NC State's Alex Martinez captured a place on the NSCAA's All-South Region first team, announced Sunday
NC State's Alex Martinez marks the first Wolfpacker to score double-digit goals and tally double-digit assists in the same season since 1991
NC State built a 2-0 lead in the early minutes of Monday's play-in game, but Virginia Tech rallied to escape with a 3-2 win
NC State travels to Maryland for the 2012 ACC Tournament, starting its championship bid with a 1 p.m. matchup against Virginia Tech on Monday
NC State held a 1-0 advantage at the break, but Virginia managed to send the match to extra time before scoring the golden goal
2012: The first Wolfpacker under Kelly Findley to land on the first team All-ACC... Spent the season ranked among the ACC's leaders in goals, assists, and points... Led the ACC in assists, finished second in points, and third in goals ... Finished with 32 points on 11 goals and 10 assists to become the first NC State soccer player since Henry Gutierrez in 1991 to notch double-digit goals and assists in a single season... Martinez represented the first double-digit goal scorer since Ronnie Bouemboue in 2008.
At High Point in 2011: Played in 19 games with 10 starts ... Led HPU with 11 goals and 24 points ... Also had two assists ... Scored the final goal to secure HPU to a 3-1 win over Campbell in the Big South Quarter-Finals ... Recorded a career-high eight shots and had two goals with one being the game-winning goal in overtime against VMI ... Assisted the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over VCU ... Scored career-high two goals and had one assist in a 6-0 win vs. Winthrop ... Recorded his first career start for HPU and had one goal vs. St. Bonaventure.
At High Point in 2010: ... Named to the Big South All-Freshman Team ... Appeared in all 21 games ... Scored his first collegiate goal in a 4-1 win at Longwood ... Had an assist in a 4-1 win over Richmond ... Recorded his first career assist in a win over Rider.
Prep, etc.: A 2010 NSCAA High School All-American ... Graduated from Northwestern High School ... Three-time State AAAA Champion (2008-2010) ... Had 80 points on 31 goals and 18 assists his senior season ... Northwestern went undefeated and earned ESPN Rise Overall #1 National Ranking and NSCA Overall #1 National Ranking in 2009 ... Served as team captain in 2009 and 2010 ... Named second-team All-American by Parade in 2009 ... Four-time All-Region (2007-2010) ... Two-time All-State (2009-2010) ... Selected as South Carolina Super 22 ... Selected for the Clash of the Carolinas Senior Game ... Played for Discoveries SC under Dominic Wren and South Carolina United under Rob Stickland ... As member of Discoveries SC was State Champion U13, U16 - U19 ... Region III Quarterfinalist U16 & U17 ... Region III Champion U18 ... USYSA National Champions U18 ... Invited to Adidas Elite Soccer Program in 2008 and 2009 ... Was an Elite Soccer Program All-Star in 2008 and 2009 and MVP in 2008 ... Older brother Enzo played three seasons at North Carolina, before being taken in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake.