10 Adam Najem
10 Adam Najem
Height: 5-8
Weight: 153
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Clifton, N.J.
High School: Paramus Catholic
Position: MF
g 10
a 11
pts 31
gw 4

Honors
Second-Team NSCAA All-American (2015)
First-Team NSCAA Academic All-American (2015)
College Soccer News All-Freshman (First Team, 2013)
Top Drawer Soccer All-Freshman (Second Team, 2013)
College Soccer News Preseason All-American (2015)
First-Team All-MAC (2013, 2014, 2015)
MAC All-Tournament Team (2014)
NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Regional First Team (2014, 2015)
First-Team All-Ohio (2014, 2015)
Academic All-MAC (2014, 2015)
MAC Distiguished Scholar-Athlete (2014, 2015)

2015: Started all 24 contests for Akron on the campaign registering team-high marks in assists (11), points (31), shots (69), shots on goal (31) and game-winners (4) en route to garnering second-team All-America accolades...a first-team All-Mid-American Conference performer, recorded 10 goals, including a 102nd-minute free kick that propelled Akron to a 3-2 double-overtime triumph past No. 3 Creighton (Dec. 5) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and the program’s fourth-ever College Cup berth...tabbed as first-team NSCAA Academic All-America honoree...earned assist on Anthony Macchione’s game-winning goal in a 3-2 double-overtime victory at VCU (Aug. 28)...directed Akron to a 1-0 triumph at No. 4 Georgetown (Sept. 4) netting Zips’ lone goal in the game’s 63rd minute...tallied a goal to help Akron record a 3-2 victory at No. 6 Maryland (Sept. 7)...notched a tally in the Zips’ come-from-behind 3-2 win over Saint Louis (Sept. 11)...posted a goal and an assist in a 3-3 double-overtime draw with Ohio State (sept. 16)...netted game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory versus Penn State (Sept. 30) before besting UAB (Oct. 3) on the road with an overtime game-winner...scored 23rd-minute tally in a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Western Michigan (Oct. 24)...recorded a season-high two assists in a 4-0 triumph past Bowling Green (Nov. 7)...tallied a goal and an assist to help spark Akron to a 3-2 victory over West Virginia (Nov. 13) in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament...notched a pair of assists in the Zips’ 6-1 win against No. 23 Rutgers (Nov. 22) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...registered an assist on a season-high nine shots in a 2-1 decision past No. 11 SMU (Nov. 29) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament...posted one shot in the College Cup semifinals versus eventual national champion Stanford (Dec. 11)...named to MAC All-Tournament squad...rated seventh, eighth, 23rd, 36th and 39th nationally in total points (31), assists (11), assists per game (0.46), goals (10) and points per game (1.29)...led the MAC in shots (69) and game-winning goals (4), second in assists (11), assists per game (0.46) and points (31), third in goals (10), fourth in goals per outing (0.42), points per game (1.29) and shots per contest (2.88)...in league-only affairs, ranked second in assists (3) and assists per contest (0.60), fifth in points (5) and points per tilt (1.00) and 10th in shots (10) and shots per game (2.00)...a MAC Distinguished Scholar and academic All-MAC honoree...named as the third-most exciting player in men’s college soccer by TopDrawerSoccer.com...tabbed by TopDrawerSoccer.com as its National Player of the Week (Oct. 6) and was selected by College Soccer News to its National Team of the Week (Oct. 5)...twice honored as MAC Athlete of the Week (Sept. 7 and Oct. 5)...named a preseason All-American by College Soccer News...tabbed to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List...concluded campaign rated fourth, sixth, seventh, 10th and 14th among active players in career assists (24), assists per game (0.36), points (80), points per tilt (1.19) and goals (28) and was Akron’s active career leader in goals (28), assists (24), points (80), shots (162) and shots on goal (77)...a first-team All-Ohio recipient.

2014: Started all 21 matches en route to registering 14 goals and four assists on 48 shots, including a team-best 27 shots on goal...tabbed a first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection as well as earning MAC All-Tournament accolades...twice named as MAC Player of the Week (Oct. 6 and Nov. 3)...chosen as a first-team 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region selection...named a first-team All-Ohio honoree by Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association...selected as an Academic All-MAC and MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete recipient...recorded a team-high four game-winning goals, pair of 1-0 victories over UAB and Bowling Green and a key 2-1 win at Northern Illinois...posted nine matches with three or more shots, including a season-best five-shot effort at Ohio State in the regular season...recorded hat trick with three goals in a 5-0 victory versus Cleveland State...selected by TopDrawerSoccer.com and College Soccer News to their National Teams of the Week on Nov. 4 after scoring four goals on only six shots in wins over Cleveland State and Northern Illinois...ranked fourth, fifth, eighth, eighth and 24th nationally in total goals, total points (32), goals per game (0.67), points per match (1.52) and game-winning goals (4)...led the conference in goals (14), while ranking second in goals per game (0.67), points (32), points per game (1.52) and in game-winning goals (4), seventh in shots (48) and 10th in shots per game (2.29)...in conference-only affairs, led the league in game-winning goals (2), while rating second in goals (4), goals per game (0.80), points (10) and points per game (1.00), fifth in shots (12), sixth in shots per game (2.40), seventh in assists (2).

