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BRIAN BANAHAN - MEN'S SOCCER

BRIAN BANAHAN - MEN'S SOCCER

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Brian Banahan bio from GamecocksOnline.com:

2021 (Junior)
Played in 14 matches and started six of them for Carolina … Scored three goals throughout the season … Scored a goal against Winthrop on Aug. 29, Georgia Southern on Oct. 12 and Old Dominion on Nov. 5 … Was third on the team in points with six … Put up 13 shots, six of which came on goal … Was a key offensive player for the Gamecocks and logged 569 minutes … Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.

2020-21 (Sophomore)
Led the Gamecocks in goals, points and shots in 16 games played… 24 of his 40 shots finished on goals as he finished the year with 16 points on seven goals and two assists… Had one game-winning goal… Earned 14 starts… Finished 1-for-1 on penalty kicks.

2019 (Freshman) 
Finished his first season in Columbia with 18 appearances and 14 starts… Posted 13 points (six goals, one assist) with 17 shots… Had 12 shots on goal for a .706 shot on goal percentage while he averaged 0.94 shots per game… Made his Carolina debut on 8/30 on the road at Clemson with a start… First career goal came on 9/3 in a 2-1 win over Gardner-Webb… First career assist came on 9/18 in a 3-0 win over Furman… Career-high two goals in a 4-2 win over Presbyterian on 10/1… First conference goal came in a 1-0 win over FIU to help send the Gamecocks to the postseason… Finished the year 1-for-1 on penalty shot chances… Led South Carolina in points (17) and goals (six). 

PRE-COLLEGE
Four-year starter at Lexington Catholic High School… team Captain in 2018 and led the Knights in scoring his last two seasons… two-time first team All-State selection, also an academic all-state selection as well… scored 55 goals in his varsity career… won three consecutive Kentucky State Cups playing for Lexington FC. 

PERSONAL
Born on December 27, 2000… son of Michael and Kathryn… favorite athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo and favorite food is steak.

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