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#21 Ousmane Sylla

Ousmane Sylla - Men's Soccer - Clemson University Athletics
Dakar, Senegal
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Awards & Recognition

  • Postseason Top 100 Freshman – No. 36
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2020)
  • United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week (March 16)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2021)
  • Second-team All-South region (2021)

2021 Season

  • Scored his first goal against South Carolina
  • Scored his second goal against USF
  • Tallied his first assist of the year against NC State came from the second assist on an Isaiah Reid goal
  • Earned his second assist of the year against Georgia Southern
  • Tallied his second assist against Boston College on a goal from Isaiah Reid
  • Tallied his third assist against Wake Forest on a goal from Tim Strobeck
  • Scored his third goal against Coastal Carolina
  • Scored the first goal of the game, his fourth of the year, against Duke
  • Scored his fifth goal of the year against Louisvillle
  • Tallied his fourth assist of the year in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals against North Carolina off a goal from Isaiah Reid
  • Tallied his fifth assist of the year in the Sweet Sixteen matchup versus Kentucky off a goal from Callum Johnson
  • Played 68 minutes in the National Championship against No. 2 Washington

2020-21 Season

  • Scored the first goal of his career against Virginia Tech (March 13) in the 107th minute of the match.
    • Sylla’s goal at 106:05 was Clemson’s latest goal scored in the series.
  • Made his first career start for Clemson by appearing in the midfield against Syracuse (March 7).
  • Earned the start in eight of Clemson’s nine spring matches.
  • Did not play during the fall season.
  • Arrived in Clemson in January 2021.

Prior to Clemson

Played club soccer with the Soccer Institute at Montverde Academy (SIMA) while attending Montverde Academy… will add quality and depth to the Tigers’ midfield group… ended his career with SIMA as one of the most highly touted prep players in the nation.