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Ricky Garbanzo
Ricky  Garbanzo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Hill, S.C.

High School:
Northwestern HS

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 140

Position:
Forward


04/27/2015

SAAC Presents the 2014-15 Student-Athlete Excellence Awards

Quinn Backus and Lena Schaeffner were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

04/27/2015

SAAC Presents the 2014-15 Student-Athlete Excellence Awards

Quinn Backus and Lena Schaeffner were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

12/31/2014

Ricky Garbanzo Headed To MLS Combine

Garbanzo is the Big South's all-time leader with 94 career matches played

12/10/2014

Senior Trio Earns NSCAA All-Region Honors

Coastal Carolina has produced 17 NSCAA All-Region honorees since 2010

11/23/2014

Men's Soccer NCAA Tourney Match at Clemson POSTPONED

The match has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.

11/20/2014

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Florida Gulf Coast

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 22, 2014)

11/08/2014

2014 Men's Soccer Senior Day

2014 Men's Soccer Senior Day vs. Longwood

10/14/2014

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. UNC Asheville

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. UNC Asheville (Oct. 11, 2014)

10/08/2014

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Presbyterian College

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Presbyterian College (Oct. 7, 2014)

10/07/2014

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Elon

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Elon (Sept. 26)

• 2014 NSCAA First Team All-South Atlantic Region
• 2014 Big South Attacking Player of the Year
• 2014 First Team All-Big South
• 2014 Big South All-Tournament Team
• 2014 TopDrawerSoccer.com Mid-Season Men's Top 100 -- No. 68
• 2014 Big South Conference Preseason Attacking Player of the Year
• 2014 CollegeSportsMadness.com Third Team Preseason All-American
• 2014 TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Men's Top 100 -- No. 44
• 2014 Soccer America Preseason All-American
• 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
• 2013 First Team All-Big South
• 2013 CollegeSportsMadness.com First Team All-Big South
• 2012 First Team All-Big South

• 2011 Big South All-Freshman Team


Closed collegiate career with a 73-18-3 record along with three Big South regular season and two tournament championships ... Helped direct the Chanticleers to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons in Conway ... Finished with a 6-4-0 NCAA Tournament record, including a back-to-back of Round of 16 appearances in 2012 and 2013 ... A fixture in the Chanticleers' attack since his freshman season, Garbanzo finished his career with 18 game winning goals to rank first in both Coastal Carolina and Big South history ... Scored 40 career goals to tie for fifth on the CCU all-time list ... Coastal's and Big South's career leader with 94 matches played and tied for seventh in school history with 76 matches started ... 99 career points (40 goals, 19 assists) ranks seventh on the Coastal career list ... 247 career shots ranks third all-time ... Three-time first team All-Big South and 2014 Big South Attacking Player of the Year.

2014 (Senior): NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region first team ... Big South Attacking Player of the Year ... First team All-Big South and All-Big South Tournament selection ... Big South Attacking Player of the Week (Sept. 2) …. College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 1) … Capital One Cup Impact Performer of the Week (Aug. 30) … Led Coastal with eight goals to go along with six assists for a team-leading 22 points … Attempted a team-high 71 shots, including 29 on goal … Scored the game winning goal and had a pair of assists in Coastal’s 3-2 upset at No. 8 UConn in the season opener (Aug. 29) … Recorded second career hat trick in CCU’s 7-0 drubbing of Longwood in the regular season finale (Nov. 8) … Netted a goal and tallied an assist in 2-1 win over Gardner-Webb (Sept. 23) … Recorded the game winner at Campbell (Oct. 4) … Also scored against Winthrop (Oct. 29) and against Longwood in the quarterfinal round of the Big South Tournament (Nov. 11) … Starter in 19 of 23 games played, logging 1,409 minutes at forward … Led the Chanticleer attack to a No. 2 ranking in the NCAA with 48 goals and fifth with 44 assists.

2013 (Junior): First team All-Big South ... CollegeSportsMadness.com first team All-Big South ... College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Oct. 21) ... TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week (Nov. 11) ... Two-time Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week (Oct. 14 and Nov. 11) ... Two-time CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Player of the Week (Oct. 14 and Nov. 11) ... Led the Chanticleers in scoring with 13 goals and tallied one assist for 27 total points ... Finished the season ranked 22nd in the NCAA in total points (27), ninth in goals (13), 58th in points per game (1.13) and 31st in goals per game (0.54) ... Recorded a team and Big South-high eight game-winners on the year ... Notched a trio of multi-goal games ... Posted the game-winner via penalty kick in the Chants' 4-2 victory at No. 15 UNC Greensboro ... Provided the lone goal in the 1-nil upset at No. 5 VCU ... Scored in four straight games from Oct. 8 through Oct. 20, including two in CCU's 3-0 win at College of Charleston ... Netted two goals against both Campbell and Longwood in back-to-back matches to end the regular season ... Tallied the eventual game-winner against Liberty in the Big South Tournament championship match ... Scored 4:14 into the match to lift the Chants over 13th-seeded Charlotte in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Attempted 78 shots on the season with 31 falling on frame for a .397 shots on goal percentage ... Started 21 of 24 matches played, totaling 1,595 minutes of action.

2012 (Sophomore): First team All-Big South ... Two-time Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week honoree (Sept. 23 and Oct. 29) ... College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Nov. 29) ... NCAA.com National Player of the Week (Oct. 15) ... Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week (Oct. 29) ... Named to the Ohio State-hosted Wolstein Classic all-tournament team ... Scored a career-high 13 goals and added five assists to total 31 points ... His 13 goals ranked 18th in the NCAA ... Ranked 20th in the country in total points with 31 ... Turned in three multi-goal games ... Scored his first career hat trick to lead Coastal over South Carolina, 3-2 ... Netted two goals in the opening 23 minutes at Liberty ... Found the back of the net twice in Coastal's 8-0 romp at VMI ... Counted a team and Big South-high six game-winning goals ... Recorded a goal in five straight games from Oct. 24 - Nov. 9 ... Attempted 55 shots with 25 coming on frame ... Starter in 17 of 25 games played ... Averaged 1.24 points per outing ... Provided the assist on three game-winning goals ... Had a hand in each of Coastal's first three goals against VMI (2g/1a) ... Attempted a season-high six shots against Presbyterian College in the first round of the Big South Tournament ... Saw 1,294 minutes of play ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.

2011 (Freshman): Drew starts in 19 of 22 games played ... Finished the season ranked fourth on the team in points with 19 (6g/7a)... Named to the Big South All-Freshman Team.... Named CCU Invitational Offensive MVP after scoring two of Coastal's four goals including the game-tying score against No. 16 Virginia Commonwealth ... Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

At Northwestern HS: Four-year letterwinner at Northwestern High School under head coach Dom Wren ... Member of a team that was region, upper state and state champions from 2007-09 ... Helped guide his team to a national championship as a sophomore following a 24-0-0 undefeated record ... Had at least one goal in all three South Carolina State Championship games ... Named all-region as a freshman ... Was an ESPN Rising All-American Honorable Mention as a sophomore ... Tabbed all-state and was the High School Sports Report Player of the Year as a junior ... Named an ESPN Rising All-American as a junior ... Selected to the 2010 NSCAA All-South Team ... Scored 93 goals and 38 assists in his first three years in high school ... Member of the ODP team for South Carolina and Region III in 2008 and 2009 ... Helped lead his club team to the Disney Soccer Showcase Championship in 2009 and 2010 ... His club team was the Region III Premier League East Champion in 2008 and the Region III Champion in 2009 ... Led his club team to a third place showing at the ODP National Championships in Boston, Mass.

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