The George Washington University: Men's Soccer

Jean-Pierre van der Merwe
Jean-Pierre van der Merwe


Mogale City, South Africa

High School:
Players Academy College

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 186




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MSOC vs. Robert Morris (10/5/13)

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MSOC vs American

George Washington v American

2013 at GW
Started 10 games in goal for a total of 912:31 ... Posted a 1.38 goals-against average and a .702 save percentage with 33 saves ... Ranked ninth in the Atlantic 10 with three shutouts and in GAA ... Recorded back-to-back shutouts against Howard (9/1) and at LIU Brooklyn (9/6) ... Also had a clean sheet two games later against VMI (9/14) ... Tallied a season-high six saves at Saint Peter's (9/18) ... Played a career-high 102:31 at UMBC (9/28) ... Recognized on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the Spring 2014 semester.

2012 at GW
Saw action in nine games and made eight starts in goal for a total of 765:00 ... Posted a 2.35 goals-against average and a .701 save percentage with 47 saves ... Made his collegiate debut against George Mason (8/30) and stopped three shots without allowing a goal in the second half ... Made his first career start in a 2-1 win over Howard in the D.C. College Cup (9/1) ... Recorded five saves in his first career shutout, a 2-0 victory over Liberty at VMI's Jay Sculley Memorial Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament Team (9/9) ... Stopped seven shots against Bryant (9/16), then followed with a career-high 11 saves against UMBC (9/22).

2011-12 AT AKRON
Received a redshirt as a true 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 ... A finance and marketing major.

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Saves 11 vs. UMBC (9/22/12)
Minutes 106 at #22 Navy (9/16/14)


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