Duke Men's Soccer BIO
15 Cole Grossman
Career: Played in 70 career games and started 59 … finished career with 25 goals and 24 assists for 74 points … picked 28th by the Columbus Crew in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft … a two-time NSCAA All-South Region second team pick … named to All-ACC teams twice (2nd 2009 and 1st in 2010) … played in over 5,000 minutes for his career.
2010: Started all 20 games for the Blue Devils … voted to the All-ACC first team … earned NSCAA All-South region second team recognition … ranked second on the team in points with a career-high 28 … also ranked second in goals (10) and assists (8) … finished third in the ACC overall in goals, assists and points … scored or assisted on 18 of Duke’s 34 goals … tallied at least one point in 10 contests, including in five of the final seven … matched his career-high in points with two goals and assist in win over Davidson (10/5) … also had two goals against Furman (10/26) … scored lone two goals in NCAA Tournament first round win over Coastal Carolina (11/18) … had a career-best three assists against George Washington (9/14) … ranked fourth among field players and fifth overall in minutes played (1,781).
2009: Played in all 21 matches on the season and started 20 …All-ACC second team honoree … selected to the NSCAA All-South Region second team … netted eight goals and recorded a team-high 10 helpers for 26 points …tallied four game-winning goals in 1,775 minutes of action …registered eight points (3g, 2a) in the opening week to be named the TopDrawerSoccer National Player of the Week, voted to the Soccer America Team of the Week, ACC Player of the Week … had at least one point in 13 games and posted eight multiple-point games … tallied a season-high two goals and four points in season-opening win against James Madison (9/1) … dished out two assists in win over UNC Greensboro (10/13).
2008: Saw action in 15 games and started 14 … Finished the year second in points with 12 off of four goals and four assists … Tallied a career-best two goals and an assist in the win over Northern Illinois on Nov. 2 … Registered game-winners against Stony Brook, Elon and Northern Illinois … Posted three points against both the Sea Wolves and Phoenix.
2007: Named to All-ACC Freshman team ... played in 14 games, making five starts ... second among Duke rookies in minutes played with 667 ... scored three goals and chipped in two assists for eight points to lead freshman class ... fourth on team in goals ... scored game-winning goal and first of career in double overtime to lead Duke over No. 16 Maryland on 9/22 ... scored second career goal against Boston College on 10/5 ... scored Duke’s second goal in 2-0 win over N.C. State on 10/10 ... assisted Blue Devils’ fourth goal in 4-2 win over Clemson on 9/28 ... also assisted Duke’s first score in a 2-1 double overtime victory over No. 13 Virginia on 10/26.
Prep: Ranked No. 20 in Rise Magazine for 2007 top recruits ... 2006 adidas Youth All-America team ... named to All-State, All-Metro, and All-Conference teams ... led team to No. 2 ranking in Missouri in 2006 ... six-time club state champion with Scott Gallagher team ... adidas ESP All-Star ... two-time ODP regional team member ... trained in Brazil in fall of 2005 ... honors student every year of high school.
Personal: Born Nicholas Holland Grossman on April 10, 1989 in Sacramento, Calif. ... son of Skip and Karen Grossman ... has one sister, Lauren (20) ... holds a black belt in Chinese kempo karate ... father, Skip, played soccer at Williams College and uncle, Cap, played baseball at Yale.