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Craig Bald

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edgewater, Md.

High School:
South River

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
11/18/1983

2005: 2005: Provides the Wildcats with steady play ... A good athlete who uses his quickness to advantage ... Positions himself well ... Communicates well with his defense ... Displays a knack for making the key save.

2004: Delivered another strong effort in goal, making 13 starts and posting a 0.99 goals against average ... Made four saves in a 1-0 shutout victory over Rutgers on Sept. 22 at the Soccer Complex ... Came through with another four save effort in a 1-0 shutout victory over Syracuse on Oct. 30 to wrap up home field advantage for the Wildcats in the Big East Tournament ... Already has 10 career shutouts to his credit.

2003: Enjoyed a breakthrough campaign, posting seven shutouts and a 0.88 goals against average ... Was named BIG EAST Goalie of the Week on Oct. 13 after posting a 1-0 shutout over Seton Hall at the VU Soccer Complex ... Picked up the same honor just two weeks later after posting consecutive BIG EAST shutout victories over Rutgers and Providence ... Bald made six saves in the win over the Scarlet Knights and four more against the Friars.

2002: Saw limited duty as the third goalie behind veterans Sean Teesdale and Jon Williams ... Appeared in two games, both in relief of the starter.

PERSONAL: Born 11/13/83 in Albany, N.Y. ... Parents are Gary and Tina Bald ... Has two younger siblings, Jacelyn (20) and David (17) ... A Civil and Environmental Engineering major at VU ... Stands 6-1 and weighs 170 pounds ... Attended South River H.S. in Edgewater, Md. ... Chosen All-Met first team by the Baltimore Sun as a senior ... Also first-team all-county.

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