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#18 CJ Sapong
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
City/State: Manassas, Va.
High School: Forest Park
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Professional:
2012 (U.S. National Team):
● U.S. National Team, 2 game appearances, January Training Camp
2011 (Sporting Kansas City):
● Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year (led all rookies in points with five goals and five assists and was the only Sporting player to appear in all 34 regular-season matches).
● Major League Soccer's Top 24 Under 24 (#15)
● Selected by Sporting Kansas City in the first round of the 2011 Major League Soccer Superdraft (1/13/11); 10th overall pick and the highest draft selection ever by a JMU soccer player

At JMU:  

● Final standing on JMU career lists: 
     Fourth, game-winning goals (12)
     Fifth, points (95)
     Seventh, goals (37)
     12th, assists (21)
● Four-year starter
2010: 
● Among 54 NCAA Division I players invited to Major League Soccer Combine (Jan. 7-11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
● College Soccer News All-America Second Team
● National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Atlantic Region First Team
● Nominee for Soccer News Net Player of the Year (Click here by Dec. 23 to vote for Sapong)
● Among 39 players on Hermann Trophy Watch List for national Player of the Year
● TopDrawerSoccer.com's 2010 Team of the Season (First Team)
● Conference (CAA) Player of the Year
● All-CAA First Team (first player in school history to win conference first-team honors four times)
● Led team in goals, assists, points and game-winning goals
● Final NCAA stats ranking: 
     Fourth, points average (1.83)
     Ninth, total points (33)
     Tied 11th, assist average (0.5)
     Tied 12th, total goals (12)
     Tied 15th, goals average (0.67)
     Tied 19th, total assists (9)
● Final CAA stats ranking: 
     First, total points (33)
     First, points average (1.83)
     First, total assists (9)
     First, assist average (0.5)
     Tied first, total goals (12)
     Second, goals average (0.67)
● On JMU season lists:
     Second-highest season points total in JMU history (33)
     Fourth-highest season goals total in JMU history (12)
     Fifth-highest season assist total in JMU history (9)
     Third-highest season game-winning goals total in JMU history (4)
● CAA preseason Player of the Year
● College Soccer News national Player of the Week, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week and CAA Player of the Week Oct. 31 (2 goals in 2-0 win at Old Dominion, 1 goal in 2-0 win over Drexel)
● CAA Player of the Week Sept. 12 (2 goals, 2 assists in 5-0 win over St. Bonaventure; first career hat trick in 3-0 win over Longwood)
● Preseason All-CAA
● Team tri-captain
● JMU Athlete of the Year
● National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America
● JMU Team's Most Valuable Offensive Player
2009:
National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South-Atlantic Region First Team
● ECAC All-Star First Team
● All-CAA First Team
● All-State (VaSID) Second Team
● Preseason All-CAA Team
● Led the CAA in points average (1.75) and goals average (0.62) and was second in assist average (0.5)
● In NCAA national statistics, ranked seventh in points average, 16th in goals average and 17th in assist average
● Team leader in goals, assists and points
● JMU team's offensive MVP
2008:
● All-CAA First Team
● Second on team in goals and tied second in points
● Preseason All-CAA team
● JMU team's offensive MVP
2007:
NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team, and only freshman in region named to team
College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team
● CAA Rookie of the Year, All-CAA First Team and CAA All-Rookie Team
● Virginia (VaSID) Rookie of the Year and All-State First Team
● 37th in NCAA in goals average and 70th in points average
● Led team in goals, game-winning goals and points
● Tied first in CAA in goals, second in goals average, fourth in points and sixth in points average
● CAA Rookie of the Week Nov. 4 (both JMU goals, include game-winner in overtime, at Towson; tying goal in double-overtime victory at Georgia State)
● CAA Rookie of the Week Oct. 21 (game-winner in overtime vs. Hofstra, tying goal and assist on game-winner vs. Northeastern)
● Team's offensive MVP and Rookie of the Year

High school and club:
State group AAA, Northwest Region and Cardinal District Player of the Year as a senior
● All-Area First Team and All-Examiner First Team as a senior
● Four-time All-District
● Two-time All-Region
Washington Post All-Metro as a junior and senior
● All-Extra First Team as a senior
● Virginia H.S. Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game 2007
● The Bruins were district champions 2005 and 2007
● His Magnum club team was VYSA state champions 2002, 2005 and 2006

Personal:
Charles Sapong
● Sports management major with a minor in business

  

Career

GP-GS

Goals

Assists

Points

G-W

2007-Fr.

19-16

10

1

21

3

2008-So.

18-17

5

3

13

1

2009-Jr.

16-16

10

8

28

4

2010-Sr.

18-18

12

9

33

4

Totals

71-67

37

21

95

12