Notre Dame's victory over Oregon State at Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium) W, 1-0 on September 7, 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected to the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) all-state team as a senior ... 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-American ... 2011 NSCAA Senior Excellence Award recipient ... four-year varsity letter winner and three-year starter at Lake Forest High School ... captained his high school squad during his junior and senior seasons ... tallied 20 goals and 17 assists during his high school career ... Notre Dame Elite Camp all-star (2011) ... has captained his Chicago Fire Juniors club team for the past six seasons (2006-12) ... two-time Illinois State Cup champion (2007 & 2011) ... vice president of the National Honor Society ... Cum Laude Society member ... joins his older brother, Harrison, on the Fighting Irish roster ... enrolled in Notre Dame's First Year of Studies program.
Bobby Clark on Shipp: "Michael is a different player compared to his brother Harry. He will play on the right side of the field as either a fullback or a wide midfield player. He has a lot of technical abilities and uses the ball very well. He makes terrific decisions with the ball. He has very good athleticism and will be a very good right-sided flank player. He's another tremendous student in this class. He was an Academic All-American in high school. He's a great fit for Notre Dame in many ways."