Kennetz Awarded Tommy Smith Spirit Award
Conference USA announces Commissioner's Honor Roll
Twenty-seven Tigers post perfect 4.0 GPAs.
Mark Sherrod and Liam Collins named NSCAA All-Midwest Region first team.
Memphis' season comes to a close on a 74th-minute goal by Kentucky.
Junior forward Marks Sherrod was tabbed Conference USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday. Sherrod and junior midfielder Liam Collins were named to the 2012 Preseason All-C-USA Men's Soccer Team as voted on by the coaches. Men's head coach Richie Grant talked to the Memphis Tiger Network about the awards
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2011 (Sophomore): Named All-Conference USA first team ... Ranked fourth in the nation in total assists (11) and assists per game (0.61) ... Led C-USA in assists and assists per game ... His 11 assists is the third-most in a season in schoolhistory, trailing Memphis Hall of Famers Dayton O'Brien (14 in 2004) and Rogerio Lima (12 in 1997) ... The team's second-leading scorer with 13 points ... Started all 18 contests, playing over 1,600 minutes ... Set up Mark Sherrod's game-winning goal in the season opener against Lipscomb ... Scored the game-winner off of a free kick at Belmont and assisted on Lewis Ellis' first collegiate goal ... Posted an assist on Sherrod's game-winner vs. Missouri State ... Notched a pair of assists on two Sherrod goals against South Carolina ... Recorded three assists -- all on Sherrod goals -- against Nebraska-Omaha ... Assisted on J.J. Greer's goal in the Tigers' 3-2 win over No. 9 UCF.
2010 (Freshman): Started 16 of 17 games at midfield ... Led the Tigers with six assists, including five in the last two matches ... Netted first career-goal in his first match against Belmont. Joining teammate Austin Gross in becoming the first Tigers to score in their first college match since Kevin Walsh and Jamie Gilbert scored in the 2006 season opener against Louisville ... A 98th-minute golden goal against Central Arkansas gave the Tigers a 2-1 victory over the Bears ... Career-best, three-assists contest came against Alabama A&M, when he assisted Mark Sherrod's two goals, Cody McCoy's game-winner ... Assisted on both goals in the Tigers' 2-0 win against UAB on the Fox Soccer Channel NSCAA Game of the Week, finding J.J. Greer for the winner and Mark Sherrod for the insurance goal.
Prior to Memphis: Graduated in 2009 from St. Fachtna's De La Salle College (equivalent to high school) ... Attended prep school at Colaiste Stiofan Naofa ... Coached by Liam Murphy ... Team reached semifinals of Umbro Cup ... Also helped lead team to Football Association of Ireland (FAI) U18 Cup championship ... Squad also captured the Munster Cup and were the league champion of the U18 class ... Colaiste Stiofan Naofa was the Cork City champion in 2010 ... Scored 23 goals from midfield during the U17 season ... Notched the most games played on his U17 and U18 squads during their Cork City campaign.
Personal: on of John and Veronica Collins ... Has two brothers, Mark and Owen ... Enjoys listening to music and watching Xavier Hernandez Creus and Andres Iniesta Lujan play together for F.C. Barcelona ... When not playing soccer,enjoys playing a variation of soccer known as futsal, which is mostly played indoors.