Duke Men's Soccer BIO
16 Zack Pope
2006: Made starts in 18 games and played in all 23 ... scored one goal against Davidson on 10/11 ... was second on the team with nine assists and sixth on the team with 11 points ... took 30 shots on the season, putting 13 of those on goal ... notched two assists versus Hartford on 8/25 ... continued his success against Wake Forest on 9/8 when he assisted on the game-tying goal with less than 10 minutes remaining before Duke eventually prevailed for a 4-3 victory ... dished out the game-winner on 9/23 against Boston College ... All-ACC Academic team selection.
2005: Started six games and played in all 20 for the season ... fourth on the team with five goals to go along with four assists for 14 points ... tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals ...named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week after his first goal of the season came as the game-winner in the second overtime against No. 13 Wake Forest on 9/18 ... tallied Duke’s first goal and added an assist in a 2-0 win over Western Illinois on 10/11 ... credited with the game-winner in the ACC Tournament Semifinals, scoring the third goal in the Blue Devil’s 4-2 win over No. 1 Maryland ... converted his penalty kick attempt in Duke’s 5-4 shootout victory against No. 4 North Carolina in the ACC Championship game on 11/13, tying the score at 3-3 ... finished the ACC Tournament with goals against both No. 10 Virginia Tech and No. 1 Maryland to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team ... chipped in a goal and an assist in a 5-0 victory over Temple on 9/24.
2004: Played in 23 games, making 16 starts ... used his speed to contribute on offense and defense, posting nine points on one goal and seven assists ... earned National All-Freshman honorable mention accolades from Top Drawer Soccer ... his lone goal of the year was the game-winner in Duke’s 3-0 win over Campbell on 9/15 ... had two assists in the NCAA first-round victory over Coastal Carolina ... assisted on Tomek Charowski’s goal in the quarterfinal match at Virginia.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner at Stony Point High School ... earned first team All-District honors all four years ... named his team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior ... the team captain and Stony Point Athlete of the Year his junior and senior years ... earned first team All-Cen-Tex honors as a senior after scoring 18 goals and 10 assists ... participated in the TASCO Senior Showcase as a senior ... named the New Braunsfels Tournament MVP in 2003 ... scored 16 goals and 11 assists his junior year .... registered 18 goals and 14 assists as a sophomore ... garnered Newcomer of the Year honors as a freshman after scoring seven goals and six assists ... played for the ’86 Capitals Soccer Club ... an ODP Region III regional pool/team member in 2003 ... competed for the South Texas State team from 2000-03 .... a member of the adidas/NSCAA Youth All-America Team in 2003 ... named a Nike All-Star in 2003 ... one of seven students in his class to graduate Summa Cum Laude ... named Mr. Stony Point and Mr. Nice Guy ... Prom King ... named Youth Volunteer of the Year.
Personal: Son of Olie and Dimitria Pope ... born March 20, 1986, in Austin, Texas ... has two brothers, Tarik (31) and Patrick (25).