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Colin Givens
Colin Givens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Troy, Mich.

High School:
Troy

Last College:
Virginia

Height:
6-0

Position:
D


01/16/2014

Kevin Cope Selected 25th to Philadelphia Union in 2014 MLS SuperDraft

Cope is the second-highest drafted Spartan, eighth overall.

Summer 2010 Trained with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer (MLS).


2010: Unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten First Team...Named to the Big Ten "Players to Watch" list...Started all 22 games of the season.

2009: Second Team All-Big Ten...Second Team Great Lakes All-Region Team...Started 18 games of the season...Had three shots over the season

2008: Started first 11 games of the season before suffering an injury vs. Indiana (10/12) ... Scored first goal as a Spartan in 6-0 win at Western Michigan (9/24) ... Recorded shots against Vermont (8/31) and New Mexico (9/5).

Prior To MSU: Played at Virginia during the 2007 season ... Appeared in 13 games for the Cavaliers, starting nine ... Tallied one assist in a 2-1 win over North Carolina (10/6) ... Virginia advanced to the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

High School: 2006 NSCAA Youth All-American ... Ranked the No. 9 recruit nationally by Rise Magazine ... Also ranked the No. 2 defender in the nation ... 2006 Michigan Dream Team member ... Four-time all-state honoree ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime at the Division I state championship game as a freshman ... Starter for the USA U18 men's national team, playing in 2005 and 2006 ... Played club soccer for Vardar ... Served as captain for state championship, regional championship and third-place finish at the national championship.

Personal: Born April 9, 1989 ... Son of Ian Givens and Heather Givens ... Brother, Stew, played soccer at Oakland ... Advertising major.

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