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13 Marcus Salandy-Defour
Marcus  Salandy-Defour

RS Senior

Kensington, Md.

High School:
Georgetown Prep

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 150



Virginia Wins at No. 4 North Carolina, 2-1

Aguilar and Wade score as Cavaliers rally from halftime deficit


Salandy-Defour Named ACC Co-Offensive Player of Week

Senior forward scored pair of goals Saturday vs. Clemson


No. 17 Virginia Rallies to Draw No. 6 Clemson, 3-3

Cavaliers come back from two goals down to earn a tie


No. 13 Virginia Plays No. 5 North Carolina to Scoreless Draw

Cavaliers finish regular season with 9-3-3 record (4-2-2 ACC)


No. 12 Virginia Scores Three Unanswered Goals, Downs Pitt 3-1

Wade scores first two goals as Cavaliers come back to win convincingly


NCAA Men's Soccer vs. UCONN (by Jim Daves)

NCAA Men's Soccer vs. UCONN (by Jim Daves)

• Versatile presence for UVA, making three starts at midfielder, five at right back and two at forward (10 starts total)
• Missed first eight matches with leg injuries after sitting out entire 2014 season following ACL surgery
• Scored game-winning goal in NCAA tournament opener against Rider (11/19)
• Scored goal in his first game of 2015 against Louisville (10/2); goal came on his first shot of the season
• Recorded goal in second game vs. Portland (10/5)
• Assisted on Wesley Wade's second goal in UVA's win over Pitt (10/16)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Redshirt season
• Sidelined after suffering offseason knee injury

• Played in 21 games, with 19 starts
• Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
• Scored UVA's second goal in ACC tournament against Notre Dame; also assisted on Nicko Corriveau's tying score and recorded winning penalty kick in shootout
• Set up UVA's game-winning penalty kick in overtime against Wake Forest in ACC quarterfinals with great through-ball to Jordan Allen, who then was fouled in box
• Recorded UVA's second goal against Maryland (10/11)
• Scored on penalty kick against NC State (9/20)
• Also picked up three assists in 2013 (Providence, Syracuse, Pitt)
• Missed three matches with groin injury


• Named to 2012 All-ACC Freshman Team
• Started all 21 games and logged third-most minutes on team (1,883) and most of UVA's midfielders
• Ranked fourth on team with seven points (two goals, three assists)
• Assisted on Eric Bird's goal in ACC quarters at Wake (11/6)
• Scored first UVA goal in 70th minute to help Cavaliers rally from 2-0 deficit in 3-2 OT win over Virginia Tech (10/19)
• Scored first career goal in Wright State match (10/16); also recorded an assist
• Recorded game-winning assist on Will Bates' goal in win over Duke (9/7)


• Ranked No. 25 on ESPNHS Class of 2012 150 College Prospects list
• Tabbed No. 18 on College Soccer News Top 150 Recruits list
• Four caps with U-18 Men's National Team
• Member of MLS SUM Cup championship team
• U.S. Development Academy select team
• Four-year starter at Georgetown Prep
• Three-time IAC first team
• Two-time First-Team All-Gazette
• All-Met honorable mention
• Three-year member of Maryland ODP Team
• Two-time Region I team
• Played four years with DC United Academy

• Parents are Ricardo and Kim Salandy-Defour
• Has one brother, Scott, who graduated from Maryland



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