Garrett Halfhill

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Garrett Halfhill
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Halfhill playing for FC Cincinnati in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-07-26) July 26, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth San Diego, California, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
New York Cosmos B
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2011 Virginia Rush
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Xavier Musketeers 84 (6)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Des Moines Menace 4 (0)
2014–2015 Cincinnati Dutch Lions 26 (1)
2017–2018 FC Cincinnati 2 (0)
2018– New York Cosmos B 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 13, 2018

Garrett Halfhill (born July 26, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New York Cosmos B in the National Premier Soccer League.

Early life[edit]

Halfhill was born on July 26, 1993 in San Diego, California to parents Robert and Cheryl Halfhill. He grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he attended Landstown High School from 2008 to 2011. He has two sisters, Janelle and Amber.[1]

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Halfhill played soccer for his high school team, the Landstown Eagles, for all four years of his attendance. In his freshman year, he participated in Landstown winning their first Beach District championship title.[2] He received many accolades in high school, including being selected for the All-Virginia Beach Team three times. His senior year, he was named to the All-District and All-Region first teams and was an honorable mention for the All-State team.[1]

During high school, Halfhill also played for Virginia Rush Soccer Club, a developmental soccer club in Southeastern Virginia.[3]

College and amateur[edit]

In 2011, Halfhill was admitted to Xavier University with a Dean's Award Scholarship to study marketing. He played on the university's men's soccer team starting his freshman year, in which he had five starts, twenty appearances, and one goal. From his sophomore year until his graduation, Halfhill appeared in every Xavier match and started in all but one of them. He was named to the Big East Conference all-academic team his junior and senior years. In his senior year, Halfhill was named team captain, and was second on the team in minutes played with 2,092 total minutes. On September 13, 2014, Halfhill scored a career-high four points in a 3–0 win against Cincinnati,[4] leading him to be named to that week's Big East Weekly Honor Roll and College Soccer News National Team of the Week. He was also named to the Big East's All-Tournament Team.[5] At the end of his Xavier career, Halfhill held the university record for most matches played with 84 total appearances.[1]

Halfhill played in the Premier Development League (PDL) with the Des Moines Menace in 2013, and the Cincinnati Dutch Lions in 2014 and 2015.

Professional[edit]

In May 2017, Halfhill signed with United Soccer League club FC Cincinnati.[6] He made his debut with FC Cincinnati in a U.S. Open Cup match against AFC Cleveland on May 17, 2017. He debuted in the USL on June 3, 2017, in a match against Rochester Rhinos.[7] In October 2017, FC Cincinnati announced that Halfhill (along with eight other players) had been re-signed for the 2018 season.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In addition to playing soccer, Halfhill has also worked since 2015 as a sales representative at Paycor, a payroll and human resources company in Cincinnati, Ohio.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of end of 2017 season
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Des Moines Menace 2013[10] Premier Development League 4 0 0 0 4 0
Cincinnati Dutch Lions 2014[11] Premier Development League 13 0 13 0
2015[11] Premier Development League 13 1 0 0 13 1
FC Cincinnati 2017[12] United Soccer League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Garrett Halfhill – 2014 Men's Soccer". Xavier University. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ Cuenca, Darrell (May 23, 2008). "Beach District soccer: Landstown boys win region berth; Cox wears girls crown". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Virginia Rush Competitive Alumni". Virginia Rush Soccer Club. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ Bergen, Brendan (September 13, 2014). "Halfhill Scores Twice as Men's Soccer Topples Crosstown Rival Cincinnati, 3-0". Xavier Athletics. Xavier University. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Providence Captures BIG EAST Men's Soccer Crown". BIG EAST. November 16, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ Brennan, Patrick (May 17, 2017). "FC Cincy inks Xavier men's soccer alum Garrett Halfhill". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved June 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kimura, Fumi (June 3, 2017). "FCC Win Streak Halted By Rhinos". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ Kimura, Fumi (October 25, 2017). "Nine Return For 2018". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ Halfhill, Garrett. "Garrett Halfhill". LinkedIn. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Des Moines Menace: Final 2013 Statistics" (PDF). Des Moines Menace. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Archived Player Stats". Premier Development League. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Garrett Halfhill". United Soccer League. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 

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