OUTLOOK -- Played up top and on the right side ... Contributed in the fall, and then had a tremendous spring ... Capable of coming in to score goals and contribute to the team's attacking game in a very significant manor ... Good quickness, excellent acceleration, reckless abandon in the forward area of the field ... Puts himself in good scoring situations on a continuous basis.
2002 -- Played in 18 of 20 matches during his freshman campaign ... Recorded one assist ... His lone assist fed the ball to teammate Anthony Stovall who scored the game-winning goal against Florida International that almost assured the Gamecocks their third consecutive berth into the NCAA Tournament.
PRE-COLLEGE -- Played for Brookstone High School from 1999-2002 ... City player of the year in 2000, 2001 and 2002 ... Made the all bi-city team all four years of high school (1999-2002) ... His team was state runner-up in 2001 ... Scored 129 goals in his high school career ... Won the regional all four years of competition ... Played on the Region 3 ODP team ... Named Georgia Player of the Month in March 2002 ... Selected to the Georgia All-Star Team in 2002 ... Played for the club team AFC Lightning which was state champs in 2000 and 2002.
PERSONAL -- Full name is Benjamin Anthony Link ... Parents are Mary Jane and Anthony Link ... Favorite musical group is DJ Tiesto ... Favorite actor is Jack Black ... Favorite food is steak ... Hobbies include making movies ... Born on March 10, 1984, in Columbus, Ga.