Duke Men's Soccer BIO
15 Zach Mathers
2014: Started all 16 games in which he played … Team captain … An All-ACC third team choice … Helped anchor Duke’s defense to two shutouts … Scored two goals and an assist for five points … Both goals came in the 2-0 victory over Appalachian State (9/30) … Registered an assist versus Wake Forest (10/3) … Went the distance in 11 games … Named to the John Rennie Nike Invitational All-Tournament Team after leading Duke to the title ... Voted the team’s Defensive Player of the Year … Played 1,366 minutes overall.
2013: Started 18 games … All-ACC third team … Played both offense and defense during the season … Led the team with five assists … Scored a goal in the first two games of the season to earn the Most Valuable Player award from the John Rennie Nike Classic … Assisted the lone goal in 1-0 win over Georgia Southern (9/10) … Also had an assist in 2-2 draw with No. 15 Wake Forest (10/25) … Provided the assist to the goal in 1-0 win at Clemson (11/8) to clinch a spot in the ACC Tournament … Went the distance in eight games … Selected as the John Rennie Award winner by the coaching staff.
2012: Started all 18 games … All-ACC Freshman Team selection … voted team’s Rookie of the Year … tied for the team lead in assists (4) … anchored the defense for much of the season, but also provided a punch on the attack … notched his first collegiate points with two assists against Georgia State (9/11) … had the game-winning assist versus NC State … tallied his first collegiate goal in 2-0 win at Virginia Tech … also had the game winner against SIU Edwardsville … All-ACC Academic Team choice.
Prep: Played his club soccer for Solar Chelsea Academy ... ranked as the No. 72 recruit in 2012 and 18th among midfielders by Top Drawer Soccer and 25th by College Soccer News ...recently guides his club team to the 2012 U.S. Soccer Develpment Academy Finals ... Solar Chelsea took fourth at Academy Finals ... has 14 goals for Solar in 2012 ... selected to the Texas All-State starting 11 in 2011 by ESPNHS magazine ... named to the Disney Showcase All-Star team in 2010 and 2011 ... has started 24 of 29 games this season for Solar ... has registered 12 goals for the academy squad ... helped lead Keller High School to 2009 5-5A District title ... selected as the Offensive Newcomer of the Year for the district in 2009 ... named to the Star-Telegram Super Team in 2009 ... helped guide Solar to the 2009 North Texas state title and to the USYSA Region III title.