OUTLOOK -- One of the exciting attacking players on this team ... He is very composed and calm on the ball ... Has good vision and passing ... Evenly effective in the middle or out on the right side ... His leadership and play this fall will be very important to the team, as it has his first three years.
2002 -- Started all 20 matches of the season ... Recorded two goals, including his first collegiate game-winning goal against Winthrop on Nov. 3 ... Tallied two assists during his junior campaign ... His assist to teammate Jordan Quinn handed Evansville a 1-0 loss and extended the Gamecocks' unbeaten streak to eight - making it the third best start in South Carolina history ... Named to the Duke/adidas Classic All-Tournament Team ... Tied for fifth on the team in scoring with six points.
2001 -- Played and started in 18 matches as a sophomore ... Recorded one goal and one assist for three points ... His goal contributed to the 5-0 win over Gardner Webb ... His lone assist came in the 4-1 thrashing of No. 16 Davidson (9/26).
2000 -- Solid freshman season, he started all 19 Gamecock matches ... One of the five Gamecocks to start all 19 matches ... Only freshman to start every match ... Knocked in two goals and added four assists for eight points ... Fourth on the team in scoring, second behind Ryan Daley in scoring as a freshman ... Scored first collegiate point in first match of the season in 2-1 win over UMass (9/1) ... Scored first collegiate goal against Charlotte (9/4) ... Assisted on one of two Ryan Daley goals in 4-2 win over Virginia Tech ... Scored only Carolina goal in 1-1 tie with Furman on (10/15) ... One of six Gamecocks to register a point in 5-1 win over The Citadel (10/27) ... Fought through injury all season.
PRE-COLLEGE -- Named to the prestigious adidas ESP event after his junior year ... Also played on the Region II ODP team ... Summit Country Day School squad was Ohio State Champions ... Named to the all-city team ... Earned first-team all-conference honors in 1999 ... Played club soccer for the Cincinnati Premier squad.
PERSONAL -- Full name is John K. Cummings ... Greatest athletic thrill is winning the state championship ... Parents are Nancy and Ken Cummings ... Born January 23, 1982, in Cincinnati, Ohio.