|Karl Chester - 3
Freshman Season (2012)
Played in all but one game, starting 15 matches, after redshirting his first year on campus ... named to the 2012 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... ranked third on the team in scoring with 13 points (5g, 3a) on the season ... tied for the team-lead in game-winning goals with two ... also was tied for third on the squad in goals and assists ... fueled the team to a 4-3 victory at UCF (10/27) behind a career-best four points (2g) ... registered his first points at UAB when he collected a goal and assist vs. Farleigh Dickinson (9/14) ... recorded the game-winner vs. Marshall (10/20) ... scored one of three goals in the final 10 minutes at South Carolina (10/10), helping UAB to a 4-3 win ... had one assist vs. Lipscomb (9/22) and in the Conference-USA Tournament vs. UCF (11/7) ... made his first start of his collegiate career in the season opener vs. Mercer (8/24) ... tallied 30 shots on the year, 11 coming on goal.
Redshirt Season (2011)
Saw action in three contests before an injury forced him to take a medical redshirt ... saw first collegiate action against VCU (9/16) ... registered a shot against both Portland (9/23) and Washington (9/25).
A four-year letterwinner under head coach Sam Said at Perry High School ... tabbed an ESPN Rise First Team All-State honoree in 2010 ... finished his senior year with 50 goals, which set the school record for goals scored in a season ... named the Region's Most Valuable Player in 2011 ... participated in the Georgia state all-star game in 2011 ... selected as team's most valuable player following his junior season ... also tabbed as a two-time team captain by his teammates and coaches.
Other Soccer Info
He played his club soccer for Alpharetta Ambush under head coach David Eristavi ... played alongside a pair of other Blazer signees (Stewart Abrahart and Darion Copeland) ... helped lead the team to state and regional titles, along with USYSA National Championship in 2010 ... was voted MVP of National Championship, as he scored seven goals in four games at the National Championship Tournament ... also helped team reach the finals of the 2011 national championship.
Born Karl Luther Chester on Nov. 28, 1992 in Savage, Minn. ... son of Harvee and Gisela Chester ... one sister, Elena ... Radiology major.