2013: All-MAC first-team honoree...regarded as 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 Akron’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 TopDrawerSoccer.com...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...majoring in marketing management…son of Ahmed and Nelli Najem.

Recent Games
Nov 13 West Virginia W, 3-2
Nov 15 Buffalo W, 1-0
Nov 22 Rutgers W, 6-1
Nov 29 SMU W, 2-1
Dec 5 Creighton W, 3-2
Dec 11 vs. Stanford T, 0-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 24 5
Games started 24 5
Goals 10 1
Assists 11 3
Points 31 5
Shots 69 10
Shot Pct .145 .100
Penalty kicks 1-3 0-0
Game-winning goals 4 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 18 Oakland W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Aug 22 Bradley W, 3-1 1 0 1 1 4 .000 0-0 0
Aug 28 at VCU W, 3-2 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Aug 30 at Old Dominion L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 4 at Georgetown W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-1 1
Sep 7 at Maryland W, 3-2 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 0
Sep 11 Saint Louis W, 3-2 1 1 0 2 6 .167 0-0 0
Sep 16 Ohio State T, 3-3 1 1 1 3 4 .250 0-0 0
Sep 22 Wake Forest L, 2-1 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 25 at UC Santa Barbara W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 30 Penn State W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 2 .500 1-1 1
Oct 3 at UAB W, 2-1 1 1 1 3 3 .333 0-0 1
Oct 6 Santa Clara W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-1 0
Oct 9 at Buffalo W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Oct 17 Northern Illinois W, 4-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 21 Michigan State W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 24 at Western Michigan T, 1-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Oct 28 at West Virginia W, 2-0 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 1 UCLA L, 4-2 1 1 0 2 4 .250 0-0 0
Nov 7 Bowling Green W, 4-0 1 0 2 2 1 .000 0-0 0
Nov 13 West Virginia W, 3-2 1 1 1 3 4 .250 0-0 0
Nov 15 Buffalo W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Nov 22 Rutgers W, 6-1 1 0 2 2 1 .000 0-0 0
Nov 29 SMU W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 9 .000 0-0 0
Dec 5 Creighton W, 3-2 1 1 0 2 4 .250 0-0 1
Dec 11 vs. Stanford T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2013-14 22 20 .18 .41 .77 2.05 .089 .86 .422
2014-15 21 21 .67 .19 1.52 2.29 .292 1.29 .563
2015-16 24 24 .42 .46 1.29 2.88 .145 1.29 .449
2016-17 22 22 .23 .23 .68 2.14 .106 .77 .362
Total 89 87 .37 .33 1.07 2.35 .158 1.06 .450
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2013-14 22 20 4 9 17 45 .089 19 .422 2 0 0-0 2
2014-15 21 21 14 4 32 48 .292 27 .563 1 0 6-6 4
2015-16 24 24 10 11 31 69 .145 31 .449 1 0 1-3 4
2016-17 22 22 5 5 15 47 .106 17 .362 2 0 3-5 1
Total 89 87 33 29 95 209 .158 94 .450 6 0 10-14 11
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 24 24 .42 .46 1.29 2.88 .145 1.29 .449
Conference 5 5 .20 .60 1.00 2.00 .100 1.00 .500
Exhibition 2 2 .00 .50 .50 3.00 .000 1.50 .500
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Home 14 14 .43 .57 1.43 3.29 .130 1.50 .457
Away 9 9 .44 .33 1.22 2.44 .182 1.11 .455
Neutral 1 1 .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 .00 .000
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Wins 18 18 .39 .50 1.28 3.00 .130 1.39 .463
Losses 3 3 .33 .33 1.00 2.67 .125 1.00 .375
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August 2 2 .00 .50 .50 2.00 .000 1.00 .500
September 7 7 .71 .29 1.71 3.14 .227 1.29 .409
October 7 7 .29 .29 .86 2.29 .125 1.29 .563
November 6 6 .33 1.00 1.67 3.67 .091 1.67 .455
December 2 2 .50 .00 1.00 2.50 .200 .50 .200
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 24 24 10 11 31 69 .145 31 .449 1 0 1-3 4
Conference 5 5 1 3 5 10 .100 5 .500 1 0 0-0 0
Exhibition 2 2 0 1 1 6 .000 3 .500 1 0 0-0 0
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Home 14 14 6 8 20 46 .130 21 .457 0 0 1-2 2
Away 9 9 4 3 11 22 .182 10 .455 1 0 0-1 2
Neutral 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 18 18 7 9 23 54 .130 25 .463 0 0 1-3 4
Losses 3 3 1 1 3 8 .125 3 .375 0 0 0-0 0
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August 2 2 0 1 1 4 .000 2 .500 0 0 0-0 0
September 7 7 5 2 12 22 .227 9 .409 0 0 1-2 2
October 7 7 2 2 6 16 .125 9 .563 1 0 0-1 1
November 6 6 2 6 10 22 .091 10 .455 0 0 0-0 0
December 2 2 1 0 2 5 .200 1 .200 0 0 0-0 1