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6 Ryan Clark

QUICKLY: Tireless worker in the midfield... Creative, attacking midfield player... Makes useful runs and delivers quality services.

SENIOR (2012): Named Regional All-America and All-NEC Second Team, while selflessly shifting to the back line and forward positions to compensate for injuries to other key players … Finished the season with three goals, all game winners, to go along with a team-high six assists … Game-winning goals came against Columbia, Mount St. Mary’s and LIU Brooklyn ... Was named NEC Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal against Columbia … In the preseason, Clark was named a Second Team All-American by College Soccer News and was selected to the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List … Top Drawer Soccer named Clark No. 72 on its list of the Top 100 underclassmen in the nation.

JUNIOR (2011):
Named Regional All-America and Big Apple Soccer Player of the Year, in addition to earning his third All-NEC First Team selection in as many seasons … Dished out a league-high eight assists, while also contributing three goals, including two game-winning tallies against Saint Peter’s and Princeton … Finished the season with 14 points, good for second on the team … Scored twice in a span of less than 14 minutes against Princeton after the Hawks went down a man due to a red card with 26 minutes left in regulation … Earned Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week and Big Apple Soccer Player of the Week for his heroics against Princeton … Registered three assists against LIU Brooklyn and another against Central Connecticut to earn NEC Player of the Week on Oct. 3 … Also picked up assists against Seton Hall, Bryant, Quinnipiac and Robert Morris.

SOPHOMORE (2010):
Named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team for the second consecutive season... Started all 20 matches for the Hawks as a sophomore… Tied for the team-lead with six assists and ranked second on the squad with 12 points… Also contributed three goals on the year… Assisted on the game-winning goal in MU’s 2-1 win over Seton Hall (9/17)… Also added a helper in the Hawks’ 3-0 victory over NJIT (9/19)… Scored his first goal of the season in Monmouth’s 4-0 league win over Fairleigh Dickinson (10/8)… Contributed an assist against Long Island (10/15)… Logged an assist in the Hawks’ 4-0 win at St. Francis (N.Y.) [10/17]… Scored a goal and dished out an assist in MU’s 3-0 NEC triumph over Robert Morris (10/31)… Added a goal at Mount St. Mary’s (11/5)… Assisted on the game-winning goal in Monmouth’s 1-0 win over FDU in the 2010 NEC Tournament Semifinals (11/12).

FRESHMAN (2009): Earned NSCAA/adidas North Atlantic Region First Team honors as a freshman... Also claimed All-Northeast Conference First-Team recognition... Named a First Team Freshman All-American by College Soccer News... Named one of the 'College Soccer News 100 Freshmen from Coast to Coast to keep an Eye on'... Enjoyed a banner season in his first campaign in West Long Branch, ranking second on the team with six goals and 17 points, while adding five assists... Clark's 17 points tied him for fourth in the league, while his six goals tied him for the sixth-most in the league... His five assists tied him for fifth in the NEC, while his four game-winning goals ranked second in the conference... Started all 20 matches he appeared in... Served as an attacking midfielder as a freshman, playing mainly on the left side... Logged his first collegiate point with an assist in a 2-1 win at Fairfield (9/4)... Scored first collegiate goal, adding an assist, in a 3-0 home win over Delaware (9/11)... Added a goal in a 3-0 win over American (9/13)... Scored a goal for the third straight match in a 4-1 win over Cornell (9/18)... Scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win at Loyola [Md.] (9/26)... Added another game-winning tally in a 1-0 NEC win over St. Francis College [N.Y.] (10/9)... Contributed an assist in a 2-0 win at Bryant (10/16)... Scored a goal in a 3-1 win against Mount St. Mary's (11/6)... Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 2-1 NEC Tournament Championship win over Quinnipiac (11/15).

HIGH SCHOOL: Former Shore Conference standout from Freehold Township High School. The midfielder was named the Shore Conference’s Player of the Year in 2008 and was also named First Team All-State. He served as the Patriots’ team captain in 2008 and was named an All-Region player with 11 goals and 15 assists in his senior year. He plays club for the Match-fit Chelsea academy team.

CLARK'S CAREER STATS:

YEAR GP GS SH G A PTS
2009 20 20 33 6 5 17
2010 20 20 30 3 6 12
2011 21 21 33 3 8 14
2012 19 19 26 3 6 12
TOTAL 80 80 122 15 25 55

 

Position: Midfield
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Freehold, N.J.
High School: Freehold Township
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