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Danny Deakin

  • position M
  • height 5-9
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Sheffield, England
  • Previous School Pa.
  • High school Mercyhurst
  • position M
  • height 5-9
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Sheffield, England
  • Previous School Pa.
  • High school Mercyhurst

Danny Deakin Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2016 CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American
  • 2016 First Team All-Conference USA
  • 2016 First Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 Team
  • 2016 Conference USA All-Academic Team
  • 2016-17 C-USA Academic Honor Roll, Academic Medal
  • 2016 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 First Team All-Conference USA
  • 2015 First Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
  • 2015 First Team All-Conference USA
  • 2015 First Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
  • 2015-16 C-USA Academic Honor Roll, Academic Medal
  • 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2016 (Senior)

  • Started all 20 of the team’s matches… earned First Team All-Conference USA honors for the second consecutive season after leading the team with 20 points (7G, 6A)… also was named First Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region for the second straight season… went 2-for-2 on PKs and finished the regular season T-13th in the country with five game-winning goals… scored his first goal of the season in the team’s 2-1 win at home vs. UCF (9/4)… scored the game-winner in the 69th minute of the team’s 1-0 road win at FAU (9/17)… tallied consecutive game-winning goals in home victories vs. High Point (9/28) and Marshall (10/2)… logged season-high three points with the game-winning goal and an assist in 3-2 road win at Old Dominion (10/22)… the goal against the Monarchs capped a run of six goals in eight games for Deakin… lofted a beautiful corner kick into the box that was headed in by Andre Streete in the 86th minute for the game-winning goal vs. No. 12 Kentucky on Senior Night (11/4)… standout student earned CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American honors, becoming the 12th CoSIDA Academic All-American in program history… was one of 11 players named to the C-USA All-Academic team… earned a C-USA Academic Medal for the second consecutive season after maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher… also earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 squad and was named to the C-USA and SEC Academic Honor Rolls for the second year in a row.

2015 (Junior)

  • Started all 21 matches in the midfield … Led the Gamecocks and finished second in Conference USA with 11 goals while leading SC and ranking third in C-USA with 24 points … Named first-team All-C-USA and first-team NSCAA All-Southeast Region for his exploits … Stands as the first Gamecock with double-digit goals in a year since Sam Arthur had 12 in 2008 … Picked up his first point as a Gamecock with an assist on Jeffrey Torda’s game-winner against Mercer (8/28) … Tallied his first goal in the Garnet and Black against Georgia Southern (8/31) … Posted the first Gamecock hat trick since 2001 with his three goals against UNC Greensboro (9/8) … Added two braces (two-goal matches) in the triumphs over No. 8 Elon (9/22) and Florida Atlantic (10/9) … The first goal against the Phoenix ranked as his first game-winner at SC, while he had both goals in the FAU win … After his two goals against Elon as part of consecutive wins over top-10 teams, he gained a spot on the College Soccer News (CSN) Team of the Week … Scored all three of his penalty kick attempts in the regular season, including hitting the game-winner over FIU (10/27) … Iced the win over No. 13 Old Dominion (10/31) with a goal, earning him C-USA Offensive Player of the Week and his second CSN Team of the Week nod … Scored the lone Gamecock goal in the NCAA Tournament first-round affair against Furman (11/19) … Gained a C-USA Academic Medal and a spot on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14 (Mercyhurst)

  • A two-time first-team Daktronics All-American at Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania … Also two-time first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, two-time ECAC All-Star, two-time NSCAA All-Atlantic Region player … Started all 45 games of his career, scoring 24 goals and making 23 assists … Led NCAA Division II in assists per game in 2014 (0.73) and total assists (16) … Finished third on the team in goals as a sophomore and second as a freshman … Posted seven game-winning goals in those two years … Posted a hat trick against Notre Dame College on Sept. 4, 2014.

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Played for the Sheffield United development squad from 2006-12 … Attended Birley Community College.

PERSONAL

  • Son of Kevin and Jan Deakin and has one sister, Hope.
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