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William Pyle

  • position GK
  • height 6-
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
  • High school UNC Greensboro
  • position GK
  • height 6-
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
  • High school UNC Greensboro

William Pyle Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2016 Third Team All-Conference USA
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 Team
  • 2016 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016-17 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015-16 C-USA Academic Honor Roll

2016 (Junior)

  • One of the top goalkeepers in Conference USA, started 18 games and was named Third Team All-C-USA after posting an 11-6-1 record in the net… pitched five shutouts and logged 68 saves… allowed 18 goals for 0.98 goals against average… his 68 saves and .793 save percentage ranked third in C-USA amongst keepers… tallied four or more saves 11 times… posted a season-high seven stops at Coastal Carolina (9/9)… earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career after recording back-to-back shutouts at FIU (10/10) and vs. UAB (10/15)… had four saves after blanking Mercer (11/17) in the opening round NCAA Tournament 1-0 at Stone Stadium… earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 Team… selected to the C-USA and SEC Academic Honor Rolls.

2015 (Sophomore)

  • Took over as the starting goalkeeper at UAB, drawing the last 16 starts … Became the first Gamecock starting keeper to post a goals-against average under 1.00 (finished at 0.96) since Jimmy Maurer in 2008 … His .826 save percentage ranked second in Conference USA and 17th nationally, while he made a C-USA-best 76 saves … Posted four shutouts, two in C-USA wins over UAB (9/18) in his first start as a Gamecock and at home over FIU (10/27), one of the highest-scoring teams in the nation … Compiled six saves in both of those clean sheets … Tallied back-to-back wins against No. 8 Elon (9/22) and No. 7 New Mexico (9/25) to earn C-USA Defensive Player of the Week accolades and a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week … Also shut out No. 11 Coastal Carolina (11/7) and New Mexico (11/11) in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament … Had eight saves at No. 15 Kentucky (10/18) and seven twice more, including in the home win over Old Dominion (10/31) … Gained a spot on the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll and the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2014 (UNC Greensboro)

  • Started 13 games in goal, earning Southern Conference All-Freshman Team accolades … Started his streak in net against the Gamecocks … Posted a 1.16 goals-against average over 1,245 minutes … Made 70 stops for a save percentage of .814 … Of his five wins, three came in shutouts … Also had a shutout in a scoreless tie against No. 24 Furman (9/30) … Named SoCon Player of the Week after that effort against Furman and picking up the win with 10 saves against Wofford (10/4).

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Earned four letters at Ardrey Kell High, starting two years in goal … Played in the US Development Academy for the Charlotte Soccer Academy from 2010-14 … A four-star recruit according to Top Drawer Soccer … Helped his team to the South Conference Atlantic Division titles in 2010 and 2011 … Member of the National Technical Honor Society.

PERSONAL

  • Son of Steve and Kim Pyle … Has a twin brother, James, who is a goalkeeper at North Carolina.
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