Ryan Schwarz

#1 Ryan Schwarz

Pos. GK
Ht. 6'4"
Wt. 160
Yr. So.
Hometown Rockford, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Boylan Catholic
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.