Charlotte Men's Soccer BIO
Aidan Kirkbride
Player Profile:
Aidan Kirkbride 720357
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 168
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
High School: St. Bedes
Club: Wigan Athletic FC
Experience: 3 Letters

At Charlotte: 2013 - Played an integral role in helping the 49ers capture the Conference USA Tournament title and earn a national seed in the NCAA Tournament. Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors. Earned third-team NSCAA Scholar All-American honors. Named to the Conference USA All-Academic team. Named third-team NSCAA All-South region. Earned first-team NSCAA Scholar All-South region honors.  Earned first-team NCCSIA All- State honors. Started all 21 of Charlotte's games. Scored four goals with game-winning goals at Coastal Carolina and at FIU. Also scored a goal against South Carolina and Old Dominion. Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 49ers win over UAB in the Conference Tournament quarterfinals. 2012 - Named Team MVP.  Named second-team NSCAA Scholar All-South Region. Named to the UK Invitational All-Tournament team after helping the 49ers capture the Invitational title. Named to the College Soccer News' and Soccer America's National Teams of the Week (August 26) after scoring the game-tying goal with four seconds left in regulation and the game-winning goal in the 104th minute in the 49ers 2-1 double-overtime win over Denver. Scored two goals and recorded three assists. Assisted on the game-winning goals against Kentucky and George Washington. Also, assisted on the 49ers goal against UAB (regular-season game). Saw action in 20 games with 17 starts. Finished the season with 19 shots. 2011 -  College Soccer News National Team of the Week (11/7). Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference. Played in all 25 games, including 23 as a starter. Tallied a career-high three goals and two assists for eight points. Scored in back-to-back games against Saint Louis and Xavier, including both goals in the Niners' 2-1 win over league foe St. Louis. Assisted on goals at Clemson and Saint Louis. 2010 - Saw action in 17 game with 16 starts...Score his first career goal which proved to be the game-winner in the 49ers’ victory over Memphis...Tallied an assist in the 49ers win over Saint Louis.

At St. Bedes: Captain of the Wigan Athletic Youth team...Attended tryouts for Ireland's U-19 National team...Team captain of his high school team that reached the round of 32 in the National Cup two consecutive seasons...Played on teams that reached the Lancashire Cup finals and claimed three West Lancs Cup Championships...In 2009, he competed for Chorley Town FC in Lancashire.

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