What Scouts Say: "Left back known for his long throw-in ... Decent left foot and decent 1-v-1 defending ... Guy who could potentially do pretty good at the MLS level ... Doesn't look athletic, but he's deceptively athletic ... Steady player who doesn't make a lot of mistakes and a good athlete ... Has a pretty good vertical jump and can play out of the right spaces ... Can defend as well as get forward. Pretty good two-way player ... He's OK - nothing exceptional and hasn't stood out ... But I can see him make a team ... He's got the potential to earn a roster spot at the MLS level."
Started all 19 contests on the year ... Transitioned from an everyday starter on the defensive line to the offensive unit, becoming a solid goal-scoring threat ... Posted 35 shots, including 15 on goal, which ranked second on the team ... Tallied three goals and tied for the team lead with five assists, registering 11 points (second on the team) ... Collected his first assist of the season in 2-1 victory over Charlotte (Sept. 6) ... Also posted assists in 3-2 come-from-behind win at Memphis (Sept. 24), and in 3-2 overtime loss vs. SMU (Oct. 12) ... Enjoyed a career night in thrilling 4-3 victory at FIU (Oct. 22), scoring his first career goal and adding two assists, including a helper on the game-winning score ... Attempted a season-high four shots vs. the Panthers ... Posted two goals in 2-2 double overtime tie vs. Kentucky (Nov. 4), which clinched share of C-USA regular-season title for the Gamecocks ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Started all 22 games at left defensive back ... Critical member of the Gamecock defensive line ... Collected two assists, and posted six shots on the year ... Posted two shots vs. Yale (Sept. 12) ... Named to the Brown Classic All-Tournament Team ... First assist of the season came in 3-2 win over UAB (Oct. 2) ... Collected second assist in regular-season finale at Kentucky (Nov. 7) ... Posted one shot in Conference USA Tournament title game vs. Tulsa (Nov. 14).
Spent 2009 season at UNC Greensboro ... 2009 SoCon All-Freshman team ... Led Spartans with five assists on the year; started all 19 matches ... Prior to time at UNCG, four-year letterwinner at Anthony Wayne High School in Maumee, Ohio for coach Chip Smith ... All-state, All-league and all-district honoree during prep career ... Scored 30 goals during senior season at Anthony Wayne ... Played club soccer for Pacesetter Premier ... A spring transfer.
Son of Tom and Hilda Mangotic ... Major is exercise science with an emphasis on health fitness.