Mellors-Blair's Big Night Carries Men's Soccer Past Rutgers
Two Area Manchester United Fans Granted Ultimate Wish
Through Nov. 10, 2014
Junior (2014) ... Started all eighteen matches and finished the year with two goals and three assists ... Tied for the team lead in assists ... Took two shots in both the 3-0 win over SMU (Aug. 31) and two shots in the 0-3 loss against Columbia (Sept. 6) ... Notched three shots in the double-overtime draw against Maryland (Sept. 12) ... Took one shot against Bowling Green (Sept. 16) ... Had two shots in the double-overtime draw against Northwestern (Sept. 21) ... Took three shots, one on goal, in the 1-0 loss to Penn State (Sept. 28) ... Fired four shots, one on goal, and picked up his first Michigan point with an assist against Notre Dame (Oct. 7) ... Took three shots on goal, scored twice, and recorded an assist in a 3-0 win over Rutgers (Oct. 11) ... Recorded five shots, one on target, against Akron (Oct. 14) ... Had one shot on goal against Detroit (Oct. 21) ... Fired one shot against Indiana (Oct. 26) ... Took four shots, two on goal, and picked up an assist against Michigan State (Nov. 2) ... Fired one shot on goal against Ohio State (Nov. 9).
2013 (Sophomore) ... At Georgia State ... Played in seven games, scoring one goal and dishing out one assist ... Had 10 shots on the season (three on goal).
2012 (Freshman) ... At Georgia State ... Named the No. 49 freshmen in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Selected to the All-CAA Third Team and CAA All-Rookie Team ... Finished the year with three goals and a team-high six assists for 12 points ... Scored two goals against Georgia Southern on Sept. 14, including the game-winner ... In his first game he notched his first career point by assisting on the game-winning goal at Jacksonville Aug. 24 ... Recorded four assists in his first three matches ... Finished the season with 39 shots (20 SOG) and 1,263 minutes played.
Prep ... Nottingham Bluecoat School and Technology College (2011) ... Played on the wing and at forward ... Member of the Walsall Football Club from 2003-11 ... Scored five goals in one game vs. Preston North End ... Trained with Manchester United Academy from the ages of 12 to 15 before signing with Walsall FC.
Personal ... William Mellors-Blair was born on Nov. 3, 1992 in Nottingham, England ... Son of Winston Blair and Karen Mellors ... Has one sister, Carley ... Enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in Afroamerican and African Studies.
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