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THIS IS UIC Founded.......................................................... 1896 Location................................................ Chicago, Ill. Affiliation......................................NCAA Division I-A Conference...................................... Horizon League Home Facility....................................... Flames Field Nickname......................................................Flames Colors....................... Navy Blue and Fire Engine Red Enrollment................................................... 27,309 Chancellor.................................Paula Allen-Meares Director of Athletics..............................Jim Schmidt Athletic Department Phone............. 312.996.4639

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COACHING STAFF Head Coach.............. Sean Phillips (Second season) Alma Mater..........................................Indiana ‘94 Assistant Coach.................................. Aleksey Korol Alma Mater..........................................Indiana ‘99 Assistant Coach.............................. Minos Vlamakis Alma Mater............................................Loyola ‘04 Athletic Trainer.............................Kristi Schluckbier Soccer Office Phone........................ 312.996.6755 Soccer Office Fax............................. 312.996.8349 Best Time to Reach Coach.................... Contact SID

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 Overall Record.....................................7-11-0 2010 Horizon League Record..........................3-5-0 2010 Horizon League Finish............................... 7th Starters Returning/Lost................................... 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................... 14/10 Newcomers..........................................................11 First Year of Division I Soccer.......................... 1981 All-Time Division I Record.....................241-253-51 All-Time Regular Season Conf. Championships.... 4 ....................................... 1999, 2000, 2006, 2008 All-Time Conf. Tournament Championships........... 3 ...................................................1999, 2000, 2007 All-Time NCAA Tournament Appearances.............. 4 ........................................ 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 Best NCAA Finish..................... Quarterfinals (2007) All-Time NCAA Tournament Record.................6-4-1

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Director/Athletic Communications: Brett McWethy ........................................................ Soccer Contact Asst. Dir./Athletic Communications: Dan Yopchick Asst. Dir./Athletic Communications: TBA McWethy’s e-mail........................McWethy@uic.edu McWethy’s office phone................... 312.996.5880 McWethy’s cell phone....................... 815.751.1015 Flames Field Press Box.....................312.355.1192

2011 Quick Facts/Schedule...........................1

2011 UIC Soccer Roster................................12

Chicago: Soccer’s Sweet Home......................2

Athletic Director Jim Schmidt.......................15

UIC Soccer in the Pros....................................3

Meet the Players..................................... 13-24

Experience UIC Soccer....................................4

2010 UIC Soccer Team Statistics.................25

Flames Field....................................................5

2010 UIC Soccer Combined Statistics..........26

Student-Athlete Success................................6

UIC Soccer Record Book......................... 27-28

Head Coach Sean Phillips............................7-8

UIC Soccer All-Americans........................... 29

Assistant Coach Aleksey Korol........................9

UIC Soccer: Part of the Community...............30

Assistant Coach Minos Vlamakis..................10

Athletic Director Jim Schmidt....................... 31

Soccer Support Staff....................................11

Photo/TV Roster...........................................32

2011 UIC SOCCER SCHEDULE AUGUST 18 (Thursday) 27 (SATURDAY)

at Eastern Illinois (Exhibition) MARQUETTE

Charleston, Ill. FLAMES FIELD

SEPTEMBER 1 (Thursday) 4 (Sunday) 9 (Friday) 11 (SUNDAY) 16 (Friday) 16 (FRIDAY) 18 (Sunday) 18 (SUNDAY) 23 (Friday) 27 (Tuesday)

vs. DePaul at UAB vs. Memphis! UC-IRVINE Wisconsin vs. Drake# SIU-EDWARDSVILLE# Wisconsin vs. SIU-Edwardsville# DRAKE# at Dayton at Michigan State

Toyota Park (Bridgeview, Ill.) Birmingham, Ala. Madison, Wis. FLAMES FIELD FLAMES FIELD FLAMES FIELD FLAMES FIELD FLAMES FIELD Dayton, Ohio East Lansing, Mich.

OCTOBER 1 (SATURDAY) 8 (Saturday) 14 (FRIDAY) 16 (SUNDAY) 22 (Saturday) 26 (WEDNESDAY) 29 (Sunday)

GREEN BAY* at Butler* CLEVELAND STATE* NEBRASKA-OMAHA at Detroit* WRIGHT STATE* at Valparaiso*

FLAMES FIELD Indianapolis, Ind. FLAMES FIELD FLAMES FIELD Detroit, Mich. FLAMES FIELD Valparaiso, Ind.

NOVEMBER 2 (Wednesday) 5 (SATURDAY) 8 (Tuesday) 11 (Friday) 13 (Sunday)

at Loyola* MILWAUKEE* Horizon League Tournament QF Horizon League Tournament QF Horizon League Championship

Chicago, Ill. 7:00 p.m. FLAMES FIELD 7:00 p.m. Higher Seed Hosts TBA Regular Season Champion Hosts TBA Regular Season Champion Hosts TBA

5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

! Wisconsin Soccer Classic (Madison, Wis.) # Chicago South Loop Hotel UIC Soccer Classic (Flames Field) * Horizon League game Home games listed in BOLD CAPS

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CHICAGO. SOCCER’S SWEET HOME The City of Chicago is a soccer town. The Windy City features a wide array of major soccer events throughout the year. Chicago houses professional clubs like the Chicago Fire and Chicago Storm, hosts international blockbusters such as U.S. vs. Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and U.S. vs. Brazil, unveils new events like The Chicago Trophy and SuperLiga, and cultivates the game through the Mayor’s Cup and the countless amount of local youth teams and clubs. In the past five years alone, the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Celtic, AC Milan, Sevilla, Club America, Chivas, and a long list of world-renowned clubs have played matches in the City of Big Shoulders.

TOYOTA PARK

AC MILAN

U.S. SOCCER HOUSE

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REAL MADRID VS. CHIVAS

CHICAGO FIRE VS. CLUB AMERICA


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Baggio Husidić

Baggio Husidić, who starred at UIC from 2006-08, was drafted in the second round (20th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire, and signed a Generation Adidas contract. In February 2011, Husidić confirmed that he will play for the United States national team.

Jay DeMerit (1998-2001) formed part of a defensive back line that helped lead the Flames into the NCAA Tournament in 2000. On November 18, 2010, DeMerit was announced For more on DeMerit’s incredible journey to the as the first player signed by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in top of the soccer world, visit JayDeMeritStory.com preparation for their entry into Major League Soccer in 2011. UICFLAMES.COM


EXPERIENCE UIC SOCCER UIC ALL-TIME BEST NATIONAL RANKINGS

Soccer America. ........................4th (9/25/08) Soccer Times.......... 6th (9/26/06 & 10/5/08) NSCAA/adidas....... 7th (9/26/06 & 10/7/08) College Soccer News. ................ 9th (Final Poll)

NCAA ALL-TIME BEST SINGLE-SEASON TEAM GAA

1) Evansville (1990).................................. 0.24 2) Indiana (1979)...................................... 0.25 3) Akron (2009)........................................ 0.27 4) Virginia (2009)..................................... 0.30 5) George Mason (1982)........................... 0.35 6) Clemson (1983).................................... 0.36 UIC (2006)........................................ 0.36

NCAA ALL-TIME BEST SINGLE-SEASON SAVE %

1) UIC (2006)........................................ .908 2) Bradley (1998)..................................... .906 3) Quinnipiac (2007)................................. .906

FLAMES SOCCER FAST FACTS

• UIC made school history in 2008 by reaching the NCAA “Sweet 16” for the second-straight season.

2008 NSCAA/ADIDAS ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION • Jovan Bubonja - GK • Baggio Husidic - M • Robert Younger - B

• UIC went 3-1-1 against Top-25 teams in 2008, ousting #4 Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament and beating #5 Santa Clara and #19 Michigan during the regular season.

2007 NSCAA/ADIDAS ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION • Jovan Bubonja - GK • Pavle Dundjer - M • Cesar Zambrano - M/F

• UIC is 9-3-1 against Top-25 teams on the road the past six seasons, including 4-1 in NCAA postseason play.

2006 NSCAA/ADIDAS ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION • Jovan Bubonja - GK • Pavle Dundjer - M • Tonci Skroce - F • Cesar Zambrano - M/F

• UIC was ranked in the national Top-25 polls from start to finish in 2008 for the first time in school history, and was a consensus Top-15 team for most of the season. • UIC was ranked in the national Top-25 polls from start to finish in 2008 for the first time in school history, and was a consensus Top-15 team for most of the season.

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS 2008 NSCAA/ADIDAS ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM • Baggio Husidic - M • Jovan Bubonja - GK

2007 NSCAA/ADIDAS ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM • Pavle Dundjer - M 2006 NSCAA/ADIDAS ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM • Tonci Skroce - F 2010 NSCAA/ADIDAS ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION • Robert Younger - B Second-year head coach Sean Phillips, pictured at left, also spent the previous five seasons as UIC’s lead recruiter and top assistant coach, helping develop the Flames into one of the top programs in the nation.

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COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS ALL-AMERICANS • 2008 - Jovan Bubonja - GK • 2008 - Baggio Husidic - M • 2007 - Jovan Bubonja - GK SOCCER AMERICA MVP’S • 2008 - Baggio Husidic - M • 2007 - Jovan Bubonja - GK NCAA TOURNAMENTS • Round of 32 - 2006 • Sweet 16 - 2008 • Elite Eight - 2007 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER COMBINE INVITES • 2008 - Baggio Husidic (Generation adidas signee) • 2007 - Pavle Dundjer • 2007 - Cesar Zambrano MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER DRAFT PICKS • 2008 - Baggio Husidic (Generation adidas signee) • 2007 - Cesar Zambrano • 2006 - Tonci Skroce


FLAMES FIELD HIGH-LEVEL SOCCER IN THE HEART OF CHICAGO The home of UIC soccer, Flames Field opened during the fall of 1996 and is one of the finest collegiate soccer fields in the Chicagoland area. Designed and build specifically for varsity soccer, the natural grass field sits on the south end of the UIC campus, behind the Physical Education Building. The soccer complex features a regulation-size field, permanent bleacher seating for 1,000 fans, a concession stand, an electronic scoreboard, a public address system and press box as well as a spectacular view of downtown Chicago and its beautiful skyline. Some new touches have been added to Flames Field. Lights were installed at the field in 2006 so the Flames could play night games for the first time in history. Seats were added, flags representing the nations of origin of every Flames player were raised above the bleachers, and a fence was wrapped around the pitch to create a more stadium-like soccer setting.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUCCESS ACADEMIC RESOURCES

While the challenges to the students at the University of Illinois at Chicago are often great, the campus provides vast resources to help students find the solutions to any roadblocks they may encounter to facilitate success both in and out of the classroom. UIC students and faculty work together with a low student-to-teacher ration, allowing for more opportunity for interaction between professors and students, building early relationships that foster academic success. UIC offers its students many academic outlets to get help outside of the classroom, whether it is in instruction from a tutor or counselor, or a mountain of research materials that can be found in any of the school’s libraries. UIC helps its students reach their goals.

