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Brian Banahan

  • position F
  • height 6-3
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Lexington Catholic
  • position F
  • height 6-3
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Lexington Catholic

Brian Banahan Bio

Awards & Recognition

  • 2022 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District® Team
  • 2021 Conference USA Preseason Team
  • 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District
  • 2020-21 Conference USA First Team
  • 2019 Conference USA Third Team
  • 2019 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team

2022 (Senior):

Played in 11 matches, starting five times … Tied for third on the team in goals … Scored his goal against Winthrop (9/9) … Named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District® Team.

2021 (Junior):
Named to the C-USA Preseason Team … Played in 14 matches and started six of them for Carolina … Scored three goals throughout the season … Scored a goal against Winthrop on Aug. 29, Georgia Southern on Oct. 12 and Old Dominion on Nov. 5 … Was third on the team in points with six … Put up 13 shots, six of which came on goal … Was a key offensive player for the Gamecocks and logged 569 minutes … Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.

2020-21 (Sophomore):
Named to the All-C-USA First Team … Led the Gamecocks in goals, points and shots in 16 games played … 24 of his 40 shots finished on goals as he finished the year with 16 points on seven goals and two assists … Had one game-winning goal … Earned 14 starts … Finished 1-for-1 on penalty kicks.

2019 (Freshman): 
Named All-C-USA Third Team … Named to the C-USA All-Freshmen Team … Finished his first season in Columbia with 18 appearances and 14 starts… Posted 13 points (six goals, one assist) with 17 shots … Had 12 shots on goal for a .706 shot on goal percentage while he averaged 0.94 shots per game … Made his Carolina debut on 8/30 on the road at Clemson with a start … First career goal came on 9/3 in a 2-1 win over Gardner-Webb … First career assist came on 9/18 in a 3-0 win over Furman … Career-high two goals in a 4-2 win over Presbyterian on 10/1 … First conference goal came in a 1-0 win over FIU to help send the Gamecocks to the postseason … Finished the year 1-for-1 on penalty shot chances … Led South Carolina in points (17) and goals (six).

Four-year starter at Lexington Catholic High School … Team Captain in 2018 and led the Knights in scoring his last two seasons … Two-time first team All-State selection, also an academic all-state selection as well … Scored 55 goals in his varsity career … Won three consecutive Kentucky State Cups playing for Lexington FC.

Son of Michael and Kathryn … Favorite athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo and favorite food is steak.