Charles Barden

#3 Charles Barden

POS. MF
HT. 5-9
WT. 155
YR. Jr.
HOMETOWN Cedar Rapids, Iowa
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Linn-Mar

2012: Appeared in 18 matches for Valpo including 17 starts...netted two goals and finished the season with five points...recorded a helper in the lone goal in the Crusaders' 2-1 loss at UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 7...scored Valpo's only marker in a 1-1 draw at DePaul on Oct. 9...registered a goal on Oct. 18th versus Northern Illinois...accumulated 21 shot attempts.

2011: Saw action in 18 matches during his sophomore year with the Crusaders, including seven starting assignments ... led Valpo with four goals and nine points on the season ... named team’s Offensive MVP ... scored first career goal in season opener against Calumet Aug. 26 ... opened scoring in Horizon League victory over Detroit Sept. 30 ... assisted on Valpo’s second goal versus the Titans as well ... tallied goals in back-to-back league fixtures Oct. 22 against Milwaukee and Oct. 26 at Loyola ... latter goal was the lone marker in a 1-0 Crusader win ... scored goals on four of his five shots on goal on the season ... tallied nine total shot attempts ... 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: Appeared in five contests in his first season at Valpo ... received a starting assignment Nov. 3 against Eastern Illinois ... assisted on eventual match-winning goal against the Panthers ... three of other four appearances off the bench came in Horizon League play ... spent summer of 2011 training with the Indiana Invaders FC PDL side.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Lions ... earned First Team All-State accolades as a senior after being named to the Second Team as a junior ... a three-time All-Conference selection, including two First Team honors ... named team MVP in each of his three seasons ... an Academic All-Conference honoree as a senior ... played club soccer for Eastern Iowa United (2006-2010) and CRSA (1998-2006) ... led EIU to a pair of state titles and CRSA to three state championships ... also selected to the Iowa ODP for five consecutive years ... played for the Vermont Voltage of the USL during summer of 2010.

Personal: Charles is the son of Andrew and Shari Barden ... major is biology ... born June 12, 1991.