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Eric Martinez
Eric Martinez

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fort Mill, S.C.

High School:
Providence Day School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 179

Position:
Defense/Midfield


04/12/2013

Conference USA Announces Commissioner's Academic Medal Honorees

10 Gamecocks hold cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above.

04/11/2013

Conference USA Announces Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

25 men's soccer players from South Carolina garner academic honors from C-USA .

01/24/2013

Gamecocks Lead Way with 74 Student-Athletes on SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

10/19/2012

Gamecocks Set To Host Memphis On Senior Night

Game time set for 7 p.m. at Stone Stadium.

10/18/2012

Gamecock Spotlight: Eric Martinez

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

•2009, 2010, 2011 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
• 2009, 2010, 2011 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal
• 2009, 2010, 2011 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• 2011 Team Coaches Award

2011 (R-sophomore)
Started all 19 contests at central defender along with teammate Kevin Stam ... Posted one goal and one assist, while helping the defensive line collect three shutouts ... Also posted 13 shots, including five on goal ... Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... Also named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... Earned an assist on game-winning goal in 3-2 comeback win at Memphis (Sept. 24) ... Tallied the first goal of his career in thrilling 1-0 double overtime victory at No. 16 UCF (Nov. 1) ... The win vs. 16th-ranked 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 ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Along with Stam, earned the team's Coaches Award.

2010 (sophomore)
Started four contests, collecting one assist, before missing the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury ... Earned assist, the first of his career, in 2-0 win over archrival Clemson (Sept. 3) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009 (freshman)
Saw action in 13 contests with 10 starts as a true freshman ... Majority of playing time came on the defensive line ... Registered two shots on the season ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Played prep career for coach Bill Finneyfrock at Providence Day High School in Charlotte, N.C. ... Named a Parade Magazine High School Boy's All-American (2009) ... Named an ESPNRISE.com First Team All-American (May 2009) ... Also earned EA Sports All-America accolades (June 2009) ... Member of the U-18 U.S. Men's National Team ... NSCAA/Adidas Youth High All-American (Dec. 2008) ... Named an ESPN.com Top 10 Recruit (2009 class) ... Region III ODP (Olympic Development Program) team member ... Named the North Carolina State High School Player of the Year (coaches) following senior season ... Also named the Charlotte Observer North Carolina State Player of the Year ... Earned all-conference, all-region and all-state honors (2006-08) during prep career ... Played club soccer for coach Todd Hermann on the North Meck Storm squad.

Personal
Son of Amelia and David Martinez ... A management major.