6 Rory Knibbs
Rory  Knibbs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
London, England

High School:
Bradfield College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
F

Experience:
4V


03/11/2017

Men's Soccer Christens New SJSU Soccer Field Win An Exhibition Win Over Cal

Spartans win 2-1 over Cal on goals by Khorami and Knibbs.

01/12/2017

Four Men’s Soccer Players Garner Academic All-WAC Honors

Seniors Colunga, Knibbs and O’Mahoney honored for the second time; First honor for sophomore Partida.

12/06/2016

Colunga Named To NSCAA Third Team All-West Region Team

Colunga earns All-West region honors following last month’s All-Conference honor.

11/09/2016

Colunga Named Second Team All-WAC

Colunga garners all-conference award for the third consecutive year.

11/05/2016

Spartans Fall, 2-1, on Senior Day Ending Their Season

Loss eliminates SJSU from qualifying for the WAC Tournament.

AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Four-time letter winner for the Spartans, earning all-conference honors three times.  

HONORS:

2016-17 Academic All-WAC
2016-17 Preseason All-WAC
2015-16 NSCAA All-West Region (Second Team)

2015-16 First-Team All-WAC
2015-16 Academic All-WAC
2015-16 WAC Player of the Week (9/7)
2015-16 Preseason All-WAC
2014-15 San José State Athletics Individual Performance of the Year
2014-15 Preseason All-WAC
2014-15 Second Team All-WAC
2014-15 WAC Player of the Week (10/10-10/12)
2014-15 College Soccer News' National Team of the Week (10/10-10/12)
2013-14 Second Team All-WAC
2013-14 WAC All-Tournament Team


2016: A starter in 13 of the 17 matches... finished the season with two goals... finished career tied for first in goals scored in WAC matches (19)... third all-tie in career points (40) and shots (93) in WAC play... fourth all-time in career goals (30) in all matches among WAC schools.  

2015:
Earned starts in all 19 contests in which he appeared...led the team in goals (11), points (23), shots (60), shots on goal (30) and game winners (4)…the first Spartans to reach double digit goals in a season since 2005…23 points are the most on the team since 2002…was successful on three of four PK chances...recorded the second hat-trick of his career in the team’s 4-2 win over Sacramento State (9/4), which included the game winner…also had the game winner versus UC Davis (9/16), Grand Canyon (10/11) and at Incarnate Word (10/4)…among WAC performers ranked #2 in game winner, #3 in goals and shots and #4 in points…nationally was 20th in total goals, 29th in shots on goal, 30th in goals per game, 41st in shots and 43rd in points.

2014: A starter in all 18 of his apprearances...nine goals tied for the team lead...had a hat trick, including the game winner, in the team's 4-1 victory over UMass (9/2)...other game-winner came in a 3-1 decision over Houston Baptist (10/17)...picked up two goals at Air Force in a 5-1 win...assists came vs. UMass and Pacific (9/19) both wins...of his 43 shots, a team-high 25 were on frame, including a single-game best of five vs. UMass...a .581 SOG% topped the team...saw 1,365 minutes of action.

2013:
Led the side in goals (8), points (18), shots (46), shots on goal (29) and game-winning goals (2)...among WAC performers was tied for second in game winners, third in goals and points and 10th in shots....a starter in 19 of his 20 appearances...game winners came against UNLV (10/13) and at UMKC (11/1)...had two goal games against Grand Canyon (10/25) and at UMKC (11/1)...produced a season-high six shots against Fresno Pacific (9/13)...placed a team-high four shots on goal at UMKC (11/1)...played 1,349 minutes.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Bradfield College in Berkshire, England...participated in soccer (coach Luke Webb)...scored 25 goals in 20 matches as a senior... earned MVP honors from a vote of the coaches and players.

LVS ASCOT: Attended from 2006 to 2011...a four-year captain (coach Andy Towse)...won the district cup final and represented the school in the School Football Association.

CLUB: Competed for Ascot United (coach Ady Milne)...from U-12 to U-16 the side won the league and county championships...won the County Cup in 2008

MORE ON RORY: Majoring in communications... a native of Manchester, England.

Yr GP GS Sh G A Pts Sh% GWG
2013 20 19 46 8 2 18 .174 2
2014 18 18 43 9 2 20 .209 2
2015 19 19 60 11 1 23 .183 4
2016 17 13 25 2 0 4 .080 0
Total 73 69 174 30 5 65 .172 8