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2008: Saw limited action after suffering a series of season-ending injuries in the Furman game on Sept. 21... had made it on the pitch for the first time on the year against Wofford on Sept. 19... took a kick to the face against Furman and suffered broken bones in his face which required reconstructive surgery... also suffered a serious concussion in the accident... finished the year playing in just two games, starting once.
High School/Club: Was an exchange student at Irmo High School from 2003-04... an all-region selection... helped lead Irmo to the No. 1 seed in the lower state... led the team to the 2004 4A state championship... finished his high school career in his native Germany at Berufskolleg Gelderu.
Major: Business Management.
Personal: Born on Nov. 8, 1985 in Gelderu, Germany... son of Josef and Anke Soppa... has an older brother... likes soccer, talking to family and friends in Germany and cooking.
Favorites: Food - Schnitzel, Movie - Ballerman 6, TV Show - Bundesliga Soccer; Season - Summer; People You Admire Most - My Parents... Quote - "Don't dream your life, live your dreams."