Paul Paradise
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Paul Paradise

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
West Virginia University

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

At Missouri State: Paradise will be a vital part of the Bears' offense this season as a starter at forward. 2009: Paradise made an immediate impact on the Bears' offense, tallying his first goal at MSU in just the second match of the season against UMKC (9/5). Two games later, he recorded a game-winning assist on Heath Melugin's goal vs. Centenary (La.) (9/16). On Sept. 27, he scored the game-winning goal at SMU (9/27). He notched his second game-winning assist on David Buckenheimer's goal vs. Denver (10/1). He scored a goal in the fourth minute of the Bears' 3-1 win over Oral Roberts (10/14). Paradise scored two goals, including the game-winner, against Bradley (10/24) to earn MVC Offensive Player of the Week honors and was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week. He started all 19 matches and took a team-high 35 shots. He earned All-MVC honorable mention and NSCAA/Performance Suburu All-Midwest Region third team honors. Background: Paradise joined the Bears after playing two seasons for West Virginia University. In his two seasons with the Mountaineers, he started and lettered as a forward, finishing his two seasons with a 19-14-8 combined record. Paradise attended Plum High in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he was a four-year starter and letterman for the Mustangs as a forward and midfielder. Personal: Paul Jackson Paradise is the son of Joe and Joy Paradise. He was born on Dec. 21, 1988, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is majoring in accounting at Missouri State.

Paul Paradise at Missouri State
Year MP-MS Sh G A Pts. GW
2009 19-19 35 5 2 12 2
Career 19-19 35 5 2 12 2

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