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Paul Bourke
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cork, Ireland

High School:
Colaiste Chriost Ri

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
Back

Birthdate:
09/01/1977

As a Senior (2000)
Started all 20 games this season ? one of only two players to start every match during season ... provided on-the-field leadership and was a vocal presence on the field ... recorded one assist on Chris Cleary's goal against Villanova (Sept. 24) when he served a long ball downfield ... a team captain ? one of the team's strongest defenders, he's a stay at home back who anchors the whole defense from the center back position ... a member of the nation's eighth-best defense in team goals against average.

As a Junior (1999)
Returned from an injury-plagued 1998 season to serve as co-captain ? awarded the team's Leadership Award at the annual All-Sports Banquet ? started all 17 games in the backfield ? chipped in three assists on the season ? set up Casey Schmidt's game-winning goal with 36 seconds left against Sacred Heart ? teamed with Jorgen Lie to assist on Schmidt's first goal against Brown ? assisted on Chris Cleary's goal against Army

As a Sophomore (1998)
Played in and started four matches ? suffered through multiple injuries throughout the season and received a medical hardship for the season.

As a Freshman (1997)
Played in and started all 16 matches ... recorded 10 shots.

Before BC
Graduated from Colaiste Chriost Ri ... played the last four years for Casement Celtic F.C.; was a centreback/midfielder ... earned Under-16 Player of the Year accolades ? comfortable directing traffic in the back and helping his teammates set up the attack ? brings extensive club soccer experience from his days in Cork, Ireland ? a highly-decorated and sought-after recruit who chose Boston College mainly because of the Irish players who were already in the program.

Personal
Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Paul and his younger brother Denis are the sons of Patricia and Gerald Bourke ... born September 1, 1977.

Career Stats

Year GP GS G A Pts Shots 2000 20 20 0 1 1 2 1999 17 17 0 3 3 0 1998 4 4 0 0 0 0 1997 16 16 0 0 0 10 Totals 57 57 0 4 4 12

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