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Eric Martinez

  • position Defense/Midfield
  • height 6-1
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Fort Mill, S.C.
  • High school Providence Day School
  • position Defense/Midfield
  • height 6-1
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Fort Mill, S.C.
  • High school Providence Day School

Eric Martinez Bio

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

-2009, 2010, 2011 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
– 2009, 2010, 2011 C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal
– 2009, 2010, 2011 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
– 2011 Team Coaches Award
2011 (R-sophomore)
Started all 19 contests at central defender along with teammate Kevin Stam … Posted one goal and one assist, while helping the defensive line collect three shutouts … Also posted 13 shots, including five on goal … Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team … Also named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team … Earned an assist on game-winning goal in 3-2 comeback win at Memphis (Sept. 24) … Tallied the first goal of his career in thrilling 1-0 double overtime victory at No. 16 UCF (Nov. 1) … The win vs. 16th-ranked 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 … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also received the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above … Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll … Along with Stam, earned the team’s Coaches Award. 2010 (sophomore)
Started four contests, collecting one assist, before missing the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury … Earned assist, the first of his career, in 2-0 win over archrival Clemson (Sept. 3) … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also received the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above … Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2009 (freshman)
Saw action in 13 contests with 10 starts as a true freshman … Majority of playing time came on the defensive line … Registered two shots on the season … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also received the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above … Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. Pre-College
Played prep career for coach Bill Finneyfrock at Providence Day High School in Charlotte, N.C. … Named a Parade Magazine High School Boy’s All-American (2009) … Named an ESPNRISE.com First Team All-American (May 2009) … Also earned EA Sports All-America accolades (June 2009) … Member of the U-18 U.S. Men’s National Team … NSCAA/Adidas Youth High All-American (Dec. 2008) … Named an ESPN.com Top 10 Recruit (2009 class) … Region III ODP (Olympic Development Program) team member … Named the North Carolina State High School Player of the Year (coaches) following senior season … Also named the Charlotte Observer North Carolina State Player of the Year … Earned all-conference, all-region and all-state honors (2006-08) during prep career … Played club soccer for coach Todd Hermann on the North Meck Storm squad. Personal
Son of Amelia and David Martinez … A management major.

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