Second-Seeded Colonials Eager to Avenge Earlier Loss to Sixth-Seeded Musketeers for Conference Crown
Saw action in 10 games and made eight starts, including the first seven of the season ... Amassed 767 minutes on the pitch ... Played all 90 minutes five times, including four straight games from Sept. 7-22 ... Took two shots on the season.
Saw action in all 19 games and made 12 starts, amassing 1,403 minutes on defense ... Tallied four points on the season ... Took 10 shots, including eight on goal ... First career goal was the game-winner against USC Upstate (9/11) ... Added assists against Bryant (9/17) and UMass (10/28).
Made 10 starts in 14 matches, played 854 minutes in defense ... Played full 90 minutes in seven matches.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB Newnan Times-Herald Player of the Year ... Led East Coweta to Georgia AAAAA state championship game, totaling school-record 24 goals and six assists as a senior in 2009 ... All-Coweta County selection as a junior in 2008 ... Participated on Disney's Soccer Showcase All-Star Team, which trained at Chelsea FC in England and competed against top international youth teams ... Played and captained Concorde Fire club team, which competes in U.S. Soccer Development Academy, for four years.
Alexander Keith Sandland ... Born Jan. 28, 1992 in Oxford, England ... Son of Keith Sandland and Sharon and Richard Tranter ... Has four younger brothers - Elliott and Jacob Tranter, Haydan and Nathan Sandland - and two younger sisters - Beth and Carsy Sandland ... Majoring in sport, event and hospitality management.
Lidster's Take: "Alex is a strong, athletic player who will add a physical presence to the team. He's very good in the air and has the ability to play in defense or midfield next fall."