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Sam Arthur
Sam Arthur

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roswell, Ga.

Last College:
Greater Atlanta Christian School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 177

Position:
Forward


2010
Saw action in 21 contests with 20 starts ... Missed opening game of the season vs. Clemson due to foot injury suffered over the summer ... Tallied one goal and collected two assists on the year ... Posted three shots in 1-0 win over Wake Forest (Sept. 28) and on Senior Day vs. Memphis (Oct. 31) ... Collected first assist of the season at Marshall (Oct. 23) ... Earned assist on Carolina's first goal in 2-1 win vs. SMU (Nov. 12) in Conference USA Tournament semifinals ... Scored lone goal of the season vs. Michigan (Oct. 28) in NCAA Tournament play ... Finished South Carolina career with 26 goals, including 10 game winners, and nine assists.

2009
Started all 18 games ... Named to the preseason All-Conference USA team ... Led the team in points (18), goals (8), game-winning goals (3) and shots (45) ... Ranked among conference leaders in goals (t-5th) and game-winning goals (t-3rd) ... Named to the All-Conference USA first team and the C-USA All-Academic Team ... Earned First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III honors and was named a Third Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ... Scored one goal and registered three shots in season-opening win over Charlotte (Sept. 1) ... Followed with first game-winning goal of the season in 1-0 victory over archrival Clemson (Sept. 4) on the road ... Named to the Soccer America Team of the Week (Sept. 8) ... Added an assist on Tyler Ruthven's game-winning tally in 1-0 win over George Mason (Sept. 13), competing in adidas Gamecock Classic to help propel South Carolina to second-place finish in annual event ... Also tallied a season-high seven shots vs. GMU ... Scored second game-winning tally of the season in 1-0 win over Northern Illinois (Sept. 20), competing at the Lakeside Classic in Evanston, Ill. ... Scored two goals in back-to-back contests, first in 3-1 road win in C-USA opener at UCF (Oct. 4), followed by a two-goal, five-shot effort in 3-2 victory over intrastate rival Furman (Oct. 7) ... Earned TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week honors (Oct. 12) ... Scored final goal of the season in 3-2 victory over SMU (Oct. 14) ... Tallied three shots vs. Marshall (Oct. 31) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Earned the team's Brian Winstead Memorial Award.

2008
Started all 19 games ... Led the team and Conference USA in points (27), goals (12) and game-winning goals ... Also led the team in shots (52) and shots on goal (28) ... Named to the All-C-USA First Team and the C-USA All-Academic Team ... Collected NSCAA All-South Region Second-Team honors ... Earned First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III accolades and was named a Second Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American ... Kicked off the season with a stellar performance against archrival Clemson, scoring game-winning tally, while adding an assist in 2-0 victory (Aug. 29) ... Scored lone Carolina goal in 1-1 tie versus Presbyterian (Sept. 2) ... Collected assist in loss to North Carolina (Sept. 5), competing at the Wake Forest Deacon Classic ... Began a string of three-consecutive games scoring two goals in 3-0 victory over Lehigh (Sept. 12) in opening match of adidas Gamecock Classic ... Tallied both goals in 2-0 victory over Jacksonville (Sept. 14) to propel squad to adidas Gamecock Classic title ... Named offensive MVP of the tournament ... Earned TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Week honors for performance at Gamecock Classic ... Scored two goals in third-consecutive match, leading team to 4-0 shutout road victory at College of Charleston (Sept. 19) ... Named the AgSouth Athlete of the Week, the C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week, earned second-consecutive TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week honor and was also named to the CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week on Sept. 22 following performance at College of Charleston ... Tallied one goal in victory against Davidson (Sept. 27) and followed with one-goal, one-assist effort in C-USA season-opening victory against Florida International (Oct. 4) ... Scored game-winning goal, his sixth of the season, in 1-0 victory at Marshall (Oct. 25) ... Tallied final goal of the year in 3-0 win against SMU (Nov. 12) in opening round of the C-USA Tournament ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Earned the team's Brian Winstead Memorial Award.

2007
Started all nine games in which he played in before an injury ended his freshman campaign ... Scored five goals and contributed two assists ... Tallied two goals, including the game-winner, in home-opener victory against Presbyterian College (Sept. 4) ... Also contributed one assist against the Blue Hose ... Collected one goal on three shots in overtime victory over intrastate rival Wofford (Sept. 11) ... Tallied one assist against Lipscomb (Sept. 16) to help Gamecocks captured adidas Gamecock Classic title in 2-0 victory ... Scored goals in back-to-back contests against No. 9 Duke (Sept. 19) and Alabama A&M (Sept. 23) ... Named the AgSouth Athlete of the Week for his play against the Blue Devils and Bulldogs ... Played just one C-USA contest, contributing two shots in 1-0 Carolina victory over UAB ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Member of the United States National Team Under-18 player pool, Region III Olympic Development Team and the Georgia State Team 2002-05 ... Named one of the nation's top 10 soccer recruits by RISE Magazine in 2007 ... Garnered National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) adidas All-America High School honors in 2006 ... Invited to the adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in 2006... Holds the Greater Atlanta Christian School record for most goals in a season and career ... Helped his team to three regional titles, 2004-2006, and an appearance in the 2006 state finals ... Named Gwinett County Super Six ... Named first-team all-county in 2005 and 2006 ... Earned NSCAA High School All-South honors in 2006 ... Played club soccer for the Atlanta Fire United and coach Massoud Roushandel ... Club team won the Georgia State and Region III titles in 2006 and made the Region III finals in 2005 ... Led the Region III Premier League East in goals and overall points in both 2005 and 2006 ... Was also the league's assist leader in 2006 ... Involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in high school.

Personal
Played for the Atlanta Silverbacks PDL team during the summer of 2008 and the Atlanta Blackhawks during the summer of 2009 and 2010 ... Parents are Philip and Vera Arthur ... A finance and marketing major.