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8 Jón Veigar Kristjánsson

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2018
Earned start as central midfield playmaker in Triton debut in opener vs. Biola (8/30), and credited with pair of shots in 65 minutes ... Produced first collegiate points by scoring opening goal in 2-1 win vs. Saint Martin's (9/10), one-timing failed defensive clearance with right-footed shot low into center from top of box in 22nd minute.

AS A FRESHMAN AT USC UPSTATE IN 2017
Spent freshman season at Division I University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C., then a member of the ASUN Conference ... Appeared in all 15 games, drawing four starts ... Credited with 585 minutes played and 10 shots taken, with five on goal ... College debut came in opener at South Carolina (8/25), playing 20 minutes ... Earned first career start at Winthrop (9/13) ... Season highs of 76 minutes in start at High Point (9/16) and three shots, the first three of career, vs. Liberty (9/2) ... Also had starts at NJIT (9/20) and vs. Stetson (9/30).

CLUB
Played for Breidablik and Njardvik ... Part of six Icelandic youth championships.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2017 graduate of Verzlunarskóli Íslands (Commercial College of Iceland) in capital of Reykjavik.

PERSONAL
Born April 19 ... Parents are Kristjan Jonsson and Osk Vidisdottir, who both attended college in native Iceland ... Father played basketball for Iceland at youth levels, while mother competed for Icelandic national team in handball ... Has an older brother named Johann Fannar and a younger sister named Eva Alexandra ... Brother has won gold medals in gymnastics at Special Olympics ... International studies-international business major at Marshall College ... Roots for Liverpool FC.

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2018

Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 161
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kópavogur, Iceland
High School: Commercial College of Iceland
Other College: USC Upstate
College: Marshall
Major: International Business
Experience: Transfer
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