2013 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Michael Smith
Player Profile
Positions Played   Winger
Height   5' 11"
Weight   150 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   USA passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   March 8, 1991 / USA
School/Last Season of Eligibility   UNC Pembroke & NC State / 2012
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Brian Haynes, Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 3  
Passing 3
1st Touch 3
Crossing 2 Work on this. It is very important for wide players.
Finishing 2.5 Need to have a consistent and positive end result to your game
Heading 2 Jump earlier and time your leaps

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 3
Communication 2 Must be vocal at the next level
Executes Under Pressure 3 Composed
Movement Off Ball 2 Always be an option for the ball
Small-Sided Game 2 Transition is the name of this game
Full-Field Game 3

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 3
Speed 3
Quickness 2 Work on the proper mechanics
Endurance 3
Agility 2 Work on lateral movement

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Michael was very hard on himself mentally, but in reality, he just needed to be better prepared physically. With an increased level of fitness, his technical and tactical foundation would have shown better. He has good ideas, and understands the game, but in order to make the leap to the professional level, one must always be fit and prepared.

Collegiate Soccer Career
Head Coach: Phil Hindson

2012: Team assists leader (7)... Attended NC State from 2009-11... Competed at NC State under coach Kelly Findley … In his junior year, he played in seven games and posted on assist, as well as five shots, three of which (.600) were on goal … During his sophomore season in 2010, he played in 19 and started 17 games for the Wolfpack, while notching 23 shots … He finished the season fourth on the team with four goals and fifth on the team with four assists … As a freshman, he played in 14 games with three starts … He posted one goal and one assist... 2009 and 2012 NCAA Tournament participant... 2011 NC State returning points leader... 2010 Duke Classic All-Tournament Team.

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career
US Soccer Development Academy, NCYSA ODP (2007-09)

Injury and Medical Information
Hamstring strain, September 2012

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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