James Fawke
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James  Fawke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cheltenham, England

High School:
Bournside School

Height:
6-2

Position:
Defender

09/02/2014

Fawke, Fouch Named Candidates for 2014 Senior CLASS Award

Reigning MVC Defensive Players of the Year James Fawke and Kelsey Fouch selected as Senior CLASS Award candidates

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

11/19/2012

Five Bears Recognized on MVC Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete Teams

Unanimous pick Cole Alexander and Andrew Riggs represent MSU on the first team

11/08/2012

Three Men's Soccer Bears Named to All-MVC Teams

Sophomore James Fawke highlights Valley awards with second-team honor

10/06/2012

Bears' Defensive Mishap Leads to 1-0 Loss Versus Bradley

The Braves capitalized on a botched clear to spoil Missouri State's MVC opener at home

· MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Spring 2012

2014: Played and started in 17 games for the Bears as a senior...Logged 1562 minutes, the fourth most on the team...Recorded seven shots on the year, including two at nationally ranked UAB (Sept. 23)...Eclipsed the 90 minute mark ten times, including playing the full 110 in double-overtime draws against UMKC (Sept. 6), Memphis (Sept. 14), Loyola (Oct. 18), and SIUE (Nov. 1)...Named to the MVC Preseason All-Conference team, All-MVC First Team, and MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team...Earned MVC All-Tournament accolades following Missouri State's run to the championship game...Recognized as MVC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 14) and SMU Invitational Co-MVP after the Bears went undefeated in the SMU Invitational...2014 Senior Class Award Candidate...NSCAA/Continental Tire All-West Region Second Team, NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team, and NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team.

2013: Started all 18 of the Bears' matches this year...Played the most minutes (1711) of any MSU player besides goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg for the second consecutive season...Averaged over 95 minutes per game throughout the season...Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year; The first Bears position player to receive the honor, with goalkeepers Mark Modersohn (1999) and Alex Riggs (2009) being the previous recipients...Second Team NSCAA Scholar All-America Selection...First Team All-MVC Selection...Missouri State Team Captain...Preseason All-Conference team...College Sports Madness First Team All-Conference selection...Named to the 2013 MVC Scholar-Athlete first team...NSCAA's NCAA Division 1 Men's All-Midwest Region First Team selection...NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team Selection.

2012: Was one of four Bears to start all 17 matches this season...Played the most minutes (1561) of any 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.


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