23  Lars Thorstensen
Lars Thorstensen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sandesfjord, Norway

Last College:
Lambuth University

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1 L


2000: Easily made the transition from NAIA, ranking second on the team in points (34), goals (13) and assists (8) during his first year at the U of M...One of only four Tigers to play in all 20 matches, starting 17 times...Tallied four multi-goal games and posted four game-winners...Finished with two points during 2000 Conference USA Tournament...During 2-1 league victory at Cincinnati, scored both goals for Memphis after inheriting early 1-0 deficit...Recorded two goals in U of M?s 7-1 win over Central Florida at Charlotte Puma Classic ...One week later added another multi-goal effort, netting two strikes during 5-2 victory over Stetson in Reebok South Florida Classic ...Produced two assists in Tigers 3-1 league win at DePaul ...Provided game-winning assist during 1-0 victory against visiting conference foe Marquette ...During 10-0 demolition over Bison of Lipscomb, recorded eight-point effort after notching first career hat-trick to go with two assists...In Tigers? 2-1 home victory over Alabama A&M, notched the game-winner with less than one minute remaining in regulation...Selected as the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for two-goal performance at Cincinnati...2000 Third-Team all-C-USA honoree... AT LAMBUTH: Spent two seasons as the offensive leader for Lambuth in the Mid South Conference...Scored 56 goals through his first two seasons there and was a First-Team NAIA All-American selection as a sophomore...Was named the Mid South Conference Most Valuable Player both years at Lambuth...First season at Lambuth was spent under current Tiger head coach Richie Grant, who recruited him to Lambuth from his hometown of Sandesfjord, Norway.

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