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Brandon Vincent

School

Stanford

Position
Defender
Major
Economics

Classroom

One of 23 Stanford student-athletes majoring in economics, Vincent owns a 3.3 GPA and has been a two-time Pac-12 all-academic selection.

Character

Stanford’s unquestioned leader, Vincent was selected to captain the Cardinal both as a junior in 2014 and a senior in 2015. Under his direction on the pitch, Stanford went 13-3-3 last season, won its first Pac-12 championship since 2001 and is poised to continue its upward trajectory, entering this year ranked No. 8 in the nation. Recognized for those qualities he brings to the team, Vincent will be featured in FUEL Soccer Magazine’s fall issues. The publication, put together with the help of U.S. Youth Soccer, will highlight Vincent’s leadership attributes in its “Are You Ready” profiles under the heading “Team Leader.”

Community

Vincent is engaged with other Stanford student-athletes in service projects aimed at benefitting youth. He recently participated in Fall Sports Field Day led by Stanford’s fall teams, in which kids ran drills, played sports, received giveaways and had an autograph session. Always giving of his time post-match, Vincent meets with kids in attendance and also leads youth teams out onto the field for the national anthem.

Competition

Vincent turned heads in 2014 and returns to The Farm for his senior campaign after co-captaining the Cardinal to its best season in a decade. In addition to receiving first-team All-America honors, he was also the Pac-12’s Defensive Player of the Year and an All-Pac-12 first-team selection. Precipitated by a move to left back prior to the season, Vincent exploded offensively while championing Stanford’s stout defense. He led the team and was tied for 13th in the conference with six goals after entering 2014 with just one goal in his first 38 career matches. Defensively, Vincent anchored Stanford’s Pac-12 championship defense in 2014, which allowed just 17 goals, its lowest total since 2007, and led the conference with a 0.85 goals against average. The Cardinal topped the league in goals against average for the first time since 2002 and finished 38th in the nation in that category. Heading into 2015, Vincent is on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, the TopDrawerSoccer Preseason Best XI First Team and the Preseason All-Pac-12 squad. In early August, he was one of 28 collegians called by U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Andi Herzog to Carson, California for the first College Identification training camp and scored the United States’ third goal in its 3-1 win over Club Tijuana’s Segunda Premier Team, a result which wrapped up the camp on August 7.