Senior forward recognized for the third consecutive season.
Mark Sherrod and Liam Collins earn conference recognition for third consecutive season.
Fakhry Khulfan scored his fourth goal of the season for the Tigers.
No. 6 Seed Memphis (9-7-1, 3-5-0) opens the inaugural American Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Championship in Orlando against No. 3 Seed UCF (7-4-5, 4-1-3)
Memphis (9-7-1, 3-5) travels to Orlando to take on the Knights (7-4-5, 4-1-3) on Saturday afternoon.
As the 2013 men's soccer season approaches, its time for photo day again and we talked to a few of the seniors about the upcoming season and their expectations.
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
2013 (RS Senior):
A First Team All-American Athletic Conference selection ... Named team captain for the 2013 season ... Earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team ... Played in and started in all 18 matches at forward for the Tigers ... Leads the team in goals with seven and points with 16 ... Tied for fourth on the team in assists with two ... Ranks third in school history in career goals (42) and career points (96) ... Earned the following pre-season honors: Named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List for the third consecutive season ... Nominated for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award ... Named a pre-season All-American First Team selection by the league's coaches ... A perfect four-of-four on penalty kicks ... Played the full 90 minutes in seven different matches and played a season-high 110 minutes against ETSU on Sept. 13 ... Named to the Best XI Tournament Team at the Ryan Rossi Memorial Classic (Aug 30-Sept. 1) in Northridge, Calif. ... Assisted on Hunter Danna's game-winning goal in the 87th minute of a 2-1 victory over Oral Roberts on Sept. 8 ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the UAB "Soccer for a Cure" Classic (Sept. 13-15) ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 2-0 victory over Cincinnati on Sept. 21 ... Named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 23, the fourth such weekly honor of his career ... Converted a penalty kick in the 83rd minute of a 3-1 victory over Mercer on Sept. 24 ... Scored another penalty kick goal in a 2-1 loss to #15 UAB on Oct. 2 ... Posted the game-tying goal in the 85th minute of a 2-1 victory over UCA on Oct. 16 ... Scored against Temple in a 2-1 loss on Oct. 19 ... Named to the American Athletic Conference's weekly "Honor Roll" on Oct. 21 ... Scored two goals against SMU in a 3-2 victory over SMU on Oct. 23 ... The two-goal game was Sherrod's ninth multi-goal contest of his career.
2012 (RS Junior):
Earned the Following 2012 honors: NSCAA All-Midwest first team, Conference USA Offensive Player of the year, All-C-USA first team, Hermann Trophy Watch List, Soccer NewsNet College Boot Finalist, C-USA Player of the Week (11/5/12), NSCAA Player of the Week (11/7/12), College Soccer News Team of the Week (11/5/12), NSCAA Player of the Week 11/7/12), Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men's Soccer Player of the Week (11/6/12), College Soccer News Team of the Week (11/5/12), Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America second team, CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Team, NSCAA Men's University Division Scholar All-America first team, NSCAA Scholar All-South Region first team, C-USA All-Academic Team.
Played in 18 matches for the Tigers starting all 18 contests ... Notched a total of three game-winning goals ... Recorded two multi-goal matches booting two against Tulsa (10/13) and #14 SMU (11/2) ... In the opening match of the season against Wisconsin (8/24), notched one goal and one assist ... Named to the Diadora-Spinks/Furman Gray Memorial Tournament Team for his play against Charleston (9/7) and #23 Furman (9/9) ... Booted the game-winning goal against FDU (9/16) on a penalty kick in the 28th minute ... Picked-up four points against Drake (9/22) scoring two goals and notching one assist ... In Memphis' 2-2 tie with Tulsa (10/13), found the net twice booting goals in the 26th and 40th minutes of the match ... Scored the game-winning goal (64th minute) in the Tigers' 2-1 win over South Carolina (10/20) ... Lifted Memphis to a 2-1 victory over #14 SMU scoring a goal in the 40th minute and booting the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute on a penalty kick ... For his efforts against #14 SMU, Sherrod was named Disney/NSCAA Offensive Player of the Week, Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and TSWA Men's Soccer Player of the Week ... Moved to fifth all-time in program-history in goals (35) and sixth in points (80) ... In Conference USA, ranked third in goals (12), points (28) and points-per-game (1.56).
2011 (RS 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 (RS 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.
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.
Son of Sonny and Diane Sherrod ... Has one brother, Will.