Canadian Dylan Sheehan
got a rude awakening to the world of college soccer as a freshman when he suffered a
fractured hip bone in a freak accident while taking a fitness test.
The injury limited Sheehan, a native of Nova Scotia, to one appearance in 2005, and he started only one game in 2006,
but he is off to a phenomenal start in 2007.
Sheehan's first-half goal gave the ninth-ranked Bears a 1-0 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Tuesday, marking the fifth straight game -- all
victories -- in which he has scored.
Like he did in the season-opening 2-1 win over Santa Clara and in the 1-0 win over Rhode Island on Sunday, the 6-foot-1 Sheehan scored on a header
against St. Francis, meeting Darren Howerton
's corner kick into the middle of the penalty area.
Sheehan, who was recruited to Brown by current Nova
Scotian teammate Matt Britner
, fractured his hip bone in the first week of preseason training in 2005 when he was obstructed while taking a fitness test and
ran into a hurdle at full speed. Despite the injury, he completed the test -- and passed.