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Lukas Joyner
Player Profile:
Lukas Joyner 2307944
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Macon, Ga.
High School: Stratford Academy


Spring 2017 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
2016 Sun Belt Commissioner's List

Spring 2016 Dean's List
Fall 2015 Dean's List

2016: Appeared in 21 matches with 18 starts for nearly 1,700 minutes on the field … Scored one goal in the 3-2 victory at Asheville … Took four shots with two on goal for a .500 shots on goal percentage … Had a season-high two shots against Asheville … Helped the team to seven shutouts this season, including four straight to end the regular season and two straight in the Sun Belt Tournament.

2015: Played the third-most minutes on the team (1,431) despite missing a game with an injury...Played in 17 of the 18 matches and started 16...Logged all 120 minutes in shootout Sun Belt Tournament win over Georgia Southern and played the full 90 minutes of 10 matches on the season...Took six shots on season and four shots on goal...Scored one goal on the season in GSU's win over NJIT (10/10), but was called upon to deliver GSU's fourth shootout goal in the tournament.

Prep: Five-year letterwinner at Stratford Academy and Veritas Classical School in Macon, Ga...Played as both a midfielder and a defender for coach James Jordan for three years and then Ian Hayley his final two seasons...Led team to four straight region championships and two Class A state titles...Scored a goal in one of the two state championship matches...Key role in team qualifying for state tournament each of past four seasons...Three-time all-state honoree and four-time all-region selectee...Finished career with 14 goals scored and 14 assists for 42 points...In club soccer, played for NASA B 15 elite and Region III team, while competing in the Olympic Development Program...Traveled to Portugal to train with ODP Sporting Region team and went to Costa Rica for competition... Also lettered for track team that won 2013-14 state and region championships, competing in events including the 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m and 4x400m relay...Ran best 1,600m in 4:49.57 and  top 3,200m in 11:07...Garnered recruiting interest from Wofford, Elon, Charlotte, UNCG and Mercer, then choosing Georgia State.

Personal: Lukas Landon Joyner was born Oct. 12, 1996 in Macon, Ga....Parents are Bonnie and Shannon Joyner...Has younger sister, Savannah... Honor roll student.

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