Harry Shipp

The central midfielder won every award imaginable at Notre Dame, including the 2013 College Cup, and has made a smooth transition to the professional ranks with the Chicago Fire.

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WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY OF SOCCER?

Not being allowed to cross midfield in some games during my first season of AYSO rec soccer because we were winning by so much.

WHO WAS YOUR SOCCER HERO GROWING UP?

Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas

DESCRIBE YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE SUITING UP FOR THE U.S.

[no answer; Shipp has yet to make and appearance for the United States]

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A SOCCER PLAYER?

The ability to stay calm on the ball in tight spaces.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST DISLIKE IN AN OPPONENT?

Complaining/whining about external factors.

WHAT IS THE KEY TO YOUR SOCCER SUCCESS?

[no answer]

WHAT IS ONE SOCCER SKILL YOU WANT TO IMPROVE?

Timing and execution of penetrating passes…take a strength and make it special.

WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR DEVELOPMENT?

Bobby Clark (coach of Notre Dame). He forces you to really think about the game more than anyone I’ve ever met.

WHO IS YOUR CLOSEST FRIEND IN THE GAME?

Have a bunch but probably Dillon Powers.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST SOCCER ACHIEVEMENT?

Winning the national championship last year with Notre Dame trumps any individual achievement.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST SOCCER DISAPPOINTMENT?

The performance of our Fire team so far this year. Not even results, but the way we have played.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON YOU LEARNED FROM THE GAME?

Verbal leadership is immediately discredited without proper habits of action already established.

WHO ARE THE MOST TALENTED TEAMMATES YOU HAVE PLAYED ALONGSIDE?

Dillon Powers, Nick Besler, Patrick Hodan (all Notre Dame)

WHO ARE THE TOUGHEST OPPONENTS YOU HAVE LINED UP AGAINST?

Federico Higuain, Javier Morales, Lee Nguyen

IF YOU WEREN'T A PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

A financial analyst.

WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS IN THE GAME?

Helping to create a championship culture for an entire club.

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