Sacir Hot

Sacir Hot

Position: Defender - Boston College — Jersey Number: 4

Sacir started his soccer career with FL Lightning Soccer Club where he was a leading defender. His strength and ability to transition from defender to offense made him a force to be reckoned with. He was an obvious choice to train with the Red Bulls Academy and eventually played on their professional team.

Captured the 2010 Milk Cup with the U.S U-20 Men’s National Team with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in Ballymena, Northern Ireland … participated in the U-20 MNT training camp in San Jose from June 27 – July 5, 2010.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)

Started and appeared in 13 games, including six ACC matches … part of the BC defense that ranked fifth in the ACC in goals allowed (22) and goals against average (1.04) … also scored a pair of goals on six shots … gave BC a two-goal lead when he found the back of the net in the 59th minute at Virginia Tech (11/5) … first goal of the year came vs. NC State (10/1) on a clearance that went through the goalkeeper’s legs to tie the game, 2-2 … BC went on to win 4-3 … it was the first goal of his career, estimated to be from 70 yards away.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009)

Played in 16 games … registered 15 starts as a center back … started 11 of the first 12 games; made his collegiate debut in the starting lineup of the season-opening game at Rhode Island (9/1) … missed seven games because of injuries; missed five straight games from Oct. 12 through Oct. 30 … a key component along a BC backline that finished the season with a team goals against average of 0.98, good for sixth among all ACC schools.

HIGH SCHOOL

Served as team captain for the U-16 and U-18 New York Red Bulls; U-16 team advanced to Super Y League championship game in 2007 … invited to participate in the U-18 Men’s National Team Mega Camp (Dec. 2008-Jan. 2009 in Carson, Calif.) … played with the Red Bulls in the U-17 Clubs World Cup in Spain (August 2007); the tournament featured 16 teams from 12 different countries … earned All-State honors as a sophomore at Fair Lawn High School … also played on the school’s football team, earning All-League second-team accolades as a kicker.

PERSONAL

Sacir Hot, born 1991 … enrolled in the Lynch School of Education … Sacir is the oldest of Valbona and Salih Hot’s three children