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Marco Velez
Marco Velez

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sarasota, Fla.

High School:
IMG Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 198

Position:
GK

Experience:
1L


09/09/2014

Marco Velez Named Disney Soccer/NSCAA Division I Men's Player of the Week

Sophomore stopped six shots in the Gamecocks' 2-1 win of Clemson, has two shutouts on the year

09/08/2014

Marco Velez & Mahamoudou Kaba Bring Home Awards for Gamecocks

Velez named C-USA Defensive Player, Kaba on CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week

09/05/2014

2-0 Gamecocks Take on Mercer at Home on Sunday

7 p.m. start on Sunday night for South Carolina vs. Mercer

04/01/2014

Gamecocks Draw Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL 0-0

Beebe and Velez impress in combined shutout performance.

03/24/2014

Men's Soccer Celebrates 2013 Season at Awards Banquet

09/12/2014

Men's Soccer vs. Mercer

Shots from the 2-0 win over Mercer that moved the Gamecocks to 3-0 in 2014

09/12/2014

Men's Soccer vs. UNC Wilmington

Pictures from the Seahawks' 2-1 win over the Gamecocks on Friday night at Stone Stadium.

  • 2013 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
  • 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2013 (Freshman)
Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team...started 15 of his 17 appearances after Robert Beebe with down with an injury vs. Coastal Carolina (Sept. 10)...thrust into the starting lineup the following match son on the road at No. 12 St. John's (Sept. 13)...recorded four shutouts in his freshman campaign...first clean sheet came in a 0-0 draw vs. Dartmouth (Sept. 22) in the Gamecock Classic...posted his first collegiate win in a 2-1 decision in the conference opener at eventual C-USA tournament champion Charlotte (Sept. 27)...recorded a career-high seven saves in the win over the 49ers...earned a shutout victory vs. then No. 25 and eventual College Cup participant New Mexico (Oct. 26)....earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week Honors for his performance vs. New Mexico that gave head coach Mark Berson his 450th win at South Carolina...fourth shutout came at FIU in a 0-0 draw (Oct. 30)...in 1461 minutes, had 55 saves on the season and allowed 20 goals for a 1.23 GAA


- Rated as the No. 14 signee in the Florida Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com
- Starting goalkeeper for the IMG U18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy squad (member of squad since 2010)
- Selected to the 2012 AX/PSC Select U.S. Team, which competed in the European Showcase (Denmark, Netherlands)
- Prior to time at IMG, member of Club Deportivo Los Millonarios in Bogata, Colombia with U15/U17 squads
- Named to the Bogata city all-star team in 2009 and represented the city in the 2010 national tournament
- Prior to time in Columbia, spent two seasons with Atletico de Madrid
- Has triple nationality, United States, Colombia and Spain
- Son of Mario and Corinna Velez, has a sister, Hannah and a brother, Jaime