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Paige Bendell
Paige  Bendell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg

Height:
5-10

Position:
Defender

Experience:
1L


AWARDS:
Sophomore season (2014)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Freshman season (2013)
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOK:
• Shares sophomore record for matches played (25)

2014: Played in all 25 games and recorded one start...totaled two points on one goal in 931 minutes…put three of seven shots on frame…scored a goal in 2-0 home-opening win over Samford (8/24)…also recorded shots on goal at USF (9/12) and at Vanderbilt (10/24)…started at centerback in the historic 1-0 win over No. 6 North Carolina (11/23) with senior All-American Taylor Leach forced to sit after garnering two yellow cards in the previous match…went the distance against the Tar Heels, helping the Gamecocks earn the shutout and win their first Round of 16 game in program history…logged 43 minutes in the national quarterfinal at No. 2 Florida State (11/28)

2013: Played in all 23 matches as a sub ... Totaled 569 minutes playing both in the attack and in the defense ... Scored first career goal at Missouri (10/18).


PRE-COLLEGE: A 2013 graduate of Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Ill. ...lettered two years in soccer...named All-Conference, All-Area, All-Sectional...helped team to a state runner-up finish in 2009...State Cup champion...also lettered in volleyball for three years....volleyball All-Conference, All-Area, All-Sectional, All-Chicago Southtown selection and All-State nominee....both her soccer and volleyball teams were conference and regional champions every year she played...played with the Eclipse club soccer team for head coach Mike Nesci...ECNL regular season championships two years running....was listed on the high honor roll all four years of high school and has been accepted into the USC Honors College.

PERSONAL: Paige Victoria Bendell was born Sept. 19, 1994...parents are Dave and Laurie Bendell... twin brother Nick is slated to play volleyball at Harvard next year...older sister Brook is a competitive cheerleader at University of Illinois...plans to major in accounting at South Carolina...hobbies includes beach volleyball.

Bendell's Career Stats
YEAR GP-GS Min. G A P SH SH% SOG SOG% GWG
2013 23-0 569 1 0 2 2 .500 2 1.000 0
2014 25-1 931 1 0 2 7 .143 3 .429 0
TOTAL 48-1 1500 2 0 4 9 .222 5 .556 0