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Will Traynor

  • position Midfielder
  • height 6-2
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown St. Charles, Mo.
  • High school Francis Howell North
  • position Midfielder
  • height 6-2
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown St. Charles, Mo.
  • High school Francis Howell North

Will Traynor Bio

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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[apos]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[apos]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[apos]s Bill Lauritzen Memorial Award and the Coaches[apos] 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[apos]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[apos]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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