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David Grana
Player Profile:
David Grana 3107556
Position: Defense
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 151
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: Greece Athena

Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Week (10/16/17)

2017: Made 17 appearances, with 15 starts on the back line... Played full matches in 14 starts... Totaled 1,447 minutes, which ranked third among all SJU defenders and fourth among all SJU rookies... Made collegiate debut vs. Temple, playing the full 90 minutes on defense in SJU's 3-1 win... Played every minute in SJU's wins over Temple (90) and George Mason (90) and draws vs. Hartford, Central Connecticut, and UMass... Came off the bench to play 36 minutes in overtime win vs. Manhattan and 13 minutes in scoreless draw at VMI... Credited with match-equalizing assist (74') in SJU's 2-2 draw with UMass... Landed shots on goal vs. Yale and UMass.

High School/Personal: Did not play high school soccer during his freshman, junior, and senior seasons due to U.S. Soccer Development Academy Rules… Ranked No. 14 Best Youth Soccer Player in New York by Top Drawer Soccer in the Spring 2017 rankings… Started 22 of 23 games as right back for the Empire United U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-18 Team of the Northeast Division in 2016… Started 25 of 27 games as right back for the Empire United U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-16 Team of the Northeast Division in 2015, tallying one goal and two assists… Led team to U.S. Youth Soccer New York State Cup Final Four in June 2015…  Participated in the 2015 New England Combine in Boston… Starting midfielder for the Empire United U-17 club team in 2014-15… Development Player for the Empire United U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-16 Team of the Northeast Division in 2014-15… Started every match at right back for the inaugural Empire United U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-14 Team of the Northeast Division in 2013… Played one year of varsity soccer at Greece Athena, recording four goals and three assists as a starting forward as a sophomore… Led squad to a 16-6-1 record, including the 2014 state title… Named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Boys Best Eleven… AP Scholar with Distinction and member of the National Honor Society at Greece Athena… Has worked as a USSF Grade 8 Soccer Referee since 2011… Has volunteered with the Northwest YMCA in Rochester, N.Y. since 2008… Involved with the Honors Program at Saint Joseph’s… Mother, Theresa, captained the inaugural Binghamton University varsity women’s soccer team as a freshman in 1981… Uncle was inducted into the Binghamton University Athletics Hall of Fame with the 1980 men’s soccer team… Majoring in biology.

                                             Single-Game Career Highs                                          

Goals: ---
Assists: 1 vs. UMass (10/11/17)
Points: 1 vs. UMass (10/11/17)
Shots: 1 (3x) last vs. UMass (10/11/17)      
SOG: 1 (2x) last vs. UMass (10/11/17)
Minutes: 110 (3x) last vs. UMass (10/11/17)

                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG MINUTES
2017 17-15 0 1 0 3 2 0 1447
TOTAL 17-15 0 1 0 3 2 0 1447
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