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Nick Buxton

Player Profile


Towcester, England

High School:
West Hertz College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 178


Interdisciplinary Studies

2008: Played in three games before missing the remainder of the season with a leg muscle injury... started all three games as the anchor of the defense... did not take a shot on the year... a member of the A-Sun All-Academic team.

2007: Named a preseason all-conference selection in the A-Sun... had a standout season... started all 17 games for the Spartans... finished the season with three points on a goal and an assist... notched the Spartans' lone goal against Georgia State (Sept. 23)... dished out the assist on the first goal of the 3-2 win over Belmont (Oct. 7).

2006: Started all 18 games for Upstate... served as the anchor of a strong defense... helped lead the defense to a 0.63 goals against average with 10 shutouts... also became an offensive threat... scored nine points on three goals and three assists... his first collegiate goal was the game winner in the 5-2 victory over King (Aug. 29)... scored the first goal in the 3-2 win over Montreat (Sept. 14)... found the back of the net in the 5-0 victory over then-No. 5 Lander (Sept. 16)... assisted on goals against King, Milligan (Sept. 23), and Francis Marion (Oct. 7), all Spartan victories... a member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll.

2005: Played in 17 games, 16 as a starter... had a solid season as a central defender... helped lead USC Upstate to a 0.59 team goals against average and nine shutouts... solidified the back at a crucial part of the season.

High School/Club: Was a four-sport standout at West Hertz, playing soccer, cricket, rugby and tennis.

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies.

Personal: Born on Dec. 7, 1985 in Northhampton, England... son of Tony and Carol Buxton... has two brothers... likes to play tennis, golf, cricket and basketball... a member of the SAAC and athletic marketing Street Team at Upstate.

Favorites: Food - Chicken and Pasta... TV Show - Entourage... Actor - Nicholas Cage... Music Group - Oasis... Season - Winter... Book - "Lance Armstrong - a Biography"... Sports Figure - David Beckham... Hero Growing Up - Tony Adams... People You Admire Most - My Parents and Brothers... Quote - "Im not here for a good time, I'm going to have a great time."... Dream Job - Soccer Coach.

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