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#9 Alex Shinsky
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 150
Year: Junior
Hometown: York, Pa.
High School: West York Area

As a Senior in 2014: Appeared in 10 games with eight starts…captain...tallied one goal against #3 Penn State (10/12) and #5 Indiana (10/19)…posted one assist against Navy (9/8) and #3 Penn State (10/12).

As a Junior in 2013: Appeared in 16 games for the Terps, earning starts in three...provided valuable minutes down the stretch...notched his first career goal at California in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament to help Maryland punch its ticket to the College Cup..notched an assist in a 2-1 win against NC State (11/1).

As a Sophomore in 2012: Played in 19 games, mainly off the bench for the ACC champion Terps ... tallied his first assist of the season against Cal (9/2) ... recorded one assist in the win over Georgia State (9/24) ... made his first start of the season in a 2-0 win over Colgate (10/16)...finished the season with two assists and 14 shots.

As a Freshman in 2011: Played in 11 matches for Maryland...talented midfielder with two assists in limited time in 2011...recorded assists vs. St. John's (8/26) and Boston College (9/9).

Before Maryland: TopDrawerSoccer.com's No. 1-rated recruit in 2011...the No. 2-ranked recruit in the nation by College Soccer News...member of U-17 U.S. National Team...played at West York Area where he was an all-state selection four years and a Senior Parade All-American from 2009-2011....scored a goal for the U.S. U-17 National Team in the FIFA World Cup in Malawi...also played club soccer for SuperNova FC and coach Niki Nikolic.

Personal: Full name is Joseph Alexander Shinsky ... son of Anthony Shinsky and Justine Kloske ... born on April 2, 1993 ... has one brother, Max, that plays soccer at Robert Morris and one sister, Elise ... enrolled a semester early at Maryland ...favorite pregame meal is pasta and would play basketball if he could play another sport at Maryland ... chose Maryland for the "great soccer program and great atmosphere"...undecided on major...the George H. Robinson IV Director's Circle Scholarship award winner.


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