23 - Joel Purkiss
Joel Purkiss
Height: 6-1
Weight: 168
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sheffield, England
High School: King Edwards VII School
Position: M
Major: Sport Business

AS A JUNIOR (2011)
Daktronics All-South Region First Team…All-Sunshine State Conference Tournament Team
…Competed in all 15 games for the Lions…Complied 1,189 minutes of playing time…Scored a career high eight goals and added four assists for 20 points…Posted a career high three game-winning goals…Fired 22 shots toward the net for a .367 shot-on-goal percentage…Added a career high two penalty kick goals…Led the team in every offensive category except for assists.

CAREER
Competed at King Edwards VII School under the tutelage of Phil Wymer...Listed as King Edward’s top goal scorer five consecutive seasons…Named Player of the Year on two occasions.

Competed at Herkimer County Community College...Led team to a Region III Championship…Earned Player of the Year accolades…Selected to the Division III All-Soccer Tournament Team. 

PERSONAL
Born June 21 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England…Sport Business major…Hobbies include Watching Premier League soccer, badminton, and tennis…Wishes to play professional football in England…Believes his shooting ability is his best asset to the team…Names David Beckham, among others, as his favorite athlete…Names Everton and Sheffield Wednesday his favorite teams…Chose Saint Leo because his chance to improve as a soccer player and the chance of winning…Son of John and Gill Purkiss…Has one brother, Ben…His brother, Ben, plays professional soccer in England.