Played and started all 19 games to earn his fourth letter … Started all 78 games of his career … Named First Team All-Southern Conference and All-State by the NCCSIA … Helped the Spartans post six shutouts as the anchor on defense … Scored seven points on the year on the strength of three goals and an assist … Scored his first career goal in the season opener against UNC Asheville (Aug. 30) while finishing with a career-high three points … His goal was the game-winning tally … Recorded the game-winning goal against James Madison (Sept. 7) … Scored his final goal against Appalachian State (Oct. 12) … Recorded 12 shots on the year.
Played and started all 17 games to earn his third letter … Anchored the Spartans’ defense that posted four shutouts on the year … Tallied 11 shots from the backline.
Started all 20 games to earn his second letter … Helped the Spartans posted 10 shutouts on the season and boast a 0.81 goals against average … Posted three shots on the year.
Earned a spot on the South Conference All-Freshman team after playing in and starting all 22 matches … Named SoCon All-Tournament … Helped lead a Spartans defense which pitched seven shutouts, including four in Southern Conference play ... Attempted one shot for the season (vs. Appalachian State, 11/12) but did not score any goals.
Prior to UNCG
Attended Vuosaaren Lukio for three seasons.
Mahdi Abdirashid Ali ... Born June 23, 1990 in Mogadishu, Somalia ... Son of Abdirashid and Amina ... Majoring in International Business.
Points: 3, UNC Asheville -- Aug 30, 2013
Goals: 1, UNC Asheville -- Aug 30, 2013 ; at Appalachian State -- Oct 12, 2013 ; at James Madison -- Sep 07, 2013
Assists: 1, UNC Asheville -- Aug 30, 2013
Shots: 3, Furman -- Oct 08, 2013