2007: Started all 20 matches alongside all-BIG EAST selection Amir Ikner in the central defense...saw nearly 1,900 minutes of action, leading the team in minutes...scored first career goal on a header in a 1-1 draw against No. 2 Notre Dame...added a career-high four assists for six points, which ranked sixth on the team...assisted on game-winners against Xavier (9/13), Seton Hall (9/23) and DePaul (10/6)...served as co-captain.
2006: Teamed with all-BIG EAST defender Amir Ikner to form one of the best central defenses in the league...led Bearcats to a No. 3 ranking in BIG EAST contests with a 0.78 goals against average...named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 2...earned a spot on Soccer America National Team of the Week on Oct. 2...started all 19 matches, contributing three assists...assisted on game winner against No. 17 St. John's (9/30).
2005: Played in 16 matches, starting 15 at center back as a redshirt freshman...logged over 1,300 minutes of action.
2004: Was sidelined for the season with an injury...redshirted.
High School: Earned three varsity letters at Novi High School... earned all-state and Michigan Dream Team honors as a senior after recording 15 goals and 11 assists ... named to Detroit News All-Metro, Oakland Press All-County and All-State Academic teams ... area player of the year ... two-time all-conference honoree ... also lettered three times in basketball.
Club: Led Michigan Wolves to five state and two regional championships ... national finalists in 2002 ... was a member of the Michigan Olympic Development state team for three years ... member of the Super Y Regional ODP team in 2003.
Personal: Born Oct. 18, 1985 ... son of Andrea and Bob Simpson.
Academic Major: Industrial Management.
Honors: Bearcat Scholar (Spring 2006).