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1979 South Carolina Gamecocks men's soccer team

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Head coach  Mark Berson
Record  14-5
Conference  NCAA Independent
NCAA Tournament  First Round
1979 South Carolina Gamecocks men's soccer team
Leading Scorer(s)  Brian Winstead (15 goals)

The Gamecocks' 1979 season, the program's second ever, would be considered a success by most pundits. USC finished with their second consecutive winning record at 14-5, and made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. They would go on to lose to fierce rivals Clemson in the first round of the tournament.

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This season was also the last at Carolina for seniors such as Brian Winstead, who would leave the school as the leading goal-scorer in school history (a title he would hold for seven years); and Paul Turin, a star goalkeeper who would go on to play for the Tulsa Roughnecks in Pele's NASL.

Despite losing in the first round of the NCAA tourney to Clemson, the 1979 season will be remembered as one that forever set the standard of excellence for Carolina soccer.

Roster

  • David Burr
  • Mike Devine
  • Roy Dunshee
  • David Goodchild
  • Eric Hawkes
  • Chris Heidelberger
  • Thom Heath
  • Jake Heilich
  • Jim Heilich
  • Wattie Langston
  • Pat Layden
  • Mike Mousaw
  • Ed Muehlheausler
  • John Murphy
  • John Nitardy
  • Dan Potter
  • Tom Reilly
  • Joel Schmiedeke
  • Paul Stockwell
  • John Tremeont
  • Paul Turin
  • Raymond Vigliotti
  • Boo Westin
  • David Whittington
  • Brian Winstead
  • Richard Wurdack
  • Results

    # Wheat Classic

    References

    1979 South Carolina Gamecocks men's soccer team Wikipedia


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