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#8 Chris Locandro
Position: Defender
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 183
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Kennesaw, Ga.
High School: The Walker School
Other College: Colgate
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Honors & Awards:

  • 2014 All-Sun Belt Second Team
  • 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 4
  • 2012 All-CAA Third Team
  • 2012 Preseason All-CAA
  • 2011 NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team
  • 2011 All-CAA First Team
  • President's List - 2012 Spring Semester and 2013 Spring Semester
  • Dean's List - 2011 Fall Semester, 2012 Fall Semester, 2012 Summer Semester and 2013 Fall Semester

Locandro in the News:

12/9/11-2011 NCAA Men's Division I All-South Atlantic Team (NSCAA)
11/10/11-Georgia State's soccer surge has local link (Marietta Daily Journal)

Career: Locandro started all 55 games he played in at Georgia State and totaled more 4,971 minutes played in his career. He is the central defender on a defense that has recorded 16 shutouts during his three seasons. Locandro attempted one career shot, which was on target.

2014: Named to the All-Sun Belt second team … Started 17 matches this season and played more than 1,541 minutes … Led the defense that secured five shutout victories and allowed only one goal three times … Key in GSU recording three shutouts in five Sun Belt Conference matches en route to earning the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament … Did not attempt a shot during the year.

2013: Redshirted due to injury and will still have one year of eligibility remaining ... Named to the Dean’s List.

2012: Started all 17 matches he played in as part of the Panthers’ back four ... Helped GSU record shutouts at Jacksonville on Aug. 24 and versus Georgia Southern on Oct. 14... Attempted his first career shot at Towson on Oct. 22.

2011: Named to the 2011 NCAA Men’s Division I All-South Atlantic Third Team by the National Soccer Coaches of America Association on Dec. 12 ... Became just the second GSU player in school history to earn All-Colonial Athletic Association honors (First Team) ... Was a center back, and a stay-at-home defender for a Panthers’ defense that secured nine shutouts to tie the school mark set in 1983 ... Georgia State led the CAA in goals allowed (21) and in GAA (0.94) and tied for first with JMU with the nine shutouts ... Named to the Dean’s List.

2010 (Colgate): Made his first collegiate appearance against Cornell on Oct. 12 ... Played in three matches ... Part of the Raiders’ defense allow only 0.88 goals per game.

Prep: Played for The Walker School which conceded only 12 goals and posted 11 shutouts his senior year ... During his career, his team won the 2008 AA State Championship with a record of 21-0-0, reached the semifinals in 2009 and the state sweet sixteen in 2010 ... Named to the all-county second team in 2009 and was on the Region III ODP team from 2007 to 2009 and the Under-16 Men’s National Team Pool ... Won the 2009 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, 2010 U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award, 2010 Marietta Daily Journal Scholar Athlete and was featured in the ESPN Rise Magazine May-June issue in which he also had the cover ... Lettered in track and cross country where he broke the 5K school record with a time of 17:10 ... Member of the Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Society), Science Honor Society and Latin Honors Society.

Personal: Full name is Christopher Mark Locandro ... Parents are Drew and Beth Locandro of Kennesaw, Ga. ... Has one brother and one sister ... Twin sister Nicole played soccer for Georgia ... born in Marietta, Georgia ... A neuroscience and math double major.

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