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Wesley Charpie

School

USF

Position
Defender/Midfielder
Major
Relational Communications

Classroom

Has been one of the top students on the team since joining the program as a freshman in 2011. Charpie was recently named to the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. The senior has a 3.4 GPA and is on track to graduate this December in only three and a half years with a degree in Relational Communications.

Character

Wesley takes pride in being one of the leaders on the men’s soccer team, not only this season as a senior captain but throughout his career. His lead by example style has proven extremely effective in teaching and inspiring the younger players on the team. He is said to be one of the hardest workers on the team by many of his teammates and describes his work ethic as something he cherishes the most, whether it means having proper eating and sleeping habits, good training habits, or time management skills to balance school and athletics. Charpie also prides himself in his ability to keep the team together in tough situations and help keep “good vibes” in the locker room and on the field.

Community

Charpie has been very active in volunteering his time with local schools to help assist students on and off the soccer field. “I especially enjoy seeing kids flourish in the game of soccer when you know you’ve had a helping hand in their development.” Charpie, along with the rest of the USF men’s soccer team, has also played a major role in impacting the life of a young boy named Spencer, who joined the Bulls’ family through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation adoption program, an organization which helps improve the lives of children with pediatric brain tumors. Last season Charpie and the Bulls gave Spencer the thrill of a lifetime when he was able to lead the team onto the field during a home game last season.

Competition

During his three seasons with the Bulls, Charpie has been one of the top contributors with five goals and 15 assists for 25 total points. He is the only player to have started all 57 games for USF over the past three seasons and has helped lead the team to the NCAA Tournament each season, including an appearance in the Elite Eight in 2011. Charpie made TopDrawerSoccer.com’s list of top 100 players in 2013, coming in at No. 87. He also helped the Bulls win the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament in 2013 despite coming into the tournament as the No. 4 seed. Charpie has a chance to crack the top 10 in career assists in program history with another strong season this year.