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Blake Brettschneider
Blake  Brettschneider


Lilburn, Ga.

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Height / Weight:
6-0 / 172



Gamecocks Land Three on NSCAA All-Southeast Region Teams

Danny Deakin makes first, Koty Millard second and Jeffrey Torda third teams

Started all 20 games in which he saw action in during senior season ... Conference USA Co-MVP, Co-Offensive Player of the Year ... First Team All-C-USA ... C-USA All-Academic Team ... Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... NSCAA First Team All-South Region ... Helped lead South Carolina to 13 wins, the most since 1998 ... ESPN Academic All-District III First Team ... Third-Team ESPN Academic All-American ... Led the team in shots (74), goals (7), assists (10) and points (24) ... In C-USA statistics, ranked first in assists (10), as only player in the league to collect double-digit assists on the year, while he was second in shots (74) and shots per game (3.70) ... Scored three game-winning goals on the year - vs. Clemson (Sept. 3), at Charlotte (Sept. 25) and vs. UAB (Nov. 10) ... Tallied at least one point in every C-USA regular-season contest he played ... Eight shots vs. Iona (Sept. 17) and Tulsa (Oct. 9) marked season high ... Tallied four shots on goal vs. Iona and SMU (Nov. 12) ... Scored a goal in three straight games twice during the season, first in a stretch at Charlotte, vs. UAB (Oct. 2) and at SMU (Oct. 6), and again at Kentucky (Nov. 7), vs. UAB (Nov. 10) and vs. SMU (Nov. 12) ... Collected two assists in 3-0 win over Memphis (Oct. 31) on Senior Day ... Scored two goals and two assists in postseason play ... Finished Gamecock career with 19 goals, including eight game winners, and 17 assists.

Started all 18 games ... Tallied two goals and one assist on the year, while adding 34 shots, which ranked second on the team behind Sam Arthur ... Collected one game-winning goal ... An All-Conference USA First-Team honoree ... Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... Posted first goal of the campaign in 3-1 victory vs. Charlotte (Sept. 1) in season opener ... Named to the adidas Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team ... Lone assist of the season came in 1-0 victory over Northern Illinois in final match at Lakeside Classic in Evanston, Ill. ... Registered second goal of the season in 3-2 win over Furman (Oct. 7) ... Posted a season-high four shots three times, vs. Tulsa (Oct. 11), SMU (Oct. 14) and vs. Marshall (Oct. 31) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Saw action in 18 contests with 16 starts ... Named to the All-Conference-USA First Team and the C-USA All-Tournament Team ... Posted six goals on the year, adding two assists for a total of 14 points, which ranked second on the team ... Earned an assist on game-winning tally against archrival Clemson (Aug. 29) in season-opening victory ... Also tallied a goal against the Tigers to help secure 2-0 Gamecock win ... Collected an assist in 3-0 victory over Lehigh (Sept. 12) in opening-round contest at adidas Gamecock Classic ... Scored lone Carolina goal in 2-1 loss to Furman (Sept. 24) ... Scored a goal in back-to-back games, beginning with a tally in a 2-0 victory over FIU (Oct. 4) in the opening game of the C-USA portion of the season ... Followed with lone goal in 1-1 tie on the road against SMU (Oct. 8) ... Led the Gamecocks with lone tally in 1-1 tie against UAB (Oct. 29) ... Tallied the game-winning goal in 3-0 Gamecock win over host SMU in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament (Nov. 12) ... 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 Vance Benson.

Started all 19 matches of his freshman campaign ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Scored four goals and contributed four assists ... Posted two goals and led the team with 11 shots on goal during C-USA play ... Tallied three game-winning goals throughout the season, including his first collegiate goal, a tally in the 109th minute of double overtime to secure a 1-0 Carolina victory over archrival Clemson (Aug. 31) in the season opener ... Named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 4) for his play against Clemson ... Contributed two assists in home-opening victory over Presbyterian College (Sept. 4) ... Tallied a season-high six shots and scored one goal in 2-0 victory against Lipscomb (Sept. 16) to help squad clinch adidas Gamecock Classic title ... Earned adidas Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team honors ... Contributed assist on lone goal against UAB (Sept. 28) in Conference USA season opener, a 1-0 Carolina victory ... Netted game-winning tally in 3-1 win at Florida International (Oct. 7) ... Scored Carolina's lone goal in a 1-1 tie against No. 25 Memphis (Oct. 20) ... Posted five shots against Central Florida (Nov. 4) and Kentucky (Nov. 9) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Shared the team's Strength and Conditioning Award with Vance Benson.

Named the Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year in 2007 ... Attended Parkview High School where he played soccer for coach Mike Tolmich ... Helped Parkview to the 2005 State Championship ... Scored 41 goals to go with 31 assists during his prep career ... Chosen Gwinnett County Super Six and All-Gwinnett County ... Recognized by RISE Magazine as an All-Area performer for soccer ... Served as a varsity soccer captain as a junior and senior ... Also played football in high school, serving as the team's kicker and punter ... Football squad reached the state finals in 2005 ... Was a six-time Special Teams Player of the Week ... Member of the Georgia and the Region III Olympic Development Program teams ...Played club soccer for the Atlanta Fire United and coach Massoud Roushandel.

Parents are Richard and Marcia Brettschneider ... During spring of 2008, participated in U-20 National Team player pool camp ... Played for the Atlanta Silverbacks PDL team during the summer of 2008 and the Atlanta Blackhawks during the summer of 2009 and 2010 ... A public relations major.

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