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Kurtis Turner

  • position Midfield
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Sheffield, England
  • High school Bradfield School
  • position Midfield
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Sheffield, England
  • High school Bradfield School

Kurtis Turner Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2016 Second Team All-Conference USA
  • 2016 Third Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
  • 2014 Third Team All-Conference USA
  • 2013 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 Team
  • 2016 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016-17 C-USA Academic Honor Roll, Academic Medal (3.75 GPA or higher)
  • 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015-16 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014-15 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013-14 C-USA Academic Honor Roll

2016 (Senior)

  • Started all 20 of the team’s matches in the midfield his final season… earned Second Team All-Conference USA honors after logging five points (1G, 3A)… also named NSCAA Third Team All-Southeast Region… quarterbacked the team’s attack and went the distance in every match… tallied 37 shots and 13 shots on goal… recorded his first points of the season after assisting on Danny Deakin’s goal in the team’s 2-1 win vs. UCF (9/4)… named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week after logging three points in wins at No. 18 Furman (9/20) and vs. Georgia State (9/24)… scored the game-winning goal against the Paladins… assisted on Kevin Walker’s game-winning goal vs. Mercer (11/17) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament… selected to the C-USA and SEC Acdemic Honor Rolls for the fourth time… earned a C-USA Academic Medal for maintaining a 3.75 or higher cumulative GPA.

2015 (Junior)

  • Started 17 matches in the midfield … Posted one assist, coming in the win over No. 8 Elon (9/22) … Missed time due to an injury … Shot 30 times on the year, third most on the team … Eight of those shots came in the home win over No. 11 Coastal Carolina (11/7) … Garnered recognition on the Conference USA All-Tournament Team for his play in the Gamecocks’ two matches … Gained spots on the Southeastern Conference Fall and C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

2014 (Sophomore)

  • Started 19 matches on the year … Only once did he not play 90 or more minutes in those starts … Named third-team All-Conference USA as a midfielder … Led the Gamecocks with four assists and added three goals, one of those a game-winner … That game-winner was a golden goal in the season opener against Belmont (8/29) in the final moments of double overtime … Also scored in the 2-0 win over Mercer (9/7) and in the 2-1 overtime loss to NC State (10/21) … Posted asssts in three of the final four matches of the year, including in the 1-0 upset win over No. 21 UAB (11/14) to propel the Gamecocks into the C-USA Tournament Championship Match … A member of the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll and the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013 (Freshman)

  • Started all 19 matches of the season in the midfield, earning a Conference USA All-Freshman Team nod…recorded a team-high five assists, tying him for fifth in program history for assists by a freshman in a season…posted three assists vs. High Point (Sept. 6) to notch his first points in the Garnet & Black…performance was the only multi-assist game by a Gamecock in 2013…netted his first career goal at South Carolina, driving a game-winner home in the 87th minute against FAU (2-1, Oct. 16)…fed J.P. Rafferty with a ball off of a long free kick for his fourth assist of the season on the road a Marshall (Oct. 19)…found J.P. Rafferty again, this time for the Gamecocks’ goal in the 2013 finale in the Conference USA Tournament vs. Tulsa (Nov. 13)…named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Graduate of Bradfield School in Sheffield, England…played for Barnsley FC for Ronnie Branson where the team defeated Tottenham 3-1 in the FA Youth Cup played at Chelsea on Stamford Bridge…team also defeated the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.

PERSONAL

  • Son of Paul and Michelle Turner — has one sister Kortni. Majoring in criminal justice.
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