2004 (Senior) - Played in 12 games, starting eight...contributed to a Husky defense that allowed 20 goals in 20 matches, while notching 10 shutouts...took six shots, including two versus St. Mary's (Sept. 17) and Oregon State (Oct. 17)...selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII team...named to Pac-10 All-Academic first-team.
2003 (Junior) - Appeared in 12 games... lone start came against No. 1 UCLA (Nov. 7), helping the UW backline hold the Bruins to only one goal...took two shots, one vs. UCLA (Oct. 5) and the other vs. Cal (Oct. 10)...Pac-10 All-Academic first-team selection.
2002 (Sophomore) - Started all 16 games he played on the Husky backline...established himself as a consistent defender...was named a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection...had one shot versus Oregon State (Nov. 10).
2001 (Freshman) - Saw minimal action early in the season and then moved into a starting role by the eighth game of the year ...had a solid defensive season, helping UW maintain a perfect home record until the final homestand...limited opponents to 25 goals for the year.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Six-year player for FC United and current Husky coach Seth Spidahl ... team won state championship in 2001 ... Sun Bowl champions in 2000 ... Nomads Cup finalist ... played on U-14, 15, and 16 state teams... competed for White River High and coach Russ Deford.
PERSONAL: Joseph William Birklid...born April 2, 1983, in Buckley, Wash. ...son of Joe and Janice...one sister, Jessie...majoring in English.