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Mahamoudou Kaba
Mahamoudou Kaba

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ypsilanti, Mich.

High School:
Lincoln

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 193

Position:
D


08/06/2014

Kaba Named C-USA Preseason Defender of the Year; Troyer Also on Preseason Team

The seniors helped the Gamecocks gain six shutouts in 2013

04/10/2014

C-USA Announces Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

Twenty-four Gamecock men's soccer student-athletes garner academic honors from conference.

03/24/2014

Men's Soccer Celebrates 2013 Season at Awards Banquet

12/10/2013

Kaba Earns NSCAA All-South Honors

Junior defender earns postseason accolades.

11/12/2013

Four Gamecocks Earn All-Conference Honors

Kaba receives First-Team Nod.

09/02/2014

Men's Soccer. vs. No. 25/18 Clemson

Shots from the Gamecocks' 2-1, double overtime win over Clemson on Sept. 2, 2014.

  • 2013 NSCAA All-South Second Team
  • 2013 All-Conference USA First Team
  • 2012, 2013 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012, 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2013 (Junior)
Started at center back in all 19 matches of the season, helping the Gamecocks to six shutouts on the season, including three in conference play...named to the Conference USA First Team and NSCAA All-South Second Team...a set piece specialist, connecting with Ryan Arambula on a set piece for four of his team-leading five goals...netted the first goal of his career to level the match against archrival Clemson at 1-1 (Sept. 2)...tallied a goal in three-straight games in a stretch of Charlotte, Presbyterian, Tulsa...scored to equalize the C-USA opener at Charlotte (Sept. 27) at 1-1 off a free kick ball from Arambula...four days later, notched the first multi-goal game of his career, netting two in a 3-0 win over Presbyterian (Oct. 1) and capped the week with another goal against then-No. 23 Tulsa (Oct. 6)...named to the Conference USA and SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012 (Sophomore)
Saw action in eight contests with one start, the season finale at No. 25 Kentucky (Nov. 4) ... Played the majority of time on the defensive line, with some time at central midfield ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2011 (Freshman)
Saw action in seven games with one start on the year ... Earned the start in C-USA Tournament contest vs. SMU (Nov. 11) ... Collected one assist and posted one shot ... The majority of playing time came on defensive line and in the central midfield ... Posted the first assist of his career in 2-0 win vs. NC State (Oct. 18) ... Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
All-State (2010) ... Named the AnnArbor.com Michigan Player of the Year (2010) ... Played club soccer for Vardar Soccer Club and coach Demir Muftari ... Helped lead Vardar to 2010 U.S. Academy National Championship ... Helped lead DC United to the SUM Cup National Championship (2010) ... Three-year letterwinner at Lincoln High School for coach Bob Stowe ... Three-year letterwinner in basketball at Lincoln High School ... Tallied 10 goals and 11 assists during senior season ... ESPN Rise, state-by-state list of top players 2010.

Personal
Son of Diane Tiranke, has four brothers and two sisters ... Major is criminal justice.