Eric Bird
Eric Bird


Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Frank W. Cox

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170



Zinkhan Golden Goal Lifts No. 3 Virginia to 1-0 OT Win over No. 25 ODU

Zinkhan scores in 92nd minute to propel Cavaliers to season-opening win


Bird Named to Hermann Trophy Watch List

Bird and third-ranked Cavaliers open regular season Aug. 30 vs. No. 25 Old Dominion


Eric Bird Named Third-Team All-American

Bird and Cavaliers play Maryland Friday in College Cup semifinals


Three Cavaliers Named to NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Team

Bird (first team), Allen (second team) and Madison (third team) each tabbed on team


Down a Man, Virginia Tops Marquette, 3-1, in NCAA Round of 16

Cavaliers play with just 10 men for 89 minutes in advancing to Elite Eight


#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)


Men's Soccer vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)

Men's Soccer vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)


Men's Soccer NCAA vs. Lafayette (by Matt Riley)

Men's Soccer NCAA vs. Lafayette (by Matt Riley)

• 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