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Marcus Salandy-Defour

F/M
Position
5'9''
Height
160 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Kensington, Md.
Hometown
Georgetown Prep
High School

2016
• Appeared in 15 matches in the Cavaliers’ attack, starting 14
• Sat out ACC tournament game at Louisville because of injury; also missed UVA’s first four matches while recovering from offseason knee surgery
• Tallied his first career multi-goal game against Clemson (9/17)

2015
• Versatile presence for UVA, making three starts at midfielder, five at right back and two at forward (10 starts total)
• Missed first eight matches with leg injuries after sitting out entire 2014 season following ACL surgery
• Scored game-winning goal in NCAA tournament opener against Rider (11/19)
• Scored goal in his first game of 2015 against Louisville (10/2); goal came on his first shot of the season
• Recorded goal in second game vs. Portland (10/5)
• Assisted on Wesley Wade’s second goal in UVA’s win over Pitt (10/16)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

2014
• Redshirt season
• Sidelined after suffering offseason knee injury

2013
• Played in 21 games, with 19 starts
• Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
• Scored UVA’s second goal in ACC tournament against Notre Dame; also assisted on Nicko Corriveau’s tying score and recorded winning penalty kick in shootout
• Set up UVA’s game-winning penalty kick in overtime against Wake Forest in ACC quarterfinals with great through-ball to Jordan Allen, who then was fouled in box
• Recorded UVA’s second goal against Maryland (10/11)
• Scored on penalty kick against NC State (9/20)
• Also picked up three assists in 2013 (Providence, Syracuse, Pitt)
• Missed three matches with groin injury


2012

• Named to 2012 All-ACC Freshman Team
• Started all 21 games and logged third-most minutes on team (1,883) and most of UVA’s midfielders
• Ranked fourth on team with seven points (two goals, three assists)
• Assisted on Eric Bird’s goal in ACC quarters at Wake (11/6)
• Scored first UVA goal in 70th minute to help Cavaliers rally from 2-0 deficit in 3-2 OT win over Virginia Tech (10/19)
• Scored first career goal in Wright State match (10/16); also recorded an assist
• Recorded game-winning assist on Will Bates’ goal in win over Duke (9/7)


HIGH SCHOOL

• Ranked No. 25 on ESPNHS Class of 2012 150 College Prospects list
• Tabbed No. 18 on College Soccer News Top 150 Recruits list
• Four caps with U-18 Men’s National Team
• Member of MLS SUM Cup championship team
• U.S. Development Academy select team
• Four-year starter at Georgetown Prep
• Three-time IAC first team
• Two-time First-Team All-Gazette
• All-Met honorable mention
• Three-year member of Maryland ODP Team
• Two-time Region I team
• Played four years with DC United Academy

PERSONAL
• Parents are Ricardo and Kim Salandy-Defour
• Has one brother, Scott, who graduated from Maryland