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Rashid Alarape
Player Profile:
Rashid Alarape 1868998
Position: Forward
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 166
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
High School: Stephenson

Honors & Awards:

2015 All-Sun Belt Tournament Team
2014 All-Sun Belt First Team
2014 College Sports Madness Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
2014 College Sports Madness All-Sun Belt First Team


Academics:

2016 Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll
Spring 2016 Dean’s List
Fall 2015 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Spring 2015 Dean’s List
Fall 2014 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

2016: Played in 20 matches with eight starts for nearly 1,000 minutes on the field … One of the most utilized players coming off the bench … Led the team in assists with six, including assists on two game-winning goals … Tied for first in assists in the Sun Belt … Scored twice this season in the 3-1 victory over Central Arkansas and in the 2-0 shutout of Georgia Southern in the Sun Belt Tournament semifinal round … Posted 26 shots with ten on goal … Took a season high five shots in the 2-1 victory at Duke.


2015: Played in all 18 matches, starting 11 during sophomore year...Scored 8 points with three goals and two assists...Played 889 minutes with season high 78 in Sun Belt tournament win over Georgia Southern, along with 75 minutes at Memphis...Scored goal and had an assist in GSU’s win at Georgia Southern (11/7) to clinch second place and earn a rivalry point...Then scored goal in GSU’s comeback win over Georgia Southern (11/13) in Sun Belt tournament...Named to Sun Belt’s All-Tournament team. First goal of season came in win over Appalachian State (10/3)...Had an assist in GSU win over Brown (9/18)...Had 26 shots on season, 14 shots on goal.

2014: Named to the All-Sun Belt Conference first team as a true freshman … First Panther to accomplish this since 2001 … Appeared in 16 matches and started 11 for a total of more than 859 minutes … Started just once in the first six matches, but then started nine of GSU’s final 11 … Led all Sun Belt freshmen with nine points … Finished tied for first on the team and sixth in the conference with four goals scored and was second on the team in points … First career goal was the match-winner at UNCG (9/20) … Scored Panthers’ opening goal in road win over regionally-ranked Lipscomb (9/26)  … Found the back of the net against Hartwick (10/25) and scored the match-winner against in-state rival Georgia Southern (11/8) … Attempted 19 shots on the year, including 11 on target … Fired a season-high three shots on goal against Jacksonville (10/21).

Prep: Three-year letterwinner at Stephenson High School and Archer High School playing all three positions in attack … Was named Archer’s offensive player of the year in 2012 … Played his club soccer for Georgia United and was part of the US Development Academy for two years … Part of the Georgia ODP team for four years, including with the Region 3 ODP team in Mexico … Trained in Lisbon, Protugal with the Sporting Clube de Portugal Academy … Honor roll student all four years of high school.

Personal: Rashid Ayodeji Alarape was born on May 31, 1996 in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Son of Bola Adetoro and Rahman Alarape… Has one older sister, Rashidat, and one older brother, Rahman … Brother Rahman played soccer for new Sun Belt foe Howard (Class of ‘14) … Father Rahman played soccer at Alabama A&M and for the Atlanta Lasers in the USSL … Off the field, enjoys shopping, listening to music, playing FIFA and basketball …Undecided on major.

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