Hassan Pinto Jr.
Hassan Pinto is a redshirt junior at Elon University. The Durham native attended C. E. Jordan High School during his prep years. He played for the NC Fusion Developmental Academy and was appeared in the USYS ODP Player Pool, earning a place on the USYS NC ODP State Team. In his redshirt freshman season at Elon, 2016, Pinto appeared and started in the backline for all 17 matches, recording 1,609 minutes. His contributions contributed to Elon posting eight shutouts and allowing only 15 goals, leading the CAA in both. In 2017, his redshirt sophomore year, Pinto started 15 of 16 games that he appeared in and led the Phoenix defense that allowed a conference-low 11 goals while recording 10 shutouts on the year.
Get to know Hassan
- If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? I’ve just come back from studying for a semester in Seville, Spain and traveling across several countries in Europe. So, if I had to choose one place it would be Cape Town, South Africa.
- What is your nickname? Hass - Short for Hassan, Pronounced like it has two A’s in the middle
- Who is your favorite soccer player? David Alaba, Bayern Munich.
- What is your favorite food? Iberian ham, which is surprisingly hard to find in the United States