M. SOCCER

M. Soccer: Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin

#15
Position: Mid.
Ht.: 6-3
Wt.: 195
Hometown: Brandon, Fla.
Previous School: Tampa Prep
Eligibility: Sr.
Major: Government and World Affairs


As a Senior: SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll with perfect 4.0 GPA…CoSIDA first-team Academic All-American…CoSIDA academic all-district honors…Daktronics second-team All-Region…First-team all-SSC…Two-time SSC Offensive Player of the Week (10/10, 10/24)…Team captain...Started in 13 of 14 games played…Tallied a team-leading 11 goals and three assists…Successful on all four penalty kicks…Led the team in points with 25, shots with 49, and shots on goal with 28…Had a season high three goals and eight shots in the game against Flagler (10/19)…Had a two-goal game on three separate occasions…Played in a team high 1189 minutes…Scored game winning goals versus Florida Southern (10/5) and Nova Southeastern (10/22).

As a Junior: Team Captain…NSCAA second-team Scholar All-American…NSCAA first-team Scholar All-Region…NSCAA first-team All-South Region…All-SSC second team…Daktronics second-team All-South Region…SSC all-tournament team…Columbus State Invitational all-tournament team…ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA first-team Academic All-District…SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Played and started in 21 games…Seven goals and three assists on the year… Team high five game-winning goals…Scored goals against Montevallo (9/3/10), Johnson & Wales (2)(9/10), Florida Memorial (9/14), West Florida (9/17) and Nova Southeastern (10/6) and (11/2)… Recorded an assist in the SSC championship game against Florida Tech (11/7)…Second on team with 1,897 minutes…Played 90-plus minutes in 16 games…Had an assist versus nationally ranked Incarnate Word (9/7)…Also tallied an assist in games with Clayton State (10/9) and Florida Tech (11/7)…Had multiple shots in seven contests…Had game-winning goals in three straight games between Sept. 10-17.

As a Sophomore: First-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic all-district…SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Second-team all-SSC…Daktronics second-team all-South Region…Played in 21 matches for the Spartans while starting in 19…Registered goals against Lynn (10/3) and Eckerd (10/13)…Scored game-winning goal and an assist at Eckerd…Registered five assists throughout the season…Notched a season-high 110 minutes at West Florida (9/18) en route to a total 1,727…Tallied a point in four SSC contests…Recorded an assist versus Lynn (11/13) in NCAA South Regional…Played 90-plus minutes in 11 games, including all three NCAA tourney contests…Took a shot in 16 matches with a season-high four on two occasions.

As a Freshman: SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Played in 21 of Tampa’s games while starting in 17 of those contests…Tied for 2nd on the team in assists with 5…Scored 2 goals and had 5 assists on the year…Recorded his first collegiate point with an assist versus Florida College (9/8)…Also had an assist against defending national champions Franklin Pierce (9/13)…Scored a goal in the match against West Florida (9/19) as well as a goal in his final appearance of the season against Tusculum (11/23) in the NCAA national quarterfinals…Recorded a season-high 107 minutes against Barry (10/11).

High School: Attended Tampa Prep, where he played for head coach Jose Dacosta…Holds the state record for career assists with 92…Compiled 94 career goals…2007 Player of the Year by the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times as a junior…Three-time ESPN Rise all-area team from 2006-08…Florida Dairy Farmers 2A Player of the Year in 2006 and 2008…Three-time first team all-county (2006-2008)…Helped team to state championships in 2005, 2007 and 2008…Admiral Cup all-tournament team in 2007 and 2008…Also owns single-season school record with 39 assists as a sophomore…Competed in 2007 Super Y Nationals and Super Y National Player pool…Scored game-winning goal in 92nd minute of Super Y nationals on national television…2008 FACA all-star selection who played in 2008 Hillsborough vs. Pinellas all-star game…Featured in Tampa Tribune as three-time Parade of Athletes, which honors first-team all-county members…Named to the academic Head’s List on four occasions…Played for the three-time state champion RSL Florida club team…Led team to 2006 and 2007 FYSA state championship while finishing second in 2008…2006 Southern Regional Semifinalist and 2005 Disney Soccer Showcase champions…Played club soccer for RSL Florida.

Personal: Inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society at UT and achieved Dean's List distinction both semesters with an overall 3.9 GPA...Was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society as a sophomore...Completed his history minor in two years at UT...Volunteered throughout high school at soccer club, RSL Florida, teaching young kids the game...Also volunteered through high school with local organizations for mental health patients and assisted in yard work at underprivileged homes.…Son of Woody and Eileen Griffin…Government and world affairs major, history minor…Birthdate: 12/7/89.

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