OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Georgia State men’s soccer standout Kyle Clinton has been named a candidate for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award®, the organization announced Monday afternoon.

Clinton was one of 30 men’s soccer student-athletes who were selected as candidates for their success both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

Now in his senior season, Clinton anchors a GSU back line that has limited opponents to just 1.00 goals per game and a .311 shot on goal percentage. He has been an integral part of the Panthers strong start this year, helping Georgia State go undefeated through its first six contests for the first time since 2003.

The Havant, England, native is a two-time Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time All-Sun Belt First Team selection. In 2018 Clinton garnered United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Second Team honors and was named to the MAC Hermann Watch List.

Clinton has been just as successful in the classroom as on the field, as he has made either the President’s List, Dean’s List or A/B Honor Roll for five consecutive semesters at GSU. In 2018 he was named to the COSIDA Academic All-District Team and to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Second Team.

The 30 men’s soccer candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.

ABOUT THE AWARD

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Premier Sports Management manages the award.

Men’s Soccer Candidates

Adrien Awana,  Manhattan

Tanner Beason, Stanford

Gideon Betz, Campbell

Drake Callender, California

Kyle Clinton, Georgia State

Jack Doherty, New Hampshire

Anders Engebretsen, Saint Mary’s

Alec Felix, Utah Valley

Dayonn Harris, UConn

Skye Harter, Akron

Cal Jennings, UCF

Alistair Johnston, Wake Forest

Nick King, Bucknell

Luke Matthews, Elon

Garrett McLaughlin, SMU

Aaron Molloy, Penn State

Malcolm Moreno, Iona

Anthony Mwembia, Bowling Green

Elliot Panicco, Charlotte

Mauricio Pineda, North Carolina

Paulo Pita, Marshall

Ben Roberts, Memphis

Samson Sergi, Xavier

Jack Skahan, North Carolina

Will Smith, Lehigh

Rok Taneski, Dayton

Noah Texter, California

Pedro Valladao, IUPUI

Derek Waldeck, Stanford

Garret Weaver, Detroit Mercy

 

Source: www.georgiastatesports.com