Future Gamecock Eric Martinez Named ESPNRISE.com First Team All-American
May 1, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. - University of South Carolina men's soccer signee Eric Martinez (Fort Mill, S.C./6-2/180/Defender/Midfielder ) was recently named an ESPNRISE.com First Team All-American, as announced by the organization.
With the high number of states playing fall boys soccer, ESPNRISE.com offers a first-, second- and third-team of 12 players each, along with an extended list of honorable mention recipients.
The reigning North Carolina state player of the year, Martinez was also named an NSCAA Adidas High School All-American, and is listed by ESPN.com (RISE Magazine) as one of the top 10 recruits in the country. Martinez is a member of the U-18 U.S. Men's National Team, plays with the Region III ODP (Olympic Development Program), and has earned numerous all-conference, all-region and all-state honors during his prep career.