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Height: 5'8"
Weight: 135
Year: Senior
Hometown: Caledonia, Mich.
High School: Novi


 Career Statistics   2016   2017 2018

2018: Saw action in 14 games with two starts in the midfield … Played a total of 523 minutes … Sidelined for a portion of the season to injury … Took 13 shots … Played a season-high 60 minutes in win over Campbell … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2017: Played in all 20 games … Totaled 726 minutes in a central midfield role … Tallied one goal against Virginia Tech (9/8) and three assists … Provided the game winning assist in NCAA Tournament victory over FIU (11/19) ... Played a season high 67 minutes in win over Appalachian State (9/26).

2016: Played in all 17 games with 16 starts as a center midfielder … ACC All-Freshman Team … Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI second team … Played 1,372 minutes … Led all rookies in scoring and ranked third on the team with 11 points from three goals and five assists … Netted two goals in a 5-1 win over UNC Asheville (8/28) … Earned John Rennie Nike Invitational  MVP honors … Tallied the game winner in 2-1 victory at NC State (9/30) … Provided the game-winning assist to the lone goal in the win at No. 9 UCLA (9/2) … Also registered the winning assist versus Campbell (10/18) … Played all 108 minutes in 2-1 overtime victory over No. 4 Notre Dame (10/21). 

Before Duke: Plays currently for the Columbus Crew Soccer Academy Wolves … Helped lead team to the Mid-American Division title with a 19-2-6 record in 2014-15 and also in 2013-14 with a 15-5-7 record ... Started all 30 games in 2014-15 in the center midfield for the Wolves and registered four goals … Voted to the Top Drawer Soccer Academy Showcase Best XI in 2015 … Also named to the 2015 Top Drawer Soccer Academy Playoffs Best XI … Tabbed one the of top 11 players in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Central Conference … Played for the Michigan Wolves in 2013 … Guided the squad to the state cup and regional titles in 2013 … Named the Golden Ball winner at the US Youth Soccer National Championships after helping the Wolves to the finals in 2013 … Participated in the Generation Adidas Cup in Washington D.C., in 2013 and 2015.

Personal: Son of Gnani and Maria Veerakone … Has one sister, Rubina … Sister is a member of the Michigan women’s soccer team … Born Aug. 25, 1998. 

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