0 Connor Kirkham
0 Connor Kirkham
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Sr
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
High School: Westfield
Position: GK
Major: Communications
Minor: English
gp 18
gs 18
min 1640:54
ga 19
gaa 1.04
sv 81

- "I made Virginia Wesleyan my No. 1 choice because of the small classroom sizes and the tight knit community atmosphere."
- Selected VWC over the University of Mary Washington and Longwood University

Career Highs
Saves: 14 - (Lynchburg - 10/10/15)

2015-16 ODAC All-Academic Team
2014-15 ODAC All-Academic Team

Senior (2015): Started all 18 matches for the Marlins recording 81 saves… Kept six clean sheets with a 1.04 goals against average… Set a career high for saves in a match twice as a senior, 13 at No. 8 Christopher Newport, then 14 against Lynchburg. 

Junior (2014): Started all 19 of Virginia Wesleyan’s matches as a junior… Accumulated 1795:02 minutes in goal… Saved a season-best 10 shots at Lynchburg on November 4 in the ODAC semifinals… Went 11-4-4 on the year… Posted five shutouts, including three in league play.

Sophomore (2013): Started 21 games in net for the Marlins as a sophomore… Saved 11 shots against Mary Washington on September 8… Best league effort came on October 13 when he finished off a 1-0 shutout of Washington and Lee University with nine saves… Five shutouts on the season.

Freshman (2012): Started in all eight of the games he played in as a first-year… Finished the year with 715:17 minutes spent between the pipes… Had seven saves in back-to-back contests against Marymount (Va.) and Shenandoah Universities… First career shutout came September 15 in the ODAC opener at Shenandoah.

Academic Accomplishments: Wesleyan Scholar… Four-time Dean's List honoree; Fall 2012 and 2013, Spring 2013 and 2014.

Before VWC: Competed in soccer, football and track and field for Westfield… All-Concorde District honorable mention honoree in soccer as a senior… Selected as Westfield's Most Valuable Player in soccer as a senior… Varsity soccer team captain… Second Team All-District honoree in football… Football team captain... Magna cum laude every quarter high school except one when he achieved summa cum laude recognition… Graduated with a 3.82 grade point average.

Personal: Son of Katherine and Joel Kirkham… Dad attended Penn State University, mom attended Marymount University… Has one sister, Mackenzie... English and business double minor.

Get to Know Connor

- Enjoys hip-hop and rap, rhythm and blues, and vacation time at Marco Island, Florida
- Favorites include the book "Angels and Demons," the movie "Ace Ventura," and the TV station "ESPN"
- A fan of Spanish soccer star Iker Casillas, soccer's Manchester United, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, and celebrity Trey Songz

