Musketeers Face Eight Teams That Made NCAA Tournament In 2013
Senior Defender Becomes Xavier's Highest Pick Ever In Draft.
The Crew Are Now Tied For MLS Lead With Seven Homegrown Players On Roster
Match Is Set To Start At 7 p.m. On Saturday Night
Match Is Set To Start At 7 p.m.
Forward Luke Spencer was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's College Player of the Week and defender James Queree earned a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, which were announced on Monday.
Senior forward Luke Spencer scored two goals for the third time in his career on Tuesday as the No. 24 Xavier men's soccer team beat Wright State, 2-1. Both goals came in the second and erased an early deficit.
Xavier found out it will be returning to the NCAA Tournament to face West Virginia for the second year.
Highlights from Xavier's 2-1 win include a slithering goal from Luke Spencer and overtime winner from Will Walker.
Photos of Luke Spencer
- Selected 23rd overall by the New England Revolution in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft
- 2012 Atlantic 10 First Team
- 2012 NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team
- 2012 TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's College Player of the Week
- 2012 Three-Time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week
- 2012 TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 20 Atlantic 10 Conference players to watch list
- 2012 College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Player of the Week
- 2012 Soccer America Men's Team of the Week
- 2011 NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team
- 2011 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team
- 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship All-Tournament Team
- Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week (Sept. 6, 2011 and Nov. 1, 2010)
- 2010 Atlantic 10 Championship All-Tournament Team
- College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Nov. 1, 2010)
- 2009 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
As A Senior (2012)
Finished with a career year in his senior season ... named to the Atlantic 10 First Team and NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team ... named TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's College Player of the Week and 2012 Soccer America Men Team's Team of the Week ... started in 20 of 22 games played ... led the team in goals (14), shots (72), shots on goal (37) and points (36) ... ranked first in the Atlantic 10 and 23rd nationally in goals per game (0.64) ... his 1.64 points per game also ranked first in conference and 15th in the country ... led the conference in total goals and total points ... led the team with five game-winning goals including the goal to defeat Kentucky 1-0 to advance to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament ... earned Conference Player of the Week many times, including three times by the Atlantic 10 and once by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... had two multi-goal games on the season in wins over Milwaukee and Thomas More ... notched one goal and two assists versus Massachusetts ... ranked fifth in conference and 30th nationally in total assists.
As A Junior (2011)
Repeated as a Second Team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic selection ... Started 19 of the Musketeers' 21 games ... Led the club with seven goals, 20 points, and three game-winning goals ... Also recorded six assists, which was second on the club ... One of just three conference players to have a least seven goals and six assists, which helped earn him a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... Earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team after scoring one goal and one assist during the three-game title run ... Scored the game-tying goal against No. 8 Charlotte in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship ... Named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week, for the second time of his career, on Sept. 6 after a game-winning goal and game-winning assist ... Ranked 91st in total goals, and 80th in total points and total assists ... Was ranked in the top 10 in nine offensive categories, including points, goals, and assists, in the conference ... Posted his second-career two-goal game in a come-from-behind effort against Wright State ... Aided the Musketeers' goal against West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament ... Led the team in shots (67) and shots on goal (28).
As A Sophomore (2010)
An impact offensive threat who brought much needed boost to the forward position after missing the first eight games of the season ... Named to the 2010 NSCAA/Subaru NCAA Division I Men All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team ... Also named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week and College Soccer News National Team of The Week on Nov. 1.... Played in 13 total games for the Musketeers and started seven contests ... Led the club with 14 points, five goals, and three game winning goals, despite missing the first eight games to injury ... Was tied for a team best four assists ... Spencer's 29 shots taken were on target 14 times ... Averaged 1.08 points per game... Spencer was involved in nine of the teams 21 goals ... Best individual performance came on Oct. 30 versus rival Dayton where he scored two-shorthanded goals late in the second to secure a 2-1 XU victory ... Scored the game-winning goal in the Musketeers 1-0 victory over Temple in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Atlantic 10 Tournament ... In his first game back scored an overtime goal to defeat IUPUI 1-0 ... His three game-winning goals were tied for fourth all-time at Xavier.
As A Freshman (2009)
Played in 14 of the 15 games, earning a starting position in 13 games... Led the team in shots with 28, and was fourth on the team in shot percentage, with .107... His 13 shots on goal was good enough for second on the team... He had three goals on the year, which ranked second on the team... Had three assists on the year, and had a total of nine points, which was tied for the most on the team... His best game was against Rhode Island on October 11 where he had an assist and a game winning goal in overtime... The team was 2-1-0 when Spencer had a goal.
Scored 24 goals, including six game-winners, and dished-out 13 assists for Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati ... Honored as a First Team All-League, and All-City selection during his senior year ... Also earned mention as a Second Team All-State Pick ... Selected as the Team MVP during his final three years at Winton Woods ... Led the squad to a 35-20-10 record over his four-year career, including a 23-7-7 mark during his final three seasons.
Competed for Cincinnati United Premier
Majoring in Liberal Arts ... Son of Willie Spencer ... Born November 28, 1990 in Cincinnati.
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