|High School:||Cherry Creek HS/SMU|
All-MAC (First Team, 2013)
as a Senior (2013): Appeared in 20 matches, making 18 starts ... finished tied for third on the team with four goals and one assist ... recorded the first brace of his Zips career with a pair of goals in a gritty, 2-1 road win at Michigan (Nov. 5) ... it was the second straight match he had bagged the game-winning goal after also notching the decisive strike - and adding an assist - against Northern Illinois in a 2-1 result ... also recorded the game winner in a dramatic 2-1 victory at Western Michigan in the regular-season finale ... the victory against the Broncos clinched the MAC Regular Season championship for UA ... Derschang's game-winner at WMU came with just six minutes left in the second overtime period (104:00) ... named to the National Teams of the Week by Top Drawer Soccer (Nov. 5) and College Soccer News (Nov. 4) ... also earned MAC Player of the Week recognition on Nov. 4.
as a Junior (2012): Appeared in 18 matches, starting 12 ... started two games at striker and 10 at left back ... assisted a goal in his first game at Akron, helping the Zips to a 4-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast (Aug. 24) ... assisted the game-winning goal at Hartwick (Oct. 27) with the first of two helpers on the day ... flicked home the game-winning header at Michigan State (Oct. 31) ... also assisted one of five Akron goals in a shutout win against South Florida (Sept. 16).
Prior to Akron: Top Drawer Soccer Freshman All-American and two-year starter at SMU ... helped lead the Mustangs to an overall record of 29-9-3 over two seasons ... advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year, including a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2010 ... appeared in 37 games overall, earning 33 starts ... found the net six times, including a pair of game-winners, to go with six assists ... named to Conference USA All-Freshman team.
Prior to SMU: NSCAA High School All-American at Cherry Creek HS ... 35th-ranked recruit in the nation, according to Top Drawer Soccer, after scoring 36 goals and adding 33 assists over a four-year career ... 5A Colorado Player of the Year as a senior after scoring 21 goals and totalling eight assists ... two-time, first-team all-state selection ... named to the U.S. National team Pool at the Under-14, Under-15 and Under-17 levels and participated in the U.S. Under-17 residency program in 2008.
Personal: Born March 16, 1992 ... parents are Peter and Kathy Derschang ... has two older sisters; Allison and Megan ... Megan runs cross country for Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. ... sports management major.