RICHARD J. DALEY LIBRARY & LIBRARY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

These two mainstays of the UIC library system house more than 1.8 million volumes. UIC also has separate libraries for mathematics, architecture, art and science.

COUNSELING CENTER

This center offers career counseling and testing for UIC students who are having trouble deciding which direction to set their careers.

WRITING CENTER

This office provides guidance to students who need help with their writing assignments.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACADEMIC NETWORK

With counseling workshops and tutoring, this network offers academic, social and motivational help to African-American students.

LATIN-AMERICAN RECRUITMENT & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (LARES) This recruitment and retention program primarily serves Latino students with counseling workshops and tutoring.

NATIVE AMERICAN SUPPORT CENTER

This program works with American Indian students through academic counseling, and by helping to identify scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

PORT ACADEMIC CENTER SERVICES INDIVIDUAL STUDY

The spacious and comfortable main study area is monitored from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday though Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Students can focus on their schoolwork without distractions of home or dorm life. Computers are available for student-athletes to in the main study area.

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TUTORING

Tutoring is available to student-athletes in nearly every subject area. The Athletic Department has an exceptionally qualified staff of tutors. Sessions are scheduled during convenient hours for the student and the tutor, and are held in the Center’s small study rooms.

STUDY GROUPS

Student-athletes who wish to study together can reserve the small study rooms by checking with the receptionist outside the main study area.

ADVISING

Each student-athlete is required to meet with an academic advisor once each semester. In addition, advisors are available year-round to assist students with specific questions. Athletic Department advisors give special attention to NCAA degree and eligibility requirements when assisting student-athletes.

SCHEDULING ASSISTANCE

Center advisors have established relationships with faculty in many colleges and can intervene on the student’s behalf when scheduling problems arise.

SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a student-athlete who has utilized the Center to significantly improve academic performance over the past year. Funding for this award is provided by the Port Endowment for Academic Excellence.


HEAD COACH SEAN PHILLIPS One national championship. Three College Cups. And a key component in leading UIC to the winningest era in the history of the program. When officials welcomed Sean Phillips as the fifth head coach of the UIC men’s soccer program, they knew they were getting a winner. Prior to taking over the reins last season, Phillips served as the top assistant coach of the Flames since 2005. During his tenure, UIC advanced to three straight NCAA tournaments between 20062008. This included back-to-back Sweet 16 runs and an unprecedented trip to the Elite Eight in 2007. The Flames also achieved their greatest national rankings during Phillips’ UIC career, including a school-best No. 4 ranking in 2008. In his role as the program’s top assistant, Phillips coordinated countless facets of the program, including recruiting, game strategy, training, scheduling, academics and much more. Jovan Bubonja, the greatest goalkeeper in UIC history and one of the three best keepers in college soccer over the last decade according to College Soccer News, was discovered and recruited to UIC by Phillips. He coached Bubonja to a seemingly-endless list of accolades that are highlighted by back-to-back All-America seasons and a semifinalist nod for the Hermann Trophy, given to college soccer’s national player of the year, in 2008. Four Flames players achieved All-America honors in the last four seasons under Phillips’ watch, including current Chicago Fire midfielder Baggio Husidic, who claimed Horizon League Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year accolades in 2008, and signed a Generation adidas contract at the conclusion of the 2008 season, being recognized as one of the most promising underclassmen in the country. Phillips began his coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater, Indiana University, in 2000. He helped the Hoosiers advance to three College Cups while on staff, winning a national championship in 2004 before heading to UIC. The Indiana Hoosiers also made a pair of trips to the College Cup during his playing career from 1991-94.

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In 2005, UIC enjoyed the sixth-biggest turnaround in the nation, capitalizing on a rebuilding project that began in the spring of 2005 when Phillips arrived with a new staff as the top assistant. That experience will undoubtedly pay dividends for the Flames heading into the future. Last season, Phillips and his staff took over a team that lost eight starters from the 2009 team. While fielding one of the youngest teams in the Horizon League and battling injuries to five starters, the Flames played well down the stretch; UIC beat nationallyranked Ohio State 1 - 0 at Flames Field in mid-October, jumpstarting a stretch that saw the Flames blank three

opponents in just 14 days. The win over the Buckeyes gave UIC momentum in the ensuing weeks, leading to pivotal road wins over Milwaukee and Valparaiso in the final three conference games. At the conclusion of the season, senior defender Robert Younger was named an All-Great Lakes Region performer, despite sitting out the last five games with a season-ending knee injury. Phillips is very active in the soccer community, serving as a clinician for “America Scores Chicago,” a soccer league with the purpose of providing boys and girls with an alternative to spending after-school time on the streets. His players are also active in the organization, serving as coaches, while helping the program secure better equipment. He also serves as the Technical Advisor for the Chicago United Futbol Club, an elite training program targeted to support all facets of youth soccer development, ranging from the initial stages of skill development to elite level training. Chicago United Futbol Club also counts Coach Phillips as a board member.

THE SEAN PHILLIPS FILE HEAD COACH -- UIC (2010-PRESENT) Year Record Accomplishments 2010 7-11-0 Defeated #16 Ohio State, 1-0 (10/13/10) ASSISTANT COACH -- UIC (2005-09) Year Record Accomplishments 2009 6-6-7 2008 12-4-6 NCAA Sweet 16 2007 13-6-6 NCAA Quarterfinals 2006 13-3-5 NCAA Second Round 2005 10-5-2 ASSISTANT COACH -- INDIANA (2000-04) Year Record Accomplishments 2004 19-4-1 NCAA Champions 2002 15-4-2 NCAA Third Round 2001 18-4-1 NCAA College Cup 2000 16-7-0 NCAA College Cup

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Phillips has become active with the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO), coordinating attendance at UIC soccer games for students from UNO’s charter schools, and consulting the organization’s growing soccer programs. He recently served as a guest speaker at the UNO athletics banquet. Phillips graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Indiana in 1994, and earned his Master’s in Sport Management from IU in 2002. Phillips holds numerous coaching licenses, including an NSCAA Premier Diploma with Distinction, an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma with Distinction, and an NSCAA Goalkeeper Level III Diploma. UIC is a family affair for Phillips, as his wife Allison works for the University Office of Development. The family currently resides in Logan Square.


ASSISTANT COACH ALEKSEY KOROL In his second stint on the UIC men’s soccer coaching staff is former Indiana University AllAmerican and Major League Soccer standout Aleksey Korol. Korol rejoined the Flames as the top assistant coach on second-year head coach Sean Phillips’ staff prior to the 2010 campaign, after spending a year as an assistant at Indiana. Korol served as the second assistant coach at UIC in his first stint at the school from 2006-2008, helping the Flames advance to the NCAA tournament each year. While Korol was on the Flames’ staff, UIC compiled a record of 38-13-17 and made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16, including an unprecedented Elite Eight run in 2007. Along with the 2009 Round of 16 appearance with Indiana, Korol has been on the staff of three consecutive Sweet 16 sides. In his first stint with the Flames, Korol was charged with the development of UIC’s attacking players, and his tutelage was evident each season. In 2008 UIC featured one of the nation’s best offensive players in Baggio Husidic, who grew into a play-making force while Korol was on staff during his entire three-year college career. Husidic posted 24 points, including nine goals, en route to NSCAA/adidas First Team All-American honors. He was also named Horizon League Player of the Year, Horizon League Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Horizon League First Team pick.

During his All-American season in 1999 he scored a career-high 20 goals and posted 10 assists to become the first IU player in a decade to score 50 points, garnering All-Region and Big Ten Player of the Year honors along the way. At Indiana Korol made three College Cup appearances with the Hoosiers, guiding IU to back-to-back National Championships as a junior and senior. Korol posted 29 points on 12 goals and five helpers in 17 NCAA postseason matches from 1996 through 1999, good for the most points in NCAA Tournament history. He was an All-Big Ten selection in each of his four seasons, winning Big Ten Championships every year he was at Indiana. Drafted by Dallas with the fifth pick in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft, Korol played two seasons for the Burn, playing in 36 matches and scoring seven goals, and appeared in one game for the Chicago Fire before injury hampered his MLS career. He played in the United Soccer League in 2003 and 2004 before moving to the coaching ranks. Korol has extensive experience coaching in the youth ranks. His experiences in youth coaching range from starting youth academy programs in New York and Indiana as well as training competitive youth travel teams. Korol has also worked the Indiana Soccer Camps and the UIC Soccer Camps.

UIC had four players scored five or more goals and three with five or more assists as the Flames won the league regular season title and advanced to the Round of 16 in 2008. 2007 was a season to remember for the Flames, and Korol assisted in making that campaign historic. The Flames won the league tournament title and eliminated three ranked teams on the road to finish one match shy of a berth to the NCAA College Cup. Leading the charge was All-American Pavle Dundjer and league tournament MVP Cesar Zambrano, both offensive standouts under Korol’s watch. Led by All-American striker Tonci Skroce, the Flames entered the national soccer scene during Korol’s first season in 2006 by catapulting up the national rankings and capturing the league regular season title for the first trip to the NCAA tournament in six seasons. UIC advanced to the Round of 32 and set the stage for the Flames’ rise as an NCAA soccer power. Korol concluded his collegiate career at Indiana in 1999 as the leading point scorer in NCAA Tournament history and the fourth-highest point scorer in the illustrious history of IU soccer. A 1999 All-American and Soccer America’s Player of the Year that season, Korol scored 57 goals and assisted on 35 others for a career point total of 149, the fourth-most in Indiana history.

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ASSISTANT COACH MINOS VLAMAKIS Minos Vlamakis, one of the area’s most well-respected young coaches, is in his fifth season with the UIC men’s soccer coaching staff and second as a full-time assistant coach. Vlamakis has played a huge role with the Flames since 2007, serving on the staff that directed back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16 runs and an unprecedented Elite Eight run in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. With myriad duties in the program, Vlamakis played a key part in the team’s preparation throughout each season. Vlamakis brings a wide array of award-winning experience that he has accumulated over a short period of time. His most recent endeavor includes serving as head coach of RWB Adria, one of the most decorated clubs in the state. Vlamakis maintained that tradition by leading RWB Adria to National Soccer League, Illinois State Cup, and Illinois Open Cup titles in his first year at the helm in 2006, garnering Illinois Soccer Team of the Year accolades. He has also guided the club to finals appearances in the Illinois Amateur Cup (2006, 2007) and the USASA National Open Cup (2007) and led the team to a Midwest Region II Open Cup championship in 2007 that qualified RWB Adria for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Vlamakis has also served as a coach for the Illinois State Select Team since 2004, taking the reigns as head coach in 2006-07. He led the team to four consecutive Midwest Region II Select Team titles and the USASA National Championship at the 2006-07 George F. Donnelly Cup. The Elmwood Park native cut his teeth in the coaching ranks as assistant coach for the Assyrian Winged Bull club, where he previously played as a goalkeeper until a back injury

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took him out of action and guided him to a new calling. As both a player and coach Vlamakis helped Winged Bull to a bevy of state, regional and national titles. From 2005 until 2006 Vlamakis was also an assistant coach for Oakton Community College, where he coached a pair of NSCAA/ adidas All-Americans and two regional semi-finalists. Vlamakis was named the 2006 National Soccer League Coach of the Year, the 2006 Illinois State Soccer Association Coach of the Year, and the 2006-07 Midwest Region II Coach of the Year. In January 2006 Vlamakis was named to the Executive Board of the Illinois State Soccer Association, becoming the youngest member of the board in the history of the ISSA at age 24. He has also served as an Executive Administrator for the National Soccer League since 2001 and has been a USSF referee since 2000. A graduate of Loyola, Vlamakis currently resides in Chicago.


SOCCER SUPPORT STAFF

Jim Schmidt

Tonya McGowan

Rick Harrigan

Alice Tym

Denny Wills

Eric Phillips

Sam Rush

Bill Bavirsha

Nick Zostautas

Dimitri Meletis

Mike Giffin

Kristi Schluckbier

Phil Ross

Ryan Ptak

Adam Levinson

Athletic Director

Special Assistant: Athletics

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Assistant Facilities Director

Associate AD/SWA

Associate AD/ Internal Operations

Volunteer Assistant Coach

UIC Athletic Marketing

Senior Assoc. Athletic Director

Assistant AD/ Academic Services

Undergraduate Assistant Coach

Associate AD/Advancement

Associate AD/Facilities

Soccer Athletic Trainer

Bill Thomas

Associate AD/ Financial Management

Mike Gilmartin

Assistant AD/Sports Medicine

Brett McWethy

Dir. of Athletic Communications Soccer SID

Director of Broadcasting & Corporate Sales

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2011 UIC SOCCER NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Name Josh Beard Felipe Carrasco Moriba Diallo Zach Kaleta Nermin Dautovic Slobodan Aleksov Ivan Stanisavljevic Jesus Torres Eric Frazier Joe Radice Peter Hanula Mirza Prses Ned Pavlovic Paul Tracy Nazar Bodnarchuk Phil Galounis Marcin Modzelewski Isai Lemus Thomas Villamil Drew Wolfe Piotr Lagowski Ekerin Agboola Alexis Cruz Alex Brinlee Ilmi Mehmeti Craig Krzyskowski Piotr Kikloski Goran Ikic Taylor Kelliher

Ht. 5-8 5-9 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1 5-7 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-7 5-10 6-2 5-7 6-1 6-2 5-9 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-0 5-10

Wt. 155 165 180 175 175 180 165 155 165 160 160 175 175 155 170 190 160 160 160 180 155 185 180 150 155 195 215 175 165

Pos. F/M/B B/M M B M B/M M F/M F/M F/M M M/B M/F F/M M/B M/F B M M B/M F/M M B B/M M B GK GK GK

Year Hometown/High School/Last College Sophomore-RS Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg Sophomore-RS Iowa City, Iowa/Shattuck-St. Mary’s [Faribault, Minn.] Senior-RS Bristol, Ind./Northridge Sophomore-RS Barrington, Ill./Barrington Sophomore-RS Chicago, Ill./Mather Sophomore Belgrade, Serbia/Crnjanski Junior Belgrade, Serbia/Sportska Gimnazija Freshman Chicago, Ill./Little Village Senior Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus/Milwaukee Junior St. Louis, Mo./Chaminade Prep Sophomore Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young Sophomore-RS Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Niles West Sophomore-RS Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook South Senior-RS Naperville, Ill./Waubonsie Valley/Bradley Freshman-RS Chicago, Ill./Lake View Sophomore-RS New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central Freshman Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North Junior-TR Chicago, Ill./Amundsen Freshman Niles, Ill./Niles West Senior-RS Elgin, Ill./Larkin Freshman Chicago, Ill./Taft Freshman-RS Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest Freshman Chicago, Ill./John F. Kennedy Freshman Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley Freshman Paris, Texas/Paris Senior-RS Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township/Notre Dame Sophomore-RS Harwood Heights, Ill./Maine South Freshman Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Catholic School Center - Gymnasium/Zelijeznicar Senior-RS Prospect Heights, Ill./Hersey

Sean Phillips - Head Coach (Second season) Aleksey Korol - Assistant Coach Minos Vlamakis - Assistant Coach Dimitri Melitis - Director of Soccer Operations Mike Giffin - Undergraduate Assistant Coach Kristi Schluckbier - Athletic Trainer Nick Zostautas - Strength & Conditioning Coach

ROSTER BY CLASS

Seniors (6): Moriba Diallo, Eric Frazier, Taylor Kelliher, Craig Krzyskowski, Paul Tracy, Drew Wolfe Juniors (3): Isai Lemus, Joe Radice, Ivan Stanisavljevic Sophomores (10): Slobodan Aleksov, Josh Beard, Felipe Carrasco, Nermin Dautovic, Phil Galounis, Peter Hanula, Zach Kaleta, Piotr Kikloski, Mirza Prses, Ned Pavlovic Freshmen (10): Ekerin Agboola, Nazar Bodnarchuk, Alex Brinlee, Alexis Cruz, Goran Ikic, Piotr Lagowski, Ilmi Mehmeti, Marcin Modzelewski, Jesus Torres, Thomas Villamil

ROSTER BY STATE/COUNTRY

Illinois (20): Ekerin Agboola, Josh Beard, Nazar Bodnarchuk, Alex Brinlee, Alexis Cruz, Nermin Dautovic, Phil Galounis, Peter Hanula, Zach Kaleta, Taylor Kelliher, Piotr Kikloski, Craig Krzyskowski, Piotr Lagowski, Isai Lemus, Marcin Modzelewski, Ned Pavlovic, Jesus Torres, Paul Tracy, Thomas Villamil, Drew Wolfe Bosnia and Herzegovina (2): Goran Ikic, Mirza Prses Serbia (2): Slobodan Aleksov, Ivan Stanisavljevic Texas (2): Eric Frazier, Ilmi Mehmeti Iowa (1): Felipe Carrasco Indiana (1): Moriba Diallo Missouri (1): Joe Radice

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MORIBA DIALLO

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ERIC FRAZIER

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Senior 6-0 • 165 • Forward/Midfield Flower Mound, Texas • Marcus Club: Andromeda 90

Redshirt Senior 6-3 • 180 • Midfield Bristol, Ind. • Northridge Club: FC Indiana 2010: Appeared in 13 matches, getting the start in seven of those outings ... Took a season-high three shots against Detroit (09/26/11), with one of them being on goal ... Recorded two shots in the match against Michigan (09/10/11), including one shot-ongoal ... On three different occasions, took one shot in each of those matches ... Finished the season with eight total shots, and three shots on goal. 2009: Started 13 of 16 matches. 2008: Appeared in 19 games, starting twice ... Scored first collegiate goal with five minutes remaining in 1-0 win at Marquette (10/2/08). 2007: Appeared in five games, making two starts, before a leg injury ended his season ... Earned a medical redshirt, retaining four years of eligibility. Prep/Personal: Lettered as a defensive midfielder for Northridge H.S. in Middlebury, Ind. ... Selected to the 2006 NSCAA/adidas High School Boys All-Region IV (Central) Team ... All-state first team selection ... All-Northern Light Conference honoree ... All-region and all-district ... Guided Raiders to sectional and regional titles ... Semi-state runner-up finish as a senior ... Played on club level with FC Indiana for three years under coach Shek Borkowski ... Two-time Premier League MVP ... Part of two state championship teams and three league championship squads ... Won 2005 Region 2 title and the 2005 U.S. Open championship ... Member of U.S. National Men’s Amateur Team in 2006 Born January 1, 1988 ... Son of Thomas and Nanci Sutula.

