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Vance Benson
Vance Benson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Rock Hill, S.C.

Last College:
Northwestern

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 164

Position:
Midfield


2010
Suffered a season-ending leg injury in season opener vs. Clemson (Sept. 3) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Alongside teammate Bradlee Baladez, was awarded the team's Strength and Conditioning Award.

2009
Saw action in all 18 contests with nine starts ... Registered eight shots and one assist on the season ... Named to the adidas Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team ... Lone assist came in 3-2 victory over intrastate rival Furman (Oct. 7) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Earned the team's Coaches Award.

2008
Saw action in 15 contests, posting eight shots on the year ... Played majority of the time on the field in midfield postitions ... Tallied one shot on goal against FIU (Oct. 4) and Marshall (Oct. 25), both Gamecock victories ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Shared the team's Strength and Conditioning Award with Blake Brettschneider.

2007
Redshirted ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
A four-year letterwinner for coach Dom Wren at Northwestern ... Earned all-state honors in 2007 after helping Northwestern to the 4A State Finals ... Named team MVP in 2006 and served as a team captain in 2007 ... Competed in the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star game in 2007 ... Named Most Valuable Player in the Lake Murray Challenge ... Helped Northwestern to the 2006 State Championship, a final four appearance in 2005 and runner-up finishes in 2004 and 2007 ... Named MVP at the 2006 Palmetto Cup as his team captured the title ... Member of the Lake Murray All-Tournament team in 2006 ... Played club soccer for CESA '87 Premier and coach Keith Parkinson ... Played on the South Carolina Olympic Development program team (2003-2006) ... Participates in Young Life and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal
Parents are David and Lise' Benson ... A management major.