Shipp, a dean’s list selection each of the last five semesters, boasts a 3.883 cumulative GPA as a finance major in Notre Dame’s nationally-ranked Mendoza College of Business. He was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team for excelling both on the field and in the classroom. Along with being one of the top players on the Notre Dame squad, he is a two-time recipient of the team’s Knute Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award (2011 & 2012) and was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star on three occasions (2010-12).
Shipp’s high character is one of the reasons his teammates voted him a team captain for the 2013 season. He is a member of Notre Dame’s Rosenthal Leadership Academy, which develops, challenges and supports student-athletes and coaches in their continual quest to become world-class leaders in athletics, academics and life. Harrison also is a member of the National Honor Society.
Shipp worked with Habitat For Humanity in 2009 and 2010 building houses in underprivileged areas of Illinois in addition to volunteering for Lake Forest (Ill.) Community Events such as Lake Forest Days and the 4th of July. He still is active with the Lake Forest High School soccer program and helps teach the game to local middle school students. Harrison worked with Notre Dame College Mentors program in the spring of 2013 to provide local South Bend elementary students with an opportunity to experience the Notre Dame men’s soccer program firsthand and play with some of the players. He also worked with Notre Dame Food Services last spring to explore tray-less dining options in the dining halls in order to improve Notre Dame’s sustainability efforts.
Shipp has been a valuable contributor to the men’s soccer program in his first three seasons. He has not missed a match during his Notre Dame career and has compiled 36 points on 11 goals, including five game winners, and 14 assists. Harrison was named Third Team All-BIG EAST and Second Team All-Great Lakes Region as a junior as he tallied career-high totals in goals (6) and assists (6). Harrison notched his first career hat trick in a 6-1 win over Seton Hall during his junior season. He compiled another stellar effort in a 3-2 win over San Diego State at the 2012 Indiana Classic as he produced one goal and two assists and was named to the all-tournament team and the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week. Harrison was a key reason why Notre Dame won the 2012 BIG EAST Championship and earned the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Championship for the first time in program history. He helped spearhead a Fighting Irish offensive attack that was never shutout during the 2012 season. Harrison produced a team-best three game-winning goals as a sophomore. He was rewarded for his outstanding freshman season when he was named to the 2010 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.