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Alex Long
Alex Long

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
Goalkeeper


• 2009, 2010, 2011 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
• 2009, 2010, 2011 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2011 (R-sophomore)
Started all 19 games in goal, finishing the season with a 1.56 goals against average, which ranked eighth in Conference USA, while collecting 52 saves on the year ... Registered three shutouts ... Also tallied an assist in 2-2 tie vs. Kentucky (Nov. 4), which helped clinch a share of the C-USA regular-season title for Carolina ... Collected four saves in first start of his career vs. College of Charleston (Aug. 28) ... Posted three saves in 2-1 win vs. Charlotte (Sept. 6) ... Competing at the Dartmouth Classic, posted four saves in 2-2 double overtime tie vs. Bradley (Sept. 16) ... Earned first shutout of his career in 1-0 win at UAB (Oct. 4) in league play ... Also earned shutouts vs. NC State (Oct. 25) and in 1-0 win at No. 16 UCF (Nov. 1) ... The win at UCF 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 ... Collected five saves in NCAA Tournament contest vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 17) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2010 (R-freshman)
Saw first action of his college career vs. Memphis (Oct. 31), playing 17 minutes of shutout action in 3-0 win ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009
Redshirted ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Played prep career for head coach Andrew Chadwick at Green Hope High School ... Named a Parade Magazine High School Boy's All-American (2009) ... Member of the U-18 U.S. Men's National Team ... U-18 Men's National Team Camp (Jan 2008, Dec. 2008); U-18 U.S. Men's National Team Camp - Lisbon, Portugal (May 2008); U-18 U.S. Men's National Team Camp - Sydney, Australia (Jan. 2009) ... NSCAA/Adidas Youth High School All-American (Dec. 2008) ... Region III ODP (Olympic Development Program) team member ... An all-state honoree ... Played club soccer for CASL Chelsea FC Academy and coach Rusty Scarborough.

Personal
Son of Gina and Tommy Long ... A marketing major.