1 - Thomas Rusling
Thomas Rusling
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sheffield, England
Position: Goalkeeper
Previous School: Sheffield College
gp 17
gs 17
min 1612:11
ga 20
gaa 1.12
sv 81

In the Record Book: Third in career goals against average (1.07)…Fourth in shutouts (nine) and save percentage (0.760)…Fifth in wins (24) and saves (133).

As a sophomore (2011): NSCAA NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region Third teamAll-Conference Carolinas Third team…Ranked 47th in the nation in save percentage (0.781), 62nd in goals against average (1.21), and 78th in saves per match (4.1)…Second in the conference in goals against average and fourth in save percentage…Tied for seventh-best single-season win total in program history (12)…Tied for eighth-best single-season shutout total (5)…Eighth-lowest single-season goals against average (1.16)…Appeared in 20 matches, making 19 starts…Allowed one goal or less in 13 matches, including five clean sheets…Back-to-back shutouts against Lenoir-Rhyne (Sep. 7) and St. Andrews (Sep. 10)…Posted a clean sheet against North Greenville (Sep. 17) with three saves…Kept a clean sheet against Belmont Abbey (Oct. 12) with six saves…Recorded a shutout at No. 5 Coker (Oct. 22) with six saves…Season-high eight stops in a 2-1 win at Limestone (Oct. 25).

As a freshman (2010): Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region Second teamConference Carolinas all-Tournament team and MVP…Led the conference in goals against average (0.93)…Tied for fifth in shutouts (four)…Appeared and started in 21 matches…Allowed one goal and made four saves against Limestone (Sep. 11)…First career shutout against Carson-Newman (Sep. 22)…Kept a clean sheet at Barton (Sep. 25)…Season-high six saves at North Georgia (Oct. 14)…Posted three straight shutouts in the conference tournament, including a clean sheet against Coker (Nov. 7) in the final with a season-high six saves.

High School: Graduated from Sheffield College in Sheffield, England…Played club soccer for Barnsley FC in Barnsley, England…Coached by Coached by Ronnie Branson and Mark Burton.

Personal: Born on Nov. 14, 1991…Son of Fraser and Bev Rusling…Has one brother, Danny (15)…Majoring in sport science…Plans to pursue a professional playing career and coach at the collegiate level…Also plans to grow a great beard like George Clooney and go sky diving with his girlfriend.

More about Thomas: Favorite book: “Gazza: My Story” by Paul Gascoigne…Favorite midnight snack: Jaffa cakes…Favorite movies: Gladiator, Forrest Gump…Favorite musical artists: Coldplay, Kings of Leon, John Legend…Favorite songs: “Clocks” by Coldplay, “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton…Favorite sports teams: Leeds United, Baltimore Ravens…Favorite athletes: Joe Hart of Manchester City, Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens…Thomas can’t imagine a week without: A shower…Thomas’ advice to kids: “Live the dream”…Favorite color: Orange…Favorite food: Cheese…Favorite sport other than soccer: Golf…People Thomas most admires: His parents…Best advice Thomas has ever been given: “Do what you love for as long as you possibly can”…Toughest player Thomas has ever played against: Former LMC defender Sam Kennedy…What people don't know about Thomas: He used to trampoline competitively…When Thomas was a kid, he tried to be like: His father…When people first meet Thomas, they think: “He’s crazy!”.
Recent Games
Oct 6 Pfeiffer T, 0-0
Oct 10 Limestone T, 1-1
Oct 17 Lenoir-Rhyne T, 0-0
Oct 20 at Barton L, 1-0
Oct 23 King (Tenn.) L, 3-2
Oct 27 Mount Olive L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played 17 10
Games started 17 10
Minutes 1612:11 945:41
Goals against 20 12
Goals-against average 1.12 1.14
Saves 81 43
Save pct .802 .782
Wins 3 2
Losses 10 5
Ties 3 2
Shutouts 4 3
Date Opponent Score min ga gaa sv sv%
Aug 31 Lynn L, 1-0 99:17 1 0.91 7 .875
Sep 2 at Catawba W, 1-0 90:00 0 0.00 5 1.000
Sep 7 at Tusculum L, 2-0 90:00 2 2.00 3 .600
Sep 9 vs. Carson-Newman L, 2-0 90:00 2 2.00 6 .750
Sep 12 at Mars Hill L, 1-0 90:00 1 1.00 8 .889
Sep 15 at North Greenville W, 2-0 90:00 0 0.00 4 1.000
Sep 20 North Georgia L, 2-1 97:13 2 1.85 4 .667
Sep 22 at Queens (N.C.) L, 3-2 90:00 3 3.00 5 .625
Sep 26 at Belmont Abbey L, 2-0 90:00 2 2.00 5 .714
Sep 29 Coker W, 1-0 93:35 0 0.00 2 1.000
Oct 4 at Erskine L, 1-0 90:00 1 1.00 5 .833
Oct 6 Pfeiffer T, 0-0 110:00 0 0.00 3 1.000
Oct 10 Limestone T, 1-1 110:00 1 0.82 9 .900
Oct 17 Lenoir-Rhyne T, 0-0 110:00 0 0.00 5 1.000
Oct 20 at Barton L, 1-0 92:06 1 0.98 4 .800
Oct 23 King (Tenn.) L, 3-2 90:00 3 3.00 4 .571
Oct 27 Mount Olive L, 1-0 90:00 1 1.00 2 .667
  gp gs min/g ga/g gaa sv/g sv%
2012-13 17 17 94:50 1.18 1.12 4.76 .802
Total 17 17 94:50 1.18 1.12 4.76 .802
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% wins losses ties shutouts
2012-13 17 17 1612:11 20 1.12 81 .802 3 10 3 4
Total 17 17 1612:11 20 1.12 81 .802 3 10 3 4
  gp gs min/g ga/g gaa sv/g sv%
Total 17 17 94:50 1.18 1.12 4.76 .802
Conference 10 10 94:34 1.20 1.14 4.30 .782
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - -

Home 8 8 100:01 1.00 0.90 4.50 .818
Away 8 8 90:16 1.25 1.25 4.88 .796
Neutral 1 1 90:00 2.00 2.00 6.00 .750

Wins 3 3 91:12 .00 0.00 3.67 1.000
Losses 11 11 91:41 1.73 1.70 4.82 .736

August 1 1 99:17 1.00 0.91 7.00 .875
September 9 9 91:12 1.33 1.32 4.67 .778
October 7 7 98:52 1.00 0.91 4.57 .821
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% wins losses ties shutouts
Total 17 17 1612:11 20 1.12 81 .802 3 10 3 4
Conference 10 10 945:41 12 1.14 43 .782 2 5 2 3
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -

Home 8 8 800:05 8 0.90 36 .818 1 4 3 3
Away 8 8 722:06 10 1.25 39 .796 2 5 0 1
Neutral 1 1 90:00 2 2.00 6 .750 0 1 0 0

Wins 3 3 273:35 0 0.00 11 1.000 3 0 0 2
Losses 11 11 1008:36 19 1.70 53 .736 0 10 0 0

August 1 1 99:17 1 0.91 7 .875 0 1 0 0
September 9 9 820:48 12 1.32 42 .778 3 5 0 2
October 7 7 692:06 7 0.91 32 .821 0 4 3 2