DIALLO’S CAREER STATS Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total

GP/GS 5/2 19/2 16/13 13/7 53/24

Goals 0 1 0 0 1

Assists 0 0 0 0 0

Points 0 2 0 0 2

Shots 2 10 15 8 35

SOG 2 7 8 3 20

2010: Started all but two matches ... Was in the top-10 of the Horizon League in the following categories: goals, assists, points and shots ... Scored his first-career goal, against Cincinnati (09/17/11)... Had a season-high two goal effort in a Horizon League victory over foe Valparaiso (2-1) on Halloween ... Tallied an assist against Wright State (10/3/11), which was the Flames’ first Horizon League win ... Also dished out the game-winning assist against Milwaukee (10/23/11) ... Took a season-high five shots in two different matches, against Horizon League foes Cleveland State (09/24/11) and Valparaiso (10/31/11) ... Averaged more than two shots per game ... Finished the season as the team leader in assists (4), shots (39), shots on goal (20), game-winning goals (3), and was second on the team with six goals and 16 total points. Milwaukee (2008-2009): Played in 24 matches, starting 18, in two seasons at Horizon League rival Milwaukee ... 2008 All-Horizon League Second Team ... 2008 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... Led Panthers in points (16), goals (6) and assists (4) as a freshman in 2008 ... Tied for sixth in Horizon League in points in 2008 ... Scored two game-winning goals as a rookie: vs. Dayton (9/5/2008) and vs. Loyola (10/18/2008) ... 2008 Wisconsin Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Milwaukee’s MVP and co-newcomer of the year in 2008 ... Missed most of 2009 season due to injury, playing in just five matches Prep/Personal Notes: Team captain of back-to-back state champions at Marcus High School ... Guided Marcus to 56-3-3 record in final two seasons, including an undefeated 30-0-0 junior campaign ... Team finished No. 1 in final NSCAA/adidas poll in 2007 Helped Marcus finish No. 3 nationally as a senior in 2008 ... Scored 14 goals and assisted on eight others as a junior ... Led Marcus to state-record 32 consecutive wins ... First Team All-Conference and Most Valuable Midfielder as a senior ... Second Team All-Conference and Newcomer of the Year as a junior ... Lettered two years as a kicker for the Marcus football team ... Played for the Andromeda 90 club ... Won U.S. Youth National Championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Born January 23, 1990 ... Son of Joe and Ann Frazier.

FRAZIER’S CAREER STATS Year 2008* 2009* 2010 Total

GP/GS 19/16 5/2 18/16 42/34

Goals 6 0 6 12

Assists 4 2 4 10

Points 16 2 16 34

Shots 65 11 39 115

SOG 28 4 20 52

* Statistics compiled at Milwaukee (2008/2009)

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CRAIG KRZYSKOWSKI Redshirt Senior 6-2 • 195 • Back Western Springs, Ill. Lyons Township/Notre Dame Club: HUSA Soccer Club

Redshirt Senior 5-10 • 165 • Goalkeeper Prospect Heights, Ill. • Hersey Club: Schwaben AC 2010: Did not appear in any matches. 2009: Sat out the season. 2008: Saw action in three matches, recording one start ... Made first collegiate start in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 match at No. 13 North Carolina. 2007: Sat out the year as a redshirt, retaining four years of eligibility. Prep/Personal: Lettered three years as a goalkeeper for Hersey ... Twotime All-Mid-Suburban League selection ... All-area honorable mention ... Guided the Huskies to a Sweet 16 appearance in the 2006 state tournament ... Two-time Mid-Suburban League champion ... Won Soccer Bowl, sectional and regional titles as a senior ... Played on the club level for Schwaben AC and coach Marcus Laxgang for seven years ... Served as a team captain for Schwaben ... Paced Schwaben to a 2006 state finalist finish ... Part of the ‘88 state ODP team pool ... Identified by the UIC coaching staff at the UIC Soccer Camp ... Born October 25, 1988 ... Son of Tim and Marta Kelliher.

KELLIHER’S CAREER STATS Year 2008 Total

GP/GS 3/1 3/1

W-L-T 3-1-0 3-1-0

Min. 111:10 111:10

GA 4 4

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GAA 3.24 3.24

SV 6 6

SV% .600 .600

SHO 0 0

Prep/Prior to UIC: Spent the past three seasons on Notre Dame’s roster; will have one year of eligibility as UIC as he pursues his Master’s degree ... Played in two games during the 2010 campaign ... Was named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2009 ... Played club soccer for HUSA Soccer Club based out of Hinsdale, Ill. ... Captained team at Lyons Township ... Named to Academic All-Conference and All-Sectional teams during senior season. Personal: Son of Todd and Tami Krzyskowski ... Born September 21, 1988 ... Has one younger brother ... Earned two varsity letters in the sport of basketball at Lyons Township - was named Academic All-Conference his senior year as a starting guard.

KRZYSKOWSKI’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 Total

GP/GS 16/13 53/24

Goals 0 1

Assists 0 0

Points 0 2

Shots 15 35

SOG 8 20


PAUL TRACY

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DREW WOLFE

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Redshirt Senior 5-11 • 155 • Forward/Midfield Naperville, Illinois Waubonsie Valley/Bradley Club: Chicago Magic

Redshirt Senior 6-2 • 180 • Back/Midfield Elgin, Illinois • Larkin Club: Schwaben AC

2010: Started all 17 of the games he appeared in ... Scored his first goal in a UIC jersey against Cal State Northridge (09/19/11), which was the game-winner in a comeback win (2-1) at the University of Akron tournament ... Recorded three points (goal and assist) in a Horizon League win over Wright State (10/3/11), 4-0 ... Assisted the lone goal of the match against Eastern Illinois (10/27/11) that helped set-up the game-winner for Eric Frazier ... Took a season-high three shots in the season opener against Florida International (09/3/11), with two of them being on target ... In his first season with the Flames, finished with six points (third on team), two goals (third on team) and two assists, 12 shots, seven shots on goal and one game-winner.

2010: Started 16 of the 17 matches he appeared in ... Recorded his only goal of the season in a convincing 4-0 Horizon League win over Wright State (10/3/11), and also had a season-high two shots in the match ... Against Wisconsin (11/3/11), recorded one shot ... Finished the season with two total points, one goal, three shots, and one shot on goal.

Bradley (2007-2008): Spent two years at Bradley ... Helped Braves advance to 2007 NCAA Elite Eight ... Part of Braves’ Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament championship team in 2007 ... Appeared in 26 matches in 2007, making 19 starts ... Scored two goals and assisted on three others as a freshman ... Assisted on gamewinning goal in 3-2 overtime win over Maryland in NCAA third round ... MVC All-Freshman Team and Bradley’s Freshman of the Year ... Played in 15 matches as a sophomore, scoring a goal and assisting on another.

2007: Sat out the year as a redshirt, retaining four years of eligibility ... Started for the Flames in a scoreless spring 2008 exhibition draw against the Chicago Fire.

Prep/Personal Notes: Lettered four years at Waubonsie Valley ... Two-time all-state pick NSCAA All-Midwest Region following senior season ... Part of three Upstate 8 Conference champions and two conference tournament champions ... Played five years for the Chicago Magic and coach Mike Matkovich ... Helped the Magic to a US Club title, a Y-League national crown, five state cup titles and 2003 national runner-up status ... Born June 23, 1989 ... Son of Preston and Mary Tracy.

TRACY’S CAREER STATS Year 2007* 2008* 2010 Total

GP/GS 26 15 17/17 58

Goals 2 1 2 5

Assists 3 1 2 6

Points 7 3 6 16

Shots 21 10 12 43

SOG 6 6 7 19

2009: Appeared in three matches. 2008: Appeared in 10 games as a reserve ... Made collegiate debut at UAB (9/5) ... Played in all three of UIC’s NCAA Tournament matches.

Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner for Larkin ... Four-year team captain of the Royals All-Upstate 8 and all-area selection ... Led Larkin in assists as a junior (16) and senior (19) ... Played for Schwaben AC for four years under coach Marcus Laxgang ... Part of team’s second-place state finish in 2006 ... Played for the state ODP team in 2004 ... Identified by UIC coaching staff at UIC Soccer Camp ... Born September 17, 1988 ... Son of Kevin and Pamela Wolfe.

WOLFE’S CAREER STATS Year 2008 2009 2010 Total

GP/GS 10/0 3/0 17/16 30/16

Goals 0 0 1 1

Assists 0 0 0 0

Points 0 0 2 2

Shots 2 0 3 5

SOG 0 0 1 1

* Statistics compiled at Bradley (2007/2008)

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ISAI LEMUS Junior - Transfer 5-7 • 160 • Midfield Chicago, Ill. Amundsen/Lincoln College Club: Sockers FC

Prep/Prior to UIC: Played the past two seasons at Lincoln College in Normal, Ill., leading the Lynx to the district and regional championships, including a fifthplace finish at the national tournament in 2010 ... Was named All-Conference in each of the last two campaigns ... Played one season at Amundsen High School in Chicago, earning All-Sectional honors ... Played club soccer for Sockers FC under head coach David Richardson, for four years ... Played internationally on the Italy, Germany and Austria Tour from 2003-05 ... In 2005, was part of an Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Championship team. Personal: Son of Fernando and Agripina Lemus ... Born March 18, 1989.

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JOE RADICE

RADICE’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 2010 Total

GP/GS 18/5 15/14 33/19

2009: Appeared in 18 matches, starting five times ... Scored first collegiate goal at Detroit (11/7). Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder and forward for Chaminade ... Helped the Red Devils win a district title as a senior ... Team captain and offensive MVP in 2008 ... All-state, all-metro and All-Metro Catholic Conference as a senior ... One of the top 10 “Players to Watch” named by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Guided Chaminade to a 21-4-1 record as a junior in 2007, pushing the Red Devils to a No. 1 ranking in both the state and the country ... Played two years with the St. Louis Scott Gallagher U-18 Academy Team under coach Tom Howe ... Named to 2008 U-18 U.S. Developmental Academy Starting XI for Midwest Conference ... Played six years on the Missouri ODP team, winning a Region II title in 2006 ... Attended four regional camps ... Eight-year member of the Busch Soccer Club ... Born August 23, 1990 ... Son of Bob and Maureen Radice.

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Assists 0 2 2

Points 2 2 4

Shots 11 23 34

SOG 6 14 20

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IVAN STANISAVLJEVIC Junior 5-7 • 165 • Midfield Belgrade, Serbia Sportska Gimnazija Club: Radnicki Novi Beograd

Junior 5-10 • 160 • Midfield/Forward St. Louis, Mo. Chaminade Prep Club: Scott Gallagher S.C. 2010: Appeared in 15 matches, starting 14 of those contests ... Had an assist that helped set-up the game-winning goal in Horizon League matches against Milwaukee (10/23/11) and Valparaiso (10/31/11)... Took a season-high four shots against Wisconsin (11/3/11), with three of those shots being on target ... Finished the season with two points, two assists (third-best on team), 23 shots and 14 shots on goal, which were both good enough for second-best on the team.

