Memphis welcomes UCF for a second conference match up this season
Memphis (4-2-2, 0-0-1) heads to UCA (2-5-0, 0-1-0) for non-conference match
A second half goal from Chandler Gagnon helps Memphis tie UCF
Tigers now 3-2-1 this season
Memphis and Missouri State named co-champions of SMU Invitational.
College Sports Madness' preseason All-American Athletic Conference second team ... Played in 17 matches and started 16 at left back ... Logged 90 minutes or more in 15 contests, including a season-high 110 minutes against East Tennessee State Sept. 13 ... Netted one goal for two points ... Had nine shots, including four on goal ... Scored Memphis' lone goal in a 4-1 setback to Cal State Northridge Sept. 1.
Played 18 matches and started 14 ... Recorded four goals and one assist for nine points ... Netted his first goal of the season against Wisconsin in the fifth minute ... Notched an unassisted golden goal in the second overtime in a 2-1 win over Belmont ... Booted his third goal in the 53rd minute of a 2-2 double-overtime draw vs. No. 23 Furman ... For his performances against Belmont and Furman, named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week ... Against FIU, assisted on Benjamin Ciosanski's golden goal in the second overtime for the 2-1 win ... Netted his fourth goal -- a 35-yard laser in the 37th minute -- against UAB ... Also provided valuable minutes in all three of the shutout wins.
A Conference USA All-Freshman Team pick ... Started all 18 games ... Ranked as the nation's No. 27 freshman on TopDrawerSoccer.com's mid-season "Top 100 Freshmen" ... Scored two goals and recorded one assist for five points ... Helped the defense hold No. 18 Bradley to zero shots on goal in a 1-0 win over the Braves ... Notched first career goal -- also first career game-winner -- against FIU ... First career assist came on Andreas Guentner's game-winning goal against Nebraska-Omaha ... Instrumental in helping the Tigers defense secure six shutouts, the most since 2007 ... Significant contributor in the defense posting a 366:42-minute shutout streak, a stretch that began against Marshall and ended on a penalty-kick goal in the 90th minute at UAB ... Scored the game-tying goal in 89th minute against UCF at the C-USA Tournament.
Prior to Memphis:
Starred for nearby Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, Tenn. ... Two-time Gatorade Tennessee Boys Soccer Player of the Year (2010, 2011) ... Ranked among the nation's top-35 players in 2011 by CollegeSoccerNews.com (23rd) and TopDrawerSoccer.com (31st) ... An ESPN RISE All-America first team pick ... 2010 and 2011 Commercial Appeal "Best of Preps" Player of the Year ... 2010 and 2011 Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) and Tennessee High School Coaches All-State first team selection ... Participated on the 2010 and 2011 Discover Europe Tour for the United States ... Served as the U.S. team captain during the 2011 tour ... Long-time member of the Tennessee Olympic Development program ... Played on the club level for the Tennessee Rush and Coach Alex Williams.
Son of David and Linda Gagnon ... Came to the U of M to help bring a soccer championship to his hometown university ... Also a black belt in Taekwondo and a gold medalist at the AAU Junior Olympics ... Majoring in marketing management.