Tucker Axhoj
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    Tucker Axhoj

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Waxhaw, NC

    High School:
    Marvin Ridge

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 152

    Position:
    Defender

    2013 (Freshman)
    Appeared in six games ... assisted on game-winning goal in 3-2 victory over Houston Baptist for his only point of the season ... attempted his only shot on goal in the final game of the season against Seattle in the WAC semifinals.

    Before Air Force
    ODP: Member of state team from 2006-09 ... attended Region III Camp in 2006-07 and '09 ... was invited but did not participate in 2008.

    U.S. Soccer Academy: Member of the Charlotte Soccer Academy for four years ... U-16 team was ranked #1 seed in country before playoffs under current Stanford head coach Jeremy Gunn in 2011 ... U-16 Atlantic Division Champs & playoff qualifiers in 2012 ... U-18 playoff qualifiers under coach Richard Butler in 2012 ... Top Drawer Soccer 4-Star Player and ranked #17 in the South Atlantic Region Class of 2013.

    Club: Played club soccer since the age of seven ... North Carolina state soccer champs under coaches Kyle Johnson and Michele Stutts in 2005 ... US Club Soccer national champs under coach Raymond Fraser in 2007 and regional champs in 2008 ... USYS NC State Cup semifinalists under coach Phillip Poole in 2007 and '08 ... Region III Premier League in 2009 and '10.

    High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... also lettered one year in football ... led team to three conference championships and a state title as a freshman ... No. 5 in the nation for assists as a junior ... all-state, all-region and all-conference selection as a junior ... high school coach was Ray Fumo.

    Personal
    Parents are Kris and Rhonda Axhoj ... has one brother and one sister ... ranked No. 12 academically in his high school graduating class of 351 students ... would like attend pilot training following his time at the Academy ... completed the Expeditionary Skills and Evasion Training (ESET) this past summer ... also completed the jump program ... active in his squadron as a support clerk ... member of the superintendent's list as a freshman ... hobbies include hanging out with friends and playing ping-pong ... also recruited by Cornell, Duke and Davidson ... favorite food is steak ... favorite book is Eragon ... favorite movie is Gangster Squad ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is The Tonight Show ... person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus ... greatest moment in sports was winning the U.S. Club national championship ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... member of English National Honor Society and the Beta Club ... started playing soccer at age five ... favorite professional soccer team is Barcelona ... favorite player is Lionel Messi ... member of cadet squadron 30.

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