Goals 1 0 1

2010: Appeared in 15 matches, with nine starts ... Recorded his first point and assist of the season, when he helped the Flames score their only goal against then No. 12 Butler (10/9/11) ... Took a season-high four shots against host UMKC (10/19/11) ... Averaged one shot per game, and ended the season with a total of 15 shots; and nine of them on target, which was fourth-best on the team for both categories. 2009: All-Horizon League Second Team selection ... Horizon League AllNewcomer Team pick ... Appeared in 17 matches, starting eight times ... Led UIC in goals (seven) and points (14) ... Scored first collegiate goal against UC Riverside (9/20) ... Converted penalty kick against Wisconsin (9/30) ... Scored three goals, including two in the final two minutes to break a 1-1 tie, against Wright State (10/2) ... Tallied the decisive goal with 27 seconds left in regulation to beat Milwaukee (10/17) ... Equalized match at Loyola (10/24) with successful penalty kick. Prep/Personal: Played five years for the Radnicki Novi Beograd club in Belgrade, Serbia ... Club was ranked fourth in the Serbian U-19 First Division ... Also played for the U-19 Serbian National Team ... Born October 12, 1989 ... Son of Tomislav and Dragana Stanisavljevic.

STANISAVLJEVIC’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 2010 Total

GP/GS 17/8 15/9 32/17

Goals 7 0 7

Assists 0 1 1

Points 14 1 15

Shots 24 15 39

SOG 15 9 24


SLOBODAN ALEKSOV

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JOSH BEARD

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Sophomore 6-1 • 180 • Back/Midfield Belgrade, Serbia • Crnjanski Club: FK BASK 2010: Appeared in 13 matches, with seven starts ... Helped set-up one of the goals against Horizon League foe Cleveland State (09/24/11) ... Recorded a season-high three shots on two different occasions, once against Michigan (09/10/11) and the other in a 2-1 win over Cal State Northridge (09/19/11)... On six different occasions, took one shot, including two shots-on-goal ... Finished the season with one point and an assist, and took a total of 12 shots, with two of them being on goal. Prep/Personal: Played five years for the FK BASK club in Serbia ... Became the youngest captain in club history at 20 years old ... Joined Senior Team at age 17 Born March 3, 1989 ... Son of Radoslav and Radmila Aleksov.

ALEKSOV’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 Total

GP/GS 13/7 13/7

Goals 0 0

Assists 1 1

Points 1 1

Shots 12 12

SOG 2 2

Redshirt Sophomore 5-8 • 155 • Forward/Mid/Back Schaumburg, Ill. • Schaumburg Club: Sockers FC Chicago 2010: Red-shirted the season, preserving three years of eligibility. 2009: Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... Started 17 of 18 games he appeared in ... Played primarily on the back line ... Scored first career goal against UAB (9/4/09). Prep/Personal: 2009 U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team camp player ... Lettered four years as a forward, midfielder and defender for Schaumburg ... 2007 and 2008 all-state ... 2007 and 2008 All-Midwest Suburban League ... Two-time Chicago Sun-Times All-Area First Team ... Two-time Daily Herald All-Area First Team ... Part of two regional championships, a sectional championship and a Midwest Suburban League crown with the Saxons ... Led team with 19 goals and a school-record 21 assists as a senior ... Scored team-high 17 goals as a junior ... Spent eight years with Sockers FC Chicago and coach Dave Richardson ... Part of Sockers’ 2007 state title-winning side ... Born May 23, 1991 ... Son of James and Diane Beard.

BEARD’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 Total

GP/GS 18/17 18/17

Goals 1 1

Assists 1 1

Points 3 3

Shots 9 9

SOG 4 4

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FELIPE CARRASCO

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NERMIN DAUTOVIC

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Redshirt Sophomore 5-9 • 165 • Back/Midfield Iowa City, Iowa Shattuck-St. Mary’s [Minn.] Club: Iowa Soccer Club 2010: Appeared in 15 matches, with eight starts ... Against Wright State (10/3/11), assisted on the third goal of the match for the Flames, en route to a 4-0 Horizon League win ... In only the second collegiate game of his career, recorded one shot against Michigan (09/10/11), at the Seattle University Tournament ... Recorded his second shot of the season against Cal State Northridge (09/24/11), in come- from-behind 2-1 win ... Finished his rookie campaign with one total point, one assist and two shots. 2009: Sat out the season as a redshirt. Prep/Personal: Played three seasons for Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn. ... Part of Sabres’ 2008 U.S. Club Soccer Regional championship ... Began prep career with Iowa City West High ... Won a Mississippi Valley Conference title at Iowa City West ... Played 10 years for the Iowa Soccer Club and coach Jon Cook in Iowa City, Iowa ... Spent five seasons with the Iowa ODP, including the 200607 campaign as the captain ... 2007 Region II pool player ... Born February 24, 1991 ... Son of Enrique and Pam Carrasco.

CARRASCO’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 Total

GP/GS 15/8 15/8

Goals 0 0

Assists 1 1

2011 FLAMES SOCCER

Points 1 1

Shots 2 3

SOG 0 0

Redshirt Sophomore 6-0 • 175 • Midfield Chicago, Ill. • Mather

2010: Appeared in 12 matches, and recorded eight starts ... Took his only shot of the season in a 1-0 win over Eastern Illinois (10/27/11). Prep/Personal: Lettered four years at Mather H.S. in Chicago ... Lettered two years at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Ill. ... Led Raiders to backto-back Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championships in 2008 and 2009 ... All-Conference and NJCAA All-Region IV Team selection ... Finished Runner-up in Illinois Skyway Player of the Year voting ... Born September 19, 1988 ... Son of Nermin Dautovic.

DAUTOVIC’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 Total

GP/GS 12/8 12/8

Goals 0 0

Assists 0 0

Points 0 0

Shots 1 1

SOG 0 0


PHIL GALOUNIS

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PETER HANULA

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Redshirt Sophomore 5-11 • 190 • Midfield/Forward New Lenox, Illinois Lincoln-Way Central Club: AS Monaco/Chicago Magic

Sophomore 5-10 • 160 • Midfield Chicago, Ill. • Whitney Young Club: Chicago United FC

2010: Started 10 matches, and appeared in 11 total games ... Recorded one shot against Horizon League foe Green Bay (10/16/11) at Flames Field ... In the match against Eastern Illinois (10/27/11), took one shot in a 1-0 victory for the Flames ... In the season finale against arch-rival Loyola (11/6/11), recorded his third shot of the season ... Finished the season with three total shots.

2010: Appeared in five matches and started two of those outings ... Took two shots, with one of those being on target, against SIU-Edwardsville (09/30/11)... Took a shot on goal in a 4-0 win over Horizon League foe Wright State (10/3/11)... Finished his freshman year with a total of three shots and two of them being on goal.

2009: Sat out season as a redshirt.

Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner for Whitney Young ... Helped the Dolphins win the 2009 city championship ... Two-time IHSCCA All-Sectional (2007, 2008) ... Top goal scorer for Chicago United FC ... Part of state and Region 2 ODP ... Born June 9, 1992 ... Son of Peter and Monika Hanula.

Prep/Personal: Lettered four years as a midfielder and forward for Lincoln-Way Central ... All-state honoree ... Guided Knights to three conference titles ... Led team in goals during his last three seasons ... Set school record with four assists in a game against New Trier ... All-tournament team for Pepsi Showdown ... School’s offensive player of the year from sophomore to senior seasons ... Spent 11 years with AS Monaco/Chicago Magic under coach Todd Bailey ... Three-time state champion and three-time regional champion ... Named Super Y League national championship MVP ... Guided club to Super Y League national title ... Part of state ODP team and regional pool ... Born September 14, 1990 ... Son of Evangelos and Cathleen Galounis.

GALOUNIS’ CAREER STATS Year 2010 Total

GP/GS 11/10 11/10

Goals 0 0

Assists 0 0

Points 0 0

Shots 3 3

HANULA’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 Total

GP/GS 5/2 5/2

Goals 0 0

Assists 0 0

Points 0 0

Shots 3 3

SOG 2 2

SOG 0 0

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PIOTR KIKOLSKI

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Redshirt Sophomore 6-3 • 215 • Goalkeeper Harwood Heights, Illinois Maine South Club: Chicago Fire Academy

Redshirt Sophomore 6-2 • 175 • Back Barrington, Ill. • Barrington Club: Top Talent/Sockers FC 2010: Started all 10 matches he appeared in ... Took a season-high two shots against Wisconsin (11/3/11) ... Recorded another shot against Horizon League foe Milwaukee (10/23/11), in a 1-0 victory ... Completed his freshman season with a total of three shots. 2009: Sat out season as a redshirt. Prep/Personal: Played four years as a left back for Top Talent and five years with Sockers FC ... Helped Top Talent go undefeated and place first during the 200809 indoor season ... Helped Sockers win 2006 Disney Showcase championship, 2007 State Cup, and a 2007 U.S. Club Regional final berth ... Member of state ODP team ... Born April 20, 1991 ... Son of Kathy Kaleta.

KALETA’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 Total

GP/GS 10/10 10/10

Goals 0 0

Assists 0 0

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Points 0 0

Shots 3 3

SOG 0 0

2010: Started two games between the posts ... Earned his first career start with a shutout against Wright State (10/03/11), making one save in the game ... In the match against UMKC on 10/19/11, tallied five saves. 2009: Sat out the season as a redshirt. Prep/Personal: Two-year letterwinner between the posts for Maine South All-Central Suburban League and All-Sectional selection ... Played for the Chicago Fire Academy and coach Larry Sunderland for a year ... Also played for F.C. United for three years, as well as Blyskawica and AAC Eagles ... Has one year of ODP experience ... Born November 25, 1990 ... Son of Marek and Ewa Kikolski.

KIKOLSKI’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 Total

GP/GS 2/2 2/2

W-L-T 1-1-0 1-1-0

Min. 180:00 180:00

GA 1 1

GAA 0.50 0.50

SV 6 6

SV% .857 .857

SHO 1 1


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NED PAVLOVIC

MIRZA PRSES

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Redshirt Sophomore 6-0 • 165 • Midfield/Forward Northbrook, Ill. Glenbrook South Club: Sockers FC Chicago 2010: Did not see any action due to a season-ending knee injury. 2009: Sat out season as a redshirt. Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder and forward for Glenbrook South ... Team captain and All-Central Suburban League selection in 2008 ... Guided Titans to a 2007 regional title ... Led Titans in points during his junior and senior seasons ... Played four years for Sockers FC under coach Dave Richardson ... Won U-16 state championship with Sockers ... Born May 20, 1991 ... Son of Vukasin and Stamenka Pavlovic.

Redshirt Sophomore 6-1 • 175 • Midfield/Back Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Niles West Club: Zeljeznicar Sarajevo 2010: Appeared in three matches for the Flames ... Took his only shot and shot on goal of the season against host UMKC (10/19/11). Prep/Personal: Led Niles West in assists as a senior en route to All-Central Suburban League honors ... Attended Gimnasium Dobrinja in Sarajevo, Bosnia for his first three years of high school ... Part of 30-member player pool and camp for U-18 Bosnian National Team ... Played for Zeljeznicar Sarajevo and coach Nedim Music ... Led Zeljeznicar Sarajevo to national titles from 2005-08 ... Helped club to recognition as one of top sides in southeast Europe ... Part of top showings at Dana Cup, Norway Cup, Mediterranean Cup, Orebro Cup and Upper Austria Cup.

PRSES’ CAREER STATS Year 2010 Total

GP/GS 3/0 3/0

Goals 0 0

Assists 0 0

Points 0 0

Shots 1 1

SOG 1 1

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EKERIN AGBOOLA

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Redshirt Freshman 6-2 • 188 • Midfield Oak Park, Ill. Oak Park-River Forest Prep/Prior to UIC: Lettered in both his sophomore and junior seasons at Oak Park-River Forest, helping lead the Huskies to the 2007 West Suburban League Championship, the school’s first title since unblemished record in league play since 1990 ... International playing experience includes stints with the Tahuichi Academy (Bolivia) in 2004, the Kwara Football Academy (Nigeria) in 2007 and the Le Havre Academy (France) in 2009 ... Played club soccer for the Chicago Fire Academy in Bridgeview.

NAZAR BODNARCHUK Redshirt Freshman 6-1 • 170 • Midfield/Back Chicago, Ill. • Lakeview Club: Sockers FC Chicago

Prep/Prior to UIC: Lettered two years at Lake View H.S. in Chicago ... Named to All-Sectional squad in 2009 ... Led Wildcats to a fourth-place finish in Illinois Class AA in 2008. Prep/Personal: Born: June 17, 1992 ... Son of Roman and Natalya Bodnarchuk.

Personal: Son of Mryanna and Gbenisola “Sunny” Agboola ... Born November 26, 1990.

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ALEX BRINLEE Freshman 5-9 • 150 • Back/Midfield Aurora, Ill. • Waubonsie Valley Club: Galaxy 92-93 Premier

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ALEXIS CRUZ Freshman 6-2 • 180 • Back Chicago, Ill. • John F. Kennedy Club: Chicago United FC

Prep/Prior to UIC: Was an Academic All-Conference selection at Waubonsie Valley in both 2009 and 2010 ... Left-footed ... Served as the Warriors’ co-captain as a senior ... Has been the captain of his club team since 2002 ... Most recently played for Galaxy 9293 Premier ... Was an Olympic Development Program (ODP) State Team participant.

Prep/Prior to UIC: Lettered in his junior and senior seasons as a center midfielder at John F. Kennedy High School in Chicago … Prep coach was Carlos Hernandez ... Was named All-Conference and All-State as a senior … Served as team captain while collecting team Most Valuable Players during both campaigns … Played club soccer for Chicago United.

Personal: Son of Timothy and Sandra Brinlee ... Born June 12, 1993 ... Ranked 101st out of 900 in his graduating class, compiling a 3.94 grade-point-average.

Personal: Son of Nerieda Sanchez and Gustavo Cruz ... Born April 4, 1993 ... Has three older brothers, Eric, Hestor and Rolando … Rolando played college soccer at Robert Morris.

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GORAN IKIC

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Freshman 6-0 • 175 • Goalkeeper Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina CSC - Gymnasium Zelijeznicar Prep/Prior to UIC: Played goalkeeper for Zeljeznicar in Sarajevo for three years (2009-11) ... Previous club team won the Bubamara Cup in both 2006 and 2007, and the Hesingborg Eskilscup in 2006 ... In high school soccer, played midfield. Personal: Son of Nenad and Stoja Ikic ... Born February 14, 1992 ... Also played volleyball in high school.

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ILMI MEHMETI Freshman 5-11 • 155 • Midfield Paris, Texas • Paris Club: FC Dallas 93 Premier

Prep/Prior to UIC: Was named Paris High School’s Most Valuable Player twice, and collected First-Team All-District honors ... Played club soccer for FC Dallas 93 Premier. Personal: Son of Bari and Neire Mehmeti ... Born April 29, 1993 ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, and collected a 3.714 grade-point-average.

PIOTR LAGOWSKI Freshman 5-7 • 155 • Forward/Midfield Chicago, Ill. • Taft Club: Chicago United/Wilsa SAC

Prep/Prior to UIC: Three-year letterwinner at Taft, where he led the Eagles to a combined 38-17 record ... Taft also captured two Chicago Public School (CPS) First Division championships during Lagowski’s tenure ... In 2010, was named Chicago Tribune Honorable Mention All-State, All-Midwest Region, CPS All-Academic and was tabbed the CPS Sport Blog Soccer Most Valuable Player ... Was named CPS All-City in both 2009 and 2010, and CPS All-Conference as a senior ... Collected All-Area honors in both 2009 and 2010 ... Led Taft in scoring all four years, totaling a school record 75 career goals ... Played club soccer for Chicago United under current UIC assistant coach Minos Vlamakis ... Was selected to play for Poland in the Cub of Nations twice team won the prestigious Schwaben Cup in 2009. Prep/Personal: Son of Czeslaw and Teresa Lagowski ... Born March 1, 1992 ... Also played water polo and football in high school, where he was a kicker.

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MARCIN MODZELEWSKI Freshman 5-10 • 160 • Back Downers Grove, Ill. Downers Grove North Club: Sockers FC Academy

Prep/Prior to UIC: Three-year letterwinner at Downers Grove North ... Led the Trojans to the Hinsdale South Regional Championship and Lake Park Lancer Classic titles in 2010 ... Downers Grove North improved from 2-16 (sophomore in 2008) to 11-8 (junior in 2009) to an impressive 17-5-2 in his senior season ... As a senior, was named to the All-Conference and All-Sectional teams, and was tabbed All-Area by both the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald ... Played club soccer for Sockers FC. Personal: Son of Miroslaw and Katarzyna Modzelewski ... Born February 16, 1993.

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JESUS TORRES Freshman 5-10 • 155 • Forward/Midfield Chicago, Ill. • Little Village Clubs: Chicago United FC and Hellenic United

Prep/Prior to UIC: Lettered all four years at Little Village, a member of the Premiere Conference … Prep coach was Antonio Pazarran ... Played club soccer for the Chicago United FC. Personal: Son of Evangelina Alvarez ... Born May 28, 1993 in Mexico ... Has two younger sisters, Joan and Brenda.

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THOMAS VILLAMIL Freshman 5-10 • 160 • Midfield Niles, Ill. • Niles West Club: FC United

Prep/Prior to UIC: Lettered in his junior and senior seasons at Niles West, a member of the Central Suburban League … Prep coach was Scott Ackman ... Was named All-Conference in both seasons, and chalked up all NSCAA All-Region honors, along with All-State plaudits as a senior … Tabbed the Pioneer Press Player of the Year … Played club soccer for FC United, serving as a three-year team captain … FC United won the MSL Championship in 2011. Personal: Son of Colleen Bahrs and Art Villamil ... Born September 8, 1993.


2010 UIC SOCCER TEAM STATISTICS (ALL GAMES) Overall: 7-11-0

Horizon League:

TEAM STATISTICS

SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot percentage Shots on goal-attempts SOG Percentage Shots per game Assists CORNER KICKS PENALTY KICKS OFFSIDES

PENALTIES Yellow Cards Red Cards ATTENDANCE Total Home Dates/Average Per Date Neutral Site Games/Average

3-5-0

Home: 2-6-0

Away: 3-3-0

UIC

OPPONENT

18-165 1.00 .109 78-165 .473 9.2 16

20-201 1.11 .100 96-201 .478 11.2 16

63 0-2 18

115 1-1 13

21 0

18 1

3,205 8/401 4/88

2,459 6/410

Neutral: 2-2-0

GOALS BY PERIOD UIC Opponents

1st 7 5

SHOTS BY PERIOD UIC Opponents

1st 77 80

SAVES BY PERIOD UIC Opponents

1st 31 31

2nd 9 12

OT 0 2

OT2 2 1

Total 18 20

2nd 79 106

OT 7 11

OT2 5 4

Total 165 201

2nd 41 27

OT 4 2

OT2 0 0

Total 76 60

2nd 32 50

OT 1 4

OT2 0 1

Total 63 115

2nd 102 101

OT 12 3

OT2 2 2

Total 214 201

OT 1 0

OT2 0 0

Total 18 13

CORNERS BY PERIOD UIC Opponents

1st 30 60

FOULS BY PERIOD UIC Opponents

1st 98 95

OFFSIDES BY PERIOD UIC Opponents

1st 6 6

2nd 11 7

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2010 UIC SOCCER OVERALL STATISTICS (ALL GAMES) Overall: 7-11-0

Horizon League:

