7 - Mahmoud Kafel
Mahmoud Kafel
Height: 5-8
Weight: 143
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.
High School: Fairfield Ludlowe
Position: Midfield

2012 Stats | 2013 Stats

2013: Started all 18 games, leading the Pioneers with seven goals … Had a goal in Sacred Heart’s 2-1 win over NJIT on Sept. 3 … Dished out an assist at Drexel on Sept. 6, a match the Pioneers’ won 2-1 … Scored a goal in back-to-back games at Holy Cross on Sept. 18 and at Marist on Sept. 21 … Had two goals and an assist on Oct. 13 against Central Connecticut … Also had tallies at Saint Francis U on Oct. 27 and at Columbia on Nov. 5.

2012: Started all 15 games as a freshman … Scored the game-winning goal in the Pioneers’ 2-1 win over Holy Cross on Sept. 5, his first collegiate goal … Also tallied a goal at NJIT on Sept. 12 … Had three shots against both Robert Morris on Sept. 28 and Saint Francis U on Sept. 30 … Had two shots on goal at Quinnipiac on Oct. 5 … Scored the game-winner against St. Francis (NY) on Oct. 28, recording three shots on goal.

Before SHU: Graduated Fairfield Ludlowe High School in 2012. Played 1 year of varsity soccer at Sharon High School in Massachusetts and 2 years at Fairfield Ludlowe. Led team in scoring Sophomore and Junior years. All FCIAC junior year. Captain senior year, team MVP, All FCIAC first team and All Connecticut Post second team.

Personal: Born April 1st, 1994. Parents: Jaafar and Ghada Kafel. Siblings: Zahra. Zeina and Hadeel. Favorite sports team: Liverpool FC. Favorite Athlete: Lionel Messi. Business Finance major. Nickname: Moe.