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Kyle Clinton

School

Georgia State

Position
Defense

Classroom

Kyle 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.

Character

Clinton always sports a calm demeanor and is trusted by coaches, administrators and teammates to make the right decisions. He’s been a captain for the Panthers and is well-respected both on and off the field by both his competitors and his peers.

Community

Clinton and GSU men’s soccer take pride in helping those in need around Atlanta and in the state of Georgia. Clinton helps with the Soccer in the Streets program, spending his time teaching underprivileged kids about the game of soccer and teamwork. He also helps the team with the kids clinic at Jekyll Island during the team’s preseason trip.

Competition

Clinton has proved to be one of the best center backs not only in the region but also in the country. He is a two-time Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time All-Sun Belt First Team selection heading into his senior season. In 2018 Clinton garnered United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Second Team honors and was named to the MAC Hermann Watch List. He earned NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team honors in 2017 and was the Sun Belt Co-Freshman of the Year in 2016.