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Paddy Foss

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Position
5'11''
Height
165 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
South Riding, Va.
Hometown
U.S. Soccer Residency
High School
2016
• Appeared in 17 matches, starting five, including the NCAA Sweet 16 game at Stanford
• Scored three goals and added a pair of assists
• Scored game-tying goal off free kick in 76th minute in NCAA 2nd Round against Vermont (11/20)
• Scored the game-winning goal against Cornell (9/27)
• Was perfect from the penalty spot, scoring two goals
• One of 30 candidates for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s soccer

2015
• Led team with five assists
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Started team’s last 17 matches, with 15 coming at left back before starting at right back against Rider and Maryland in NCAA tournament
• Scored both of his 2015 goals off free kicks against Louisville, including incredible game winner from midfield (10/2)
• His game winner against UofL was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top Plays
• Recorded assists on all three of UVA’s goals against Portland (10/5)
• Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week following the Portland and Louisville performance

2014
• Played in 15 matches at midfield, including one start
• Finished on Virginia’s third penalty kick in NCAA championship game against UCLA (12/14)
• Converted on one of UVA’s five PKs in NCAA quarterfinal win at Georgetown (12/6)
• Scored in 81st minute to tie match against Wake Forest (10/24)
• Assisted on Darius Madison’s game-tying goal against James Madison (9/30)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

2013
• Appeared in 21 of 24 games, starting 14 matches at left back
• Recorded pair of goals and two assists
• Earned assist after Ryan Zinkhan scored off his cross in NCAA second-round win over St. John’s (11/24)
• Sent in free kick that led to Brian James’ game-winning goal against Boston College (11/8); first career assist
• Recorded game-tying score in regular-season match against Maryland (10/11)
• Scored first college goal off free kick against Providence (9/24)
• Enrolled for Spring 2013 semester and competed with team during spring season
• Named to Athletic Honor Roll in his first semester

HIGH SCHOOL
• Full-time member of U.S. U17 National Team in 2010-11
• Joined U.S. during its preparation for 2011 U17 FIFA World Cup
• No. 31 recruit in College Soccer News’ rankings
• No. 52 recruit according to Top Drawer Soccer
• Played with DC United Youth Academy and Reserve Team from 2010-12
• Captained DC United’s U18 Academy Team and named to U.S. Developmental Academy Best XI Team in 2012
• Earned Golden Boot after scoring four goals in four matches in 2011 Ajax/AEGON Youth Cup in Amsterdam
• Led DC United’s U17 Youth Academy squad to 2010 MLS SUM Cup
• Competed and trained for four years with U.S. Olympic Development Program
• Was home schooled by his mother, a 1987 UVa graduate
• Played soccer at Leesburg Christian his freshman year and led team to state championship; led state in scoring (25 goals) and was named MVP of state tournament

PERSONAL
• Parents are Michael and Elizabeth Foss
• One of nine siblings; has four brothers: Michael, Christian, Stephen and Nicholas and four sisters: Mary Beth, Katie, Kari and Sarah
• Michael played soccer at George Mason from 2007-10
• Holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do; former Virginia state champion in both individual sparring and individual forms
• Godfather is John Harkes, a former UVA and U.S. Men’s National Team standout