Fifth-year player selected lone captain in 1999...has played in only six games during his career...underwent surgery in the preseason after separating his shoulder...has earned the respect of his teammates because of his positive attitude and strong work ethic...aggressive player who could emerge as a dominant force in goal this season...outstanding one-on-one goalie.
AS A SENIOR: Missed the 1998 campaign after suffering a separated shoulder in the preseason.
AS A JUNIOR: Did not see action during the 1997 season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Only action during the '96 campaign was against Western Illinois...played 27:30 of the contest and made one save.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in five games and made two starts...earned first career start against Western Michigan...started first BIG EAST game of his career against Connecticut...allowed six goals in 221 minutes of action during the season...registered a 2.45 goals against average and made 14 saves...posted a .700 save percentage...played 74:30 versus Western Michigan and tied his personal best with five saves without allowing a goal...played 21:09 of the Indiana contest and made two saves, giving up a goal...had five saves in the St. John's game in just 22:05 of action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Led team into state playoff finals his last two seasons...four-year starter...earned letters in soccer (four), basketball and football (two)...captained soccer and basketball teams as a senior...earned first-team all-state accolades as a senior after registering a 0.26 goals-against average...member of Alabama state team for three years...first player chosen from Alabama in 1994 to participate in Regional Olympic Development Program...chosen as an alternate on that team...led Rockey City Kicks to Alabama Youth Soccer Association State Cup championships...played for FC Mobile Club team which finished as the runner-up in the State Cup championships his last two seasons as a member of that team...all-county selection in basketball...two-time all-county selection as a punter with a 42.0 average...father Bobby played football at Samford...senior class vice-president...recipient of McGill Toolen Student-Athlete Award...named to the Dean's List following the 1999 spring semester after earning a 3.533 grade point average...born January 28, 1977...majoring in finance in the College of Business Administration.
Short's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS GA GAA SV ShO Rec.
1995 5-2 6 2.45 14 .5 1-1
1996 1-0 0 0.00 1 .5 0-0
Totals 6-2 6 2.18 15 1.0 1-1