Eric Bird
Eric Bird


Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Frank W. Cox

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185


• Earned Third-Team All-America honors from NSCAA and Soccer America
• Named to NSCAA First-Team All-South Atlantic Region Team
• Second-Team All-ACC honoree
• Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
• Captain; played in all 24 games, starting the last 23
• Led team with seven goals and tied for team lead with five assists
• Finished seventh in ACC in goals and points (19) and ninth in assists
• Recorded goal, two assists in NCAA tournament (played every minute of tournament)
• Assisted on Darius Madison's eventual game-winning goal in NCAA tournament win over Marquette (12/1)
• Scored goal and also assisted on Ryan Zinkhan's goal in NCAA second-round win over St. John's (11/24)
• Scored game-tying goal in final minute against Virginia Tech (10/18)
• Scored two goals in win over Providence (9/24)
• Also scored against Wake Forest, VCU and Pitt
• Recorded game-winning goals against Providence and VCU

• Started all 21 matches at midfield
• Named to ACC All-Academic Soccer Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Ranked second on team with 36 shots
• Recorded game-tying goal in second half of ACC quarters at Wake Forest (11/6); took team-high seven shots in match
• Scored game-winning goal in win over Wright State (10/16)
• Recorded assist vs. Mount St. Mary's (9/11)

• Played in nine games, starting eight
• Suffered knee injury in UNC game (9/23) and missed remainder of season
• Had big game vs. Wisconsin (9/4), scoring first career goal and adding a game-winning assist on a Brian Ownby score

• Two-time First-Team All-State, All-Region and All-District honoree
• Named 2011 Tidewater Player of the Year
• Earned 2011 Virginia High School State Player of the Year honors
• Frank W. Cox won 2009 and 2010 VHSL State Championships and regional championships from 2008-2010
• Played for Region I Olympic Development Program (ODP) pool and team from 2007-2011
• Virginia '93 state team was the Region I ODP Champion in 2008
• Played for Beach FC - Fire, which was Virginia State Cup Champions in 2005, 2006 and 2010

• Parents are Tony and Melanie Bird

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