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Ben Griffiths
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Ben Griffiths

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chelmsford, Essex, England

High School:
Sandon School

Height:
5-9

Position:
Defender

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

02/20/2013

AD Honor Roll Recipients Recognized at Halftime of Tuesday's Game

More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction

12/31/2012

Missouri State Announces Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Fall Semester

More than 200 student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during fall 2012 semester

11/08/2012

Three Men's Soccer Bears Named to All-MVC Teams

Sophomore James Fawke highlights Valley awards with second-team honor

11/02/2012

Men's Soccer Draws Record-Setting Crowd in Season-Ending Loss to Drake

The 2012 Living Our Legacy game produced a crowd of 2,395 for the Bears' Senior Night

11/03/2012

Ben Griffiths and Eric Martin's recap their careers, Senior Night and the 2012 Living Our Legacy crowd

Ben Griffiths and Eric Martin's recap their careers, Senior Night and the 2012 Living Our Legacy crowd

MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2009

2012: Joined junior Jarred Clark as a team captain for the 2012 season...Was one of four Bears to start all 17 matches...Played the entire match in 11 contests...Logged 1526 minutes on the pitch, which was third on the team for minutes played...Anchored the MSU backline that tied a school record for fewest goals allowed in a single season (14)...Led the Bears' defense to five consecutive shutouts from Aug. 28 - Sept. 9...Named to the all-tournament team at the Dayton Marriott Classic and New Mexico's TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational...Only Bear on the 12-man all-MVC honorable mention squad.

2011: Was a starter in 17 of the Bears' 19 matches...Tallied two points on the season with a multi-assist game against UMKC (Oct. 18); Was credited with assists to Heath Melugin on two separate occasions in MSU's 5-1 win over the Kangaroos...Registered three shots for the year, all of which were on goal.

2010: Started all 18 games in the Bears' backfield...Helped the MSU defense register a 0.73 goals against average in 2010...Recorded four shots during his sophomore campaign with two of them on net.

2009: Saw action as a reserve during the final seven matches after getting clearance from the NCAA to play...In a match against MVC foe Drake (Nov. 1), Griffiths scored his first and only collegiate goal on a partial bicycle kick.

Background: Joined the Bears after playing for the Colchester United youth teams from U-11 through U-18...Named Player of the Year for the U-14 Colchester United Centre of Excellence team...Was a member of the Puma Youth Alliance Cup finalists in 2007-08 with Colchester United.

Personal: Ben James Griffiths is the son of Andrew and Gina Griffiths...Born on September 20, 1990...Majoring in general business.

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