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Ashton Bennett
Ashton Bennett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarendon, Jamaica

High School:
Garvey Maceo

Last College:
Cincinnati State

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 167

Position:
Forward


11/11/2013

Eight Chanticleers Claim 11 Big South Season Awards

Coastal swept the Attacking and Defensive Player of the Year honors for the third straight season

07/18/2013

A Banner Year For Chanticleer Athletics: 2012-13 Year In Review

05/19/2013

Coastal Student-Athletes Excel Academically in the Spring; 41 Graduate

32 Post 4.0; 104 Make Dean's List; 242 Had at least 3.0 for the Semester

05/01/2013

Docking Welcomes 14 As Part of 2013 Recruiting Class

Six Chanticleer signees have youth national team experience

04/29/2013

SAAC Presents the 2012-13 Student-Athlete Excellence Awards

Brittany Henderson was named the Presidential Student-Athlete of the Year.

11/02/2012

2012 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer Senior Day vs. High Point

2012 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer Senior Day vs. High Point (Nov. 2, 2012)

09/09/2012

2012 Men's Soccer vs Bowling Green

2012 Men's Soccer vs Bowling Green (Sept. 9, 2012)

09/07/2012

2012 Men's Soccer vs Florida Atlantic

2012 Men's Soccer vs Florida Atlantic (Sept. 7, 2012)

08/28/2012

2012 Men's Soccer vs Longwood

No. 10 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Longwood (Aug. 24, 2012)

11/17/2011

NCAA First Round vs. Elon

NCAA First Round vs. Elon

• 2012 MLS Combine Invitee
• 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
• 2012 NSCAA First Team All-American
• 2012 Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American
• 2012 Second Team Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season
• 2012 College Soccer News Third Team All-American
• 2012 Soccer America MVPs First Team
• 2012 NSCAA First Team All-South Atlantic Region
• 2012 Senior CLASS Award Finalist
• 2012 Big South Attacking Player of the Year
• 2012 First Team All-Big South
• 2012 Soccer America Preseason All-American

• 2012 College Soccer News Preseason All-American
• 2012 Big South Preseason Attacking Player of the Year

• 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
• 2011 NSCAA First Team All-American
• 2011 College Soccer News Second Team All-American
• 2011 NSCAA First Team All-South Atlantic Region
• 2011 Big South Attacking Player of the Year
• 2011 First Team All-Big South
• 2011-12 Big South Male Student-Athlete of the Year

Finished his Coastal Carolina career ranked sixth all-time with 39 goals, tied for seventh with 94 points (39g, 16a) and ninth with 184 shot attempts despite only playing 47 games in a Chanticleer uniform ... Led Coastal Carolina to a 38-7-2 overall record, two NCAA Tournament appearances, three NCAA Tournament wins and a pair of Big South regular season championship with a perfect 19-0 record (9-0 in 2011 and 10-0 in 2012) ... Only the second Chanticleer to be named a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist ... One of three players to ever win the Big South's Player of the Year award in back-to-back seasons.

2012 (Senior): MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist (one of 15) ... NSCAA First Team All-American ... Second Team member of Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Season ... Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American ... College Soccer News third team All-American ... Senior CLASS Award Finalist (one of 10) ... NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region First Team ... Big South Attacking Player of the Year ... First team All-Big South ... Big South All-Tournament team ... Named the 15th-best upperclassman by Top Drawer Soccer ... Two-time College Soccer News National Team of the Week honoree (Aug. 27 and Oct. 15) ... Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Oct. 15) ... Two-time Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week (Aug. 27 and Oct. 16) ... Named to the Ohio State-hosted Wolstein Classic team and the CCU Invitational all-tournament teams ... Led the Chanticleers to a 20-3-2 overall record, an at-large NCAA Tournament bid and NCAA Tournament Round of 16 appearance ... Paced Coastal to a Big South-record setting 10-0-0 regular season mark ... Scored 16 goals to lead the Chants, while also dishing out nine assists ... Finished the season ranked fifth in the NCAA in total points (41), sixth in goals (16), 14th in points per game (1.64), 20th in assists (9) and 22nd in goals per game (0.64) ... Counted five multi-goal games and four game-winning goals on the season ... Opened the season posting a pair of goals and an assist for five points against Longwood ... Scored the game winner in overtime against Wright State ... Scored a pair of goal in three straight games against UNC Asheville, Campbell and VMI ... Found the net twice against Radford to clinch Coastal's 11th Big South regular season championship ... Netted a trio of goals in postseason play, including a 17-yard rocket of a shot at second-seeded Maryland in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 ... Attempted 106 shots on the season with 55 falling on frame for a .519 shots on goal percentage ... Tallied a point in six consecutive games from Oct. 24 - Nov. 11 ... Big South Conference Preseason Attacking Player of the Year ... College Soccer News and Soccer Times Preseason All-American ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.

2011 (Junior):
Played in all of Coastal's 22 games, earning 18 starts ... Named NSCAA First Team All-American after finishing the season as the nation's leading goal scorer with 23, helping Coastal earn an at-large NCAA tournament bid... MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist (one of 12) ... Helped Coastal Carolina lead the nation in scoring offense (3.0 goals per game) and total goals (66) ... Ranked first in the NCAA in total points (53) and points per game (2.41)... Named to the NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region First Team... Big South Attacking Player of the Year in addition to being named First Team All-Big South ... Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week (Oct. 24) and named to the Top Drawer National Team of the Week (Sept. 6, Oct. 3, Oct. 24) ... Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week twice ... Three-time recipient of the Big South Attacking Player of the Week honors (Sept. 7, Oct. 4, Oct. 25) ... Awarded offensive MVP of the CCU Tournament ... Made the VCU All-Tournament Team after scoring three of Coastal's season-high 10 goals against Richmond ... Strung together six consecutive games with at least one goal, totaling 20 points during that stretch (9g/2a) ... Totaled nine game-winning goals and seven multi-goal games, including a pair of hat tricks ... Season goal total (23) ranks second on the Coastal Carolina all-time list behind Joseph Ngwenya (27) ... Ended the season second in the NCAA with 1.05 goals per game ... 53 total points ranks third in the Coastal annals.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Spent two seasons at Cincinnati State Technical College under head coach Mike Combs ... Registered 25 points on 11 goals and three assists in just 14 games played in his freshman season at Cincinnati State Technical College ... Named to the OCCAC All-Academic Team ... Turned in a team-best 67 points on team-leading 24 goals and 19 assists in 2010... Finished fourth in the nation in points ... Helped the Surge finish the season with a 22-3-0 overall record ... Helped the Surge finish NJCAA Runner-Up after reaching the Division I NJCAA National Championship for the first time in school history ... Played an instrumental role in helping the Surge outscore its opponents 108-24 ... Member of a Surge team that was crowned OCCAC, Region XII and District Champions ... Tabbed as a NJCAA and NSCAA All-American ... Selected to the 2010 Region XII first team ... Named to the 2010 OCCAC first team ... Played for the Portmore United Club Team and was the Premier League Champion in 2008 and the Knockout Champion in 2008 and 2009 ... Named league MVP in 2007 and 2008 and won back-to-back Golden Boot awards ... Was the leading scorer on his high school team ... Set an all-time school scoring record over a five-year period in high school ... Helped lead his high school to the U-16 championship in 2004 ... Also won championships in 1999 and 2000.

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