Puskarich Picks Up First Goal Of 2013
SMU finishes the season 10-5-5
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Game is nationally televised at 1 p.m. on CBS Sports Network
SMU won penalty kicks, 4-1
2013 (So.): Played in all 17 matches for the Mustangs, including 13 as a starter ... Was tied for second on the team with two assists (Memphis Oct. 23, Cincinnati Oct. 12) ... Registered one goal in the 1-1 draw against Temple on Oct. 9 ... Fired 23 shots, including 10 shots on goal ... Had a season-high four shots on goal at Portland on Sept. 29 ... Logged 884 minutes.
2012 (Fr.): Played in 16 games, starting 10 ... Tied for third in goals (3) and tied for fourth in points (7) ... Tallied a goal 11/15 vs. Winthrop in the NCAA Tournament ... Netted a goal 10/17 at FIU ... Earned an assist 9/9 at Harvard ... Scored his first career goal in his first collegiate start 8/24 against Campbell.
Prior to SMU: Played club for Texas Football Club ... Has been a member of the national team pool since 2010... Helped team to an undefeated season in 2010-11 as they won the league, the Premier League and the State Cup... Played with Stars n Stripes for 10 summers, competing in numerous tournaments ... A four-year letterwinner at Lovejoy ... Was named First Team All-State 2010-11, First Team All-District 2009-11 and Offensive MVP 2009-2011... Led team to the 2011 District title and Regional finals .... Won district in 2010 ... Named First Team Soccer Academic All-State as a junior... Also lettered four years in football.
Personal: Chose SMU for the academics, the prestigious soccer program and the beautiful campus ... Enjoys seeing the world and playing the world's best sport ... Lists Ronaldinho as his favorite athlete ... Parents are Ed and Deborah Puskarich... Has one sister ... Father played indoor and outdoor professional soccer for 19 years including time with the Dallas Burn (FC Dallas) ... Sister plays soccer at Oklahoma City University.