Game time set for 7 p.m. with free admission.
Striker signs Homegrown deal with MLS Club.
Junior striker earns postseason accolades.
Baladez, Troyer and Mangotic earn league accolades for 2012 campaign.
Baladez scores game winner on a PK in first half.
2011 All-Conference USA First Team
2011 NSCAA All-South Second Team
2011 Team Brian Winstead Offensive MVP Award
2011 Preseason All-Conference USA
2010 All-Conference USA Third Team
2010 All-Conference USA All-Freshman Team
2010 CollegeSoccerNews.com All-Freshman Third Team
2010 Team Strength & Conditioning Award
Started all 19 contests at the striker position, scoring a team-high seven goals, which ranked tied for eighth in Conference USA ... Posted five assists, which tied for the team lead, while also leading the team in shots (60), shots on goal (26) and points (19) ... Tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals on the year ... Named to the C-USA First Team and also garnered NSCAA All-South Second Team honors ... Tallied first goal of the season in 3-2 loss at College of Charleston (Aug. 28) ... Did not mark the scoreboard for the next six games, but followed with a string of five straight games with one goal, including scores at Memphis (Sept. 24), vs. Tulsa, at UAB (Oct. 4), vs. SMU (Oct. 12) and vs. Marshall (Oct. 15) ... Four of those five games marked Gamecock victories, with Baladez collecting game-winning goals vs. Tulsa and at UAB ... Also posted an assist vs. Memphis and two vs. Marshall ... Posted final goal of the season in 4-3 victory at FIU (Oct. 22) ... Earned assist in thrilling 1-0 double overtime victory at No. 16 UCF (Nov. 1) ... The win vs. the Knights helped secure a share of the C-USA regular-season title and also gave South Carolina head coach Mark Berson the 450th win of his career ... Matched a season high with six shots in NCAA Tournament contest vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 17) ... Earned the team's Brian Winstead Offensive MVP award.
Started all 22 games of his rookie campaign ... Named to the All-Conference USA Third Team and the All-Freshman Team ... CollegeSoccerNews.com All-Freshman Third Team ... Two-time C-USA Player of the week (Oct. 4, Oct. 18) ... Tied for second on the team with six goals, while led the team with five game winners ... Tied for first in C-USA with five game winners ... Tallied 63 shots on the year, including 18 on frame ... First career game-winning goal came in 1-0 victory over Yale (Sept. 12) ... Scored game winners in back-to-back contests, in 1-0 win at Wake Forest (Sept. 28) and in 3-2 win vs. UAB (Oct. 2) ... Posted a season-high six shots vs. Memphis (Oct. 31) ... Tallied game winner on golden goal vs. Duke (Nov. 21) in second round of NCAA Tournament ... Alongside teammate Vance Benson, was awarded the team's Strength and Conditioning Award.
Two year letterwinner at Mesquite High School ... Voted team MVP and Most Outstanding Offensive Player during prep career ... Two-time Dallas Morning News Player of the Week during high school career ... North Texas ODP team and player pool ... U.S. National Team Market Center training ... National finalist in the dribble, pass and score competition ... Played for the FC Dallas Juniors ... 2009 USSF Academy League Regional Finalist ... 2010 USSF Academy League National Finalist.
Son of Ruby Berthelette and Lupe Baladez ... Major is sociology.