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Riley Grant
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Riley Grant

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Copley, Ohio

High School:
Copley-Fairlawn

Last College:
Akron

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 172

Position:
F

Birthdate:
01/27/1995


09/24/2014

No. 7 Penn State Pounces on Penn, 6-2

Five Nittany Lions score six goals, most since 1999, in rout of the Quakers

09/19/2014

No. 10 Lions Host Mack Brady Game Sunday vs. Ohio State

Nittany Lions honor Mack Brady on Sunday against the Buckeyes as PSU looks to improve to 2-0-0 in Big Ten play

09/19/2014

No. 10 Lions Host Mack Brady Game Sunday vs. Ohio State

Nittany Lions honor Mack Brady on Sunday against the Buckeyes as PSU looks to improve to 2-0-0

09/16/2014

No. 10 Men's Soccer Thumps Saint Francis, 3-0

Minutillo bags two goals, Savino scores first PSU goal as Nittany Lions improve to 5-0-1

08/29/2014

Maloney Helps No. 15 Men's Soccer Overcome Oakland, 1-0

Sophomore Connor Maloney's goal in the 52nd minute propelled Penn State past the Golden Grizzlies on opening night in front of 3,223 fans

BEFORE PENN STATE
2013 at Akron (Freshman): Appeared in 11 games ... Fired two shots in a 1-0 win at West Virginia ... Logged 40 minutes in a 2-1 win at Michigan ... Played in both games of the MAC Tournament against West Virginia and Western Michigan as Akron won the title.

BEFORE COLLEGE
Rated 12th-best prospect in the Great Lakes Region and a four-star recruit according to TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Led Copley-Fairlawn High School to district and regional championships, and the state semifinals as a junior ... Scored 16 goals, including seven game-winners, while tallying eight assists in that breakout season, earning All-Ohio Second Team honors ... Played club soccer for the Internationals SC of the US Soccer Development Academy as a senior ... Played on three Ohio Youth Soccer Association North State Cup Champion teams (2010, 2011, 2012) ... Also played club soccer with Everest SC Black (2009-12) and Ohio Select Futbol Club (2005-09).

PERSONAL
Riley Neal Grant was born January 27, 1995 in Cleveland, Ohio to Russ and Judy Grant ... Has a younger brother, Austin, and a younger sister, Grace ...Father, Russ, played soccer at Cleveland State ... Intends to major labor of employment relations.

QUOTING GRANT ON PENN STATE
"Penn State offers a great education and has an excellent soccer program."

QUOTING WARMING ON GRANT
"Riley has a lot of impressive characteristics as an attacking player. He has good size, athleticism and technical ability. We will work with him to help him be effective with all those gifts and get our team goals."

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