Kennetz Awarded Tommy Smith Spirit Award
Conference USA announces Commissioner's Honor Roll
Kenneth Kauker and Jackson Boonstra sign with Tigers.
Twenty-seven Tigers post perfect 4.0 GPAs.
Bailey Pembroke, Andreas Guentner and Mark Sherrod receive NSCAA Scholar All-South Region honors.
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 (Redshirt Sophomore): Earned the following 2011 honors: NSCAA All-America third team and College Soccer News All-American third team, CoSIDA Academic All-America third team, NSCAA All-Midwest Region first team, CoSIDA Academic All-District first team, Conference USA Player of the Year, C-USA Offensive Player of the Year, All-Conference USA first team and C-USA All-Academic Team ... One of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy ... One of 37 finalists for SoccerNewsNet College Boot award.
Set the school's season goals-scored record (19) ... Tied Sean Frasor's season record for points (42) ... Led the nation in goals per game (1.06) ... Ranked nationally in points per game (2.33; 2nd), total goals (19; 3rd) and total points (42; 4th).
Started all 18 games, playing 1,514 minutes of game time ... Notched seven game-winning goals ... Scored a goal in the Tigers' first three games vs. Lipscomb, Belmont and Missouri State ... Tallied the game-winning goal against Wisconsin, giving head coach Richie Grant his school-record 111th career victory ... Scored the lone goal, after losing his shoe, in the Tigers' win at No. 18 Bradley ... Scored a goal against Evansville ... Named to the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic All-Tournament Team after games against Bradley and Evansville ... Scored two goals against South Carolina ... Tallied an assist on Wil Linder's 38th-minute goal against FIU ... Recorded a hat-trick against Nebraska-Omaha ... Notched a second-consecutive hat-trick at Tulsa ... After back-to-back hat-tricks, named Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week, C-USA Offensive Player of the Week, Soccer America Men's Player of the Week and Men's National Team of the Week, SoccerSavings.com/Soccer News Net Men's College Player of the Week, TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's College Team of the Week and College Soccer News National Team of the Week for Oct. 10-16 ... Scored an insurance goal in the 78th minute against Kentucky ... Recorded two goals against Central Arkansas ... Posted five points on two goals and an assist against No. 10 UCF ... Following wins against UCA and No. 10 UCF (Oct. 24-30), named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week, College Soccer News National Player of the Week and Team of the Week, TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's College Team of the Week, CS360 Primetime Performer of the Week ... Assisted on Lewis Ellis' 2nd-minute goal at SMU.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Became a focal point of the Tigers offense in 2010, mustering four goals ... Led Tigers in shots with 38 on the season ... Assisted on the Tigers' first goal of 2010, feeding Parker Duncan in the 15th minute against Belmont ... Scored his first career goal against SIU Edwardsville in the 81st minute ... Scored three goals in back-to-back victories to end the season with two scores against Alabama A&M and an 82nd-minute insurance goal in the season finale against UAB.
2009 (Freshman): Redshirted due to injury sufferd prior to Memphis.
Prior to Memphis: Signed with the U of M after competing for two seasons as a member of the Knoxville Football Club ... Named ESPN Rise all-american third team ... Coached by John Craven as a member of the Knoxville Football Club, the same club that produced Memphis teammates Cody McCoy and Parker Duncan ... Won the 2007 and 2008 state championship at the club level as a member of the Knoxville Football Club ... Club team also won the Division III Premier League Championship in 2008 ... Played two seasons on the Lakeway Kickers club team ... Coach for the Lakeway Kickers was Mike McDonald ... Attended Carter High School in Knoxville, where he was coached by Gene Chunn ... Named 2009 Gatorade Tennessee Boys' Soccer Player of the Year ... 2009 Knoxville News-Sentinel Prep Extra Player of the Year ... An all-state selection from 2006-09 ... Earned all-district first team in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... High school team MVP his freshman and sophomore seasons ... Led his district and region in goals as a freshman, sophomore and junior at Carter High School ... Finished career with 172 goals and 50 assists, both Carter High School records ... Served as high school team captain his junior season ... A member of Tennessee ODP for three seasons.
Personal: Son of Sonny and Diane Sherrod ... Has one brother, Will.