|High School:||Paramus Catholic HS|
Soccer America All-Freshman (First Team, 2013)
Colege Soccer News All-Freshman (First Team, 2013)
Top Drawer Soccer All-Freshman (Second Team, 2013)
All-MAC (First Team, 2013)
as a Freshman (2013): All-MAC First Team honoree ... was one of the top freshmen in the country with a team-best nine assists and four goals ... his nine assists represented the second-highest total recorded by a freshman in the country ... it was also the most by a Zips' freshman since Anthony Ampaipitakwong matched the total in 2007 ... was a game-changer with a pair of game-winning goals and five assists that led to game winners ... recorded his first collegiate brace with both goals in a 2-1 victory at Cleveland State (Oct. 9) ... it was the most goals scored in a game by a Zips freshman since Darren Mattocks did it during UA's national championship year of 2010 ... stayed hot with the Golden Goal in the 108th minute at Buffalo (Oct. 18) just two games later ... assisted five goals over a two-game run against Western Michigan (Nov. 9) and West Virginia (Nov. 15) ... his three assists against the Mountaineers were the most in a match since Scott Caldwell matched the feat in 2011 ... finished second on the team with 17 points.
Prior to Akron: No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of New Jersey and No. 7 midfielder in the country, according to Top Drawer Soccer … also rated a five-star recruit by TDS … member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team player pool … NSCAA Boys Youth All-American … member of the New York Red Bulls Academy of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … led his Under-16 Academy team to the national title in 2012 with the game-winning assist … ranked No. 35 on ESPNHS’s Top 150 Class of 2013.
Personal: Born Jan. 19, 1995 ... parents are Ahmed and Nelli Najem ... has two older siblings, David and Maria.