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Akira Fitzgerald
Akira Fitzgerald

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Loyola Blakefield

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
Goalkeeper

Club Team:
Baltimore Bays

06/12/2013

Three Former Deacs Lead RailHawks to Upset of Chivas USA

Austin da Luz, Akira Fitzgerald and Zack Schilawski are playing together for the Carolina RailHawks

04/26/2013

Anthony Arena Signs with Houston Dynamo

Arena was drafted in the First Round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft

Fitzgerald's Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader | Fitzgerald's Game-by-Game StatsGet Acrobat Reader

2010 (Redshirt Senior)
Named Second Team All-ACC ... Finished career by starting 67 consecutive games in goal ... Played every minute of the season in goal, posting a 8-9-2 record with a 1.23 goals against average and an ACC-best 81 saves ... Leaves Wake Forest ranked third in school history in career goals against average (0.83), fourth in saves (237), third in save percentage (.803) and second in minutes played (6296) ... Selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for men's soccer ... Allowed three goals in season-opening weekend games against Seton Hall (9.3) and Akron (9.5) ... Recorded seven saves in the 2-2 draw against the Pirates ... Made two saves, including a diving game-saving save, to earn win against Clemson (9.10) ... Gave up two goals and made three saves in loss at Charlotte (9.14) ... Earned first clean sheet of the season at Virginia (9.18), tying a season high with seven saves ... Allowed a goal and made two saves in loss to College of Charleston (9.21) ... Tied a career high with eight saves in win at UNC Greensboro (9.25) ... Stopped two shots and allowed a goal against South Carolina (9.28) ... Earned back-to-back shutouts in wins against Virginia Tech (10.1) and Appalachian State (10.5), making three saves against the Hokies and four saves against the Mountaineers ... Recorded four saves and allowed a goal in loss at North Carolina (10.8) ... Surrendered two goals and made seven stops against William & Mary (10.12) ... Made six saves and allowed one goal in tie vs. NC State (10.16) ... Allowed a season-high three goals and made six saves at Maryland (10.23) ... Earned sixth win of the season at Elon (10.26), saving five shots and giving up one goal ... Recorded fourth shutout of the season at Davidson (11.2), making three saves ... Stopped seven shots and gave up two goals at Duke (11.5) ... Allowed a goal and was not forced to make a save in ACC Tournament quarterfinals vs. Virginia (11.10).

2009 (Redshirt Junior)
Started all 24 games and had a 17-4-3 record with a 0.72 goals against average ... Ranked third in the ACC in goals against average and second in save percentage (.833) ... Earned a shutout in season-opening win against William & Mary (9.1), making three saves ... Made a career-high eight saves in victory at No. 7 Indiana (9.6) ... Named to CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week after performance in goal against William & Mary, Notre Dame and Indiana ... Earned all-tournament team honors at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... Made six saves and allowed one goal in earning third win of the season at Clemson (9.13) ... Recorded second shutout of the season against Harvard (9.26), making three saves ... Gave up a career-high tying three goals and made four saves in loss to Charlotte (9.29) ... Played the first half against Virginia Tech (10.2) and did not allow a goal, while making a save ... Earned a partial shutout against UNC Greensboro (10.6), making four saves, including two diving saves to keep Wake Forest ahead in the first half ... Made seven saves and allowed two goals in 2-2 tie against North Carolina (10.9) ... Recorded third shutout of the season at College of Charleston (10.13), making six saves... Turned in fourth clean sheet of the season against South Carolina (10.20), making two saves ... Notched fifth shutout of the season against Maryland (10.24), recording one save ... Recorded a combined shutout against Duke (11.6), playing 83 minutes and making four saves ... Earned a pair of shutouts at ACC Tournament, making three saves against both Clemson (11.11) and Virginia (11.13) ... Assisted on a goal and earned the win in goal against Duke (11.29), allowing two goals and making three saves ... Picked up eighth shutout of the season in NCAA quarterfinal win against UCLA (12.5), making four saves ... Named to ACC Honor Roll.


2008 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Started every game for the Deacs, allowing 15 goals in 2,153 minutes of action ... Posted a goals against average of 0.63, which ranks as the second-best goals against average in a single season in school history ... Notched 13 shutouts during 2008, tying the school record for most shutouts during a single season ... Did not allow a goal for a stretch of 401:59 early in the season ... Named to Soccer America and College Soccer News National Team of the Week ... Earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Deacon Fall Classic after recording shutouts against UCLA (9/5) and South Carolina (9/7) ... Assisted on a goal in Wake's victory over Clemson (9/13) ... Recorded three straight shutouts from October 1 - 7 ... Named ACC Player of the Week after shutting out Duke (10/18) ... Did not allow a goal in first three games of the NCAA Tournament ... Named to ACC Honor Roll.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman)
Logged minutes in the net against Bradley, Elon, UNC Greensboro and Davidson ... Registered three saves with a 1-0-1 record.

2006 (Freshman)
Redshirted the season ... Earned seven saves in spring season match vs. MLS' Columbus Crew (March 28).

High School/Club
Four-year letterwinner at Loyola Blakefield HS for head coach Kyle Swords ... Named Maryland Player of the Year ... Also named Baltimore Player of the Year ... NSCAA All-American in 2005 ... NSCAA Youth All-American in 2004 and 2005 ... Named the 2005 NSCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Awarded the national scholastic Walt Chyzowych Award ... Selected as an adidas/ESP All-Star in 2004 and 2005 ... Captured the ESP Golden Glove award for the top goalkeeper ... Selected to the Region I Olympic Development Program region squad, which in June 2006 played a tournament in Angers, France (La Trophee de la'Avenir) against teams from Denmark, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal ... Fitzgerald was selected Outstanding Goalkeeper from the International competitors ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Asian Student Union.

Personal
Born in Chiba, Japan on July 17, 1987 ... Son of Robert Fitzgerald & Machiko Shirahata ... Pursuing a degree in communication with minors in psychology and entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

 

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