South Carolina and Clemson met on the soccer field to open the 2006 season on Aug. 25.
2005 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
2005 >>> Started all 21 matches in goal and earned Conference USA Freshman of the Year honors ... Named to the All-Conference USA second team and All-Freshman team ... Set a USC freshman record for saves, logging 88 stops ... Compiled a 1.19 goals-against average in 1,970:54 of action ... Posted four clean sheets, all against Conference USA competition, including two in the league tournament ... His four shutouts rank in top five for a South Carolina freshman ... Ranked second among C-USA goalkeepers with an 0.98 goals-against average and an .791 save percentage in league matches ... Came up big in the Gamecocks' Conference USA Tournament first round match against Kentucky --- After playing to a scoreless tie the match went to penalty kicks and Gustavson made a pair of saves to push the Gamecocks into the semifinals ... Set a season and career-high nine saves against North Carolina (Sept. 11) ... Won the team's Bill Lauritzen Award, given to the most outstanding defensive player ... Selected to Top Drawer Soccer's All-Freshman team ... Member of the United States Under-20 national team pool ... Traveled to Canada with the U.S. U-20 team in July, 2006 ... Also helped the Red, White and Blue to a second-place finish at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland in August, 2006.
PRE-COLLEGE >>> Played soccer at South Aiken High School for Paul Waters ... Helped the team to the 2005 4A State Championship ... Named a high school All-American by StudentSportsSoccer.com ... Earned All-Region honors all four years ... Named All-State in 2004 and 2005 ... His South Aiken team captured the Region IV 4A Boys Soccer Championship in 2003 ... Selected Team MVP in 2003 ...Competed in club soccer for the Aiken Fire and helped the team win four state championships ... Helped the Fire to the Region III semifinals three times and to the finals on two occasions ... Team also won the U-15 Region III championship and went on to the national club finals in 2002 ... Served as team captain for the Fire in 2003.
PERSONAL >>> Full name is Michael Victor Gustavson ... Parents are Bill and Susan Gustavson ... Born March 13, 1987 ... Majoring in sport and entertainment management.