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Ayo Akinsete
Ayo  Akinsete


London, England

High School:
St. Columbia's

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200



3 VL

SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll, 2003-04
SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll, 2004

2005 >>> Started all 21 matches for the Gamecocks ... Finished as the team's third leading scorer with 16 points on seven goals and two assists ... Netted three game-winning goals, including an overtime score against Loyola-Chicago (Sept. 18) in the adidas/Gamecock Classic ... Also hit the back of the net to beat Charlotte (Sept. 24) in overtime ... Produced a two-goal effort in the win at East Carolina (Oct. 2) ... Scored in Conference USA matches against Tulsa (Oct. 28) and SMU (Oct. 30) and in the conference tournament win over Memphis (Nov. 11).

2004 >>> Appeared in 19 matches with 16 starting assignments ... Hampered by a hamstring injury in the early part of the season ... Finished tied for third on the team in scoring with 12 points (5 goals, 2 assists) ... Scored the game-winning goals in back-to-back games against Winthrop (Sept. 4) and No. 16 Portland (Sept. 10) ... Turned in one of his best performances of the season with a pair of goals against Portland in the adidas/Gamecock Classic ... Earned Offensive MVP honors in the adidas/Gamecock Classic ... Also hit the back of the net in a 2-2- tie with Princeton (Sept. 19) ... Scored a goal against College of Charleston in the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 19) ... A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 >>> Turned in one of the top rookie campaigns in school history in 2003 ... Led South Carolina in scoring with 16 points and in goals with seven ... Made an immediate impact, scoring the first goal of the year for the Gamecocks in a 4-1 win over Boston University (Aug. 29) ... Continued on a torrid pace, scoring goals in each of the first six matches of the year ... Notched game-winning goals against both Stetson (Sept. 1) and Northwestern (Sept. 7) ... His 16 points ranked tied for 10th on South Carolina's freshman scoring list with Rob Smith's total in 1991 ... Seven goals are tied for the ninth-most by a rookie in school history.

PRE-COLLEGE >>> Attended St. Columbia's where he played soccer from 1996-2001 ... Averaged 15 goals and six assists a year ... Two-time Kent Cup Champion (1999, 2000) ... Was also a two-time finalist at the Kent Cup.

PERSONAL >>> Parents are Roseline and Sylvester Akinsete ... Born Sept. 26, 1984, in Nigeria ... Majoring in retailing.



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