Men's Soccer

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Kyle Culbertson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy

Last College:
Columbia/Akron

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

Position:
Defender

Club:
Crew Soccer

Kyle Culbertson

At a glance: Great addition to the Buckeye midfield this season ... very skilled with the ball and has great footwork around multiple defenders ... excellent passer and crosser on set pieces ... one of the Buckeyes' top corner kick and penalty kick takers.

As a junior (2014): Has started and played in 19 games this season ... third on the team in points (3g, 3a) ... 10 of 30 shots have been on target in 1,646 minutes played ... collected his first career goal as a Buckeye in a 2-0 win vs. Northwestern (Sept. 14) ... scored on a penalty kick in the 2-1 home loss vs. Indiana (Oct. 12) ... had an assist in the team's 2-1 road win at Michigan in regular-season finale (Nov. 5) ... 1-for-3 on penalty kicks ... averaging 1.56 shots per game.

As a sophomore (2013): Had to sit out a year as a double transfer ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

As a freshman at Columbia (2012): Played in 13 games, earning eight starts ... Kicked off collegiate career in the season-opener against Fairfield ... Tallied first collegiate assist in a 2-1 win over St. Peter's ... Assisted on Columbia's lone goal in a 1-1 draw at Yale.

Olentangy: Received District and Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior (2010) ... NSCAA Youth All-American ... Two-time first team all-conference and all-district ... Led team to a conference championship as captain with 22 goals and eight assists on the year ... Also kicked for the school's football team ... Picked up first team all-conference and second-team all district honors in football.

Columbus Crew Academy: Served as team captain alongside fellow Buckeye Sage Gardner for two seasons (2009, 2010) ... Won the U19 OSYSA State Championship in 2008 after being a finalist in 2006 ... Claimed a national title at the USL Super-20 League Championships in 2011.

USL Development League: In the summer of 2011, Culbertson saw action with the Cincinnati Kings ... Joined the Mississippi Brilla in 2012.

Personal: Majoring in economics ... Son of Dave and Sue Culbertson ... Has one sibling, Stacey ... Would like to play professional soccer and attend law school following graduation ... Actively involved in H20 Campus Church.

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