Honors & Awards:
2012 All-CAA Third Team
2012 Preseason All-CAA
2011 NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team
2011 All-CAA First Team
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 has played in 38 games and 3,430 minutes in his GSU career. He is the central defender on a defense that has 11 shutouts during his career.
2012: Named an All-CAA honoree for the second-consecutive year ... Earned Third Team honors ... Started 17 matches following an off-season injury ... Took one shot ... Played central defender on a back line that notched two shutouts ... Played in 1,541 minutes on the season.
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 (FirstTeam) ... 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.
2010 (Colgate): Made his first collegiate appearance against Cornell on Oct. 12 ... played in three games ... helped the Raiders' defense allow only .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 team record of 21-0-0, reached the semifinals in 2009 and the State Sweet Sixteen in 2010 ... was named to the all-county second team in 2009 and was on the Region III ODP team from 2007-2009 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 ... was also a member of the Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Society), Parkhurst 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 plays soccer for the University of Georgia ... born in Marietta, Georgia ... a neuroscience major and a math minor.