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Clint Irwin


Elon University

Political Science


Clint Irwin maintains a 3.49 GPA in political science with minors in philosophy and classical studies. He has been named to the All-Southern Conference Academic team, NSCAA Scholar All-America second team, the Dean’s List and the President’s List.


Irwin will be a captain in 2010 but he has been a part of the Elon Men’s Soccer Leadership Committee since 2008. The committee meets to discuss leadership skills and various scenarios that can happen on the field as well as to plan community service activities for the squad.


Irwin has several longstanding relationships with outreach programs. Irwin has volunteered with the Special Olympics since 2007 and has been a volunteer goalkeeper coach for the Burlington Soccer Club for the past three years. Since 2005, Irwin has participated with the inner-city ministry Strategies to Elevate People (S.T.E.P.). One of the people Irwin helps is a 60-year-old, legally blind woman. He visits her to bring groceries and make sure she has everything she needs. Irwin has also volunteered for Elon Athletics Youth Day in 2008 and 2009 and has served as a poll worker for the Elon University Poll since 2007.


Clint became Elon’s all-time shutout leader with his 20th career shutout against Richmond on Sept. 10. Through nine games this season, he now has 22 career shutouts. He also tied his single-game mark with nine saves to lead Elon to a 1-1 draw over No. 9 Duke on Sept. 28. He has allowed only seven goals in 886:52 minutes of action and has tallied three clean slates.

A preseason selection for the 2010 Missouri Athletic Conference Hermann Trophy Watch List, Irwin earned first-team All-Southern Conference honors last season after leading the conference in both shutouts (10) and goals against average (0.88). He was also named to the NSCAA All-South Region first team. Despite an injury-shortened sophomore season, Irwin is tied for the school record with 19 career shutouts.