10 - David Palmer
David Palmer
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
Year: Sr.
Hometown: South Shields, England
High School: St. Wilfrid's Catholic HS
Position: MF

In the Record Book: Fourth in career shots (182)…Tied for eighth in career goals (24)…Tenth in career points (60).

As a junior (2010): Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region Second teamNSCAA all-Southeast Region Second teamAll-Conference Carolinas First teamConference Carolinas all-Tournament team…Appeared and started in 20 matches…Tied for fifth in the conference in goals (nine)…Sixth in points (22)…Third on the team in goals and points…Tied for fourth in assists (four)… Posted at least one point in three straight matches (Sep. 5-14)…Scored the match-winner in back-to-back matches against Mount Olive (Sep. 18) and Carson-Newman (Sep. 22)…Netted the equalizer against Pfeiffer (Oct. 2)…Season-high two assists and four points at St. Andrews (Oct. 23)…Scored a season-high two goals against Queens (Nov. 2) in the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament.

As a sophomore (2009): Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region Second teamNSCAA all-Southeast Region Third teamAll-Conference Carolinas Second team…Appeared and started in 22 matches…Tied for ninth in the conference in points (22) and assists (six)…Tied for third on the team in points and goals (eight)…Tied for fifth in assists…Season-high two assists against King (Aug. 27)...Scored the match-winner in back-to-back matches against Erskine (Sep. 12) and Limestone (Sep. 19)…Posted a season-high two goals and five points against Erskine…Tallied two assists at UNC Pembroke (Sep. 23)…Scored two goals against St. Andrews (Oct. 3)…Recorded a goal against Wingate (Nov. 13) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament…Scored against Anderson (Nov. 15) in the southeast region championship.

As a freshman (2008): All-Conference Carolinas Second team…Appeared and started in 22 matches…Second on the team in goals (seven) and points (16)…Tallied a point in three straight matches (Sep. 13-20)…Scored his first collegiate goal at St. Andrews (Sep. 13)…First career assist at North Georgia (Sep. 17)…Season-high two goals and four points, including the match-winner, against Limestone (Oct. 7)…Scored the equalizer against Anderson (Nov. 7) in the conference tournament final.

High School: Graduated from St. Wilfrids Catholic High School in South Shields, England…Coached by Barry and Paul Chuckle…Played club soccer for Chester-le Street FC…Coached by Andrew Muxworthy.

Personal: Born on July 28, 1989 in South Shields, England…Son of Darren Palmer and Joanne Barry…Has four brothers, Ryan Palmer, Darren Palmer, Jack Barry, and Richard Barry…Has two sisters, Laura Jagota and Hannah Jagota…Majoring in sports science…Plans to pursue a professional playing career.

More about David: Favorite book: “Gazza” by Paul Gascoigne…Favorite midnight snack: Ramen noodles…Favorite movie: “The Hangover”…Favorite song: “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley…Favorite sports team: Newcastle United FC…Favorite athlete: Former Argentinean national player Diego Maradona…David can’t imagine a week without: LMC assistant coach Jim Hart…David is as good as anyone at: Ping pong…David’s advice to kids: “Work hard, play hard”…Favorite color: Blue…Favorite food: Fresh chicken kebab…Favorite sports other than soccer: Ping pong, swimming…People David most admires: His parents…Best advice David has ever been given: “Keep it simple”…What people don’t know about David: He finished fourth on “Football Icon 2”.