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Chris Hamblin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bristol, England

High School:
St. Mary Redcliffe

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 168

Position:
Goalkeeper

As a Senior (2000): Honored as the nation?s best goalkeeper with the NSCAA first team All-America honor at the season?s conclusion ? named the to the New England Regional All-America squad first team ?named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and was also an All-BIG EAST first team honoree ? honored as an honorable mention All-America selection by collegesoccer.com ? started 19 of 20 games this season ... had a 11-7-1 record this season, including a 7-3-1 mark in BIG EAST play ... had an overall GAA of .84 and was third in the BIG EAST in the goalkeeping stats ... his .44 GAA in league play is third in the BIG EAST and broke the BIG EAST record for season league goals against average... led the BIG EAST in shutouts this season with seven: Notre Dame, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Georgetown ... posted another shutout in the BIG EAST Semifinals against Rutgers with five saves, including several huge stops, to preserve the win ... had a scoreless streak of 392:20 snapped on an overtime penalty kick against Rutgers ... named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week three times this season (on Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Oct. 30)... made a career-high 12 saves in the double-overtime win over Boston University ... against the top-ranked UConn Huskies, made 10 saves in double overtime to preserve the 1-1 tie including several in the closing minutes ? preserved homefield advantage in the playoffs with eight saves against Georgetown in the last game of the regular league season ? had the lowest goals against average (.84) at Boston College since 1982 when Gordon Farkough registered a .51 GAA ? held four ranked teams to only two goals in a four-game stretch to close the regular season (#1 UConn -1, #7 Pittsburgh - 0, #12 St. John's - 1, #22 Syracuse - 0) ... made four saves in the Eagles? BIG EAST Quarterfinal win over Georgetown ? led the Eagles into the BIG EAST Championship game with his shutout ? his eighth of the season ? over Rutgers in the Semifinals ... made six saves in the BIG EAST Championship game with a win over fifth-seeded and 15th-ranked Seton Hall ? started in net for the Eagles in the NCAA tournament game against Rhode Island, making two saves.

As a Junior (1999): Awarded the McElroy Award, the team's highest honor at the annual All-Sports Banquet ?Started saw action in 16 games, starting all 16 he played in ? missed the Seton Hall game due to red card ejection in the previous game ? finished with a career-high six wins and an overall record of 6-8-2 ? posted 4 shutouts over Brown (one save), Army (one save), Dartmouth (eight saves), and Pittsburgh, while combining with Tim O'Halloran for a shutout of Villanova (five saves) ? made a season-high eight saves against Dartmouth in the two overtime, 0-0 game ? posted a 1.22 goals against average in 1472 minutes of play ? stopped 63 shots ? earned the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.

As a Sophomore (1998): Started in net in all 17 matches ? finished with a 5-10-2 record ? registered 5.5 shutouts, including three in BIG EAST action ? recorded a 1.24 goals against average in 1595 minutes ? his shutouts came against Brown, Yale, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall and Villanova; shared the UMass-Lowell shutout with Mike Babst ? made nine saves in each of two matches ? a scoreless tie with Seton Hall and a 1-0 loss to Rutgers ? stopped eight shots in each of two matches ? a scoreless tie with Yale and a 2-1 loss to Georgetown ? earned BIG EAST academic all-star honors.

As a Freshman (1997): Earned BIG EAST All-Rookie Team honors ... started in net in 15 of the team?s 16 matches, including all of its 11 conference contests ... finished with a 5-8-2 record and an impressive 1.00 goals against average ... saw 1440 minutes of action, the most minutes of any BC goalkeeper since Brian Boussy ... recorded six shutouts -- one each against Providence, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston University, West Virginia and Villanova ... made a season-high nine saves against Seton Hall ... had three seven-save performances.

Before BC: Spent five years at St. Mary Redcliffe Temple ... was a standout goalkeeper, leading SMRT to the Gloucester Youth Cup title in 1992 and 1993; had a 14-3-1 record in those two seasons ... owns a coaching certificate ... also participated in tennis, swimming and snooker (a variation of pool played with 15 red balls and six variously colored balls).

Personal: Enrolled as a human development major in the School of Education ... Chris and his younger brother James are the sons of Margaret and Paul Hamblin ... born May 26, 1977.

Career Stats

Year GP GS MIN SVS GA SO GAA W-L-T 2000 20 19 1812 103 17 8.0 .84 11-7-1 1999 16 16 1472 63 20 4.5 1.22 6-8-2 1998 17 17 1595 83 22 5.5 1.24 5-10-2 1997 15 15 1440 72 16 6.0 1.00 5-8-2 Totals 68 67 6219 323 75 24 1.09 26-33-7

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