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Alex Long

  • position Goalkeeper
  • height 6-2
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Cary, N.C.
  • High school Green Hope
  • position Goalkeeper
  • height 6-2
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Cary, N.C.
  • High school Green Hope

Alex Long Bio

• 2009, 2010, 2011 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
• 2009, 2010, 2011 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2011 (R-sophomore)
Started all 19 games in goal, finishing the season with a 1.56 goals against average, which ranked eighth in Conference USA, while collecting 52 saves on the year … Registered three shutouts … Also tallied an assist in 2-2 tie vs. Kentucky (Nov. 4), which helped clinch a share of the C-USA regular-season title for Carolina … Collected four saves in first start of his career vs. College of Charleston (Aug. 28) … Posted three saves in 2-1 win vs. Charlotte (Sept. 6) … Competing at the Dartmouth Classic, posted four saves in 2-2 double overtime tie vs. Bradley (Sept. 16) … Earned first shutout of his career in 1-0 win at UAB (Oct. 4) in league play … Also earned shutouts vs. NC State (Oct. 25) and in 1-0 win at No. 16 UCF (Nov. 1) … The win at UCF helped secure a share of the C-USA regular-season title and also gave South Carolina head coach Mark Berson the 450th win of his career … Collected five saves in NCAA Tournament contest vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 17) … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2010 (R-freshman)
Saw first action of his college career vs. Memphis (Oct. 31), playing 17 minutes of shutout action in 3-0 win … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009
Redshirted … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Played prep career for head coach Andrew Chadwick at Green Hope High School … Named a Parade Magazine High School Boy[apos]s All-American (2009) … Member of the U-18 U.S. Men[apos]s National Team … U-18 Men[apos]s National Team Camp (Jan 2008, Dec. 2008); U-18 U.S. Men[apos]s National Team Camp – Lisbon, Portugal (May 2008); U-18 U.S. Men[apos]s National Team Camp – Sydney, Australia (Jan. 2009) … NSCAA/Adidas Youth High School All-American (Dec. 2008) … Region III ODP (Olympic Development Program) team member … An all-state honoree … Played club soccer for CASL Chelsea FC Academy and coach Rusty Scarborough.

Personal
Son of Gina and Tommy Long … A marketing major.

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