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4 Kevin Shirley
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Madison, Conn.
High School: Daniel Hand
Position: F

AS A JUNIOR … Saw action in 19 of 20 contests, starting 17 games for the Saints while ranking tied for third overall in points with 11 … Ranked tied for second in goals with five and finished the year with three game-winning goals, a team high … Ranked second on the team and ninth in the GNAC with a total of 60 shots … Scored in back-to-back games on Sept. 10 vs. Johnson & Wales in a 4-3 victory and on Sept. 13 in a 3-0 win over Newbury … Netted the lone-goal in a 1-0 victory over Saint Joseph’s (ME) on Oct. 1 … Tallied the game-winner in a 2-0 victory over Rivier College on Oct. 10 … EC went 5-0 in games in which Shirley scored in during the 2011 campaign.

AS A SOPHOMORE... One of only two sophomores to play in all 18 contests, starting 17 for the Saints ... Led the squad in points for the second consecutive campaign, notching 21 points on a team-high eight goals and five assists ... Scored first career hat trick vs. Wheelock College on September 22, potting three goals including the game-winner in the Saints 7-0 victory ... Collected points in seven of the first eight games of the season, scoring in back-to-back games to open the season against Curry on September 1 and Newbury on September 4 ... Assisted on the game-winning marker in the Saints 1-0 victory over Albertus Magnus on October 11 ... Fired off a team-high 46 shots on the campaign ... Named to the GNAC All-Conference 3rd Team to become the first Men's Soccer player in the program's history to earn All-Conference honors ... Named the squads Most Valuable Player.

AS A FRESHMAN... Enjoyed a solid rookie campaign, playing in and starting all 17 games for the Saints while leading the team in with six goals and 14 points ... Made collegiate debut in style, scoring a goal in a 4-0 victory over Newbury College on September 5 ... From October 10-17, scored in three consecutive matches including a goal and an assist in back-to-back outings coming in a 3-0 win vs. Johnson & Wales on October 10 and again vs. Suffolk University of October 13 ... Named the GNAC Rookie of the Week for his play during the week of October 5-11.

BEFORE EMMANUEL: Three-year player on the varsity soccer team at Daniel Hand High School (Madison, Conn.)...All-SCC (Southern Connecticut Confrence) during senior, junior and sophomore years...made the All-Area Team (greater New Haven), and 1st-Team All-State as a senior...led the team in scoring as a senior and junior...served as team captain.

Major: Business Management

Favorite Movie: The Beach

Favorite Book: Game of Thrones

Favorite Pre-game Meal: French Toast

Most Exciting Athletic Experience: attending the World Cup final in South Africa