Zach Pope

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Zach Pope
Personal information
Full name Zach Pope
Date of birth (1986-03-20) March 20, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Austin, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Austin Aztex
Number 2
Youth career
2004–2007 Duke Blue Devils
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Austin Lightning 12 (0)
2008 Rochester Rhinos 0 (0)
2008 Austin Aztex U23 11 (0)
2009 Austin Aztex 7 (0)
2012– Austin Aztex 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 18, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Zack Pope (born March 20, 1986 in Austin, Texas) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Austin Aztex in the USL Premier Development League.

Career[edit]

Youth and Amateur[edit]

Pope attended Stony Point High School, and played college soccer at Duke University on a partial soccer scholarship, graduating with a psychology degree and a minor in sociology.

He was drafted in the third round (40th overall) in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft by Chicago Fire, but was not offered a professional contract with the team; after an abbreviated stint with the Rochester Rhinos, he joined the Aztex junior team, Austin Aztex U23 in 2008.

Professional[edit]

Pope joined the USL First Division expansion franchise Austin Aztex in March 2009.[1] He made his professional debut on April 18, 2009, in Austin's USL1 season opener against Minnesota Thunder.[2]

He was released by the Aztex at the end of the 2009 season.[3]

He is currently the assistant soccer coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.

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