|| Jason Griffiths
Tenacious defender and the vocal leader of the Cardinal defense ... Came to The Farm from Middlebury College in Vermont ... Strong organizer as a central defender ... The lone graduate student on the Stanford squad.
As a Senior in 2004: Started 13 games in central defense ... Made first Stanford start against Tulsa (9/3) ... First goal in a Cardinal uniform was the equalizer against UC Davis (10/15) ... Attempted four shots.
Middlebury Career: Scored 13 points (four goals and five assists) in 43 games during his three seasons at Middlebury.
As a Junior in 2003: Named First Team All-American after captaining the Panthers to an 11-3-2 record and a trip to the NESCAC semifinals ... Earned second straight selection to the All-NESCAC First Team ... Anchored an extremely stingy defense that opened the season with five straight shutouts and posted 10 clean sheets on the season ... Named NESCAC Player of the Week (9/13) ... Scored one goal for the Panthers and added an assist ... Named First Team All-New England.
As a Sophomore in 2002: Served as team captain ... Saw action in 15 games, scoring two goals and adding two assists ... Ranked sixth on team with six points ... Tallied a goal against Colby-Sawyer (9/24) ... Assisted on the game-winning goal against Norwich (10/16) ... Scored the game-winning goal in the first round of the NESCAC Tournament against Trinity (11/3) ... Named First Team All-Conference and First Team All-New England.
As a Freshman in 2001: Played in 14 games, registering four points ... Assisted on goals against Wesleyan (9/29) and Williams (10/27) ... First collegiate goal was a game-winner against Bates (10/27).
As a Freshman in 2000: Redshirted his first season due to injury.
High School/Other: Attended same prep school (Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut) as teammate and fellow South African Darren Fernandez ... Served as captain during senior season ... Earned All-Conference and All-New England honors ... Spent three months training with Glasgow Rangers and Motherwell FC of Scotland in 1997.
Personal:Son of Philip and Denise Griffiths ... Has an older sister named Alison ... Graduate student pursuing a Master's Degree in International Education.
Coaching Staff on Griffiths: "Jason's experience and ability to organize the defense and attack will be a great asset to this year's team."