FirstPointUSA Hall of Fame - John Paul Boyle

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John Paul Boyle, an All-American award winner,  enjoyed a successful soccer career at Hartwick College. John Paul now works in the FirstPointUSA clearing department and is a candidate for our FirstPointUSA Hall of Fame.

Andrew Kean, our founder and chief executive has this to say about John Paul:

The first time I saw John Paul Boyle in action was when he was the standout performer for Kilmarnock FC in the Scottish Youth Cup Final against Glasgow Rangers.  Kilmarnock won the game and we felt that JP was a certainty for a professional contract at the club, and therefore out of reach for us to sign.  Once we learned that JP would be interested in going to America to pursue his academic and playing career, we were delighted.  John Paul was an immediate success at Hartwick College and was named as a Soccer America Magazine All-American.  He was the leading scorer for the side during his 4 years there and it was no surprise to see him on the radar of many of the US professional sides.  We were once again delighted when we added JP to the FirstPoint staff, where his first-hand knowledge and experience has been invaluable.  John Paul was, and still remains, an outstanding ambassador for FirstPoint and has been quite rightly recognised as a potential inductee into the FirstPoint USA Hall of Fame.

Here, we take a look over the highlights of his athletic career. You can soon vote for John Paul to be inducted into our Hall of Fame, follow us on facebook for further details.

2008 Mid American All Tournament team 
2008 Team MVP & Captain
2008 NSCAA/Adidas North Atlantic All Region (1st team)
2008 Mid-American All Conference( 1st team)
2007 Mid-AmericanAll Conference (1st team)
2007 NSCAA/Adidas North Atlantic All Region (2nd team)
2007 Team MVP
2006 Atlantic Soccer All Conference (1st team)
2005 Soccer America Freshman All-American
2005 ASC Rookie of the Year
2005 Atlantic Soccer All Conference (1st team)
2005 NSCAA/Adidas All-Region (1st team)
2005 ASC Tournament Offensive MVP

AS A SENIOR (2008): 
Named in the Mid Aerican All Conference and North Atlantic All Region 1st team. 
Started in all 19 games and led the team with 8 goals and 3 Assists. 
Named in the Mid American All Tournament team.

AS A JUNIOR (2007):  
Garnered first team Mid-American Conference accolades and second team North Atlantic Region honors
Played in 17 of 18 games, making 16 starts
Led the team in goals (7) andpoints (15)
Tallied two goals and an assist in a 3-3 tie versus Western Michigan (10/20)
Had two game winning goals on the season
Credited with the winner in the Mayors Cup title game against Seton Hall (9/9) and then in
the last regular season league game at Buffalo (11/3)
Scored against then #10 New Mexico (9/2), Penn (9/14), and Bowling Green (10/14)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006):  

Selected as first team Atlantic Soccer Conference honoree
Ranked among league leaders in goals and points
Started all 20 games for the Hawks
Recorded five goals and an assist for 11 points
Scored game-winning goals against Fairfield (9/3) and Florida Atlantic (10/14)
Finished seventh in the conference in scoring

AS A FRESHMAN (2005):  

Named the ASC Rookie of the Year
A first-team conference pick and a first team NSCAA/Adidas All-Region selection
Led the ASC in scoring with 11 goals and 25 points
Named ASC Rookie of the Week five occasions
Named Offensive MVP of the ASC Tournament
Scored seven game-winning goals
Netted the game-winner in 2-1 win over sixth-ranked St. Johns
Scored the lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Seton Hall in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

John Paul Boyles Career Stats

Year GP Shots G A Pts
2005 20 48 11 3 25
2006 20 39 5 1 11
2007 17 40 7 1 15
2008 19 49  8   3  19   
Career 76 176  31  8  70

As you can see John Paul has an extensive experience and success on a FirstPointUSA scholarship.  We would like to congratulate John Paul on all his achievements and wish him continued success.  Thank you John Paul for taking the time to reflect upon your career to date with us!

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