Colonials Kick Off Regular Season on Friday vs. Long Island
Started all 11 games in which he played ... Amassed 821 minutes of playing time, including all 90 minutes four times.
Saw action in 16 games and made seven starts on defense ... Recorded first career point, an assist against Temple (10/9).
Amassed 775 minutes of action in 13 matches with 10 starts as holding midfielder ... Played offseason with Northern Virginia Royals of US Premier Development League.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB
Helped Stone Bridge to 17-4 overall mark, Virginia High School League (VHSL) AAA Northern Region championship and state championship game appearance in Spring 2010 season. Had eight goals and two assists in 21 matches ... 2010 First Team All-Met selection by The Washington Post ... Stone Bridge ranked 12th in ESPN Rise Spring Fab 50 rankings ... Honorable mention All-Met by The Washington Post, All-Liberty District, All-Loudon County and All-Northern Virginia Region as a junior in 2009 ... Helped Bulldogs to Northern Virginia regional championship and earned Second Team All-District honors as a sophomore in 2008 ... Member of three-time Virginia State Cup champion McLean Hurricanes club team ... Two-year Virginia ODP selection ... Also two-year placekicker for Stone Bridge football team. Helped Bulldogs to state title in 2008 and set VHSL state record for consecutive PAT conversions ... Older brother, Ronnie, is two-year starting defender for Columbia University men's soccer.
Abdul Samir Shaban ... Born Sept. 13, 1992 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Samir and Karen Shaban ... Has two older brothers, Hussein and Ronnie, and younger sister, Alieh ... Majoring in economics.
Lidster's Take: "Abdul is an athletic defender who reads the game well and is also very composed with the ball at his feet. He is an experienced, versatile player who can play in defense or in midfield."