Oregon State aims to beat two ranked teams in one season for the first time since 2005
Oregon State drops to 3-4-1 in Pac-12 play
SOPHOMORE (2011): Started all 18 games ... Tied for the team lead with four goals ... Finished third on the team with eight points ... Scored first two goals of the season at Sacramento State on Sept. 11 (W, 4-3) ... Put three of his four shots on goal against the Hornets ... Scored the game-winner in two straight contests, beating Sacramento State and Gonzaga (1-0) on the 11th and 17th of September ... Tallied his last mark of the season in a 2-2 draw at California on Oct. 14, launching a season-high five shots in the game ... Third on the team with 10 shots on goal ... Tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals.
FRESHMAN (2010): Played in all 17 games and started 12 ... Finished the season with two goals and three assists for seven points ... Had 15 shots with five on goal ... Had the game-winning goal against Central Arkansas ... Also had a goal in first collegiate match against UMKC ... Assists came against Northwestern, UC Davis and Central Arkansas ... Played 1,268 minutes on the season, the fourth most on the team.
ODP: Played for Oregon ODP for two years and was a regional camp hold over.
CLUB: Played for ESUFC Liverpool in Portland, Ore. as a center midfielder for two years ... Won regional and national championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in soccer three years at Cleveland High School under coach Scott Killen as a center midfielder ... Named first team all-league junior and senior years ... Named team captain senior year ... Scored 28 goals and had 19 assists ... Lettered three years in golf under coach Geoff Richman ... Golf team finished sixth in state ... Lettered one year in football as a kicker and recorded seven extra points ... Named Scholar Athlete all four years.
PERSONAL: Son of Stephen and Pamela Eckerson ... Father is a director of sales and marketing and mother is a sales manager ... Has an older brother, Bradley ... Father played college hockey for four years and brother played college soccer for three years ... Biggest athletic thrill to date was winning Nationals and "putting Oregon on the map" ... Chose Oregon State because of a "good business program and the chance to play Division I ball" ... Major is undecided.