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Gino De Paoli highlighted the Xavier men's soccer team's night against Virginia with a late free kick that tied the score. The Musketeers picked up a couple of nice saves from Justin Marshall and had an offsides called on what would have been the game-winning goal.
As a sophomore (2011): Breakout sophomore campaign for the midfielder who scored six goals and had a team-high seven assists ... Started in all 20 matches he played during the year ... Was one of just five conference players to record at least six goals and seven assists ... Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... Became the third player in Atlantic 10 history to post three assists during league championship play ... Ranked as the nation's 77th best upperclassmen by TopDrawerSoccer.com at the end of the season ... Had his first-career two assist game in a win over Fordham in the league semifinal match ... Ranked 47th in total assists, 68th in assists per game (0.35), and 98th in the nation in total points (19) ... In the conference was ranked in the top 10 of five different categories, including points and assists ... Scored a game-tying goal against West Virginia with five minutes remaining in regulation of the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Earned his first Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honor on Oct. 3 after scoring a goal against Wright Sate and assisting a goal against Cincinnati ... Lifted the Musketeers to a victory over No. 13 Northern Illinois with an overtime goal ... Named to the Lakeside Classic All-Tournament Team ... Three of his six goals were scored on free kicks ... Had a goal and assist in the regular season win over George Washington ... Converted his shootout penalty kick against George Washington in the Atlantic 10 Championship Finals victory ... Launched 17 of 45 total shots on goal.
As a freshman (2010): Promising freshman who was named to "100 Freshman To Keep An Eye On" by College Soccer News at the beginning of the year ... Saw action in 18 games while starting in three of them ... Recorded an assist and took 10 shots ... His assist came in the 2-0 shutout versus A-10 opponent St. Joseph's on Oct. 15.
Prior to Xavier: Member of the Dallas Texans 92 Red/Academy ... On the North Texas State team ODP from 2003 until 2006 ... Selected to participate in the 2008 Adidas Elite Soccer Program ... Traveled to England in 2009 to participate in the Disney Soccer Showcase All-star team for Chelsea ... Named to the All-State team as a junior.
Personal: Parents are Gladys and Juan ... Also considered Southern Methodist University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro ... Majoring in Liberal Arts