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Mike Vessells
Mike Vessells

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Turpin

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
GK

Birthdate:
05/09/1984


2006 Outlook: Experienced fifth-year senior and third-year captain will man the goal...third-year starter will be looked upon for leadership.

2005: Started 18 matches, posting three shutouts and a 1.22 goals against average...posted 65 saves, ranking seventh in the BIG EAST...posted shutouts against No. 5 Connecticut, Marquette, and Xavier...made a season-high seven saves in 1-1 tie against Providence...allowed just two goals over a five-match span from Sept. 16-Sept. 28, posting a 0.38 goals against average during that span...named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 20 after posting 1-0-1 record and a shutout of No. 5 Connecticut.

2004: Named third team All-Conference USA ... tri-captain started 18 of 19 matches ... ranked in the C-USA top five in four goalkeeping categories: goals against average (1.15, 4th), saves (71, t-3rd), save percentage (.763, 5th), and shutouts (4, t-3rd) ... earned back-to-back C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors ... recorded three straight shutouts including back-to-back 1-0 victories against No. 13 USF and No. 21 Saint Louis ... made a career-high 12 saves in 1-1 tie against Butler on Oct. 12 ... accounted for 1715 of the Bearcats' 1760 goalkeeper minutes.

2003: Recorded first collegiate shutout against crosstown rival Xavier ... owned a 2-0 record ... saw action in four games, starting two.

2002: Redshirted.

High School: A two-year all-conference performer at Turpin High School ... helped school to two consecutive state championships ...twice named all-city... school's career leader in shutouts with 36.

Club: Led Team Dayton to 2001 National Championship.

Personal: Born May 9, 1984 ... son of Michael and Mary Cay Vessells.

Academic Major: Marketing.

Honors: Topcat Scholar (Fall 2002, Winter 2003, Spring 2006)...Bearcat Scholar (Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Winter 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005)...Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05).