South Carolina and Clemson met on the soccer field to open the 2006 season on Aug. 25.
2005 >>> A starter in all 21 matches in the back of the midfield ... Named to the All-Conference USA third team ... Finished the season with five points on two goals and one assist ... Scored a goal and added an assist in Carolina's 5-2 victory at East Carolina (Oct. 1) ... Hit the back of the net for a second straight game at Memphis (Oct. 7) ... Honored for his play in the Conference USA Tournament by making the all-tournament team ... Joined the Gamecock program after playing at UMass for two seasons ... Enrolled at USC for the 2005 spring semester and participated in the team's spring workouts.
AT UMASS>>> As a sophomore in 2004, finished as UMass' third-leading scorer with 10 points on three goals and four assists ... As a freshman in 2003, he ranked fifth on the team in scoring with six points (1 g, 4 a), while playing 17 games and making five starts... Ranked tied for second on the squad with four assists.
PRE-COLLEGE >>> Lettered four years at Rappahannock High School in Boston, Va., before graduating in 2003 ... Was a member of the Region I Olympic Development Program and served as a team captain for his final three seasons ... Also lettered three years in golf.
PERSONAL >>> Full name is Ralph Pace ... Parents are Mark and Sherry Pace ... Majoring in exercise science ... Born March 28, 1985.