Men's Soccer
#21 Ara Amirkhanian
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clemson, S.C.
Major: Health Science

In 2013 (Junior):

  • Played in 20 matches during the 2013 season
  • Was a starter in 19 matches during his junior season in the midfield
  • Second leading scorer on the team with 15 points
  • Second leading goal scorer on the team with six
  • Tied for second on the team in total assists with three
  • Named a region Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida)
  • Scored the second goal in Clemson’s 2-0 upset win over #15 Virginia on September 6
  • Also scored a goal in Clemson’s 3-0 victory over Gardner-Webb on September 8
  • Scored a goal against 17th-ranked Maryland on September 21
  • Had a goal in Clemson’s 2-0 win over USC-Upstate on September 24
  • Scored Clemson’s goal in the Tigers’ 2-1 loss to second-ranked Notre Dame on October 5
  • Scored the game-winning goal in Clemson’s 2-1 victory over sixth-ranked North Carolina in the overtime period on October 8
  • Had an assist in Clemson’s season opener with Mercer on August 30
  • Also had an assist in Clemson’s 3-2 victory over Boston College on October 25
  • Assisted on Clemson’s first goal of the match in the Tigers’ 2-1 win over #15-ranked North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on November 12
  • Tied for 10th in the ACC for most goals scored with six

In 2012 (Sophomore):

  • Clemson's leading returning scorer with 12 points
  • Second on the 2012 team with five goals, two of which were game winners
  • Had two assists for the Tigers
  • Played in 20 matches, starting 14
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the N.C. State match on September 21 in the first overtime period (98:34)
  • Also scored the game-winner in the Virginia match on September 28, at Charlottesville, VA
  • Scored two goals and had one assist in the Gardner-Webb match on October 16, in the Tigers' 5-0 victory at Clemson, SC
  • Had one assist in the Virginia Tech match on November 1
  • Scored one goal against #2 Maryland in the Atlantic Coast conference semifinals on November 9
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

In 2011 (Freshman):

  • Scored one goal and had an assist for the Tigers during his freshman season
  • Scored an unassisted goal in Clemson's 2-1 overtime win over N.C. State on September 23, in Raleigh, NC
  • Assisted on Clemson's first goal in the Tigers' 2-1 win over Adelphi on October 21.
  • Took 10 shots, four shots on goal
  • Played in 18 matches as a freshman in 2011, starting 12
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Before Clemson:

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

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