Updated: December 5, 2012
2012: Started all 20 games … Led the team in assists with four and shots with 51 … Second among field players with 1,810 minutes logged … Recorded the assist on the game-winning goal versus Richmond in the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational … Registered an assist a week later against St. Bonaventure … Tallied an assist on the game’s opening goal versus NJIT … Notched the assist on the game-winner against NC State in the first round of the ACC tournament … Took a season-high six shots against NC State and Howard … Notched five shots versus Temple and VMI.
2011: Had a solid freshman campaign, starting all 19 games in the central midfield … One of three Hokies to start every game and one of four true freshmen to see action … Led the team with two goals and two assists for six points … Team leader in shots with 29 and minutes played among field players with 1,770 … Assisted on Mikey Minutillo’s goal against Cincinnati at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational for first career point … Also assisted on Drew Ranahan’s game-winner against Longwood … Scored first career goal at No. 11 Boston College, sending the game into overtime … Also tallied a score at Radford … Was the Hokies primary corner kick and free kicker taker … Took a season-high four shots against Wisconsin at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational ... Named team Rookie of the Year.
High School: Started three years at center midfield with the varsity squad at West Morris Mendham High School … Holds the school’s single-game assist record (five) … As a senior was team co-captain and leading scorer en route to earning team MVP honors, first team NJAC Group 3 All-Conference, All-Morris County, All-Area Daily Record, All-Group 3 and third team All-State ... As a team co-captain in 2009, earned his team’s Best All-Around Player Award and was named to the first team NJAC Group 3 All-Conference and All-Morris County ... Helped guide his club team, FC Copa Forza, to the 2008 US Club New Jersey State Championship and US Club National Final … Earned State Cup MVP honors as FC Copa Forza captured the 2003 New Jersey State Cup Championship … Club team were also 2004 New Jersey State Cup Finalists.
Personal: Born on February 26, 1993 in Vienna, Va. … Son of Carl and Christine Strong … Has one sister, Claire … Plans on majoring in university studies.