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SJU Men's Soccer BIO
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Eddie McCusker
Player Profile:
Eddie McCusker 2268684
Position: Defense
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sewell, N.J.
High School: Washington Township

2017 SJU Defensive Player of the Year
2017 SJU Jack Dunn Award For Leadership
2016 SJU Best Teammate Award

2015 Philadelphia Soccer Six All-Rookie Team

2015 SJU Rookie of the Year

Philadelphia Soccer Six Defensive Player of the Week (10/9/17)

2017: Started all 18 matches on the back line... One of three Hawks to start every match... Played every minute of the season to lead the squad in minutes played (1,709)... Anchored the defensive unit in SJU's wins over Temple, Manhattan, and George Mason and draws vs. Hartford, VMI, Central Connecticut, and UMass... Scored first collegiate goal on a header in the 58th minute at Dayton... Dished out match-winning assist in SJU's 2-0 home win over George Mason.

2016: Made 16 of 18 total appearances on the back line… Came off the bench to make season debut against Pittsburgh… Went on to start and play every minute of final 15 matches of the season… Ranked fifth on squad and third among defenders in minutes played (1438)… Played every minute of Atlantic 10 action… Credited with an assist vs. Davidson... Named SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015: Made 17 appearances with 15 starts... Made collegiate debut at Rider... Made first collegiate start at Utah Valley and started the next 14 matches of the season... Played full matches in all 15 starts, including six matches that went into extra time... Led all SJU freshmen and ranked third overall in minutes played (1518) to average 89 minutes per match... Led all SJU freshmen in games started... Played season-high 110 minutes in draws with Drexel and George Mason... Earned assist at Dayton... Landed three of nine total shots on goal for a .333 SOG percentage... Took season-high two shots at La Salle... Named SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School/Personal: 2014 NSCAA Regional All-American... 2014 TopDrawerSoccer.com All-State All-Star... Two-time SJSCA All-South Jersey Defender of the Year... Two-time All-State First Team, SJSCA All-South Jersey First Team, and Group IV All-Olympic Conference selection... Three-year varsity starter and two-year team captain... 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... Served as captain of club squad since 2006... Played high school soccer with current teammates Derek MacKinnon and Lou Vilotti at Washington Township… Majoring in secondary education with a concentration in history.

                                             Single-Game Career Highs                                          

Goals: 1 at Dayton (10/4/17)
Assists: 1 (3x) last vs. George Mason (10/7/17)
Points: 2 at Dayton (10/4/17)
Shots: 2 (2x) last vs. Central Connecticut (9/30/17)
SOG: 1 (8x) last at Dayton (10/4/17)
Minutes: 110 (7x) last vs. UMass (10/11/17)

                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG MINUTES
2015 17-15 0 1 1 9 3 0 1518
2016 16-15 0 1 1 4 0 0 1438
2017 18-18 1 1 3 6 5 0 1709
TOTAL 51-48 1 3 5 19 8 0 4665
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