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Mark Wiltse

  • position Midfielder/Defender
  • height 6-
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Belle Meade, N.J.
  • High school Montgomery
  • position Midfielder/Defender
  • height 6-
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Belle Meade, N.J.
  • High school Montgomery

Mark Wiltse Bio

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2010
Returned to South Carolina squad for fifth year of eligibility after suffering season-ending leg injury during 2009 season opener … Started all 21 games in which he saw action … Tallied one goal and one assist on the year … Posted 13 shots, including four on goal … Collected assist on game winner vs. archrival Clemson (Sept. 3) … Scored lone goal in 3-0 victory over Memphis (Oct. 31) on Senior Day … Goal vs. the Tigers marked the first game winner of his career … Named to the Nov. 2 TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week for his efforts vs. Memphis.

2009
Received a medical redshirt after suffering season-ending leg injury in season opener vs. Charlotte (Sept. 1) … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2008
Shared team captain responsibilities with Jimmy Maurer and Jeff Scannella … Started 18 games at right back for the Gamecock defense … Named Third Team All-Conference USA … Part of a strong defensive unit that allowed just 16 goals on the year, the fewest allowed by a Carolina squad since the 1998 season … Helped the Gamecock defense record nine shutouts on the year … Tallied seven shots, including two in 4-0 win against Davidson (Sept. 19) and two in 1-1 tie versus UAB (Oct. 29) … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2007
Saw action in all 19 matches, making 18 starts … Selected to the All-Conference USA Third Team … Named to the adidas Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team … Contributed two goals and two assists, including assist on game-winning goal in overtime victory against Kentucky (Nov. 9) … Scored first goal of the season in 4-0 win over Presbyterian (Sept. 4) … Key member of the defensive unit that allowed just 21 goals on the year, including a league-low seven goals during C-USA play … Helped the Gamecock defense record six shutouts on the year … Also contributed an assist in 3-1 victory against Marshall (Oct. 27) … Tallied final goal of the season in C-USA Tournament against Tulsa (Nov. 16) … Named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Shared the team[apos]s Strength & Conditioning Award with Tyler Ruthven.

2006
Started all 15 matches in which he appeared … Made the Conference USA All-Freshman Team … Joined classmate Jeff Scannella on TopDrawerSoccer.com[apos]s All-Rookie team … Played outside back and helped the Gamecocks record five shutouts … Missed the match at Wofford (Aug. 28) due to an ankle injury … Sat out against UCF (Oct. 21) due to yellow card accumulation.

Pre-College
Participated in the United States U-17 National Team residency program (2003-04) …A part of the youth U.S. National Team (2002-2005) … Selected a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American (2003-06) … Named to the U.S. Youth Soccer All-America (1988 age group) team in 2006 … Invited to the prestigious adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in 2004 and 2005, earning All-Star honors both years … Also appeared on ESPN SoccerNet.com[apos]s Top 15 ESP Players in 2004 … Played for coach Shaun McCulkin at Montgomery High School … Served as team captain and collected team MVP honors during his senior year … Also earned all-conference, all-county and all-state recognition … Helped Montgomery High to the county finals in 2004 and the sectional semifinals in 2005 … Competed for coach Sam Nellins and the PDA Cantona club soccer team, which won the New Jersey State Championship (2002-2005) and made it to the regional semifinals in 2005 … Played on the Region I Olympic Development Team, 2002-2006 … Also competed in basketball and lacrosse while in high school … Served as CYA Group Leader and as a Community Service Project Coordinator … An Honor Roll student.

Personal
Represented the South Carolina Athletics Department at the NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference in 2008 … Played for the Central Jersey PDL team during the summer of 2010 … Played for the New York/New Jersey Red Bull U-20 squad during the summer of 2008 … Parents are George and Sunny Wiltse … Earned his undergraduate degree in management and marketing, now a graduate student working towards Masters degree in human resources.

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