 … Participated in the prestigious adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in 2005 … Played for Tony Cianciola at Northview High School … Named the 2005 Fulton County Player of the Year … Also selected the 5A Player of the Month in March, 2005… Earned team MVP honors in 2005 … Helped Northview achieve its first-ever state ranking in 2005 … Played club soccer for Atlanta Fire United and coach Massoud Roushandel … Team won the Georgia State Championship 2002, 2003 and 2004 … Member of the Super Y Region Team in 2003 and 2004 … Played for the Georgia State Olympic Development team 2001-2005 … Member of the Region III Team, 2002-2006 … Member of the National Honor Society.

Born Aug. 13, 1988 … Played for the Bradenton Academics PDL squad during the summer of 2009 … Played for the Atlanta Silverbacks PDL team during the summer of 2008 … Parents are Charlie and Susan Scannella … Majoring in political science … Full name is Jeffrey Daniel Scannella.