Nate Balfanz

#18 Nate Balfanz

POS. A
HT. 6'1"
WT. 175
YR. So.
HOMETOWN East Peoria, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) East Peoria

2004: Started 17 matches for the Crusaders ... a Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference selection ... drew an assist on the match-winning goal against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) ... tallied eight shots toward goal with six being on net ... team's Defensive Most Valuable Player ... team captain ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.

2003: Started all 17 matches for the Brown and Gold as a sophomore ... drew an assist on the match-winning goal at Drury ... fired six shots towards net on the season ... had three shot attempts against Southwest Missouri State ... earned Valpo's Mental Attitude Award ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.

2002: Came off of the bench to appear in six matches as a freshman ... tallied three shots on the season ... had two shot attempts, both on goal, at Western Illinois ... also had a shot attempt against Detroit.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Raiders ... a three-time All Mid-Illini Conference selection ... a two-time All-Sectional selection ... named to the Journal Star All-Metro Team three times ... set a school record for goals in a season (26) and career (72) along with assists in a season (18) and career (55) ... a two-year team captain ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Nathan is the son of Henry and Pam Balfanz ... major is psychology ... born September 6, 1983.