3-5-0

Home: 2-6-0

Away: 3-3-0

Neutral: 2-2-0

##

Name

GP-GS

G

A

Pts

Sh

Shot%

SOG

SOG%

GW

25

HUFFMAN, Derek

14-13

8

2

18

21

.381

12

.571

2

0-1

10

FRAZIER, Eric

18-16

6

4

16

39

.154

20

.513

3

0-0

15

TRACY, Paul

17-17

2

2

6

12

.167

7

.583

1

0-0

5

YOUNGER, Robert

13-13

1

0

2

4

.250

2

.500

1

0-0

21

WOLFE, Drew

17-16

1

0

2

3

.333

1

.333

0

0-0

7

ALEKSOV, Slobodan

13-7

0

1

1

12

.000

2

.167

0

0-0

6

DAUTOVIC, Nermin

12-8

0

0

0

1

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

4

DIALLO, Moriba

13-7

0

0

0

8

.000

3

.375

0

0-0

17

WALLACE, Brandon

12-4

0

2

2

2

.000

2

1.000

0

0-0

32

CARRASCO, Felipe

15-8

0

1

1

2

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

18

JASARAGIC, Frank

1-0

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

24

DOWNING, Nate

13-11

0

0

0

1

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

23

WALSH, Tim

14-11

0

1

1

2

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

27

HANULA, Peter

5-2

0

0

0

3

.000

2

.667

0

0-0

33

GALOUNIS, Phil

11-10

0

0

0

3

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

34

KALETA, Zach

10-10

0

0

0

3

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

13

PRSES, Mirza

3-0

0

0

0

1

.000

1

1.000

0

0-0

19

LONCAR, Alex

1-0

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

11

RADICE, Joe

15-14

0

2

2

23

.000

14

.609

0

0-0

22

RICKETT, Alex

17-4

0

0

0

10

.000

3

.300

0

0-0

8

STANISAVLJEVIC, Ivan

15-9

0

1

1

15

.000

9

.600

0

0-1

Total...............

18

18

16

52

165

.109

78

.473

7

0-2

Opponents...........

18

20

16

56

201

.100

96

.478

11

1-1

##

Name

GP-GS

Minutes

GA

Avg

Saves

Pct

W

L

T

Sho

0

KIKLOSKI, Peter

2-2

180:00

1

0.50

6

.857

1

1

0

1.0

1

PURDY, Steve

16-16

1497:14

19

1.14

70

.787

4

6

0

4.0

Total...............

18

1677:14

20

1.07

76

.792

5

7

0

5

Opponents...........

18

1677:14

18

0.97

60

.769

7

5

0

7

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UIC SOCCER RECORD BOOK CAREER RECORDS

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS

Points

Points

1) Eric Lukin (1997-2000).................................. 133 2) Dennis King (2000-03).................................... 94 3) Eugenio Raso (1993-96).................................. 87 4) Mike Rigas (1991-92)...................................... 64 5) Ko Thandabouth (1986-89).............................. 63 Greg Chrisman (1997-2000)............................ 63

Goals

1) Eric Lukin (1997-2000).................................... 50 2) Dennis King (2000-03).................................... 37 3) Eugenio Raso (1993-96).................................. 32 4) Mike Rigas (1991-92)...................................... 24 Pavle Dundjer (2004-07).................................. 24

1) Eric Lukin (1999)............................................. 56 2) Mike Rigas (1991)........................................... 46 3) Eric Lukin (2000)............................................. 40 4) Ko Thanadabouth (1989)................................. 30 5) John Wolfe (1991)............................................ 28 Herc Anastasakis (1992).................................. 28

Goals

1) Eric Lukin (1997-2000).................................... 33 2) Greg Chrisman (1997-2000)............................ 25 3) Ko Thanadabouth (1986-89)............................ 23 Eugenio Raso (1993-96).................................. 23 5) Ryan Lindgren (1996-99)................................. 22

1) Eric Lukin (1999)..............................................21 2) Mike Rigas (1991)............................................17 3) Eric Lukin (2000)............................................. 15 4) Herc Anastasakis (1992).................................. 12 Eugenio Raso (1992)....................................... 12 6) Paul Nobile (1987)............................................11 Ko Thanadabouth (1989)..................................11 Eugenio Raso (1993)........................................11 Andy Manton (1996).........................................11 Jakob Stasko (2000).........................................11 Dennis King (2002)...........................................11 Dennis King (2003)...........................................11

Wins

Assists

Assists

1) Jovan Bubonja (2006-09)................................ 42 2) Chris Jamal (1996-2000)................................. 38 3) Gary Fleming (1994-97)................................... 24 4) Ross Cain (2002-05)....................................... 19 5) Pete DeRobertis (1985-87).............................. 14 Roman Geisor (1981-82)................................. 14

1) Eric Lukin (1999)............................................. 14 2) Mike Rigas (1991)........................................... 12 3) Eugenio Raso (1996)........................................11 Greg Chrisman (2000).......................................11 5) Herc Anastasakis (1991).................................. 10 Mike Rigas (1992)........................................... 10 Eric Lukin (2000)............................................. 10

Wins

1) Chris Jamal (1999)........................................... 16 2) Chris Jamal (2000).......................................... 15 3) Jovan Bubonja (2008)...................................... 12 Jovan Bubonja (2007)...................................... 12 Jovan Bubonja (2006)...................................... 12 6) Jeff Kusiciel (2001).......................................... 10 Ross Cain (2002)............................................. 10

Goals-Against-Average

1) Jovan Bubonja (2006)................................... 0.37 2) Jovan Bubonja (2007)................................... 0.56 3) Jovan Bubonja (2008)................................... 0.63 4) Chris Jamal (1999)........................................ 0.85 5) Chris Rice (1998).......................................... 0.92

Saves

1) Pete DeRoberts (1985).................................. 138 2) Gary Fleming (1995)...................................... 135 3) Kurt Melcher (1990)...................................... 127 4) Tony Moreno (1992)....................................... 104 5) Gary Fleming (1996)...................................... 101

Shutouts

1) Jovan Bubonja (2007)...................................... 12 2) Jovan Bubonja (2008)...................................... 10 3) Jovan Bubonja (2006)...................................... 10 4) Jovan Bubonja (2009)........................................ 7 5) Chris Jamal (1999)............................................. 6 Ross Cain (2002)............................................... 6

Goals-Against-Average

1) Jovan Bubonja (2006-09)............................. 0.65 2) Chris Jamal (1996-2000).............................. 0.96 3) Steve Purdy (2010)........................................1.14 4) Scott Green (2000)....................................... 1.21 5) Chris Rice (1998-99).................................... 1.30

Saves

1) Gary Fleming (1994-97)................................. 379 2) Pete DeRoberts (1985-87)............................. 303 3) Jovan Bubonja (2006-09).............................. 243 4) Chris Jamal (1996-2000)............................... 219 5) Ross Cain (2002-05)..................................... 194

Shutouts

1) Jovan Bubonja (2006-09)................................ 39 2) Gary Fleming (1994-97)................................... 14 Chris Jamal (1996-2000)................................. 14 4) Pete DeRoberts (1985-87)............................... 10 5) Roman Geisor (1981-82)................................... 9

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SINGLE-GAME RECORDS

TEAM RECORDS

Points

1) 9..........Mike Rigas vs. Trinity Christian (9/30/91) 2) 8............................................... On five occasions ........... Last: Pavle Dundjer vs. Centenary (10/2/05)

Goals

1) 4........................Mike Rigas vs. Bradley (9/5/92) 4........................ Eric Lukin vs. Butler (10/10/99) 3) 3......Paul Nobile vs. Purdue-Calumet (10/12/87) 3......Ko Thanadabouth vs. Trinity Christian (10/4/89) 3........................John Woolfe vs. Lewis (9/25/91) 3..........Mike Rigas vs. Trinity Christian (9/30/91) 3....................Mike Rigas vs. Bradley (10/25/91) 3.............Herc Anastasakis vs. DePaul (10/6/92) 3.............. Herc Anastasakis vs. Loyola (10/1/94) 3....................Eugenio Raso vs. Loyola (10/1/94) 3.................. Eugenio Raso vs. DePaul (9/13/95) 3.... Greg Chrisman vs. Michigan State (10/4/98) 3......Eric Lukin vs. Western Illinois (10/26/2000) 3...................... Eric Lukin vs. Butler (9/24/2000) 3...................... Dennis King vs. Loyola (9/19/01) 3..............Pavle Dundjer vs. Centenary (10/2/05) 3... Ivan Stanisavljevic vs. Wright State (10/2/09)

Assists

1) 4......Ko Thanadabouth vs. Purdue-Calumet (10/12/87) 2) 3............................................On seven occasions ....... Last: Dennis King vs. Eastern Illinois (9/30/01)

Saves

1) 22.... Pete DeRobertis vs. Illinois State (9/25/85) 2) 20......Pete DeRobertis vs. Green Bay (10/16/85) 3) 17..... Pete DeRobertis vs. Michigan St. (9/29/85) 17........ Jeff Bellick vs. Eastern Illinois (10/18/89) 5) 15....Kurt Melcher vs. Northern Illinois (9/12/90)

CAREER COACHING RECORDS Coach Herb Teichert Bill Ross Sasha Begovic John Trask Sean Phillips

Years 1981-83 1984-89 1990-2004 2005-09 2010-pres.

