Michael DeShields
Michael  DeShields

RS Sophomore

Baltimore, Md.

High School:
McDonogh HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180




Bakero's Late Winner Pushes No. 1 Deacs to Third Round

Wake Forest beat Columbia, 1-0, behind Jon Bakero's 89th-minute penalty kick in the second round of the NCAA Championship.


Offense Explodes As No. 2 Deacs Beat Longwood, 8-0

Wake Forest scored eight goals for the first time since 2008, as seven different Deacs found the back of the net.


No. 4 Deacs Top Wolfpack behind Second-Half Surge

Wake Forest scored three goals in a span of less than eight minutes, including two within 20 seconds to beat NC State, 3-0.


No. 2 Deacs Drop Exhibition Opener to Furman

Twenty-three different Demon Deacons saw game action in the 1-0 loss at Furman on Sunday.


NCAA Rd. 2: #1 Wake Forest 1, Columbia 0

The Demon Deacons scored in the 89th minute to sneak past the Lions, 1-0, and advance into the Sweet 16.


ACC QF: No. 1 Wake Forest 3, No. 9 Virginia Tech 0

The Demon Deacons scored twice in the opening four minutes and went on to defeat the Hokies, 3-0.


A Season in Photos: 2016 Wake Forest Men's Soccer

Memorable images from the Demon Deacons' run to the College Cup


ACC Champs!!!

Wake Forest defeated Clemson 3-1 in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday, Nov. 13, to claim the 2016 ACC Tournament title.


2016 Wake Forest Men's Soccer First Practice

Wake Forest men's soccer held its first practice of the 2016 season on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Bakero profile

2017 (Redshirt-Freshman)
Played in 20 games, making 10 starts, appearing at both center back and outside back ... First goal of his career was a game-winner against Longwood (Oct. 10) ... Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after helping the Deacs record shutouts over Virginia Tech and Virginia and a 2-1 win over Clemson ... Deacs outscored opponents 52-9 in games DeShields played, including 12 shutouts ... Made his first-career start and shot in a win over App State (Sept. 12) ... His next start, his first in ACC play, was in a 2-1 win at No. 4 North Carolina, as he played the full 90 minutes for the first time ... Played 90 minutes or more six times.

2016 (Freshman)

Led McDonogh High School to 21-0-1 record and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A state championship in 2015 ... Named Maryland Boy's Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015 ... Earned Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection three times and All-State First Team honors twice ... Was named an All-American once and played in the High School All-American game in December 2015 ... Anchored the defense that allowed just 10 goals in 2015 and recorded 13 shutouts on the season.

Full name is Michael Dominic DeShields ... Born on April 23, 1998 ... Son of Jeanette Gibbs and Michael DeShields ... Plans to major in International Business ... Is the oldest of four children ... Was also recruited by Clemson, NC State, Penn State, Villanova, UMBC and Loyola (Md.) ... Played prep with multiple players now playing at Villanova, Navy, Loyola (Md.), George Mason, UMBC, Cincinnati, James Madison and Maryland ... Volunteered in Maryland as a youth mentor, a youth soccer coach and as a patient coordinator at health fairs.