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    3  Josh Beard
    Josh Beard

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Schaumburg, Ill.

    High School:
    Schaumburg

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 155

    Position:
    Back/Midfield

    Club Team:
    Sockers FC Chicago


    BEARD'S PHOTO GALLERY

    AS A REDSHIRT-SENIOR (2013): Earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team ... collected the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year accolade and was named to the All-League First Team ... guided the Flames' back line, who contributed to 10 shutouts and limited the opposition to scoring just 16 goals ... played and started in 17 matches ... scored three goals with two game-winners against Belmont (09/15) and Oakland (10/30) ... attempted and scored the first penalty kick of his career against Oakland, which served as the goal that clinched the Horizon League regular season title ... named to the Belmont All-Tournament Team ... received the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week honor on Nov. 4 ... earned a spot on the Horizon League Championship All-Tournament Team

    AS A REDSHIRT-JUNIOR (2012
    ): Saw action in all 17 matches, with 12 starts ... played three different positions throughout the season ... named Second-Team All-Horizon League ... collected three points ... scored UIC's third goal in a 3-1 win over rival Loyola (10/10/12) at Flames Field ... assisted on Joel Salmeron's equalizer in a 2-2 draw against IUPUI (9/15/12) in the UIC Soccer Classic ... took 19 shots, including seven shots on goal ... contributed to a back line that collected five total clean sheets

    AS A REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE (2011)
    : Played in and started 15 matches on the back line ... took 15 shots (1.0 spg), including five shots-on-goal ... attempted a season-high three shots in UIC's 3-2 win over Drake (9/18/11), and two each at Michigan State (9/27/11) and versus Cleveland State (10/14/11) and Nebraska-Omaha (10/16/11)

    AS A REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2010)
    : Sat out the season as a medical redshirt, preserving three years of eligibility

    AS A FRESHMAN (2009): Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... started 17 of 18 games he appeared in ... played primarily on the back line ... scored first career goal against UAB on Sept. 4

    PREP/PERSONAL:
    2009 U.S. U-18 Men's National Team camp player ... lettered four years as a forward, midfielder and defender for Schaumburg ... 2007 and 2008 all-state ... 2007 and 2008 All-Midwest Suburban League ... two-time Chicago Sun-Times All-Area First Team ... two-time Daily Herald All-Area First Team ... part of two regional championships, a sectional championship and a Midwest Suburban League crown with the Saxons ... led team with 19 goals and a school-record 21 assists as a senior ... scored team-high 17 goals as a junior ... spent eight years with Sockers FC Chicago and coach Dave Richardson ... part of Sockers' 2007 state title-winning side ... born May 23, 1991 ... son of James and Diane Beard ... majoring in Communication

    HORIZON LEAGUE ACCOLADES
    - Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
    - All-League First Team (2013)
    - All-Tournament Team (2013)
    - Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 28, 2013)
    - All-League Second Team (2012)
    - All-Newcomer Team (2009)

    CAREER STATISTICS

    Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts GW
    2009 18-17 9 1 1 3 0
    2010 Redshirt Season
    2011 15-15 15 0 0 0 0
    2012 17-12 19 1 1 3 0
    2013 17-17 16 3 0 6 2
    Totals 67-61 59 5 2 12 2