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Phanuel Kavita
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Phanuel Kavita 824198
Position: Defender
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 184
Year: Senior
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Major: Psychology

In 2014 (Senior):

  • Started every game for Clemson, playing over 2,000 minutes.
  • Scored two goals, both on penalty kicks. 
  • Served as a team captain.
  • Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team.
  • Named to the All-ACC Second Team.
  • Named to the NSCAA All-South Region Team.
  • Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Men’s National Postseason Top 100.
  • Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Men’s ACC Top 20.
  • Started every match of his Clemson career, serving as a rock along the back line. 
  • Signed a home-grown contract with Real Salt Lake, his club team before Clemson, in January.
  • Named to Clemson’s Dean’s List during the Fall 2014 semester for maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA.

In 2013 (Junior):

  • Captain of the 2013 team
  • Continued his streak of consecutive starts during his career
  • Has played and started 59 matches for the Tigers in three seasons as a defender
  • Three-year starter
  • One of the reasons that the Tigers only gave up 20 goals on the year for a 0.91 goals allowed average
In 2012 (Sophomore):
  • Dependable starter for the Tigers in back
  • Started and played in all 20 matches for the Tigers
  • One reason the Clemson defense has improved and only gave up only one goal per game in 2012
  • Has stated 38 straight matches over two years

In 2011 (Freshman):

  • Started all 18 matches for the Tigers
  • Scored the winning goal in the Tigers' 2-1 upset victory over #1 Maryland on October 28
  • Headed the ball in with 5:35 left in regulation in the victory over the Terrapins
  • Only Clemson player to start all 18 matches in 2012

Before Clemson:

  • Defender from Salt Lake City, Utah who played in Casa Grande, AZ with the Real Salt Lake Academy
  • This elite residency program is part of the USDA Academy league
  • Standout at Highland, HS before leaving for Casa Grande
  • Named all-state and all-region at Highland H.S.
  • Also a member of the powerful USYSA Region V squad for several years
  • Born March 9, 1993
  • Majoring in psychology


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