Jack Griffin
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Jack  Griffin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beverley, England

High School:
Beverley Grammar School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
Midfielder

2015: Appeared in all 17 matches for the Bears, earning the start in 16 of those matches… Recorded the game-winning goal against MVC foe SIU Edwardsville (Sept. 26) with two seconds left in overtime… Second among all juniors in shots (14)… Awarded MVC Defensive Player of the week (Sept. 28) for his defensive goal against SIUE (Sept. 26)… Only Bear to be named to the 2015 All-MVC First Team… Earned national recognition as a NSCAA All-West Region Third Team member.

2014:
Appeared in all 18 games for the Bears, earning the start in 17 of those matches...Recorded an assist on a late counter goal in the shutout victory over Drake (Oct. 4)...Tallied 12 shots on the year, including two each in the games versus UMKC (Sept. 6) and Memphis (Sept. 14)...Finished the season with two shots on goal, one against Memphis (Sept. 14) and one against Drake (Oct. 4)...Logged over 100 minutes twice, with 102 minutes played at Loyola (Oct. 18) and a career-high 107 minutes played in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship against SIUE (Nov. 16)...Earned a spot on the All-MVC Honorable Mention Team for the first time in his career.

2013: Played in 17 of the Bears' 18 matches as a true freshman...Cracked the starting lineup in 11 games...Earned a spot on the MVC All-Freshman team...Scored game-winning goals in the MVC Tournament semifinals against SIUE (Nov. 15) and in the double-overtime win at conference opponent Evansville (Oct. 19)...Led all freshman in minutes played (930)...Recorded 12 shots on the season.

Background: Will begin his career with the Bears as a central midfielder after playing the same position for the Grimsby Town F.C....Signed with Grimsby in 2008, despite interest from Hull City A.F.C....In his second year with the Grimsby Town youth team, Griffin scored 10 goals and was a fixture on the reserve team...Also captained his school team to three successive league titles, as well as a Smails Cup victory for his district team in 2008.

Personal: Jack Lewis Griffin is the son of Phillip and Cheryl Griffin...Born October 3 in Hull, England...Has four siblings: Harry, Isobel, Joe and Betsy...Criminology major who plans to keep chasing the footballing dream upon graduation and his career at MSU.

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