2018: Started in five games and competed in 12 … scored a timely goal in the Keydets’ first-round SoCon playoff game at Belmont, giving his team a 1-0 lead 27 minutes into the contest … also added an assist on the season, contributing a helper in VMI’s 4-1 win over Regent University on October 2 ... named to the fall Southern Conference All-Academic Team.
2017: Tied for the team lead in assists with one for the season … tied for fourth on the squad in points with one … played in 17 matches for the year, starting 12 as a defender … registered his assist in the season opener at Longwood, a game that resulted in a 2-2 draw … took two shots against Wofford at home on Oct. 21, one which was on frame … logged 1019 minutes on the pitch during the season including seven complete games ... named to the Dean's List and to the SoCon Honor Roll.
2016: Finished fourth on the team in points with three during the season … started 15 of his 16 games played during the year … scored a goal at Virginia Tech on Oct. 4 to keep the team from a shutout loss … had an assist in the final game of the year at Wofford on Nov. 5 … earned three points on the year between his goal and assist … tallied four shot attempts on the year, including two against Virginia Tech … logged a total of 1349 minutes on the pitch throughout the year, including 11 complete games ... Dean's List recipient both semesters ... received Distinguished in Academic Merit status from the Institute for having greater than a 3.5 cumulative GPA ... named to the Cadet-Athlete Honors Society for the second straight year ... SoCon Honor Roll member.
2015: Played in three games as a freshman … recorded an assist in the game at ETSU on Oct. 2 … also saw action in games at Pitt and at UNCG ... made Dean's List spring semester ... named to Cadet-Athlete Honors Society.
High School: Coached by Tim Novotny at South Carroll High in Mt. Airy, Md. … lettered all four years at the forward and midfield positions … named All-Conference and All-County … also played for the Thunder Sack club team based in Frederick, Md. … honor roll student.
Personal: Parents are Sohail and Raabia Shaikh … has two siblings, Sohni and Sheryar … plans to major in psychology.