Linder & Thomas score first goals of the season
Second award for Thomas this week
First Tiger Awards This Season
First Win Over Top-15 Ranked Opponent Since 2012
Tigers recognized for GPA of 3.0 or higher during 2013-14 season.
Memphis Men's Soccer vs SIUE on September 3, 2014, at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Started all 18 games at defender ... Part of a defense that posted five shutouts, marking the 11th time in school history the Tigers recorded five or more shutouts in a season ... Played the full 90 minutes in nine matches ... Logged a season-high 110 minutes against East Tennessee State Sept. 13 ... Assisted on Fakhry Khulfan's game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over Mercer Sept. 24.
Played in 18 matches ... Made 15 starts ... A Conference USA All-Freshman Team pick ... Made his first collegiate start in the 2-2 draw vs. No. 23 Furman ... Recorded first collegiate goal and assist vs. the Paladins ... The three points scored vs. Furman were a season high ... Named to the UAB "Soccer for a Cure" Classic All-Tournament Team for his play against No. 20 Washington and Fairleigh Dickinson ... Notched his second assist of the season on Chandler Gagnon's goal in the 37th minute in the 3-1 win over UAB.
Prior to Memphis:
Played club soccer for multiple teams: Philadelphia Union MLS U18 (2011-12), PA Classics USSF Academy U18 (2012), PA Classics USSF Academy U16 (2009-2011), FC Delco (2007-08) and Supernova (2004-2006) ... USSF Academy National Team was a 2011 national finalist ... Member of State Cup finalist teams in 2005, 2006 and 2008 and State Cup semifinalist squads in 2004, 2005, and 2007 ... Captained the 2012 USSF Academy Team and the 2011 USSF Academy National Finalist Team ... Named a 2008 Rising Star by Soccer America ... Played high school soccer for Coach Brent Fenstermacher at Governor Mifflin High School ... A three-time All-Berks County honoree.
Son of Anthony Thomas and Monica Rainville-Thomas ... Brother, Jordan, played soccer at the University of New Hampshire (2009-12) ... Father played four years of basketball at Castleton State College ... Also enjoys hanging with friends and watching television ... Majoring in finance.