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  #11  -  Benjamin Hunter Return to: TEAM PAGE | TEAM ROSTER

Last Club: Richmond Kickers Nationality: United States

 Bio:

Forward
HT:
 6’0” WT:  170
DOB: 06-16-85
HOMETOWN: Doncaster, England
CITIZENSHIP: England
COLLEGE: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
LAST CLUB: Columbus Crew (MLS)

Professional Experience and Honors:
2008:
  A native of Doncaster, England, Hunter joined the midfield after spending the 2007 season with the Columbus Crew (MLS).  A UNC-Chapel Hill standout, Hunter made an immediate impact with the Kickers, opening the season with a pair of assists over DC United (MLS) and Western Mass Pioneers.  Struggling through injury for the majority of the season, Hunter made seven appearances, adding five points overall and earned USL-2 Team of the Week honors twice (April 22nd and June 3rd). 
2007: Hunter was drafted by the Columbus Crew in the fourth round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft after leading the University of North Carolina in scoring for two consecutive seasons.  He made four appearances on loan with Richmond’s USL-2 rival Cleveland City Stars during the 2007 season where he earned USL2 Team of the Week honors for registering a goal during Cleveland’s 2-0 win over Bermuda.

College Experience and Honors:
The 6’0” native of Doncaster, England played two seasons at the University of Chapel Hill where he amassed 17 goals and 10 assists for 44 points in 41 games played.  Spending his first two collegiate seasons at the NAIA University of Rio Grande in Ohio, Hunter totaled 43 goals and 17 assists in two seasons.  Leading the team to the NAIA national title in 2003, the 2004 American Mideast Conference South Division Player of the Year earned consecutive All-Conference and All-Regional honors. 

In the USL Premier Development League, Hunter made 26 appearances with the Carolina Dynamo over two seasons (2005, 2006) and registered eight goals and 11 assists for 27 points.  Additionally, he tallied the game-winning goal against the Kickers during the 2006 US Open Cup, ousting Richmond from tournament play.    

Professional Statistics (Includes US Open Cup and Playoffs)

Club

Year

Games Played

Minutes

Goals

Assists

Points

Cleveland

2007

4

288

1

0

2

Richmond

2008

7

319

1

3

5

Totals  

11

607

2

3

7



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