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Chris Cleary
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milton, MA

High School:
Noble and Greenough

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
Midfielder/Forward

Birthdate:
08/02/1979

As a Junior (2000)
Saw action in all 20 games, making 18 starts in the midfield ... had 12 points on the season, breaking his career-high from 1999 ? scored a career-high five goals and added two assists ? netted the game-winning goal in overtime, against Georgetown (Nov. 5) in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals to send the Eagles to their first league semifinal game since 1995 ... though he did not receive an assist on the play, he found Thompson open down the left wing and sent him in for the game-winning score in the championship game of the BIG EAST tournament against Seton Hall (Nov. 12) ... started in the Eagles' NCAA game against Rhode Island and posted three shots on net in the loss ? had his first-career two-goal game against Boston University (Sept. 3), scoring the third and fourth goals; his second goal was the game-winner in the 119th minute in double overtime ... added his third goal - marking a new career high and his second game-winner of the season - against Villanova (Sept. 24) ... netted the only goal of the game to upset 22nd-ranked Syracuse (Oct. 22) on the road and ensure a playoff spot for the Eagles ? set up Schmidt's game-winner against Seton Hall (Sept. 16) during the regular season ... provided the key assist on Thompson's game-winning goal against Georgetown (Oct. 27) that secured home-field advantage in the playoffs for the Eagles ? third on the team in shots with 44 ...Awarded the McElroy Scholarship, the soccer scholarship in memory of Tom McElroy ?80.

As a Sophomore (1999)
Played in all 17 games, making 16 starts ? was second on the team in scoring, recording two goals and six assists for 10 points ? had a four-point game against Army (Sept. 12), notching one goal and assisting on the other two goals of the game scored by Casey Schmidt ? notched three points versus Boston University (Oct. 11), scoring one goal and adding one helper on Schmidt's second goal ? added assists against Siena, West Virginia, and Villanova.

As a Freshman (1998)
Played in and started all 17 matches ? registered seven points - two goals and three assists ? recorded 31 shots ? tallied his first collegiate point in his first collegiate match, assisting on Kevin Boyd's goal midway through the first half ? notched his first goal in the team's second game - against UMass-Lowell ? netted the game-winning goal in a 3-0 BIG EAST victory over Villanova; also assisted on the Eagles' second goal.

Before BC
Played his junior and senior seasons at Noble & Greenough; attended Catholic Memorial as a freshman and sophomore ? was a two-time All-Independent School League selection at Nobles & Greenough ? led the ISL in scoring as a junior and senior; finished his high school career with more than 110 points ? captured Prep all-state and senior all-New England honors in 1997 ? earned All-Catholic Conference honors and team MVP honors as a sophomore at Catholic Memorial ? also played club soccer for Charles River United (freshman and sophomore years) and FC Greater Boston Eagles ? a versatile athlete who also captured all-league honors in basketball (twice) and baseball.

Personal
Enrolled as a psychology major in the College of Arts & Sciences ? Chris is the second of Mary Ellen and Timothy Cleary's four children ... born August 2, 1979.

Career Statistics

Year GP GS G A Pts Shots 2000 20 18 5 2 12 44 1999 17 15 2 6 10 43 1998 17 17 2 3 7 31 Totals 54 50 9 11 29 118

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