Born January 26, 1987 ... recorded 63 starts as a fullback (in 75 possible games) over his four-year career ... was drafted by the Columbus Crew in the second round (30th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft in January 2009 ... earned a bachelor's degree in human development from the Lynch School of Education in May 2009.
AS A SENIOR (2008)
Played in and started 19 games at fullback; missed two games - at Maryland (9/12) and against Holy Cross (10/28) - because of injury ... registered two points - both on assists; recorded one assist in seven conference contests ... totaled 19 shots, including six shots on goal (31.6 percentage) ... twice earned Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week accolades; captured the distinction following strong performances in a 1-0 win over Villanova (9/5) and 1-1 draw against St. John's (9/7) at the adidas/Brown Classic in Providence, R.I. and earned the honor a second time following victories over Yale (10/14) and Virginia (10/17) ... assisted on the team's lone goal - scored by Conor Fitzpatrick in the 63rd minute - in a 1-1 draw against Iona (10/11) ... assisted on Edvin Worley's decisive goal in a 1-0 home victory over the Cavaliers (10/17).
AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Played in 20 games; missed one game - at Clemson (11/4) because of _____ ... recorded 19 starts on defense, including seven starts in league action ... earned All-Tournament Team honors at the ACC Tournament at the SAS Soccer Complex in Cary, N.C. after stellar efforts in victories over Virginia (11/14), Virginia Tech (11/16) and Wake Forest (11/18); notched one goal and one assist in BC's 3-1 semifinal-round victory over the Hokies ... registered 13 points - four goals and five assists; totaled five points - one goal and three assists - in conference contests ... enjoyed three three-point (one goal, one assist) games ... tallied one goal and one assist in the team's 4-2 win at No. 4 Duke (10/5); scored on a free kick in the 33rd minute and assisted on Alejandro Bedoya's game-winning score - his second goal of the game - at 54:22 ... notched one goal and one assist against Maine (9/18) ... scored once - his first goal of the season on a direct kick - in the team's 2-1 home victory over Quinnipiac (9/3) ... assisted on Sherron Manswell's first (of two) goals - the gamewinner - in the team's 2-0 home win over No. 7 Maryland (9/15) ... assisted on BC's first goal in a 2-1 home victory over NC State (9/30).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
Played in 13 games, including seven ACC contests ... missed the first three games of the season because of injury ... registered 12 starts at defense, including seven starts in league play ... recorded three assists ... notched an assist on Charlie Davies' first of two goals in the team's 5-1 win at Quinnipiac (9/26) ... assisted on Mor Avi Hanan's game-tying goal in a 1-1 home tie against Clemson (10/21) ... came off the bench at Yale (9/5); assisted on Charlie Davies' goal in the 89th minute.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
Played in and started 14 matches; missed two games - at Clemson (10/28) and at North Carolina (11/4) ... totaled nine shots on the season, including two shots on goal.
Earned NSCAA All-East honors as a senior midfielder at Colonie High School; also gained 2004 NSCAA All-State second-team accolades ... was a three-time Suburban Council (league) all-star ... registered eight goals and seven assists in 10 matches in 2004 ... played for head coach Mike Trimarchi ... won prestigious Milk Cup with BC teammate Charlie Davies in Coloraine, Northern Ireland ... played two friendlies with the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team in April 2005; matches were played at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Enrolled in the Lynch School of Education ... Paul and his younger brother John are the sons of Mary Ann and Rudi Gerstenberger ... born January 26, 1987.
GERSTENBERGER'S CAREER STATS
Year GP GS G A Pts. Shots
2005 14 13 0 0 0 9
2006 13 12 0 3 3 10
2007 20 19 4 5 13 23
2008 19 19 0 2 2 19
Totals 66 63 4 10 18 61