Marvin Schmiege has turned in quite a season for the USC Upstate men’s soccer team and after scoring another goal last week, ranks ninth in all of NCAA Division I in goals per game in the latest NCAA statistical report.
Schmiege, who broke Upstate’s Division I era career goals and points and season goals and points records two weeks ago, currently tops the A-Sun in game-winning goals, goals per game, points per game, total goals and total points in what has been a standout season. While topping the A-Sun in those categories, he also ranks among the nation’s elite.
In addition to ranking ninth in the nation in goals per game, he ranks 11th in points per game (1.54), 27th in total goals (9), 35th in game-winning goals (3) and 39th in total points (20).
Schmiege is joined on the national list by Joe Brinckwirth and Leon Schwarzer, who rank 33rd and 52nd in assists per game, respectively. As a team, Upstate is ranked 11th in the nation with 5.77 saves per game and in the Top 50 in assists per game, points per game and scoring offense.
Upstate will end the regular season Saturday night at 7:30 at Florida Gulf Coast. It is also the Spartans’ final A-Sun game of the year prior to the A-Sun Tournament, which starts Nov. 12. The Spartans are currently in fifth place in the A-Sun standings and the No. 1 seed and subsequent site for the A-Sun Tournament has yet to be determined between Stetson (12 points, no A-Sun games left), Florida Gulf Coast (10 points, 1 A-Sun game remaining vs. Upstate) and Lipscomb (10 points, 1 A-Sun game remaining at Jacksonville).