GENERAL: Senior captain...Shoots the ball hard...Extremely athletic...Very aggressive with the ball...Great work ethic...Worked hard in the off-season.
2006: Started all 14 games at midfield... Ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 17 points...Scored nine goals and dished out eight assists...Scooped up 25 ground balls... Recorded a 55% shooting percentage.
2005: Played in all 15 games and made two starts...Ranked third on the team with seven assists...One of six players to tally 11 or more points on the season...Won 10 out of 32 face-offs...Corralled 23 ground balls...Forced opponents into five turnovers.
2004: Played in eight games as a freshman...Contributed with one goal and 10 ground balls.
PERSONAL: Born September 16, 1984...Son of Michael and Paula Aylward...Has one sister, Meghan, who attended UNC Wilmington and a brother, Danny, who attends Bryant College...A marketing and management major...Chose Siena because he liked the atmosphere and it seemed like a good fit.
BEFORE SIENA: All-American and 2003 Bay State League Midfielder of the Year...Two-time First Team Bay State League and Eastern Massachusetts All-Star...2003 team Co-MVP and Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic selection...Also lettered in football at Braintree High School.
BRECHT ON AYLWARD: "On the field, Michael has only one speed, and that's full speed. He stands among the top midfielders on the squad. Michael will be looked upon to bring veteran leadership to the field this season. He is very aggressive with the ball and has a strong will to succeed."