Record 14-27-2 30-57-8 136-134-15 38-13-17 7-11-0

Pct. .349 .358 .504 .648 .389

Season Overall Wins............................................................................................................18 (2000) Conference Wins.......................................................................................................6 (1999) Consecutive Wins....................................................................................................12 (1999) W-L-T Percentage.................................................................................... .810 (17-4-0, 1999) Fewest Wins............................................................................................0 (via forfeits, 1983) Most Ties........................................................................................................6 (2007, 2008) Most Losses............................................................................................................16 (1983) Fewest Losses................................................................................. 3 (twice, 1998 and 2006) Consecutive Games Without Being Shutout........................................29 (9/8/99-10/1/00) Longest Losing Streak...................................................................................... 18 (1983-84) Most Goals (Season).............................................................................70 (15 games, 1981) Fewest Goals (Season)............................................................................ 6 (17 games, 1985) Fewest Opponent Goals (Season)............................................................8 (21 games, 2006) Most Assists (Season)...........................................................................67 (15 games, 1981) Most Points (Season)..........................................................................207 (15 games, 1981) Most Average Goals Per Game (Season).................................. 4.4 (70 goals in games, 1981) Fewest Average Goals Per Game (Season).........................................0.94 (18 games, 1995) Goals Against Average (Season)......................................................................... 0.36 (2006) Save Percentage (Season)................................................................................. .908 (2006) Most Shutouts (Season).........................................................................................14 (2007)

Game Goals............................................................................................13 vs. Northwestern (1981) Goals Allowed..........................................................................10 by SIU-Edwardsville (1985) ................................................................................................... 10 by Eastern Illinois (1993) Assists.......................................................................................11 vs. Trinity Christian (1991) Largest Margin of Victory........................................................ 12 (12-0 vs. North Park, 1981) Largest Margin of Defeat............................................... 10 (10-0 vs. SIU-Edwardsville, 1985)

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UIC SOCCER ALL-AMERICANS

Eric Lukin 1999 NSCAA/adidas All-America Second-Team

Tonci Skroce: 2006 NSCAA/adidas All-America Second-Team

2000 NSCAA/adidas All-America Third-Team

UIC SOCCER NSCAA/adidas ALL-REGION HONOREES

Eric Lukin

Jay DeMerit

Joe Morelli

Greg Chrisman

John Collins

Jovan Bubonja

All-Midwest Region 1st Team 1999, 2000

All-Midwest Region 1st Team 2000, 2001 All-Midwest Region 2nd Team 1999

All-Midwest Region 2nd Team 2002

All-Midwest Region 3rd Team 2000

All-Midwest Region 2nd Team 2000

All Great Lakes Region First Team: 2006-08

Tonci Skroce

Cesar Zambrano

Pavle Dundjer

Baggio Husidic

Robert Younger

All Great Lakes Region First Team: 2006

All Great Lakes Region Second Team: 2006, 2007

All-Midwest Region 2nd Team 2005 All Great Lakes Region First Team, 2007

All Great Lakes Region First Team: 2008

All Great Lakes Region Second Team: 2008 Third Team: 2010

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UIC SOCCER IN THE COMMUNITY

The effort that the UIC men’s soccer team exhibits on the field is mirrored by the Flames’ commitment to the community. In the seven years that head coach Sean Phillips has been on the coaching staff at UIC, the men’s soccer program has cultivated a relationship with America SCORES Chicago, an after-school youth development program that empowers Chicago Public Schools students in the North Lawndale and Little Village communities near the UIC campus by implementing activities that emphasize soccer, writing, creative expression and service learning. That relationship between UIC men’s soccer and America SCORES Chicago has involved youth clinics, as well as charity matches between the Flames and Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire at Flames Field. The UIC men’s soccer team also supports the annual America SCORES Chicago Corporate Cup, providing use of the athletic complex for the event that raises money to support local students. Members of the UIC men’s soccer program constantly volunteer time and expertise to conduct local clinics year-round. For the past two years, the program has sponsored “Community Day, ” an event at Flames Field that features a free pre-game Flames Family Fest. Community Day is the Flames’ way of reaching out to the 25th Ward and the neighborhood surrounding the UIC campus while providing an outlet for kids to watch college athletics. In addition to their charitable efforts, the Flames have used a grass-roots approach to making UIC soccer matches a fun environment for all fans. Student promotions, neighborhood events, in-game giveaways and post-match autograph sessions are just some of the ways that UIC men’s soccer brings the game to the fans.

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ATHLETIC DIRECTOR JIM SCHMIDT Regarded as an engineer of championship programs, an advocate for academic success and a dynamic leader, Jim Schmidt enters his 15th year as the Athletic Director at UIC. The longest-tenured AD in the Horizon League, Schmidt’s tenure has produced the most comprehensive run of athletic and academic success in school history. Named UIC’s fourth director of athletics on January 24, 1997, Schmidt quickly put together a department that could get it done on a championship level, not only within the Horizon League, but on regional and national scenes as well. Under Schmidt’s direction, UIC has advanced to NCAA postseason competition on 45 occasions while amassing a total of 71 conference championships. In 15 years of Division I status prior to Schmidt’s tenure as athletic director, UIC earned nine NCAA postseason berths and accumulated 11 conference titles. UIC has won the James J. McCafferty Trophy, the award honoring the most successful all-around athletic program in the Horizon League each season, in 2000 and 2007 under Schmidt’s watch. In August 2010, Schmidt secured the official addition of women’s golf as a varsity sport at UIC, further proving the department’s commitment of providing opportunities for women’s athletics. Schmidt and his administration are also currently entertaining the possible initiative of adding women’s soccer and/or women’s bowling in the short-term future. Schmidt has laid the foundation for a bevy of Flames programs that are consistently in the mix for regional and national success. The first-ever NCAA bids for men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s tennis and baseball have occurred since Schmidt took office, setting the stage for championship and postseason pedigrees for those teams. The men’s soccer program has been ranked as high as fourth nationally and advanced to the 2007 NCAA Elite Eight; the baseball team has won 10 of the last 12 league regular-season championships and advanced to NCAA Regional play four times since 2003; and the women’s tennis team has established itself as a dynasty by winning 15-consecutive league titles and making 13 straight NCAA tournament appearances. “At UIC, we are committed to excellence, both academically and athletically,” Schmidt said. “We will create an atmosphere that will assist each student in attaining lifelong experiences that will help them be successful.” In keeping with that commitment, UIC has continued to enhance the academic performance of its student-athletes under Schmidt. For the first time in department history, UIC student-athletes compiled better than a 3.0 cumulative grade-point-average during the Spring 2011 semester. In fact, UIC student-athletes collectively posted two-of the department’s three-highest cumulative GPA’s during the 2010-11 academic year. In addition, NCAA graduation reports list UIC Athletics’ graduation rates at 86% for all athletes who exhaust their eligibility, well above the national average. Under Schmidt’s direction in 1994, UIC Athletics instituted a Life Skills program designed to enhance the total student-athlete, with activities designed to improve personal, social and career development. Team builders, community service projects and leadership opportunities through the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) were also implemented. Schmidt has also played a key role in the local and national exposure of UIC Athletics. He partnered with ESPN Radio 1000, one of the premier sports radio stations in America; to make WMVP-AM and ESPNChicago.com the exclusive radio broadcast homes of UIC men’s basketball. He also helped expand radio coverage of UIC on WSCR, WGN, WBBM and other stations while increasing television exposure on the ESPN family of networks,

Comcast SportsNet Chicago and other local and national outlets. During the 2010-11 men’s basketball season, the Flames had 11 regular season games televised, including a five-game package on Comcast SportsNet. With a strong desire to win conference titles and earn regular appearances in NCAA postseason action, Schmidt has brought numerous conference championships to the UIC campus to aid in the task. For the first time ever, the Flames hosted the league’s men’s basketball championship in 1999 and 2000. UIC has also hosted conference tournaments in softball, baseball, soccer, cross country, gymnastics, women’s basketball, and swimming and diving, while the school also welcomed the NCAA softball regional championships to its field in 1999 and the NCAA softball super regional championships in 2005. An NCAA men’s soccer tournament first round match was also played at Flames Field for the first time in the fall of 2006 and again in 2008. In 2012, UIC is slated to host both the Horizon League baseball and men’s/women’s outdoor track & field championships. Flames administrative long-term plans are aggressive as well. In addition to major projects such as the first phase of the “Campaign for Athletics” that was implemented and the Flames Athletic Center fundraising campaign that was completed under Schmidt, UIC’s overall strategic plan outlines detailed improvements for scholarship funding; renovations to facilities, including the UIC Pavilion, aquatics center; and improvements to indoor competition/practice facilities for baseball, softball, track, tennis and volleyball. Construction of the stadium portion of the baseball and softball complexes and renovations to the soccer field are also high on the capital program’s list of improvements. Many of those projects are already underway, or have been completed. Lights have been installed at the baseball, softball and soccer facilities, and turf was installed as the playing surface at Les Miller Field, the home of Flames baseball. Indoor practice areas for baseball, softball and women’s golf have been added, while Flames Field, the home to UIC softball, is operating with a brand-new digital scoreboard. At the UIC Pavilion, a $6 million renovation is in the process of taking place, including a major locker room facelift, and state-of-the-art improvements to the concourse of the facility. While serving as associate athletic director, Schmidt helped develop a broad-based athletic program headed by strong men’s and women’s basketball programs and rapidly improving, nationally competitive Olympic sports teams. He also saw UIC’s studentathletes gain national recognition for top academic achievements while the teams and coaches earned regional and national exposure through conference championships and NCAA postseason competition. Schmidt assisted during the many historical decisions that took place over the last several years, including changes in conference affiliation leading up to UIC’s current membership in the Horizon League. Schmidt recently finished up a term as chair of the league’s men’s basketball committee. He had previously served as the chair of the television and finance committees. Schmidt has also served on the championships/facilities committee, equity committee and executive council. Schmidt began his collegiate athletics career in the fall of 1980, serving one year as the pitching coach at Western Illinois University while earning his master’s degree in sports administration. Arriving at UIC in 1982, Schmidt served as a pitching coach on the Flames’ baseball staff before being named an assistant to the athletic director in charge of marketing/promotions and daily operations. From 1983-86, Schmidt handled all sports information duties as an assistant athletic director and assumed the title of associate athletic director in 1987. A 1981 graduate of sports management from WIU, Schmidt and his wife, Mary, reside in Naperville, Ill. They have two children, Billy and Eva.

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PHOTO/TV ROSTER

Ekerin Agboola

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Alexis Cruz

Nermin Dautovic

Josh Beard

Alex Brinlee

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Phil Galounis

Peter Hanula

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12

Craig Krzyskowski

Piotr Lagowski

Nazar Bodnarchuk

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Isai Lemus

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Ned Pavlovic

Mirza Prses

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Ivan Stanisavljevic

Jesus Torres

Paul Tracy

Thomas Villamil

Drew Wolfe

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