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Brian James

150 lbs.
Sunrise, Fla.
American Heritage
High School
Brian James - Men's Soccer - Virginia Cavaliers

Played in 17 matches with four starts in the midfield
Saw playing time in two NCAA tournament matches (St. John[apos]s, Maryland)
Nearly tied NCAA College Cup match with Maryland in final minutes, but his well-placed shot was stopped by diving Maryland GK Zack Steffan
Recorded golden goal in OT against Boston College (11/8)
Scored game-winning goal in victory over St. John[apos]s (9/2)
Recorded second goal of year in win over George Mason (9/20)

Played in 18 games, with 14 starts in the midfield
Assisted on Will Bates[apos] goal against Wake Forest (10/12)
Also recorded assist on Bates[apos] goal in win over Drexel (9/18)
Notched first career goal in 1-1 draw against Xavier (9/14)

Scored 78 goals and tallied 168 assists in decorated career at American Heritage Boca/Delray
Two-time ESPNRise First-Team All-American (2011, 2012)
Named 2012 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year
Led nation in assists three times during high school career – in 2009 (44), 2011 (36) and 2012 (55)
Led team to 2009 and 2011 FHSAA state championships
Three-time Palm Beach Post Player of the Year (3A-2A-1A) – 2010, 2011, 2012
Named Sun Sentinel Player of the Year (3A-2A-1A) in 2010 and 2012
Team captain in 2011 and 2012
Attended U.S. U-18 National Camp in Carson, Calif., in 2010
Member of Weston Academy FC from 2010-12
Selected to USSF Academy Starting XI South Conference three times
Earned Gold Honor Award on Principal[apos]s Honor Roll

Parents are Alvin and Karen James
Has one sister, Kassidy
Father played professional soccer for Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1989-94) and collegiately at UNC Greensboro (1985-87) and Florida International (1987-89)

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