Coastal hosts No. 17 South Carolina on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Coastal and Maryland last met in the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament
The Chants rallied from a two-goal deficit in the second half to take a 3-2 victory at No. 8 UConn
The Chanticleers defeated four ranked opponents in 2013
Coastal enters the season seeking its fourth straight Big South regular season title
2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer at No. 8 UConn (Aug. 29, 2014)
2013 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer at California - NCAA Third Round (Dec. 1, 2013)
2013 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Liberty Big South Championship (Nov. 17, 2013)
2013 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Winthrop Big South Quarterfinal (Nov. 12, 2013)
2013 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Liberty (Oct. 25, 2013)
2013 NSCAA Second Team Scholar All-American
2013 NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region
2013 Second Team All-Big South
2013 Big South All-Tournament Team
2013 CollegeSportsMadness.com Big South Defensive Player of the Year
2013 Big South Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
2012 NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region
2012 Second Team All-Big South
2012 Big South All-Tournament Team
2013 (Junior): Second team NSCAA Scholar All-American ... NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team ... Second team All-Big South selection ... Big South All-Tournament team ... CollegeSportsMadness.com first team All-Big South and Big South Defensive Player of the Year ... Named the Big South Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 11 after holding Campbell's and Longwood's top scorers without as shot attempt ... Starter in all 23 games played, totaling 2,045 minutes along the backline ... Helped lead the Chanticleer backline that conceded only 20 goals in 24 games ... Helped the Chants to 12 shutouts - tying for the third most in program history - and a .500 shutout percentage, ranking 11th-best in the NCAA ... Led the Coastal backline to a 0.83 goals against average, which ranked 34th in the NCAA and tops in the Big South ... With Uzo in the back, the Chants allowed only five goals in regular season conference matches... Responsible for marking opponents top forwards ... Attempted nine shots on the season, including one on goal in the season-opening win at No. 17 Wake Forest ...Recorded a season-high two shots attempts in CCU's 5-2 victory over Campbell ... Assisted on Pedro Ribeiro's second goal in a 4-2 victory at No. 15 UNC Greensboro.
2012 (Sophomore): NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team ... Second team All-Big South ... Big South All-Tournament team ... Named to the College Soccer News Nation Team of the Week (Nov. 19) and the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Oct. 22) ... Two-time Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week honoree (Oct. 23 and Sept. 18) ... Named to both the Wolstein Classic and CCU Invitational all-tournament teams ... Appeared in each of Coastal's 25 games, staring the final 23 ... Logged 2,237 minutes along the backline ... Held Elon's Chris Thomas, the nation's leading goal scorer, to only one shot attempt in two meetings ... Scored four goals and added an assist to tally nine points ... Recorded the game-winning goals on headers in the regular season meetings against Elon and Winthrop ... Netted a goal in the Big South Championship game ... Helped lead the Chanticleer backline that conceded only 22 goals in 25 games ... Helped the Chants to 12 shutouts - the third most in program history ... Led the Coastal backline to a 0.85 goals against average, which ranked 27th in the NCAA and tops in the Big South ... With Uzo in the back, the Chants allowed only two goals in conference play ... Attempted 24 shots on the season ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Houston Baptist University, but did not compete in intercollegiate athletics ... Originally from Lagos, Nigeria ... Member of the U17 Nigerian National Team ... Captained the Whitesands School team ... Named the Whitesands School Sportsman of the Year ... Led Whitesands to the Elite Cup championship.