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#1 - Kyle Zobeck
2011-12 Men's Soccer
POS.
GK
HT.
6-1
WT.
180
YR.
Sr./Jr.
HOMETOWN
Coralville, Iowa
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Iowa City West
Kyle Zobeck

2011: Played every second in goal for the Crusaders as a redshirt junior, enjoying the best goalkeeping season in program history ... named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year and was a First Team All-League honoree ... earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team ... set new program single-season records with 11 shutouts and a 0.66 GAA ... ranked 12th in the nation in goals against average ... led Valpo to top-ten team rankings nationally in shutout percentage (0.55, 9th) and GAA (0.66, 10th) ... 11 shutouts is tied for seventh-most in a single season in Horizon League history ... enters senior year as Valpo’s career recordholder in shutouts (18) and goals against average (0.97), the latter mark ranking eighth in league history ... surrendered just four goals in eight Horizon League contests for a miniscule 0.46 GAA ... posted a 5-1-2 record in league play and a 9-6-5 mark overall ... had a string of five consecutive shutouts in a row Oct. 16-29, going 4-0-1 over that span, including a trio of Horizon League wins ... opened season with shutout win over Calumet Aug. 26 ... blanked Northwestern and IUPUI in back-to-back games Sept. 11 & 16 ... began Horizon League play with clean sheet at Cleveland State Sept. 24 ... earned shutouts in four straight league games against Wright State, Milwaukee, Loyola and UIC ... shutout win over Milwuakee Oct. 22 broke Valpo’s previous single-season shutout record ... named Horizon League Player of the Week Oct. 24 ... gave up just two goals over Valpo’s final eight games ... posted clean sheet against Loyola in Horizon League Championship semifinal Nov. 11, breaking Crusader career shutout record ... named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team after earning First Team Scholar All-North/Central Region honors ... earned Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month award for September ... repeated as an Academic All-Horizon League honoree and earned a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll ... named a Tau Beta Pi Laureate, the highest distinction for a senior engineering student in the United States ... spent summer of 2012 playing for Carolina Railhawks U23 side which won USASA Region III U23 Men’s Cup and advanced to the National Cup semifinals.

2010: Split time between the pipes as a redshirt sophomore for the Crusaders ... appeared in eight contests, starting six ... posted a 2-2-2 record on the season and registered a pair of shutouts ... also combined with Ryan Schwarz on a pair of team clean sheets ... allowed just four goals on the season, good for a miniscule 0.56 GAA ... did not allow more than one goal in any of his eight appearances ... posted a save percentage of .852, making 23 stops over the course of the season ... earned wins Sept. 6 versus UC Riverside (2-1) and Nov. 3 against Eastern Illinois (2-0) ... also recorded a shutout in 0-0 double overtime draw against Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 12, making six saves ... kept #16/17 Ohio State off the scoreboard into overtime on Oct. 17, eventually matching his career high with eight saves ... an Academic All-Horizon League honoree ... a member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll ... spent summer of 2011 playing for Carolina Railhawks U23 squad which won USASA U23 National Cup Championship, as well as USASA Region III U23 Men’s Cup.

2009: Sat out second season at Valpo as a redshirt ... earned Crusader Spirit Award ... named to Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for both fall and spring semesters.

2008: Played every minute in net during his rookie season for the Crusaders ... set Valpo’s then single-season goals against average record, posting a 1.47 GAA ... earned Horizon League All-Newcomer Team honors ... recorded five shutouts on the season, tied for second-most in a single year in Valpo history ... two of his clean sheets (Sept. 12 vs. Bradley, Oct. 26 at Michigan State) were against nationally-ranked foes, as he posted a 0.62 GAA in three matches against top-25 teams ... also allowed just one goal in four matches ... recorded 98 saves on the season ... ranked 25th in the nation with an average of 5.16 saves/match ... registered season-best eight saves on two occasions (Sept. 26 vs. Milwaukee, Nov. 2 vs. Detroit) ... also tallied seven saves in four other matches ... finished the year 4-3-1 in home matches, lowering GAA to 1.22 ... on the offensive side of the ball, registered an assist in victory over Western Michigan Sept. 21 with a long punt downfield ... earned valuable summer experience with the 2009 Iowa State Cup champion CRSA 89/90 side ... also played for the Des Moines Menace PDL.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Trojans ... earned First Team All-State and All-Conference honors as a junior and senior ... named to state All-Tournament team both years as well ... selected state All-Star Game MVP as a senior ... registered 28 shutouts in his three-year career ... set school single-season records with a 0.25 GAA and 17 shutouts ... earned Academic All-Conference honors as a senior ... also played basketball ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Kyle is the son of Bruce and Mary Zobeck ... major is mechanical engineering ... has earned Presidential academic honors, as well as being named to the Dean’s List, during his time at Valpo ... born February 6, 1990.