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#7 - Clayton Lyons
2011-12 Men's Soccer
POS.
F
HT.
6-2
WT.
195
YR.
5th/Sr.
HOMETOWN
Louisville, Ky.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Trinity
Clayton Lyons

2010: Appeared in 16 matches off the bench for the Crusaders as a junior ... registered four shot attempts on the season, including two against UC Riverside Sept. 6 ... also tallied shots Sept. 10 against Santa Clara and Sept. 19 versus Bowling Green.

2009: Took the pitch in 18 fixtures for Valpo, starting the season opener Sept. 1 at Eastern Illinois in the midfield ... tied for team-high honors on the year with four assists, good for a tie for ninth place league-wide ... posted three of his assists in Horizon League play, tied for third in league-only action ... Valpo went 3-0-1 when he registered a helper on a goal ... picked up first career point with assist on game-tying marker Sept. 27 in 1-1 tie with Loyola ... earned another assist on Crusaders’ first goal in 3-2 win over then-league leading Green Bay Oct. 17 ... registered primary assist on match-winner in regular season finale, a 2-1 win over Cleveland State Nov. 7 ... tallied an assist next time out as well in Horizon League quarterfinal victory Nov. 10 against Milwaukee .. directed ten shots towards the net during the year, including four on goal.

2008: Appeared in 12 matches for the Crusaders during first season on the field ... announced as part of the starting 11 three times ... earned starts Oct. 11 at Cleveland State, Oct. 19 versus IPFW and in the Horizon League Championship Nov. 6 at Loyola ... fired five shots on the season, including a pair apiece Oct. 31 against #13 UIC and Nov. 2 in win over Detroit ... put three shots on goal.

2007: Sat out season as redshirt.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Shamrocks ... named to All-District and All-Region squads as a senior ... also earned Adidas National High School Showcase MVP honors in 2006 ... helped lead team to state final four as a senior ... Shamrocks were district and region champions in each of Lyons’ last three years ... team won 44 matches over his final three seasons.

Personal: Clayton is the son of Keith and Ann Lyons ... major is international business ... born April 12, 1988.