2014 (SENIOR): Got time in two matches before an injury ended his season prematurely … Played 78 minutes against Belmont in the season opener but came out after 18 minutes of play against Clemson with the injury … Earned placement on the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll and the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Played in all 19 matches of the season at forward, starting 17...led the Gamecocks with two game-winning goals...scored five points on a pair of goals and an assist...hit the back of the net in a 5-2 win over High Point (Sept. 6) for the game-winner...scored in the 85th minute at No. 10 UAB (Nov. 3) to cap a furious comeback for a 4-3 road upset win, posting the second of two Gamecock goals in a 45 second span...assisted on Jeffrey Torda's goal vs. Old Dominion (Nov. 9) in a 2-1 loss...put 11 of his 25 shots on frame...named to the Conference USA and SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Saw action in all 18 contests with seven starts ... Registered 18 shots, including eight on goal ... Tallied one goal and one assist for three points on the year ... Earned the first start of his career in 1-0 victory against archrival Clemson (Sept. 18) ... Followed with a start at Tulsa (Sept. 21) ... Scored the first goal of his career in Conference USA action at SMU (Sept. 24) ... Registered first-career assist three matches later against UAB (Oct. 10) ... Earned the start in five of the last six games of the season ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Saw action in eight contests before a hamstring injury sidelined him for several games ... Tallied three shots, including two on goal, both in season opener vs. College of Charleston (Aug. 28) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Did not play high school soccer ... Invited to the US Market Training Center (2011) ... Played club soccer for Charlotte Soccer Academy and coaches Richard Butler and Jeremy Gunn ... Scored a team-best 17 goals during 2010 season ... Helped team to 2009 Atlantic Region crown ... Played running back for the Fort Mill High School football team ... Scored 20 touchdowns and collected 1,780 all-purpose yards during senior season ... Helped pace 2010 football squad to AAA playoffs.
Son of Rodney Kyrst, and April Simpkins and David Simpkins, has three brothers, Chandler, Brooklyn and Jet, and two sisters, Page and Cheslie ... Sister Cheslie is a member of the South Carolina track and field team ... Major is arts and sciences - undecided.