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11 Eric Bird
Eric  Bird


Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Frank W. Cox

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170



Four Cavaliers Earn ACC All-Academic Team Honors

Bird, Corriveau, Thomsen and Zinkhan named to team


Eric Bird Selected 41st Overall in MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union

Senior midfielder was a two-time All-American


Bird, Wharton Named to All-ACC Team

Rozhansky tabbed on ACC All-Freshman Team


No. 21 Virginia Draws No. 6 North Carolina, 1-1

Cavaliers finish regular season with 9-5-2 record


No. 22 Virginia Faces Wake Forest Friday in Regular-Season Home Finale

Match will be televised by ACC's Regional Sports Networks


Virginia vs. UCLA - NCAA Final (USATSI)

Cavaliers prevail in penalty kicks to claim their seventh national championship


A Championship Season in Photos: 2014 Virginia Men's Soccer

Top images from the run to a seventh NCAA title


#8 Men's Soccer - Seminfinals vs. #5 Maryland

USATSI Gallery


Men's Soccer Indoor Practice (by Matt Riley)

Men's Soccer Indoor Practice (by Matt Riley)


NCAA Men's Soccer vs. UCONN (by Jim Daves)

NCAA Men's Soccer vs. UCONN (by Jim Daves)

• Named 2014 NSCAA Second-Team All-American
• Earned First-Team All-ACC honors
• Selected 41st Overall in MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union
• Named to Preseason Hermann Trophy Watch List
• Named to ACC All-Academic Men's Soccer Team for second time
• Team captain for second straight year
• Recorded team-leading five goals (tied for 11th in ACC); four came in ACC play (tied for fourth in ACC-only games)
• Missed three NCAA tournament games because of injury, which was suffered in first minute of UNC Wilmington match (11/23); returned in second half of NCAA championship game vs. UCLA (12/14)
• Recorded game-tying goal at North Carolina (11/1)
• Scored in 81st minute of 2-1 loss at Clemson (10/17)
• Recorded game's lone goal in win at George Mason (10/7)
• Scored game-tying goal in 68th minute against Notre Dame (9/21)
• Assisted on Ryan Zinkhan's golden goal in OT against Old Dominion (8/29)

• 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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