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#0 - Ryan Schwarz
2006-07 Men's Soccer
POS.
GK
HT.
6'4"
WT.
160
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Rockford, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Boylan Catholic
Ryan Schwarz
2009: Named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year for the second time in his career … also a First Team All-Horizon League honoree … named one of 34 finalists for National Player of the Year accolades by Soccer News Net … played every second in goal for the Crusaders as a redshirt junior … set new program single-season records for wins (10), shutouts (7) and goals against average (1.07) … helped Crusaders to third-place finish in league regular season standings and a spot in the league semifinals … stopped 75 shots on the season, good for a .781 save percentage … posted a season-high seven saves in overtime contest at #8/10 USF on Sept. 8 … posted three of his seven shutouts in Horizon League play (at Detroit Sept. 25, at Milwaukee Oct. 24, at UIC Oct. 31) and three in non-league action (at Eastern Illinois Sept. 1, at Bowling Green Oct. 6, at IPFW Oct. 20) … posted final clean sheet of the year Nov. 10 against Milwaukee in HL quarterfinal victory … earned a spot on the CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District V squad … an NSCAA Scholar All-Region recipient … named to Academic All-League team … earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention for both fall and spring semesters.

2008: Did not appear for the Crusaders due to a season-ending injury suffered in the preseason … used year as redshirt ... played in the summer of 2009 for Chicago Fire PDL squad ... stint was highlighted by Man of the Match honor after making six saves in the last 30 minutes of victory over Milwaukee Bavarian SC in U.S. Open Cup action.

2007: Named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year in Valpo’s first year as a league member ... also a Second Team All-League honoree ... appeared in 17 matches for Valpo as a sophomore ... set Crusaders’ single-season goals against average record, allowing just 1.57 goals per contest ... lowered GAA to a minuscule 1.02 in Horizon League contests with a .830 save percentage ... finished 17th among Division I goalkeepers, averaging 5.24 saves/match ... allowed one or zero goals in ten of 17 appearances in net ... made nine saves to keep Crusaders in game at #4/3 Duke Sept. 2 ... earned tie in Valpo’s first Horizon League match, stopping eight shots to preserve 1-1 draw vs. Loyola Sept. 16 ... gave up just four goals in Crusaders’ last six Horizon League contests, including just two tallies in regulation ... posted first shutout of season Oct. 3 at Detroit, making three saves ... did not allow a goal in 362:47 of regulation time, starting Oct. 21 vs. Michigan State through Nov. 9 at Wright State ... made several key second-half saves en route to 1-1 tie at Eastgate Field against #19/17 Michigan State ...  made career-high 11 stops in goal Oct. 28 at Wright State ... registered second shutout of campaign and sixth of his career in Crusaders’ home finale Nov. 2 vs. Cleveland State ... is already tops in Crusader history in GAA (1.88) and ranks fourth in shutouts (6) through just two seasons ... named to Academic All-League team ... a member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for both fall and spring semesters.


2006: Started all 15 matches he appeared in as a freshman ... set a freshman single-season Crusader record with four shutouts ... moved into a tie for third on Valpo’s single-season shutouts list ... earned victories in each of first three games as a Crusader ... made four saves in a shutout victory in first career match Aug 25 against DePaul ... made season-high 10 saves in win at UC Davis Sept. 2 ... stopped seven shots in shutout of Western Michigan Sept. 8 ... also stopped seven shots for a shutout victory Sept. 15 against Oral Roberts ... made three crucial saves in 1-0 victory over Oakland Sept. 30 ... named Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week for the shutout of the Golden Grizzlies ... was dominant at home, going 5-3 with a 1.47 goals against average and all four of his shutouts in eight starts at Eastgate Field ... finished season ranked 21st among Division I players with 5.13 saves/match.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner and starter for the Titans ... led team to State Runner-up finish and Northern Illinois Conference Championship as a senior ... also helped Titans to a Regional Championship in 2003 ... allowed only 16 goals in 24 regular-season matches in 2005 ...named Conference’s Most Valuable Player as a senior ... named to All-Sectional team in 2005 ... served as team captain as a senior, also earning team’s Most Valuable Player award ... earned Most Valuable Player honors for club team, Rockford United, in 2004, leading team to third place finish at Illinois State Cup ... carried a 4.0 grade point average during high school career.

Personal:Ryan is the son of Bob and Sue Schwarz ... major is finance ... has earned Presidential academic honors and been named to the Dean's List during his time at Valpo ... born December 11, 1987.

W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo