Acquired: Signed on Jan. 9, 2014 as Homegrown Player.
2014: Hit the ground running in his first professional season, produing five goals and four assists in his first 13 professional games to establish himself as the frontrunner for the MLS Rookie of the Year award … Stepped into the starting lineup in the second game of the season on March 16 at Portland … Posted three assists in five games from March 23-April 19 … Struck for three goals and one assist in breakout performance at New York on May 10, a 5-4 Fire win … Scored twice in 3-2 loss vs. Seattle on June 7.
College (Notre Dame 2010-13): Completed outstanding college career by leading Notre Dame to the 2013 NCAA championship and being named Most Outstanding Player of the College Cup … Also a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year after posting 12 goals and 10 assists as a senior … Named second team all-Great Lakes region and third team all-BIG EAST as a junior in 2012, posting six goals and six assists … Co-recipient of Notre Dame's Knute Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award … Scored twice in the NCAA tournament during Notre Dame's run to the Round of 16 … Regular contributor off the bench as a sophomore in 2011, ranking second on the team with five goals and adding two assists … Receievd Knute Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award … Appeared in every match as a freshman in 2010 and led the team with six assists … Named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team.
Amateur: A Chicago Fire Juniors North youth product from Lake Forest, Ill., and a member of the Fire Academy in 2009 and 2010, Shipp spent the summers of 2010-11 with Chicago's Super-20 sides and 2011-12 with the Chicago Fire Premier side in the USL Premier Development League … Started both of Fire Premier's US Open Cup games in 2012.
Personal: Majored in finance at Notre Dame and was named to the Dean's List five times … Received conference academic awards all four years of college, highlighted by his selection as 2013 Academic All-American of the Year for Division I men's soccer … Parents are Terry and Kathleen Shipp, and his younger brother, Michael, played with him at Notre Dame.