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Benjamin Gilligan

  • position F
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Aiken, S.C.
  • High school Aiken
  • position F
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Aiken, S.C.
  • High school Aiken

Benjamin Gilligan Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2018 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017-18 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Academic Medal (3.75 or higher GPA)
  • 2017-18 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2018 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Made 11 appearances off the bench for the Gamecocks… did not log any points, but finished the season with six shots and two shots on target… a standout student, named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2017 (FRESHMAN)

  • Played in all but one match in initial collegiate season, making three starts in 16 games played… was a key offensive spark off the bench and T-3rd on the team with seven points (3G, 1A)… finished the season with seven shots and four shots on goal… scored his first career goal after heading in a rebounded shot off the bar in the second half of the team’s 2-1 victory vs. Mercer (8/28)… tallied his first career assist vs. FAU (9/9)… scored late in the second half at Marshall (9/16)… recorded Carolina’s first goal just before halftime in the team’s 3-2 comeback win vs. Old Dominion (11/8) on Senior Day… named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and earned an Academic Medal for posting a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better… also earned a spot on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Played club for SC United 98 and earned player of the year honors on his team… Three year letterwinner at Aiken High School… Earned All-State and All-Region honors in 2016… Named the 2016 Aiken Standard Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

PERSONAL

  • Born April 12, 1999… son of Margaret Penland and Brendan Gilligan… member of the A/B Honor Roll all four years of high school… member of the National Beta Club… grew up a Gamecock fan and chose Carolina for its proximity to home… plans to major in business.

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