Jim St. Andre

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Jim St. Andre
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-02-15) February 15, 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1986–1990 University of Vermont
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Colorado Foxes
1991–1992 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 22 (0)
1992–1993 Denver Avalanche (indoor) 5 (0)
1994 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1995 Wichita Wings (indoor) 0 (0)
1995 New York Centaurs 12 (0)
1996 New York Fever
1996 New England Revolution 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jim St. Andre is a retired U.S. soccer goalkeeper. He played professionally in the American Professional Soccer League, National Professional Soccer League and Major League Soccer.

College[edit]

St. Andre attended college and played men’s soccer at the University of Vermont where over 4 seasons he registered 42 shutouts, 50 wins and a 0.66 career GAA, all school records. He was named to the All-New England list all four seasons with Vermont and was a 1987 third team All-American.[1] He led all NCAA Division I goalkeepers in 1989 with a 0.44 GAA. In 2000, The University of Vermont inducted St Andre into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

Outdoor soccer[edit]

After graduating from Vermont, St. Andre trained with Malmö of the Swedish First Division, but was not offered a contract. When he returned to the U.S., he joined the Colorado Foxes of the American Professional Soccer League (APSL) for the 1990 season. While with the Foxes, he shared keeper duties with Mark Dodd. In 1992, they were the top two goalkeepers in the league. Dodd was tops with a 0.97 GAA and St. Andre second with a 1.22 GAA. That year the Foxes won the APSL championship, defeating the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 in the title game. In 1993, St. Andre hit his peak with Colorado when he led the league with a 1.19 GAA. The team won the championship again, defeating the Los Angeles Salsa 3-1 in overtime. In 1994, St. Andre began the season with the Foxes, but transferred to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He finished the season with a cumulative 2.17 GAA. In 1995, St Andre played for the New York Centaurs of the A-League, the APSL with a new name. Despite playing for the league’s worst team, he finished the season third in the league with a 1.43 GAA.

Indoor soccer[edit]

St Andre also played several indoor seasons. In 1991, he joined the Milwaukee Wave of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL). That year the Wave failed to make the playoffs and St Andre had a league-worst GAA of 12.48.[2] He then spent the 1992-1993 season with the Denver Avalanche.[3] On March 8, 1995, the Wichita Wings signed him.[4]

MLS[edit]

When Major League Soccer began preparations for its first season, it allocated various known players to each of the league’s new teams. On February 5, 1996, MLS allocated St Andre to the Revolution. St Andre played only 15 games for the Revs, attaining a 1.81 GAA, putting him 10th out of 13 keepers in MLS that year. He won 6 games and had 2 shutouts. Fellow Revs keeper Aidan Heaney, on the other hand ranked 7th in the league with a 1.70 GAA in 19 games (8 wins and 4 shutouts). The Revs waived St. Andre on November 7, 1996. As no other teams expressed interest in him, St. Andre left MLS.

St Andre played for the U.S. National Beach Soccer Team.

After retiring from playing professionally, St Andre joined ESPN as a studio commentator for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He has also provided color commentary for Fox Sports and ESPN.

Jim dated a Brazilian model during his beach soccer days in Brazil. For a period of 2 years, he dated Michelle Alves; he subsequently ended the relationship to return to the US to date his current wife, Kathryn.

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