Earned starting position on the squad as a freshman … strong forward with speed … possesses a great understanding of the game … will be looked upon to be a force on the front line.
Only freshman to start every match … recorded three goals on the season … added two assists for eight points … finished third on the stat sheet in those categories … scored first career goal at No. 5 Duke … other two goals came against BIG EAST foes Syracuse and Providence … named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Sept. 17.
Viewed as one of the top forwards in the country and the top players out of Western Pennsylvania in recent years … selected to the 2005 adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) … scored 78 career goals and totaled 56 assists as star at Plum High School … led Mustangs to 2005 WPIAL title … garnered numerous awards, including: NSCAA regional All-America (2005-06), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East High School Player of the Year (2003-06), all-state (2004-06), Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Elite 11 (2004-06) and WPIAL all-section (2004-06) … Region I ODP selection … played club soccer for Century United.
Son of Joy and Joe Paradise … birthday is Dec. 21 … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … majoring in business.