Drew Ruggles - 2012
SOPHOMORE (2011) - Started all 17 games...Found the goal twice on the season, scoring on only shot against Lipscomb in the 3-1 victory...Scored again three days later against Presbyteiran College...Recorded four assists on the year with a helping hand against Belmont (9-9), Jacksonville (9-28), Furman (10-4) and Wofford (10-7)...Finished the year with 32 shots and 12 shots on goal.
FRESHMAN (2010) - Started 12 matches and saw action in 14 in first collegiate season of play...Scored once and had two assists as a freshman...Scored maiden goal at N.C. State (10-5) with an unassisted score...Tallied assists against Radford (9-12) and UNC Greensboro (11-6)...Took 20 shots on the season with six on frame...Played 1,160 total minutes with 89 or more minutes in 11 matches.
HIGH SCHOOL - Three-year letterman for Coach Larry Nemerow at Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Va....Earned All-District honors all three years, being named First Team All-Cedar Run District in 2008 and 2009 and Second Team All-Cardinal District as a senior in 2010...Named Second Team All-Northwest Region as a sophomore...Named First Team Manassas News and Journal All-Area and Washington Post All-Met Second Team as a senior.
PERSONAL - Born Drew Christian Ruggles on July 28, 1992 in Fayetteville, N.C....Son of Mia and Cliff Ruggles...Brother, Darien, played soccer at the University of Mary Washington from 2005-09...Hobbies include soccer, ping pong, and spending time with family...Craziest ambition is to swim with sharks in South Africa...Chose Georgia Southern because of ‘the atmosphere and the opportunities’...The biggest influence on his athletic career has been his brother, Darien, because ‘he taught me the game and how to play with passion’…Favorites: Pro team – Bayern Munich; Ice cream – vanilla; TV show – Burn Notice; Sports announcer – Any English guy...Majoring in justice studies