#1 Brett Axelrod

Men's Soccer
Class Senior Height 6'1"
Hometown Union, N.J. Weight 180
High School Union Position Goalkeeper
Club Team Parsippany SC Major Sociology

Junior season (2007) - Played in 18 of the 20 games, starting 17, and earned a spot on the All-Northwest Conference Second Team ... Posted four shutouts and limited eight other opponents to a single goal ... Accumulated 71 saves on the season and scored his first college point in a season-opening victory at La Sierra University; was credited with an assist when his long punt carried well past the midfield stripe and bounced at the feet of a teammate who then beat the opposing keeper one-on-one ... Made six saves against nine shots in a shutout at St. Martin's ... Posted consecutive shutouts in a weekend against George Fox with three saves and Willamette with two saves ... Collected a total of 17 saves in back-to-back games against Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran ... Made eight saves in a 2-1 double overtime win over Pacific ... Posted a shutout with nine saves in knocking off Puget Sound 1-0 ... Earned his team's Best Defensive Player Award.

Sophomore season (2006) - Opened his sophomore campaign with back-to-back shutouts of Albertson, making a total of 13 saves in a 0-0 exhibition game tie and 1-0 Whitman victory ... Also pitched a shutout in Whitman's Northwest Conference opener, a 0-0 overtime tie with Willamette ... Just missed a shutout when George Fox scored inside the final minute of a 2-1 Whitman victory ... Allowed no goals in playing the second half of a 3-1 win over Willamette ... Made 10 saves in a 1-1 overtime tie with Linfield ... Allowed just one goal in each of six 1-0 Whitman losses ... Played in 12 of 15 games, 11 as a starter.

Freshman season (2005) - Played in 18 of 19 games, all but one as a starter, in his first college season ... Made eight saves in his college debut, a 2-1 Whitman victory over Northwest University ... Followed his first college shutout, a 1-0 victory over George Fox, with a next-day 3-0 blanking of Pacific ... Shut out Pacific a second time (1-0) later in the season ... Got his fourth shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over Willamette.

Prep - Played varsity soccer at Union High School, starting three seasons ... Earned all-conference, all-county, and all-state honors three times ... Union made it to the county finals and state semifinals in 2004 ... Posted a record of 163-34-31 with a goals allowed average of 0.78 and 110 shutouts in six seasons with the Parsippany Soccer Club ... Was part of Union High's 2005 state track championship squad in the 4x55-meter high hurdles relay ... Was a five-time county track champion (400-meter hurdles, 4x400-meter relay, 4x110-meter high hurdles relay) ... Helped Union's track team win county team championships as a senior and freshman ... Won conference titles in the 400-meter hurdles and 800 meters as a senior.

Personal - Son of Joe and Judy Axelrod of Charlottsville, Va. ... Brother Mark is enrolled at the University of Virginia School of Medicine ... Plans to pursue a professional soccer career in Europe after Whitman ... Has had photographs professionally published ... Takes photos for the Whitman Pioneer newspaper as well as the Whitman Sports Information and Communication offices ... Has played on championship intramural teams in basketball and dodgeball ... Enjoys traveling, photography, the Wisconsin Northwoods, and the New York Yankees and New York Jets.

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