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Joe Germanese
Player Profile:
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Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
City/State: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Vanderbilt
Experience: Transfer

2006: Started 19 games and played in 21 at Duke, recording 1,344 minutes ... was fifth on the team in goals with four and tied for fourth in assists with six ... fired 37 shots, putting 13 on goal ... notched game-winners against Virginia on 10/6 and Maryland in the ACC tournament on 11/3 ... scored goals in his first two Duke games on 8/25 versus Hartford and 8/27 versus St. Francis ... named to the ACC All-Tournament team ... was the ACC Player of the Week on 10/9 ... made Soccer America's team of the week on 10/11 ... picked for the All-ACC Academic team.

*2005: Named to the Missouri Valley Conference second team ... second on the team with six goals, three assists, 15 points and three game-winning goals ... played in all 18 games with nine starts ... selected as MVC Offensive Player of the Week on 9/26 after posting two goals and two assists in a 4-3 win over No. 25 Memphis ... followed with a two-goal performance, including the game-winner, in Vanderbilt’s next game against Denver on 9/30 ... also recorded the game-winning goal against Drake on 10/22 ... tallied a goal in a 1-0 shutout win over Eastern Illinois on 10/30 ... posted an assist against Wright State.

*2004: Tabbed Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year after posting five goals and six assists for 16 points ... MVC All-Freshman team choice ... named to the College Soccer News Freshman All-America team and to the Top Drawer Soccer All-Freshman second team ... selected to the MVC All-Tournament team ... started 17 of 18 games ... scored his first collegiate goal and added an assist in a 5-0 victory over Drury on 9/6 ... also tallied a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to No. 7 UNC Greensboro on 9/12 ... recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Commodores to a 2-1 win over Lipscomb on 9/23 ... scored game-winning goals against Wright State on 9/26 and Western Kentucky on 10/29 ... tallied two assists in a 2-1 victory over Evansville on 10/1.

Prep: Attended the St. Louis University School ... named St. Louis Dispatch Player of the Year in 2003 after recording 31 goals, 17 assists and 12 game-winning goals ... selected NSCAA Missouri Player of the Year and NSCAA High School All-America in 2003 ... captained his team to the 2003 Missouri Class 3 state championship and No. 14 NSCAA national ranking ... three-time all-state choice ... received the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete Award and was an AP Scholar.

Personal: Born Joseph Drexel Germanese on June 4, 1985, in St. Louis, Mo. ... son of Vince and Jenni Germanese ... has one brother, Jim (25) and a twin sister, Jessica (21) ... named to Dean’s list at Vanderbilt and was selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic team. 

*2004-05 seasons with Vanderbilt

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