Cope is the second-highest drafted Spartan, eighth overall.
2010: First Team All-Big Ten...Named to the Big Ten preseason "Players to Watch" list...Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com and CollegeSoccerNews.com's Teams of the Week (Sept. 13) after posting seven points on two goals and three assists in two games...Tallied two helpers in MSU's 4-0 win against Providence College (Sept. 9)...Registered two goals and one assist in a 4-1 victory over Niagara (Sept. 12)... Tied for seventh in Michigan State's recordbook for career assists with 20...Started in all 22 games...Team's third-leading scorer with three goals a team-best eight assists.
Summer 2010: Trained with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer (MLS).
2009: First Team All-Big Ten...Started all 21 games of the season...Had two goals on the year vs. Michigan (10/25), and a game winning goal vs. Lipscomb (9/11)...Recorded four assists on the season.
2008: Started all 20 games (one of seven Spartans) ... Had three multi-point games ... Registered a goal and an assist in the season-opening 4-0 win over St. Francis (8/29) ... Scored second goal of the season and added an assist in 6-0 win at Western Michigan (9/24) ... Assisted on both goals in MSU's 2-0 historic win over Indiana (10/12) ... Picked up fifth assist of the season on Doug DeMartin's goal in 2-0 win over Cincinnati (10/22) ... Recorded second assist in three games in a 4-0 win at Bowling Green (10/29).
2007: Named to All-Big Ten Freshman team ... Started 19 matches in midfield, missing two contests due to shoulder injury ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 15 ... Selected as Soccer America National Player of the Week (10/15) ... Named to National Team of the Week by College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer (10/15) ... Collected two goals and two assists on the season ... Attempted 22 shots, including nine on goal ... Notched first career point with assist against New Hampshire (9/7) ... Had an assist against Penn State (9/23) ... Scored game-winner against Notre Dame (10/10) and added a goal in win over Michigan (10/14).
High School: Two-time member of the All-State first team and Michigan Dream Team for coach Thaier Mukhtar at De La Salle Collegiate ... Helped lead the team to a state championship as a junior ... A member of the ODP Region II team from 2003-07, also traveled to Austria with the club ... A member of the 2005 adidas All-Star Team and a 2005 and 2006 adidas ESP participant ... Also played for coach Jason Davis on the nationally-ranked Vardar Stars club soccer team.
Personal: Born Jan. 5, 1989 ... Son of Frederick and Loretta Thompson ... No-preference major.
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