2011-12 AT AKRON
Received a redshirt as a t rue freshman ... Member of an Akron team which advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
Jean-Pierre van der Merwe ... Born Sept. 12, 1992 in Petroia, South Africa ... Son of Helene Bernstein and James van der Merwe ... Has three younger sisters, Marian, Michelle and Kristen, and two younger brothers, Andrew and Daniel ... Intends to major in accounting.
Coach Jones' Take: "Jean-Pierre is a highly motivated goalkeeper who will be pushing for the starting position this fall. He is a technically solid keeper with great size and command of his area to lead our defense."