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Brian James

MF
Position
5'11''
Height
150 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Sunrise, Fla.
Hometown
American Heritage
High School

2013
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)

2012
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)

HIGH SCHOOL
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

PERSONAL
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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