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#7 Ali Elkhalil
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 178
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
High School: Walton
Experience: 4 Years
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Honors & Awards:

  • 2014 Peach of an Athlete Nominee
  • President's List - 2012 Spring Semester, 2013 Spring Semester and 2014 Spring Semester
  • Dean's List - 2012 Fall Semester and 2013 Fall Semester
  • Athletic Director's Honor Roll - 2011 Fall Semester

Elkhalil in the News:

11/10/11-Georgia State's soccer surge has local link (Marietta Daily Journal)
5/15/11-Raiders Win State Soccer Title (East Cobb Patch)
5/11/11-Walton wins, gives soccer coach one more game (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Career: Ali Elkhalil played in 42 matches, starting seven, in his career at Georgia State. He accumulating more than 1,576 minutes played. He scored three career goals on 27 total shots and picked up one assist for a total of seven points.

2014: Appeared in 17 of 18 total matches with two starts … Set career highs in goals scored (2), assists (1) and points (5) as a senior … Found the back of the net at UNCG (9/20) and at Howard (10/31) in Sun Belt action … Assisted on Andy Anglade’s match-winning goal at Appalachian State (10/18) in the Panthers’ first conference win since 2012 … Attempted 12 shots on the season, including four on target … Attempted a career high three shots against South Carolina (9/30) and Howard … Fired shots on goals versus UNCG, Appalachian State, Howard and Georgia Southern (11/8).

2013: Played in 12 total matches, including three starts ... Totaled more than 459 minutes ... Took eight shots on the season, four on goal ... Attempted two shots, one on target, at Seattle (9/20) ... Fired one shot on goal against Lipscomb (9/26) ... Took three shots versus Belmont with two on target (11/15).

2012: Appeared in 10 matches during the year with two starts ... Scored his first career goal at James Madison on Oct. 28 ... Attempted two shots, one on target, at William & Mary (10/10) ... Recorded two shots on the road at UNCW (10/17), and one against Old Dominion (10/24).

2011: Elkhalil saw action in three matches ... Played a season-high 30 minutes in GSU’s season-opening 1-0 victory over Lipscomb on Aug. 26 ... Fired one shot on goal vs. Lipscomb ... Saw action in GSU’s 3-0 victories over Presbyterian College on Sept. 5 and FAU on Sept. 16 ... Finished the season with 62 minutes played.

Prep: Elkhalil played four years at Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. as a right midfielder and striker under head coach Bucky Boozer ... He played for the NASA 11’ Elite club team that won the CASL in 2009 and 2010 ... He also won two 5A state championships in 2008 and 2011 ... He scored both goals in a 2-1 victory over Collins Hill in the 2011 5A championship game ... Had 11 assists during his junior season and 14 goals during his senior season ... Was named to the 2010 All-Cobb County team ... Scored 37 career goals and tallied 34 career assists in high school.

Personal: Ali Elkhalil was born on July 28, 1993 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Hassan and Faten Elkhalil ... Has one brother Jad, who is a freshman for Georgia State this year ... Won high school’s Raider Pride Award (given to student’s with outstanding character), earned the AP Scholar Award and worked with Habitat for Humanity ... Enjoys following politics ... Worked on Ram brand as intern for Chrysler in Detriot during the summer of 2013 and 2014 ... Studied macroeconomics and microeconomics abroad in China throughout May 2012 ... A marketing major.

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