2011 Men's Soccer Recap; Virtual Guide Released
Nov. 29, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The 2011 Men's Soccer Virtual Guide has been posted to GoTigersGo.com for viewing. This season's virtual guide chronicles the 2011 team and its successes, providing an in-depth look at the men's soccer program.
Paced by All-American candidate Mark Sherrod, Memphis recorded its best season since 2004. The Tigers went 11-6-1, with wins over 18th-ranked Bradley and 10th-ranked UCF, while earning a place in the six-team Conference USA Tournament.
With the Tigers 2-1 win at Wisconsin on September 11, Richie Grant won his 111th game as head coach, eclipsing the career-wins mark set by Grant's predecessor Chris Bartels.
Sophomore Mark Sherrod broke Sean Frasor's 2001 record for goals scored in a season (19) on his second goal in Memphis' 3-2 win over No. 10 UCF. Sherrod eventually tied Frasor's record for points scored in a season with 42. The center forward was named C-USA Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team. In addition, Sherrod earned CoSIDA Academic All-District and C-USA All-Academic Honors.
Sherrod led the nation in goals per game, while ranking in the top four of three other statistical categories, points per game (2nd), total goals (3rd) and total points (4th). He is one of 37 finalists for the Soccer News Net College Boot, the publication's version of national player of the year.
Liam Collins joined Grant and Sherrod in the record books. He recorded 11 assists on the year, good for third-most in a season by a Tiger. Collins was a C-USA All-Conference First Team selection and ranked fourth in the nation in assists per game and total assists.
Three seniors, Parker Duncan, Cody McCoy and Thomas Shannon, completed their playing careers at the U of M and will graduate this spring. Combined, the three student-athletes played in 194 contests as Memphis Tigers.
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