Paul Elsbernd

Paul  Elsbernd


Macon, Ga.

High School:
Mount de Sales Academy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190



2005 (Junior)
Appeared in six games, starting five of them ... posted a 2-3-0 record and a 1.92 GAA ... had two of the team's six shutouts (2-0 vs. Florida Atlantic and 1-0 vs. UNLV) ... tied career-high with seven saves vs. Washington ... made 23 saves and allowed 11 goals.

2004 (Sophomore)
Appeared in 13 games, starting 11 of them ... led team with 932 minutes played ... posted a 5-4-1 record with one solo shutout (1-0 over Army) and two shared shutouts ... goals-against average of 1.54 was third-best in the MPSF and lowest for a Falcon since 2001 ... career-high seven saves in 1-0 loss to Denver ... member of MPSF all-academic team.

2003 (Freshman)
Did not see any action with the varsity team.

Before Air Force
Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... lettered twice in football, basketball and baseball and one letter in cross country ... three-time first-team all-region goalie ... all-state selection and team captain as a senior ... Georgia Independent School Association All-Star goalie ... led team to the GISA state championship ... won the Macon Touchdown Club's Scholar-Athlete of the Year award ... member of National Honor Society and National Honor Roll ... received the DAR Excellence in American History award ... high school soccer coach was Vince Dattilo.

Born Feb. 1, 1985 ... son of Robert Elsbernd and Linda Wientjes ... has four brothers, Todd (32), Kipp (27), Jake (23) and Reed (17) ... his father is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy ... completed a summer research program as an intern for the NASA Optics Department at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., this past summer ... also was a flight commander for Basic Cadet Training ... active in his squadron as the athletic officer ... majoring in physics ... favorite TV show is Jeopardy ... favorite book is The Giver ... favorite movies are The Green Mile and Rocky ... hobby is skateboarding ... person in history he would most like to meet is Pope John Paul II ... his greatest moment in sports was winning the Georgia State Championship ... credits his mother with the biggest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 39.

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