MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Spring 2012
2012: Was one of four Bears to start all 17 matches this season...Played the most minutes (1561) of an MSU player besides goalkeeper Andrew Riggs...Anchored the MSU backline that tied a school record for fewest goals allowed in a single season (14)...Registered nine shots on the season, three of which were on goal...Led the Bears' defense to five consecutive shutouts from Aug. 28 - Sept. 9...Named Defensive MVP at the University of Central Arkansas Tournament...Earned co-MVP honors at the Dayton Marriott Classic...Also named to the all-tournament team at New Mexico's TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational...Earned all-MVC second team honors...Was one of three Bears to garner MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention accolades.
2011: His freshman season was highlighted by a spot on the MVC All-Freshman team...Appeared in all but one of the Bears' 19 matches...Tied with fellow defender Andrew Turner for most starts among the freshman class with 14...Found his niche in the Bears' backfield and turned heads with his offensive skills; In a 2-1 loss to Tulsa (Sept. 1), Fawke struck from 40 yards out off a free kick for his first collegiate goal...His second goal was the lone goal scored in MSU's first win of the season at Cincinnati (Sept. 16)...Earned his first letter...Finish the season with 12 shots and six shots on goal.
Background: Played for Cheltenham Town F.C. since the age of nine...Helped his club advance to the final 16 of the Football Association Youth Cup in 2010-11; The Football Association Youth Cup brings in over 400 teams from across the country...During his stint with Cheltenham Town F.C., he faced the likes of Birmingham, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth and Swansea...Was named captain As a team captain, his club advanced to the final 16 of the Football Association Youth Cup in 2010-11, an English U-19 competition that brings in over 400 teams from across the country. During his stint with Cheltenham Town F.C., his team played the likes of Birmingham, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth and Swansea. Fawke was named team captain of his team from 2006-2011...Outside of soccer, Fawke also participated in rugby, track & field and cross country; Was a full back for the South West England rugby squad.
Personal: James George Fawke is the son of Gary and Sonja Fawke...Born September 24, 1992, in Cheltenham, England...His uncle, Tommy Taylor, played professional soccer for West Ham United...Majoring in administrative management.