  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "funny, mature, caring, approachable, easy-going, responsible individual"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "being able to showcase my abilities in front of a group of my peers and friends. In addition, simply being able to compete and feel the pressure of competition is very satisfying."
  • The part of my game I've most improved is: "my tactical awareness and ball handling abilities."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to work hard, push myself and other teammates that that we can field the most competitive team possible."
  • If I could spend the day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), so I could ask him about his penalty kic strategy so I could become a better goalkeeper."
  • If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "Wipeout. I would love to try and successfully run through their obstacle course and make it look easy."
  • It's the year 2025 and: "I am married, with a family, and working for ESPN as a sports commentator."
  • If I could possess one superpower it would be: "flying.  I would never have to wait in traffic ever again!"
  • People might be surprised to know: "I' can draw and design tattoos very well."
  • The most important advice I've received is: "ability is how far you are willing to push yourself." -- Shaun T, professional trainer, Insanity Workouts
Recent Games
Oct 21 Hampden-Sydney W, 1-0
Oct 24 at Roanoke W, 1-0
Oct 29 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 1-0
Oct 31 Guilford T, 1-1
Nov 3 at #4 Lynchburg W, 2-1
Nov 7 at #1 Washington and Lee L, 4-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played 18 11
Games started 18 11
Minutes 1640:54 1033:02
Goals against 19 9
Goals-against average 1.04 0.78
Saves 81 53
Save pct .810 .855
Wins 9 5
Losses 6 3
Ties 3 3
Shutouts 6/1 4/0
Date Opponent Score gs min ga gaa sv sv%
Sep 1 Southern Virginia W, 4-0 1 45:00 0 0.00 1 1.000
Sep 4 at #8 Chris. Newport L, 3-2 1 104:15 3 2.59 13 .813
Sep 6 Wesley W, 1-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 4 1.000
Sep 9 Methodist W, 1-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 2 1.000
Sep 13 at St. Mary's (Md.) L, 2-0 1 90:00 2 2.00 1 .333
Sep 19 Emory & Henry T, 1-1 1 110:00 1 0.82 2 .667
Sep 23 at East. Mennonite W, 2-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 5 1.000
Sep 27 Washington and Lee L, 3-1 1 90:00 3 3.00 5 .625
Oct 10 Lynchburg T, 1-1 1 110:00 1 0.82 14 .933
Oct 12 Shenandoah W, 4-1 1 73:02 0 0.00 3 1.000
Oct 14 at Randolph-Macon L, 1-0 1 90:00 1 1.00 3 .750
Oct 17 at Randolph L, 2-1 1 90:00 2 2.00 8 .800
Oct 21 Hampden-Sydney W, 1-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 2 1.000
Oct 24 at Roanoke W, 1-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 4 1.000
Oct 29 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 1-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 3 1.000
Oct 31 Guilford T, 1-1 1 110:00 1 0.82 4 .800
Nov 3 at #4 Lynchburg W, 2-1 1 98:37 1 0.91 5 .833
Nov 7 at #1 Washington and Lee L, 4-2 1 90:00 4 4.00 2 .333
  gp gs min/g ga/g gaa sv/g sv%
2012-13 8 8 89:25 1.75 1.76 3.75 .682
2013-14 21 21 87:45 1.14 1.17 3.95 .776
2014-15 19 19 93:57 .79 0.76 3.79 .828
2015-16 18 18 91:10 1.06 1.04 4.50 .810
Total 66 66 90:40 1.09 1.08 4.03 .787
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% wins losses ties shutouts
2012-13 8 8 715:17 14 1.76 30 .682 2 4 1 1/0
2013-14 21 21 1842:41 24 1.17 83 .776 16 5 0 1/0
2014-15 19 19 1785:02 15 0.76 72 .828 11 4 4 8/0
2015-16 18 18 1640:54 19 1.04 81 .810 9 6 3 6/1
Total 66 66 5983:54 72 1.08 266 .787 38 19 8 16/1
  gp gs min/g ga/g gaa sv/g sv%
Total 18 18 91:10 1.06 1.04 4.50 .810
Conference 11 11 93:55 .82 0.78 4.82 .855
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - -
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Home 9 9 89:47 .67 0.67 4.11 .860
Away 9 9 92:32 1.44 1.40 4.89 .772
Neutral - - 0:00 - - - -
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Wins 9 9 84:04 .11 0.12 3.22 .967
Losses 6 6 92:22 2.50 2.44 5.33 .681
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September 8 8 88:39 1.13 1.14 4.13 .786
October 8 8 92:53 .63 0.61 5.13 .891
November 2 2 94:18 2.50 2.39 3.50 .583
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% wins losses ties shutouts
Total 18 18 1640:54 19 1.04 81 .810 9 6 3 6/1
Conference 11 11 1033:02 9 0.78 53 .855 5 3 3 4/0
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - - - - - 0/0
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Home 9 9 808:02 6 0.67 37 .860 5 1 3 3/1
Away 9 9 832:52 13 1.40 44 .772 4 5 0 3/0
Neutral - - 0:00 - - - - - - - 0/0
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Wins 9 9 756:39 1 0.12 29 .967 9 0 0 6/1
Losses 6 6 554:15 15 2.44 32 .681 0 6 0 0/0
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September 8 8 709:15 9 1.14 33 .786 4 3 1 3/1
October 8 8 743:02 5 0.61 41 .891 4 2 2 3/0
November 2 2 188:37 5 2.39 7 .583 1 1 0 0/0