Frank Cope | #3 | M/F
Hometown: Mobile, Ala.
Previous School: UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Major: Exercise Science and Pre-Professional Biology
2012: Started the first nine games of the year as one of the team’s top attackers before going down with a season-ending injury… NSCAA All-South Region second team selection… earned a spot on the All-GSC first team for the second time… scored two goals and dished out three assists… scored both of his goals against Delta State (9/23)… named to the GSC all-academic team for the third time with a 3.50 cumulative GPA.
2011: Medical redshirt.
2010: Enjoyed a breakout junior season, starting all 21 games and playing a variety of roles in the team’s attack ... Daktronics All-America honorable mention ... Daktronics All-South Region first team selection ... All-Gulf South Conference first team pick ... GSC All-Tournament Team selection ... earned his second career GSC All-Academic Team selection ... scored two goals and led the team with 10 assists ... led the team with 51 shots attempted ... tallied four assists in GSC play ... ranked seventh in the nation in assists and 22nd in assists per game (0.48) ... led the GSC in assists and assists per game ... assisted on two goals in UWF’s 4-1 win over Christian Brothers (10/9) ... notched two assists in 5-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville in GSC semifinals (11/5) ... tallied assists in consecutive games twice.
2009: Logged over 1,500 minutes as a sophomore and was the only Argonaut to start all 19 games ... named Most Outstanding Player and selected to the all-tournament team at the GSC Tournament ... GSC All-Academic Team selection ... scored one goal and assisted on one other for three points ... attempted 25 shots, five of which were on goal ... scored his first career goal in a 6-1 win at Florida Southern (9/13).
2008: Appeared in 17 matches while starting six as a freshman ... totaled 808 minutes of playing time ... recorded one assist on the season coming in a 3-0 win against Delta State (10/19) ... took 19 total shots, eight of which were on goal.
High School: Lettered in soccer all four years as a midfielder and forward ... also lettered in basketball as a point guard ... named to the all-state team in 2007 and 2008 ... member of the All-Metro team in 2006-08 ... named Rotary Player of the Year in 2008 ... named Mobile Press-Register Player of the Year in 2007 ... three-time team MVP ... scored 71 goals and 53 assists in his high school career ... played six years for Mobile Soccer Club, leading the team to State Cup finalist finishes twice and to the semifinals once ... member of Mu Theta Alpha math society.
Personal: Son of Mary and Stephen Cope ... has three siblings, Bennett, Matt and Andy Cope ... Bennett played soccer at Presbyterian College for four years ... majoring in Exercise Science and Pre-Professional Biology... considering physical therapy as a career after graduation ... had the opportunity to travel to Mexico, England and Germany to play soccer with club and ODP teams.
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