Cory  Brown

Cory Brown


Nelson, New Zealand

High School:
Nayland College

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165


Last Club:
Ole Football Academy

As a Freshman (2014)

  • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region First Team
  • All-BIG EAST Second Team
  • BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
  • Top Drawer Soccer Best XI Freshman First Team
  • College Soccer News All-Freshman Team
  • Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association First Team All-Ohio
  • BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (10/13)
  • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (10/27)
  • Season Record for Matches Played and Started (23)

Started every match for the Musketeers, setting a new program record with 23 starts (shared with four teammates)... finished fifth on the team in scoring with nine points (three goals, three assists)... anchored a defensive unit that broke school records with 11 shutouts and a 0.84 GAA... only freshman named to All-BIG EAST Second Team... one of just two freshmen nationally to earn first team all-region honors... led team in minutes played at 2,119... took 10 shots total and put five of them on frame... started and played the full 90 in collegiate debut against Lipscomb (8/29)... scored first career goal at home, burying the game-winner vs. Cornell in the 97th minute (9/7)... notched first career assist on Will Walker's goal vs. UC in the 64th minute (9/13)... scored first goal of 3-1 win at Seton Hall (10/11)... career-high three shots vs. Villanova (11/1)... assisted on Jalen Brown's game-winning goal in BIG EAST semifinal win over No. 8 Georgetown (11/14)... scored on a 35-yard free kick in the NCAA Tournament Third Round against No. 12 Creighton (11/30)...

High School
Starting left back for New Zealand in 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup ... played against Italy, Uruguay and the Ivory Coast, averaging 70 minutes per game in World Cup ... one of just three 17 year olds to participate in every New Zealand U20 training camp, played in two internationals for them in May 2014 and represented them in World Cup qualifying in 2014 ... has represented New Zealand four other times.

Born April 3, 1996 ... Son of Paul and Karyn Brown ... from same hometown as Xavier teammate Alex Ridsdale ... recruited by Louisville, South Florida and Butler ... chose Xavier over UC Santa Barbara...