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James Brighton - Men's Soccer - Clemson University Athletics

James Brighton

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Awards & Recognition

  • ACC All-Tournament Team (2020)
  • College Soccer News Team of the Week (Oct. 20, 2020)

2021 Season (R-Junior)

  • Assisted on the first goal of the season and the equalizer to Isaiah Reid on a back-heel through the defender’s legs.

2020 Season (R-Sophomore)

  • Scored the first goal for Clemson during the Tigers’ match against Boston College (March 27).
    • The goal came from the penalty spot and was the first PK of his Clemson career.
  • Credited with the assist on Clemson’s game-winning goal against Virginia Tech (March 13).
  • Scored the Tigers’ game-winning goal in the ACC Final against Virginia (Nov. 22).
  • Recorded his 20th career point by scoring a goal in the second half of the Tigers’ match against Virginia Tech (Nov. 15).
  • Recorded the first multi-goal game of his collegiate career in a 2-1 victory against Duke (Oct. 16).
    • Recorded three shots on goal in the match for just the second time in his career.
  • Registered four shots during the first half of the Tigers’ match against NC State (Oct. 23).
    • This was the most shots by Brighton in a single match during his time at Clemson.
  • Made his first start of the season in Clemson’s match against Wake Forest (Oct. 13).
  • Recorded 14 appearances and six starts during the campaign.

2019 Season (R-Freshman)

  • Started 11 matches, making an appearance in 21 total contests.
  • Scored six goals and tallied two assists.
  • Scored three points (1g, 1a) against Detroit Mercy on Sept. 2.
  • Logged 30 shots, with 15 being shots on goal.
  • Named as a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2019-20

2018 Season (Freshman):

  • Redshirt season
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2018-19

Before Clemson:

  • In residency with Atlanta United Youth Academy
  • Leading scorer for Atlanta United’s U18/19 team
  • Attended U-17 National Team Camp
  • Ranked the No. 8 player in the South Atlantic region by TopDrawerSoccer
  • Three-star recruit by TopDrawersSoccer