5  Michael Coburn
Michael Coburn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dundalk, Ireland

High School:
Colaiste Ide

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
10/08/1985

Experience:
3L


2008 (Senior)-- Named to All-C-USA First Team in his final season in a Memphis uniform...Scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime period to catapult Memphis over No. 15 SMU for the program's first win over the Mustangs...Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against SMU...Also earned CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week honors following the SMU game...Helped the Memphis defense record four shutouts on the season including two against conference opponents South Carolina and Kentucky...Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week following his help in the shutout against South Carolina...Appeared in 16 games with two goals...Selected to the NSCAA All-Midwest Third Team.

2007 (Junior)-- Started all 17 games that he played in ... Tallied seven points on the season ... Scored his first goal of the season against Tulsa, connecting from 12 yards out (unassisted) ... Scored the tying goal against South Carolina after a far side cross from Brian Farrell ... Had a .636 shot-on-goal percentage for the year ... Member of a defense that held opponents to a goals against average of 0.89 ... Was part of a defensive unit that held the oppostion scoreless seven times ... Was named to the NSCAA All-Midwest Second Team...All-Conference USA Second Team.

2006 (Redshirt)-- Did not play in 2006 while recovering from an ankle injury.

2005 (Sophomore)-- Named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team ... One of two Tigers to start all 18 games ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Kentucky ... Also headed in a goal off a Dayton O'Brien corner-kick against Alabama A&M to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead ... Assisted on a goal by Adam Montgomery in a 7-2 victory over East Carolina ... Steady defense helped Memphis earn four shutouts during the season against Centenary, Evansville, Alabama A&M and UCF ... Directed a Tiger defense that allowed only four opponents to score two or more goals, none of which came in the team's final 11 games.

2004 (Freshman)-- Showed excellent defensive and passing skills ... Was part of a strong defense that held opponents to a conference-leading 15 goals allowed, a 0.70 goals-against average, 46 points allowed and 2.19 points allowed per game ... Scored two goals and had three assists for seven points ... Scored the insurance goal in a 3-1 victory over Charlotte ... Also scored the second goal in a 2-0 shutout over No. 17 UAB ... Recorded game-winning assists in a 1-0 shutout of Louisville and a 1-0 C-USA Tournament victory over Saint Louis ... Tallied an assist in a 5-0 shutout of Belmont.

Prior to Memphis-- Product of the Colaiste Ide prep program in Dublin, Ireland, that also produced Tiger head coach Richie Grant and teammates Brian Farrell, Thomas Hyland and Rory O'Connor ... Played center back and right fullback.

Personal-- Born Oct. 8, 1985, in Dundalk, Ireland.

|------------SHOTS------------| GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT 2004 19-18 2 3 7 9 .222 2 .222 0 0-0 2005 18-18 2 1 5 4 .500 2 .500 1 0-0 2006 Did Not Play 2007 17-17 2 3 7 11 .182 7 .636 0 0-0 Total 54-54 6 7 19 24 .250 11 .458 1 0-0

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