4 - Josh Shutter
Josh Shutter
Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sinking Spring, Pa.
Previous College: Clemson
Position: D

2011:

Established himself as one of the premier center backs in the country with his open-field tackling and ability on the offensive end … Appeared and started in 18 games … Was recognized by the league’s other head coaches by being named to the Preseason All-Atlantic Sun Team and certainly didn’t disappoint, tallying 10 points on three goals and four assists … Registered nine shots on the season, including six on goal … Had a monster game in Mercer’s 2-0 win over Appalachia State (Sept. 4), scoring the game-winning goal on a penalty kick and assisting on the second goal in the triumph … Picked up his offensive output in A-Sun Conference play, scoring goals in back-to-back games against Jacksonville (Oct. 2) and FGCU (Oct. 7) … Assisted on the game-winning goal in Mercer’s 2-1 A-Sun Tournament first round win over Lipscomb (Nov. 9) … Rewarded for his strong junior season by being voted onto the A-Sun All-Conference first team

 

2010:                                                                                                                                  

Was a dominant force on the back line for the Bears while proving to be a valuable option in the box on set pieces … One of only two players to appear and start in all 17 games for Mercer in 2010 … Finished with five points on two goals and one assist … Had a monster game against in-state rival Georgia State (Sept. 19), scoring a pair of goals to lead Mercer to a 2-1 win … Was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for his efforts in the Georgia State victory … Assisted on an insurance goal in the Bears 2-0 win over Lipscomb (Oct. 28) … Capped his first season in the Orange and Black by being voted onto the Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team.

 

Before Mercer:

Appeared in 15 games, making 12 starts as a true freshman for ACC member Clemson … physical center back who contributed on the offensive end with two assists … Part of a Clemson defensive unit that allowed just 26 goals … recorded an assist in the Tigers 6-0 win over North Greenville (Oct. 28) … picked up his other assist in the Tigers 3-1 win against Longwood (Nov. 3) … earned starts in both of Clemson’s ACC Tournament games against Virginia Tech (Nov. 10) and Wake Forest (Nov. 11).

 

Personal:

Played alongside current Bear defender Joey Heavner at the 2008 Disney Soccer Showcase for the PA Classics club team of the USSF Development Academy ... attended Wilson High School where he was a four-year starter … was a three-time All-Berks County selection and was named All-State, All-Region and Berks County Player of the Year as a senior ... born January 30, 1991 ... major is undecided.

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