#23 Sascha Görres
HT: 6’2” WT: 165
HOMETOWN: Flensburg, Germany
COLLEGE: University of North Carolina - Pembroke
LAST CLUB: Richmond Kickers
Professional Experience and Honors
2010: Named to the USL-2 All-League Second Team for the second consecutive season, Görres led the backline to nine shutouts overall. An offensive threat as well, he recorded three assists during the regular season, good for second on the team. Görres notched one goal during the 2010 campaign, burying a 40-yard rocket against the Charleston Battery on June 5th.
2009: An offensive threat and a defensive force, Görres garnered USL Second Division All-League Second Team honors after recording five assists on the season while leading the team to eight shutouts. Görres ranks fifth on the Kickers all-time career assists list with 25 overall.
2008: In his fourth season with the Kickers, Görres earned USL-2 All-League First Team honors and was a USL-2 Defender of the Year Finalist. He helped lead the team to second in the table and the league’s third lowest goals allowed total at 20 on the season. He also contributed to the attack with two goals and three assists, good for fifth on the team in scoring. Splitting time between the midfield and back line, he recorded the most minutes with 2,071 in 23 games played overall. The native of Flensburg, Germany was a four-time USL-2 Team of the Week nominee and recently made his way into fifth place on the Kickers all-time career assists list with 20 overall.
2007: A three-time USL-2 Team of the Week honoree (5/29/07, 7/24/07, 8/14/07), Görres finished tied for fourth on the squad in points with 14 overall on four goals and six assists. His assist on the semifinal game-winning overtime goal boosted the Kickers to their third consecutive USL Championship. After three seasons with the Kickers, Görres has made his way into seventh place on the Kickers All-Time career assists list with 15 overall.
2006: A second-year pro, Görres proved to be an integral component of the Kickers midfield en route to the regular season title and USL-2 Championship, registering four goals and four assists while making 20 starts of 21 games played. Finishing fifth on the team with 12 points, Görres moved into the Kickers top 10 all-time assists career list with 11 overall in just two years. A USL-2 All-League First Team selection, Görres garnered USL-2 Team of the Week honors three times during the 2006 campaign (7/10/06, 7/17/06, 8/14/06).
2005: Looking to increase the strength in the midfield, the Kickers chose Görres with their first round pick, 10th overall, of the USL First Division College Draft from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke (UNCP). In his rookie season, Görres started 25 of 34 games played and led the team in assists with seven. Responsible for three goals, he finished the season tied for second on the team in points with 13 overall. Named to the USL First Division Team of the Week on May 24th for registering a goal and an assist in the Kickers 3-1 victory over Minnesota, Görres tallied the Kickers only goal in the USL First Division Championship with a 30-yard blast, named Shot of the Week by Fox Soccer Channel. During US Open Cup play, he set a franchise and US Open Cup modern era record with four assists during the Kickers 8-4 third round victory over the Ocean City Barons.
College Experience and Honors
2004: Görres was recognized as All-Conference, All-Tournament and first team All-American (NCAA Division II) as well as named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region squad and the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-American squad upon completion of his degree in Business Administration with a 4.00 grade point average. One of only two All-Americans to play for UNCP, Görres holds the school record for career assists with 28 and scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute of the NCAA quarterfinal match that sent UNCP to their first ever Final Four appearance. The 6’1" native of Flensburg, Germany started every game and tallied eight goals and nine assists in 2004.
2003: Görres transferred to the University of North Carolina – Pembroke from the University of Flensburg for Applied Sciences in Germany. In his first season with the Braves, he scored six goals while setting a new UNCP record and ranking second in the nation in assists with 19. He led UNCP to the best mark in school history at 17-1-2 and finished the season ranked #16 in the nation (NCAA Division II). He garnered PBC All-Conference, All-Region and All-State honors.
Professional Statistics (Includes US Open Cup and Playoffs)