Nov. 12 #CUSAMSOC Notebook

Nov. 12, 2013

IRVING, Texas - The C-USA Men's Soccer Championship kicks off Wednesday with three quarterfinal matches at 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET at Transamerica Field in Charlotte, N.C. Semifinals will be played Friday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST. The championship is set for Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. EST and will be aired live on the CBS Sports Network. The first two days will be streamed through the C-USA All-Access package.

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Four Conference USA teams are ranked among the top 30 the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index release. Only the ACC (5) boasts more top-30 teams than C-USA.

# Team
5 New Mexico
16 Old Dominion
23 Charlotte
30 UAB
60 Tulsa
67 South Carolina
115 Kentucky
118 FIU
122 FAU
177 Marshall

Regular-season champion and top seed New Mexico took four Conference USA specialty awards for the 2013 men's soccer season. Lobos' Jeremy Fishbein was named the C-USA Coach of the Year in his inaugural season in the league. His team was also represented by Kyle Venter, who earned MVP and Defensive Player of the Year honors, and Christopher Wehan was selected the C-USA Freshman of the Year. Old Dominion senior forward Tim Hopkinson was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player. The 2013 All-Conference USA first, second and third teams were also announced as voted by the 10 Conference USA head men's soccer coaches.

UAB boasts the most potent offense in the nation, leading the NCAA in scoring offense (2.47), points per game (7.35) and total points (125), and is tied for the lead in total goals (42). The Blazers rank second in the country in assists per game (2.41) and are tied for fourth in total assists (41).

With a four-save shutout in the season finale, Charlotte goalie Klay Davis has posted three consecutive clean sheets and four in the past five games. The senior has not allowed a goal in almost 285 minutes of play. He has seven shutouts on the season, the 49ers have recorded nine total shutouts for the year.

Old Dominion senior forward Tim Hopkinson leads C-USA in points per game with 10 goals, including five game-winning goals, and four assists for an average of 1.6 in 15 matches. He ranks Top 10 nationally for goals (0.67, t-9th) and points (1.60, 10th) per game, and is within the Top 25 for overall goals (10, t-20th) and points (24, t-25th) on the season.

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