1 - Thomas Rusling
Thomas Rusling
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sheffield, England
Position: Goalkeeper
Previous School: Sheffield College
gp 17
gs 16
min 1580:55
ga 20
gaa 1.14
sv 51

Rusling is in his first season as the men's soccer assistant coach after a highly-touted four-year career with the Bobcats.

A Sheffield, England native, Rusling impressed when he finished 30th in the nation in save percentage (0.802), 31st in total saves (81) and 42nd in saves per match (4.76) as a junior. He amassed 50 saves and blanked seven opponents with a 1.20 goals against average in his final year as a Bobcat.

In the Record Book: Third in career goals against average (1.06) and save percentage (0.773)…Fourth in shutouts (14)…Fifth in wins (24) and saves (187).

As a junior (2012): Ranked 30th in the nation in save percentage (0.802), 31st in total saves (81), 42nd in saves per match (4.76), and 56th in goals against average (1.12)…Third in the conference in goals against average, saves, and save percentage…Fifth-best single-season save percentage in program history (0.802)…Made seven saves in the season opener against eventual national champion Lynn (Aug. 31)…Kept a clean sheet with five saves against Catawba (Sep. 2)…Shut out North Greenville with four saves (Sep. 15)…Season-high nine saves against Limestone (Oct. 10).

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 Ronnie Branson and Mark Burton.

Personal: Born on Nov. 14, 1991 in Rotherham, England…Son of Fraser and Bev Rusling…Has one brother, Danny (17)…Majoring in sport science…Plans to pursue a professional coaching carrer at the collegiate level…Dean’s List.

Recent Games
Oct 16 Erskine L, 2-1
Oct 19 at Limestone L, 3-0
Oct 22 at Milligan W, 3-2
Oct 26 at Mount Olive W, 2-0
Oct 30 Lincoln Memorial W, 3-2
Nov 5 Pfeiffer L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played 17 8
Games started 16 7
Minutes 1580:55 731:14
Goals against 20 6
Goals-against average 1.14 0.74
Saves 51 19
Save pct .718 .760
Wins 9 5
Losses 7 3
Ties 1 0
Shutouts 7 5
Date Opponent Score min ga gaa sv sv%
Sep 5 at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 2-1 97:24 2 1.85 5 .714
Sep 7 at Lander L, 2-0 90:00 2 2.00 3 .600
Sep 16 Carson-Newman L, 2-1 92:38 2 1.94 3 .600
Sep 18 at Wingate W, 2-1 89:43 1 1.00 4 .800
Sep 21 Belmont Abbey W, 4-0 90:00 0 0.00 2 1.000
Sep 25 at North Georgia W, 3-0 90:00 0 0.00 1 1.000
Sep 28 North Greenville W, 3-0 90:00 0 0.00 1 1.000
Oct 3 at Pfeiffer W, 2-0 88:09 0 0.00 4 1.000
Oct 5 Barton L, 1-0 90:00 1 1.00 2 .667
Oct 8 Francis Marion T, 0-0 110:00 0 0.00 3 1.000
Oct 12 at King (Tenn.) W, 2-0 90:00 0 0.00 1 1.000
Oct 16 Erskine L, 2-1 103:05 2 1.75 5 .714
Oct 19 at Limestone L, 3-0 90:00 3 3.00 2 .400
Oct 22 at Milligan W, 3-2 99:56 2 1.80 6 .750
Oct 26 at Mount Olive W, 2-0 90:00 0 0.00 2 1.000
Oct 30 Lincoln Memorial W, 3-2 90:00 2 2.00 2 .500
Nov 5 Pfeiffer L, 3-2 90:00 3 3.00 5 .625
  gp gs min/g ga/g gaa sv/g sv%
2013-14 17 16 92:60 1.18 1.14 3.00 .718
Total 17 16 92:60 1.18 1.14 3.00 .718
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% wins losses ties shutouts
2013-14 17 16 1580:55 20 1.14 51 .718 9 7 1 7
Total 17 16 1580:55 20 1.14 51 .718 9 7 1 7
  gp gs min/g ga/g gaa sv/g sv%
Total 17 16 92:60 1.18 1.14 3.00 .718
Conference 8 7 91:24 .75 0.74 2.38 .760
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - -

Home 8 8 94:28 1.25 1.19 2.88 .697
Away 9 8 91:41 1.11 1.09 3.11 .737
Neutral - - 0:00 - - - -

Wins 9 8 90:52 .56 0.55 2.56 .821
Losses 7 7 93:18 2.14 2.07 3.57 .625

September 7 7 91:24 1.00 0.98 2.71 .731
October 9 8 94:34 1.11 1.06 3.00 .730
November 1 1 90:00 3.00 3.00 5.00 .625
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% wins losses ties shutouts
Total 17 16 1580:55 20 1.14 51 .718 9 7 1 7
Conference 8 7 731:14 6 0.74 19 .760 5 3 0 5
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -

Home 8 8 755:43 10 1.19 23 .697 3 4 1 3
Away 9 8 825:12 10 1.09 28 .737 6 3 0 4
Neutral - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -

Wins 9 8 817:48 5 0.55 23 .821 9 0 0 6
Losses 7 7 653:07 15 2.07 25 .625 0 7 0 0

September 7 7 639:45 7 0.98 19 .731 4 3 0 3
October 9 8 851:10 10 1.06 27 .730 5 3 1 4
November 1 1 90:00 3 3.00 5 .625 0 1 0 0