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Jad

Elkhalil

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Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 196
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
High School: Walton

Bio

Academics:

  • Fall 2017 Dean's List
  • Spring 2017 Dean's Honor Roll
  • Semifinalist for 2017 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Award
  • Fall 2016 Commissioner's List
  • Spring 2016 Dean's List
  • Fall 2015 Dean's List
  • Spring 2015 Dean's List
  • Fall 2015 Dean's List

2017: Played in 19 matches with seven starts to accumulate nearly 700 minutes on the field … Fired 15 shots with seven on target for a .467 shots on goal percentage … Took a season-high three shots and two shots on goal against Coastal Carolina … Scored one goal against Coastal Carolina in the regular season finale … Had one assist against Mercer.

2016: Played in five matches with one start before sitting the rest of the season out with an injury ... Accumulated over 200 minutes on the field ... Assisted on Max Hemmings' goal in the 4-1 victory over Memphis (8/28) ... Took five shots, including a season-high two against Memphis (8/28) and Central Arkansas.

2015: Played in 17 of GSU's 18 matches as sophomore with three starts ... Scored 10 points on five goals with 32 total shots and 19 shots on goal ... Added clutch goal in Sun Belt Tournament shootout win over Georgia Southern that proved to be the fifth and deciding goal ... Credited with one game-winning goal (Howard, 10/31) ... Scored first goal in win at North Florida (8/30) ... Notched second goal in win at Presbyterian (9/22) and third in win vs. NJIT (10/10) ... Produced goal in road win at Georgia Southern (11/7) ... His 517 minutes played were led by 63 minutes at Hartwick (10/24) and 56 vs. Mercer (9/3).

2014: Appeared in 16 of 18 total matches and started nine as a true freshman … Started the first six matches of the season and totaled more than 728 minutes played … Scored his first career goal, the match-winner, at home versus North Florida (9/13) … Attempted 25 total shots this season, including 12 on goal … Took a season-high six shots against the College of Charleston (9/5) and Presbyterian (9/16) … Also attempted three shots at Mercer (8/29) and Appalachian State (10/18) … Fired a season-high five shots on target versus the College of Charleston and two each against Presbyterian and Appalachian State.

Prep: Two-year letterwinner at Walton High School playing as a center forward … Led his team to a region and state championship … Played his club soccer for Georgia United Soccer Alliance and was captain of his NASA Elite club team for two years … Member of the Georgia 1996 ODP team for three years and was the top scorer two of three seasons … Member of the ADDO Leadership Academy and the Beta Club in high school … Received the Raider Pride Award, Academic Letter Award and was class secretary while maintaining a 4.0 GPA over the final three years.

Personal: Jad Hassan Elkhalil was born on Aug. 28, 1996 in Knoxville,Tenn., but moved to Atlanta as an infant … Son of Faten and Hassan Elkhalil . His father is an immigration attorney… Has one older brother, Ali, who also played for Georgia State, graduating in 2014 … Uncle Saad Chenab is the former CEO of Chrysler Brand and is now the CMO of Maserati … Besides playing soccer, enjoys spending time with his friends and family …Majoring in business marketing.

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