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COACHES' BREAKDOWN: "Very good with back to goal, holding ball up ... got good size. Has some ability on ball ... Injured a lot but when he was there he always produced goals ... got some quality ... Kid definitely scored goals when on field but missed a lot of games as well. Movement and feet very good. Found spaces in the box and could finish when he got opportunities ... He's not a superstar. But goal scorers are always a premiium. ... Size and touch... Strong. Runs well. Holds the ball up well. Good in the air. Has a mean streak. Can serve a ball from wide, and thread passes forward. Can be cheeky, sometimes too cheeky ... Battler. Athlete. Makes good runs. High soccer IQ. French. Flashy, but not always terribly efficient. "He fancies himself." If he committed himself to being a target striker, he'd be unstoppable, but he chases the game so that he can get on the ball for longer stretches. He floats wide, drifts into midfield, takes some stepovers to show off his dribbling. When he decides to destroy CBs, he can. He's used to pro-style coaching: "He just needs to be told what to do to earn a paycheck." ... Great at holding ball. Good finisher. Never reached full potentnial because of hurt. Great player."
COLLEGE: 2013: Scored seven goals and 16 points in just 14 starts ... Missed four of the team's final five games due to an injury ... Before his injury, he had scored goals in four of six games between Oct. 6-25 ... Named First Team All-Big West ... Picked up game-winning goals against UC Riverside on Oct. 6 and Cal State Northridge on Oct. 11 ... Finished the year second on the team in goals, points, shots (41), shots on goal (19), and game-winning goals (two) ... Named to the All-Far West Region Second Team... 2012: Finished second on the team with six goals despite playing in just seven games due to injuries ... Scored a goal in six of his seven appearances ... In his only goalless game, he registered a season-high five shots ... 2011 (at Belhaven): Led Belhaven to consecutive national appearances… Garnered All-Conference honors… Led the Blazers to a 16-5 record… Scored 17 goals and added an assist for 35 points… Led the team in shots (61) and shots on-goal (33)... 2010 (at Belhaven): Tallied four goals and four assists for 12 total points as a freshman… Ranked in the NAIA's top-20 for goals.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Attended Lycee Jean Bar Dunkerque, graduating in 2008... Belonged to USL Dunkerque... Was French Academy National Champion... Played for Dunkerque from 2004-2010, then moved to Baton Rouge for 2010-11... Scored 10 goals in his 10 PDL appearances... PDL All-Conference in 2011... Captained U18 Dunkerque team at Gambardella Cup... Noteworthy opposition includes Boulogne, Lille, FC Barcelona, FC Mouscron, RC Lens, Paris FC and Valenciennes.
PERSONAL: Achille Campion was born on March 10, 1990 in Levallois, France… Parents are Martin and Florence… Has two younger sisters, Charlotte and Bianca… Majored in economics at UCSB… Aspires to one day play professional football and be an example for kids… When he’s not playing soccer, he’s watching it… Cheers for Paris SG and Newcastle… Favorite athletes include David Trezeguet, Thierry Henry, Pedro Miguel Pauleta and Cristiano Ronaldo… Favorite movie is “Green Street Hooligans” while his favorite television show is “Canal Football Club”… Enjoys reading the works of Benjamin Graham.