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Willem Ebbinge

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Position
6'1''
Height
180 lbs.
Weight
Graduate Student
Class
Queenstown, New Zealand
Hometown
Harvard
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Willem Ebbinge - Men's Soccer - Virginia Cavaliers

AT HARVARD (2019-2023)

2023
• Tied the Harvard single-game record with four assists at Fairfield (Sept. 19)
• Earned Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week and Team of the Week (Sept. 26)
• Helped New Zealand qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics, helping lead the team to victory at the Oceania Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament (Sept. 9)
• Selected to the United Soccer Coaches Midfielders to Watch List and Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Top 100
• Played in five games with four starts before missing the remainder of the season due to injury
• Ranked second on the team in assists (five) and third in points (seven)
• Tallied seven points on one goal and five assists on the season alongside five shots and four shots on goal
• Scored a goal vs. Vermont (Sept. 16)
• Added an assist vs. Cornell (Sept. 23)

2022
• Gained First Team All-Ivy honors
• Earned Second Team All-ECAC accolades
• College Sports Communicators Academic All-District
• Ranked third in the NCAA in assists per game (0.69) and seventh in total assists (12)
• Stood first in the Ivy League in assists, fourth in points (18), and fifth in shots per game (2.56)
• In Ivy League play only, ranked first in the conference in assists (seven) and fifth in points (seven)
• Led the team in points and assists, while ranking fourth in goals (three), second in shots (41), and third in shots on goal (17)
• In Ivy play, paced the team in assists (seven) and ranked second in points (seven)
• Played in and started 16 games
• Tallied a season-high three points on a goal and an assist vs. Bryant (Sept. 6)
• Netted one goal in each of two other games – vs. CCSU (Sept. 3) and vs. Fairfield (Sept. 24)
• Notched a season-best two assists vs. Dartmouth (Nov. 12)
• Distributed one assist in each of 10 games alongside two-assist game vs. Dartmouth

2021
• Earned First Team All-Ivy honors
• Ranked fourth in the NCAA in assists per game (0.67)
• Stood first in the Ivy League in assists (10) and eighth in points (14)
• In Ivy only play, sat second in assists (five) and eighth in points (seven)
• Played in 15 games with 14 starts
• Totaled 14 points on two goals and 10 assists on the year
• Registered 35 shots and 19 shots on goal on the season
• Scored one goal in each of two games – vs. Northeastern (Sept. 14) and at Columbia (Nov. 6)
• Posted two assists in each of two games – vs. Brown (Oct. 16) and at Holy Cross (Oct. 19)

2020
Season canceled due to COVID-19.

2019
• Appeared in 13 games
• Led the roster with two assists
• Made career debut at Vermont (Sept. 13) and tallied first career point with an assist
• Assisted on Alfred Perez’s goal and put one shot on target in the home opener against Merrimack (Sept. 24)
• Played wire-to-wire at Yale (Oct. 4)
• Scored his first career goal against Dartmouth (Nov. 2).

Background
• Two-year captain of Wellington Phoenix U17
• Represented the New Zealand U17 National Team at the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup in India and the 2017 OFC U16 Championship in Tahiti
• Represented the New Zealand U20 National Team at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland and the 2018 OFC U19 Championship in Tahiti
• Youngest ever debutant for the Wellington Phoenix aged 15 (2016-17)
• Scots College Sportsman of the Year in 2018
• Scored match-winning goal and assist in World Cup playoff game to help team qualify for 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland (2-1 win over New Caledonia)
• Captain of the Wellington Phoenix U17 who won the 2018 New Zealand U17 National Tournament
• Golden Boot for Wellington Phoenix U20s in the 2017 Central League Season
• Head Prefect of Plimmer House at Scots College in 2018
• Recipient of Victor Ludorum for best all round senior sportsman at Scots College in 2018
• Invited scholar to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Global Young Leaders Conference

Personal
• Parents are Eduard and Becky Ebbinge
• Younger brother, Jan, plays golf at Amherst