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SJU Men's Soccer BIO
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Derek MacKinnon
Player Profile:
Derek MacKinnon 2268682
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sewell, N.J.
High School: Washington Township

2015 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
2015 Philadelphia Soccer Six All-Rookie Team
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (9/14/15)
Two-time Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Week (9/14/15, 10/5/15)

2017: Made 14 of 18 total appearances with 11 starts up top... Missed league games against George Mason, UMass, Fordham, and La Salle due to injury suffered at Dayton... Totaled 616 minutes, which topped all SJU forwards in minutes played, for an average of 44 minutes per match... Took 10 total shots, landing four on goal... Scored one goal, which came as the 89th-minute equalizer, in a season-high 76 minutes in draw vs. Central Connecticut... Started and played 47 minutes in SJU's season-opening win over Temple... Started and played 67 minutes in SJU's overtime win vs. Manhattan... Started and played 59 minutes in draw vs. Hartford... Made the first five starts of the season and the final three in league matches vs. VCU, George Washington, and Saint Louis.

2016:
Made 15 of 18 total appearances… Made 15 starts, including all eight in Atlantic 10 action… Ranked second on the squad and led all forwards in goals (3), points (8), and game-winning goals (2)… Ranked third on team in assists (2)… Led team in shot percentage (.273), scoring three goals in 11 shot attempts… Tied for third on team in SOG percentage (.460), landing five of 11 total shots on net... Ranked second among all SJU forwards in minutes played (846)… Dished out match-winning assist in season debut at Howard… Scored back-to-back match-winning goals vs. Rhode Island and at George Mason… Dished out an assist and added a goal less than three minutes later in home finale vs. La Salle… Played season-high 76 minutes in scoreless draw with Villanova… Added 75 minutes against La Salle, and 66 minutes in back-to-back road matches at George Washington and VCU... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters.

2015: Made 16 appearances with 14 starts... Led all SJU freshmen in goals (1), assists (2), points (4), shots (14), and shots on goal (7)... Tied for second on squad in assists... Assisted on both the equalizer and double-overtime match-winner vs. LIU Brooklyn... Scored first collegiate goal in A-10 win over UMass... Made collegiate debut at UNLV and first collegiate start vs. Utah Valley... Landed seven of 14 total shots on goal for a .500 SOG percentage... Took season-high three shots in 99 minutes vs. LIU Brooklyn... Played career-high 103 minutes vs. Howard... Averaged 72 minutes per match... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School/Personal: 2014 TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Region East and All-State selection... 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer Player of the Year... 2013 NSCAA National All-American... 2013 New Jersey State Player of the Year... 2013 SJSCA Offensive Player of the Year... 2013 Courier Post Player of the Year... 2013 team MVP... Three-time NJYS ODP State Team selection... Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year nominee... Two-time All-State, All-South Jersey, and All-Olympic Conference selection... Washington Township recordholder in career goals (57) and single-season goals (28)... Selected to play in 2014 All-American High School Soccer Game and North/South New Jersey High School Game... Four-year letterwinner... Earned National Player of the Week (Studentsports.com) and Best Midfielder in the State (NJ.com) consideration... Led Washington Township to three South Jersey Group IV and American Division Olympic Conference Championships, two Coaches Cup Championships, and the 2014 Group IV State Championship, the first title in school history... In junior and senior seasons, led squad to 44-1 record, earning a school-record 22 victories each season... Member of 2012 squad that was honored as the Team of the Year by both the Courier Post and South Jersey Times... Led Washington Township to a #1 state ranking, #1 public school ranking, and #2 national ranking by end of senior season... Played club soccer for Washington United Lightning, a team that ranked #1 in New Jersey, #2 in Region 1, and #3 in the nation... Led that squad to the 2014 United States Club Soccer National Cup, three New Jersey State Championships, and the 2014 Region 1 Colonial League title... Selected to train with the Philadelphia Union Academy... Was an Honor Roll student, member of Class Council Executive Board, National Honor Society, and Renaissance, DECA State Finalist, and National German Exam selection at Washington Township... Involved with New Jersey’s Veteran’s Haven Homeless Shelter... Played high school soccer with current teammates Eddie McCusker and Lou Vilotti at Washington Township… Majoring in finance.

                                             Single-Game Career Highs                                          

Goals: 1 (5x) last vs. Central Connecticut (9/30/17)
Assists: 2 vs. LIU Brooklyn (9/13/15)                      
Points: 3 vs. La Salle (10/29/16)                                
Shots: 3 (3x) last vs. Central Connecticut (9/30/17)
SOG: 1 (16x) last at Dayton (10/4/17)                       
Minutes: 103 vs. Howard (9/25/15)   

                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG MINUTES
2015 16-14 1 2 4 14 7 0 1153
2016 15-15 3 2 8 11 5 2 846
2017 14-11 1 0 2 10 4 0 616
TOTAL 45-40 5 4 14 35 16 2 2615
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