UCLA Men's Soccer BIO
Earl Edwards Jr.
Player Profile:
Earl Edwards Jr. 1263751
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Bradenton Prep Academy
Club: Nomads
Experience: 3 Letters

Professional -- Selected in the third round (43rd overall pick) by Orlando City Soccer Club in the 2015 Major League Soccer Super Draft.

2014 -- Team captain for the third-straight season … first team All-Pac-12 selection … second team NSCAA All-Far West selection … selected to the 2015 Adidas MLS Combine … started all 24 matches, making 70 saves and logging a career-best 0.89 GAA in 2,331 minutes … his 208 career saves rank him fifth all-time in UCLA history … tallied a career-best eight shutouts on the season (at North Carolina, Santa Clara, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, CSUN, at San Diego State, Oregon State and Virginia) while posting a 14-5-5 record … the eight shutouts were the most in the Pac-12 … recorded 384 consecutive shutout minutes over a span of Sept. 7 to Sept. 26 … earned three-straight shutouts against Santa Clara, Cal Poly and at UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 12, 14 and 20 … posted back-to-back shutouts against CSUN and at San Diego State on Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 … made a season-high six saves in a win over No. 1 Washington on Oct. 16 … posted two penalty kick saves against North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals on Dec. 6 to allow UCLA to advance to its’ 14th College Cup … saved a penalty kick in the College Cup Finals against Virginia on Dec. 14.

2013 -- Team captain for the second straight year ... first-team All-Pac-12 selection ... first-team NSCAA All-Far West selection ... second-team Soccer America All-American ... started all 20 matches for the Bruins, making 73 saves and logging a 1.13 GAA in 1,908 minutes ... played every single minute of every match ... tallied seven shutouts on the season (Notre Dame, at Indiana, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Stanford, at San Diego State and in the NCAA Second Round vs. Elon) while posting a 12-3-5 record ... seven shutouts were second-most in the Pac-12 ... earned back-to-back shutouts against Notre Dame and Indiana on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic, earning College Soccer News National Team of the Week honors for his performance ... stopped a penalty kick against Indiana in the 75th minute to keep the match tied at 0-0 and allowing UCLA to go on to win the match in overtime ... also saved penalty kicks at Washington on Oct. 21 and vs. Oregon State on Oct. 25 ... made a season-high seven saves four times in the final seven regular season games. 

2012 -- Team captain ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 selection ... Started 15 games for the Bruins, making 61 saves in 1,397 minutes ... Recorded four shutouts on the year (at LMU, at Cal Poly, vs. Oregon State, at Washington) ... made a career-high eight saves in a victory at San Diego State ... registered seven saves three times (at Stanford, at California, vs. Stanford), earning victories in each match ... missed four matches (at Maryland, at Virginia, vs. Tulsa and UC Irvine) after suffering an injury vs. New Mexico on Aug. 24.

2011 -- Made starts at UC Davis and against Saint Mary's ... Gave up three goals in 189 minutes of play and had a 1.42 goals against average with four saves and a 1-1 record.

2010 -- Redshirted the season.

U.S. National Team -- Member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team, playing earlier in the year at the Chivas Tournament in Mexico ... Starting goalkeeper for the U.S. at the U-17 World Cup in 2009, leading the U.S. to the Round of 16 ... Led the U.S. to the 2009 Brazil Copa Macae U17 championship and won the Goleiro award ... Won the MVP award while leading his team to the Chile La Serena Cup championship in 2009 ... Recorded 10 saves in the U-17's first-ever victory over Brazil in the 2007 Nike Friendlies ... Part of the U.S. U-17 National Team Residency Program from Aug. 2007 to Dec. 2009 ... Played with the U.S. Youth National Teams at the U-14 through U-20 levels.

High School/Club -- NSCAA National Youth Player of the Year in 2008 ... Two-time NSCAA All-American and a 2009 Parade All-American ... Also a basketball star, he was selected to the adidas "Phenom 150" in 2006 and was a member of the San Diego Select basketball program from 2006-2007 ... Member of the championship squad at the 2006 ARC/SNJ Las Vegas National Championships.

Personal -- Father Earl Edwards, Sr. is the Athletic Director at UC San Diego ... Has two siblings who played collegiate soccer - brother Yohance played four years at Brown, and sister Jasmine is currently a junior on the Rutgers soccer team ... Another sister, Naomi, swam at SUNY, Stony Brook ... Admires former basketball star David Robinson ... Lists his biggest athletic thrill as beating Brazil 2-0 with the U-17 men's national team ... Parents: Earl and Deborah Edwards ... Has two brothers, Yohance and Malik, and three sisters, Naomi, Adelina and Jasmine ... Full name is Earl William Edwards, Jr. ... Born January 24, 1992 in San Diego, CA ... History major.

Career Statistics

2011 2 2 189 4 0 3 1.42 1-1-0
2012 15 15 1397 61 4 19 1.22 10-3-2
2013 20 20 1908 73 7 24 1.13 12-3-5
2014 24 24 2331 70 8 23 0.89 14-5-5
Totals 61 61 5825 208 19 69 1.07 37-12-12
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