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Kimarni Smith

Kimarni Smith - Men's Soccer - Clemson University Athletics
BIO

Smith was selected by D.C. United during the 2021 MLS SuperDraft (Jan. 21) with the No. 4 overall pick. D.C. United announced the signing of Smith on March 8.

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Awards & Recognition

  • First-team All-ACC (2020).
  • 2020 ACC Tournament MVP.
  • 2020 ACC All-Tournament Team.
  • United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week (Nov. 3, 2020)
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Week (Nov. 17, 2020)
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Week (Oct. 20, 2020)
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (Nov. 17, 2020)
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (Nov. 3, 2020)
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (Oct. 20, 2020)
  • College Soccer News Player of the Week (Nov. 24, 2020)
  • College Soccer News Player of the Week (Nov. 17, 2020)
  • College Soccer News Player of the Week (Oct. 20, 2020)
  • College Soccer News Team of the Week (Nov. 17, 2020)
  • College Soccer News Team of the Week (Nov. 3, 2020)
  • College Soccer News Team of the Week (Oct. 20, 2020)
  • ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 19, 2020)
  • College Soccer News Preseason All-American (2020)
  • ACC Preseason Watch List (2020)
  • Second-team All-America (2019)
  • First-team All-South Region (2019)
  • First-team All-ACC (2019)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 16, 2019)

2020 Season (Senior)

  • Following the 2020 season, Smith led the nation and conference in two categories.
    • Points (19) and goals (8).
  • Scored his fourth goal during the ACC Tournament in the first half of the ACC Semifinal match against Virginia (Nov. 18).
    • Smith is just the fifth player in ACC history and the second in Clemson history to accomplish this feat.
  • Scored his second-career hat-trick in the Tigers’ ACC Quarterfinal match against Virginia Tech (Nov. 15).
    • This was just the second hat-trick in ACC Tournament history.
    • All three goals were scored in the first half (16′, 31′ 33′).
  • Combined to contribute seven points in the Tigers’ ACC Quarterfinal match against Virginia Tech (Nov. 15).
    • This is the most points in a single match in ACC Tournament history.
  • Scored his first brace of the season in Clemson’s match against North Carolina (Oct. 27).
    • This is the fourth multi-goal game of Smith’s career.
    • Second-fastest brace in Clemson history (36 seconds).
  • Scored his 20th career goal in a 2-1 victory over Wake Forest (Oct. 13).
    • This served as Smith’s second goal of the season.
    • Played a season-high 84 minutes in the match.
  • Logged four shots during the Tigers’ season opener at South Carolina (Oct. 1). This was the ninth occurrence of this feat during Smith’s career.
  • Contributed the assist for Clemson’s game-winning goal against Wake Forest (Oct. 13).
  • Scored his first goal of the season in a 2-0 victory over UAB (Oct. 5).
  • Made his 40th career start in the Tigers’ match against North Carolina (Oct. 27).
  • Made his 60th career start in the Tigers’ match against Wake Forest (Oct. 30).

2019 Season (Junior)

  • Started 16 matches, while seeing action in 21 total contests.
  • Scored 13 goals throughout the season, taking 25 shots on goal.
  • Scored first career hat-trick against USC Upstate (Sept. 9).
    • Had a total of three multi-goal games. 
  • Tallied five assists throughout the year.
    • Had a multi-assist match against NC State (Nov. 1). 
  • Scored three game-winning goals throughout the year.

2018 Season (Sophomore)

  • Appeared in all 17 matches for Clemson
  • Tallied a pair of game-winning goals as a sophomore

2019 Season (Freshman)

  • Played in 14 matches, starting two and recording over 570 minutes
  • Scored three goals (vs. South Carolina, UCLA, Georgia Southern)
  • Tallied two assists (on both the equalizer and game-winner on Oct. 21 against Syracuse), good for a total of eight points on the season’

Personal

  • Has a younger brother, Javanne, who is a freshman forward at Lipscomb University.

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Men's Soccer
November 17, 2020
Men's Soccer
March 8, 2021