1 - Thomas Rusling
Thomas Rusling
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Sheffield, England
High School: Sheffield College
Position: Gk

In the Record Book: Second in career goals against average (0.93)…Seventh in wins (12)…Tied for eighth in shutouts (four).

As a freshman (2010): Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region Second teamConference Carolinas all-Tournament team and MVP…Led the conference in goals against average (0.93)…Tied for fifth in shutouts (four)…Appeared and started in 21 matches…Allowed one goal and made four saves against Limestone (Sep. 11)…First career shutout against Carson-Newman (Sep. 22)…Kept a clean sheet at Barton (Sep. 25)…Season-high six saves at North Georgia (Oct. 14)…Posted three straight shutouts in the conference tournament, including a clean sheet against Coker (Nov. 7) in the final with a season-high six saves.

High School: Graduated from Sheffield College in Sheffield, England…Played club soccer for Barnsley FC in Barnsley, England…Coached by Coached by Ronnie Branson.

Personal: Born on Nov. 14, 1991…Son of Fraser and Bev Rusling…Has one brother, Danny…Majoring in sport science.

More about Thomas: Favorite class at LMC: Pyschology…Favorite musical artist: Coldplay…Favorite song: “The Scientist” by Coldplay…Favorite sports team: Leeds United…Favorite athletes: Joe Hart of Manchester City, Joey Barton of Newcastle United…Thomas’ advice to kids: “Do it all today, worry about it all tomorrow”…Favorite color: Orange…Favorite food: Cheese…Favorite sport other than soccer: Golf…Best advice Thomas has ever been given: “Into the breeze, swing with ease”…Toughest player Thomas has ever played against: Former LMC midfielder Jamie Bladen…When Thomas was a kid, he tried to be like: His father…When people first meet Thomas, they think: “He’s crazy!”.