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No. 13 Chants Host Campbell for Senior Day on Wednesday

Coastal can clinch the Big South regular season championship on Wednesday

       

Nov. 5, 2013

CONWAY - The 13th nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team will close out its regular season home slate of games on Wednesday hosting league foe Campbell at the CCU Soccer Field. Prior to the 6 p.m. first kick, the Chanticleers will recognize seniors Justin Portillo, Pedro Ribeiro and Matt Risher for their accomplishments and contributions to the Coastal Carolina men's soccer program.

The Last Meeting
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Campbell1
October 10, 2012
Buies Creek, N.C.
Chants Earn Road Win at Campbell
For the second consecutive game and the third time this season Ashton Bennett scored a pair of goals as No. 12 Coastal Carolina took a 3-1 decision over Campbell in Big South action on Wednesday evening.

The Chanticleers own a 12-4-0 overall record and a 7-1-0 mark in Big South play. A win against the Fighting Camels will secure Coastal’s third consecutive Big South regular season championship and the top seed in the forthcoming Big South Tournament. The Chanticleers currently own a Big South record 11 conference regular season and 10 tournament crowns.

#8 Justin Portillo’s Career Highlights
• 2012 NSCAA Second Team Scholar All-American
• 2012 NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region
• 2012 First Team All-Big South
• 2012 Big South All-Tournament Team
• 2011 First Team All-Big South
• 2010 Second Team All-Big South
• 2010 Big South All-Freshman Team
• Three-Time Big South Presidential Honor Roll member
• Tied for second on the CCU all-time list with 84 career matches played and second with 82 career starts
• Tied for fifth in the CCU record book with 26 career assists
• Scored 10 career goals, including a pair of game-winners in both his sophomore and junior campaigns
• Leads Coastal with six assists this season
• Has started Coastal’s last five NCAA Tournament games
• Provided the game-tying goal on a direct kick in Coastal’s 2-1 win at No. 14 Wake Forest in the Second Round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament
• Has assisted on 11 game-winning goals during his career
• Majoring in recreation and sports management

#10 Pedro Ribeiro’s Career Highlights
• 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
• 2013 College Soccer News Second Team Preseason All-American
• 2013 Soccer America Preseason All-American
• 2013 TopDrawerSoccer.com Third Team Preseason Best XI
• 2013 CollegeSportsMadness.com First Team Preseason All-American
• 2013 Big South Preseason Attacking Player of the Year
• 2013 TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 10 Midfielder
• 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
• 2012 NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region
• 2012 First Team All-Big South
• 2011 NSCAA Third Team All-American
• 2011 NSCAA First Team All-South Atlantic Region
• 2011 First Team All-Big South
• 2010 Big South All-Freshman Team
• Ranks 10th on the CCU all-time list with 79 career points (28 goals/23 assists)
• Tied for 10th in the CCU record book with 78 career matches played
• Four-time National Team of the Week honoree
• Starter in Each of Coastal’s six NCAA Tournament games since the 2010 season, logging two goals and three assists

#12 Matt Risher’s Career Highlights
• 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll member
• Member of the 2012 Big South regular season championship team
• Recorded eight goals and four assists to tally 20 career points
• Key reserve forward
• Scored the game-winner as Coastal defeated No. 17 Wake Forest in the 2013 Season Opener
• Appeared in Coastal’s starting lineup in 13 of 35 games played, including five this season
• Scored his first goal in a Chanticleer uniform 20 seconds into the second half at Liberty in 2012
• Tallied the final goal of Coastal’s 3-0 blanking of Elon in the 2012 NCAA Tournament First Round
• Transferred to Coastal Carolina from Marshall prior to the 2012 Season
• Tallied his first collegiate goal in dramatic fashion as he headed home the golden-goal in overtime against Memphis to give Marshall a 2-1 win
• Majoring in Psychology
• President of Coastal Carolina’s Jesus Movement chapter