Justin Douglass
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Justin Douglass

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spring, Texas

High School:
Strake Jesuit High

Height:
5-11

Position:
Defender

At MSU: Justin Douglass has been a mainstay in the MSU backfield, starting 50 games as a Bear. Douglass will look to cap an already successful and highly-decorated career at MSU in 2006.

2005: The junior's stellar defensive play earned him numerous accolades on and off the field. Douglass was an all-MVC first team selection and earned defensive player of the week honors in September, after the Bears recorded a school-record five consecutive shutouts. Following the season, the defender earned ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, landing on the third team, and NSCAA/adidas Men's Scholar All-America accolades as a second team selection. His selection to both make Douglass only the second player in school history to accomplish that feat, as only five players have ever been named to either team. Douglass was also voted to the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team, the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team, and was the MVC's Scholar Athlete of the Week for Sept. 19-25. As a team captain, Douglass was an anchor on the Bears' stout defense, holding opponents to 17 goals in 18 matches. Douglass tied for the team lead with five assists.

2004: Douglass started every match for the Bears, helping hold opponents to just 22 goals on the season for a 1.12 goals-against average. He had nine shots, including two on goal last year.

2003: Douglass played in 14 matches, starting 13 for the Bears in his freshman campaign. Douglass scored one goal in 2003, which came in a 2-2 tie with New Mexico (9/21/03).

Background: Douglass was a three-time letterman for Bill McDonald's Strake Jesuit Crusaders. Douglass was team captain his senior season and helped his team to a No. 1 state ranking with 49 points on 16 goals and 17 assists. In his final three seasons, he recorded 50 goals and 32 assists. Douglass also played for the Classics Soccer Club.

Personal: Justin Robert Douglass is the son of Kenneth and Emily Douglass. He was born July 15, 1985.

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