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Mark Wiltse
Mark  Wiltse

RS Senior

Belle Meade, N.J.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160


Returned to South Carolina squad for fifth year of eligibility after suffering season-ending leg injury during 2009 season opener ... Started all 21 games in which he saw action ... Tallied one goal and one assist on the year ... Posted 13 shots, including four on goal ... Collected assist on game winner vs. archrival Clemson (Sept. 3) ... Scored lone goal in 3-0 victory over Memphis (Oct. 31) on Senior Day ... Goal vs. the Tigers marked the first game winner of his career ... Named to the Nov. 2 Team of the Week for his efforts vs. Memphis.

Received a medical redshirt after suffering season-ending leg injury in season opener vs. Charlotte (Sept. 1) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Shared team captain responsibilities with Jimmy Maurer and Jeff Scannella ... Started 18 games at right back for the Gamecock defense ... Named Third Team All-Conference USA ... Part of a strong defensive unit that allowed just 16 goals on the year, the fewest allowed by a Carolina squad since the 1998 season ... Helped the Gamecock defense record nine shutouts on the year ... Tallied seven shots, including two in 4-0 win against Davidson (Sept. 19) and two in 1-1 tie versus UAB (Oct. 29) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Saw action in all 19 matches, making 18 starts ... Selected to the All-Conference USA Third Team ... Named to the adidas Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team ... Contributed two goals and two assists, including assist on game-winning goal in overtime victory against Kentucky (Nov. 9) ... Scored first goal of the season in 4-0 win over Presbyterian (Sept. 4) ... Key member of the defensive unit that allowed just 21 goals on the year, including a league-low seven goals during C-USA play ... Helped the Gamecock defense record six shutouts on the year ... Also contributed an assist in 3-1 victory against Marshall (Oct. 27) ... Tallied final goal of the season in C-USA Tournament against Tulsa (Nov. 16) ... Named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Shared the team's Strength & Conditioning Award with Tyler Ruthven.

Started all 15 matches in which he appeared ... Made the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Joined classmate Jeff Scannella on's All-Rookie team ... Played outside back and helped the Gamecocks record five shutouts ... Missed the match at Wofford (Aug. 28) due to an ankle injury ... Sat out against UCF (Oct. 21) due to yellow card accumulation.

Participated in the United States U-17 National Team residency program (2003-04) ...A part of the youth U.S. National Team (2002-2005) ... Selected a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American (2003-06) ... Named to the U.S. Youth Soccer All-America (1988 age group) team in 2006 ... Invited to the prestigious adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in 2004 and 2005, earning All-Star honors both years ... Also appeared on ESPN's Top 15 ESP Players in 2004 ... Played for coach Shaun McCulkin at Montgomery High School ... Served as team captain and collected team MVP honors during his senior year ... Also earned all-conference, all-county and all-state recognition ... Helped Montgomery High to the county finals in 2004 and the sectional semifinals in 2005 ... Competed for coach Sam Nellins and the PDA Cantona club soccer team, which won the New Jersey State Championship (2002-2005) and made it to the regional semifinals in 2005 ... Played on the Region I Olympic Development Team, 2002-2006 ... Also competed in basketball and lacrosse while in high school ... Served as CYA Group Leader and as a Community Service Project Coordinator ... An Honor Roll student.

Represented the South Carolina Athletics Department at the NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference in 2008 ... Played for the Central Jersey PDL team during the summer of 2010 ... Played for the New York/New Jersey Red Bull U-20 squad during the summer of 2008 ... Parents are George and Sunny Wiltse ... Earned his undergraduate degree in management and marketing, now a graduate student working towards Masters degree in human resources.

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