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Ara Amirkhanian
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Ara Amirkhanian 824212
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clemson, S.C.
Major: Health Science

In 2014 (Senior):

  • Played in 20 matches, starting all 20 along the back line and playing more than 1,800 minutes.
  • Scored two goals, including the golden goal in double overtime against Louisville in the ACC Tournament final, giving Clemson it’s first tournament championship since 2001.
  • Assisted on four more goals throughout the season.
  • Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team. 
  • Named to Clemson’s Dean’s List during the Fall 2014 semester for maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA.
  • Honored with the ACC’s prestigious Weaver-James-Corrigan Scholarship, given to student-athletes who wish to pursue a graduate degree upon competition of undergraduate studies.
  • Graduated from Clemson in December 2014 with a degree in Health Science.
  • Plans to attend medical school in the fall of 2015.

In 2013 (Junior):

  • Ranked second on the team in scoring with 15 points, on six goals and three assists.
  • The six goals were also second on the team, while the three assists are tied for second.
  • The six goals ranked in a tie for 10th among all Atlantic Coast Conference players.
  • Played in 20 matches, starting 19.
  • Scored the game-winning goal in Clemson’s 2-1 victory over sixth-ranked North Carolina in overtime period on Oct. 8.
  • Scored the second goal in Clemson’s 2-0 upset over #15 Virginia on Sept. 6.
  • Assisted on Clemson’s first goal of the match in the team’s 2-1 win over 15th-ranked North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Nov. 12.
  • Named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • A member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

In 2012 (Sophomore):

  • Clemson's leading returning scorer with 12 points.
  • Second on the team with five goals, two of which were game winners.
  • Tallied two assists on the season.
  • Played in 20 matches, starting 14.
  • Scored the game-winning goal in overtime against NC State on Sept. 21.
  • Also scored the game-winner versus Virginia on Sept. 28 on the road in Charlottesville.
  • Scored two goals and recorded one assist in the Tigers’ 5-0 victory over Gardner-Webb on Oct. 16.
  • Scored one goal against second-ranked Maryland in the ACC Semifinals on Nov. 9.
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

In 2011 (Freshman):

  • Scored one goal and tallied one assist on the season.
  • Scored an unassisted goal in Clemson's 2-1 overtime win over NC State on Sept. 23 in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Assisted on Clemson's first goal in the Tigers' 2-1 win over Adelphi on Oct. 21.
  • Took 10 shots overall, with four shots on goal.
  • Played in 18 matches, starting 12.
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Before Clemson:

  • Played at nearby Daniel High School in Clemson, SC for Coach Serji Amirkhanian.
  • Earned all-region and all-state honors.
  • Named the Anderson Independent Mail All-Area Player-of-the-Year.
  • Earned an invitation to play in the North/South Classic, and went on to lead his team in the event.
  • Played for the Alpharetta Ambush 93 team in Georgia for Coach David Eristavi.
  • Led his club team to the USYSA 2010 National Championships.
  • Born July 12, 1993.
  • Majoring in health science.
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