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Will Traynor
Will Traynor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Charles, Mo.

Last College:
Francis Howell North

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 184

Position:
Defense

2010
Started all 21 games in which he saw action ... Enjoyed best season in the Garnet and Black, scoring a career-high six goals, including two games winners ... Also contributed one assist for a total of 13 points on the year ... First-Team All-Conference USA ... ESPN Academic All-District III First Team ... Third -Team ESPN Academic All-American ... C-USA All-Academic Team ... Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... NSCAA All-South Third Team ... Six goals on the year came on just 16 shots attempts ... Helped lead South Carolina to 13 wins, the most since 1998 ... Crucial member of the defensive line that earned nine team shutouts in games in which he played ... Scored game winners in 1-0 win at then-No. 5 Tulsa, and in 2-1 victory over SMU in C-USA Tournament semifinals ... Also tallied goals vs. Clemson, Iona, and UAB in the regular-season, and at Marshall ... Concluded South Carolina career with 10 goals and two assists.

2009
Started all 18 games at central defender ... Tallied two goals on seven shots for a total of four points on the season ... Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team ... Named to the Lakeside Classic All-Tournament team for performance in 0-0 tie vs. No. 25 Northwestern (Sept. 18) and in victory over Northern Illinois (Sept. 20) ... Scored first goal of the season in 3-2 victory over C-USA foe SMU (Oct. 14) ... Registered goal vs. the Mustangs with just over 90 seconds remaining in contest to push game into overtime ... Tallied final goal of the season in loss vs. Marshall (Oct. 31) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2008
Saw action in 18 games with 17 starts ... Tallied one goal and one assist for three points on the year ... Earned Second Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III accolades ... Posted nine shots ... Part of a strong defensive unit that allowed just 16 goals on the year, the fewest allowed by a Carolina squad since the 1998 season ... Helped the Gamecock defense record nine shutouts on the year ... Lone goal of the season came in 4-0 victory against Davidson (Sept. 27) ... Collected an assist in 3-0 win against host SMU (Nov. 12) in opening-round contest of Conference USA Tournament ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... Earned the team's Bill Lauritzen Memorial Award and the Coaches' Award.

2007
Saw action in all 19 games, starting the final 13 games of the season ... Contributed one goal on nine shots for the year ... Played the majority of his time on the defensive line ... Key member of the defensive unit that allowed just 21 goals on the year, including a league-low seven goals during C-USA play ... Helped the Gamecock defense record six shutouts on the year ... Lone goal of the season came in 3-1 Gamecock victory over Marshall (Oct. 27) ... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above ... Also named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Former member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region II and Missouri state teams ... Two-time team captain and four-year letterwinner at Francis Howell North High School and coach Vince Nowak ... Collected first-team all-state honors in 2005 and 2006 ... Selected all-conference twice and academic all-conference all four years ... Helped team to three district titles (2003, 2004, 2006), two state title sectionals (2003, 2006) and a state title final four (2004) ... Played for the Scott Gallagher Soccer Club and coach Tom Howe ... Team made the USYSA National Finals in 2006 and won the Missouri State Championship (2003-2007)... Delegate to the MSHSSA Sportsmanship Summit ... Who's Who of American High School Students.

Personal
Was a member of the U-19 Scott Gallagher squad during the summer of 2008 ... Parents are Larry and Peg Traynor ... Brother, Jack, played soccer at Notre Dame ... A sport and entertainment management major.

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