0 Connor Kirkham
0 Connor Kirkham
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Year: Jr
Hometown: Centreville
High School: Chantilly Westfield
Position: GK
Major: Communications
Minor: English
gp 19
gs 19
min 1785:02
ga 15
gaa 0.76
sv 72

- "I made Virginia Wesleyan my No. 1 choice because of the comfort level and the close interactions of the current players when I took my official visit. In addition, the opportunity to play as a freshman and being close to the beach helped me make my decision."
- Selected VWC over the University of Mary Washington, Catholic University, Longwood University, and James Madison University

Career Highs
Saves: 11 – (Mary Washington – 9/8/13)

2014-15 ODAC All-Academic Team

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.

First-Year (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… 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.

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 18 Randolph W, 2-1
Oct 22 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 2-0
Oct 25 at Emory & Henry W, 3-0
Oct 28 at Hampden-Sydney T, 2-2
Nov 1 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 2-0
Nov 4 at Lynchburg T, 2-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played 19 11
Games started 19 11
Minutes 1785:02 1020:06
Goals against 15 8
Goals-against average 0.76 0.71
Saves 72 41
Save pct .828 .837
Wins 11 7
Losses 4 2
Ties 4 2
Shutouts 8/0 4/0
Date Opponent Score gs min ga gaa sv sv%
Aug 29 at York (Pa.) T, 0-0 1 110:00 0 0.00 1 1.000
Aug 30 vs. Rutgers-Camden L, 2-0 1 90:00 2 2.00 2 .500
Sep 5 at Southern Virginia W, 1-0 1 94:56 0 0.00 3 1.000
Sep 7 Chris. Newport L, 2-0 1 90:00 2 2.00 5 .714
Sep 10 Methodist   - - - - - -
Sep 13 East. Mennonite W, 4-1 1 87:49 1 1.02 4 .800
Sep 17 at Wesley W, 2-1 1 90:00 1 1.00 3 .750
Sep 20 at Washington and Lee W, 2-1 1 90:00 1 1.00 1 .500
Sep 23 N.C. Wesleyan W, 2-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 5 1.000
Sep 27 at Guilford L, 2-1 1 90:00 2 2.00 2 .500
Oct 4 Roanoke T, 0-0 1 110:00 0 0.00 7 1.000
Oct 8 Randolph-Macon W, 1-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 6 1.000
Oct 11 at Shenandoah W, 3-1 1 82:17 0 0.00 2 1.000
Oct 15 at Lynchburg L, 1-0 1 90:00 1 1.00 2 .667
Oct 18 Randolph W, 2-1 1 90:00 1 1.00 3 .750
Oct 22 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 2-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 4 1.000
Oct 25 at Emory & Henry W, 3-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 5 1.000
Oct 28 at Hampden-Sydney T, 2-2 1 110:00 2 1.64 5 .714
Nov 1 Bridgewater (Va.) W, 2-0 1 90:00 0 0.00 2 1.000
Nov 4 at Lynchburg T, 2-2 1 110:00 2 1.64 10 .833
  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 19 19 93:57 .79 0.76 3.79 .828
Conference 11 11 92:44 .73 0.71 3.73 .837
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - -
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Home 8 8 92:14 .50 0.49 4.50 .900
Away 10 10 95:43 .90 0.85 3.40 .791
Neutral 1 1 90:00 2.00 2.00 2.00 .500
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Wins 11 11 89:33 .36 0.37 3.45 .905
Losses 4 4 90:00 1.75 1.75 2.75 .611
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August 2 2 100:00 1.00 0.90 1.50 .600
September 7 7 90:24 1.00 1.00 3.29 .767
October 8 8 94:02 .50 0.48 4.25 .895
November 2 2 100:00 1.00 0.90 6.00 .857
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% wins losses ties shutouts
Total 19 19 1785:02 15 0.76 72 .828 11 4 4 8/0
Conference 11 11 1020:06 8 0.71 41 .837 7 2 2 4/0
Exhibition - - 0:00 - - - - - - - 0/0
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Home 8 8 737:49 4 0.49 36 .900 6 1 1 5/0
Away 10 10 957:13 9 0.85 34 .791 5 2 3 3/0
Neutral 1 1 90:00 2 2.00 2 .500 0 1 0 0/0
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Wins 11 11 985:02 4 0.37 38 .905 11 0 0 6/0
Losses 4 4 360:00 7 1.75 11 .611 0 4 0 0/0
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August 2 2 200:00 2 0.90 3 .600 0 1 1 1/0
September 7 7 632:45 7 1.00 23 .767 5 2 0 2/0
October 8 8 752:17 4 0.48 34 .895 5 1 2 4/0
November 2 2 200:00 2 0.90 12 .857 1 0 1 1/0