23 Blake Gotkowski
2006: Started in 13 of the 19 matches he appeared in, registering four shots, two on goal.
2005: Joined teammate Chris Rufa as one of two Northern Illinois players to earn all-tournament recognition in the adidas / Baymont Inn Invitational. One of three players tied for second in matches played (18) and one of two tied for sixth in starts (15).
2004: Came off bench for season-opening loss at Western Illinois and cracked starting line-up for home-opening loss to Eastern Illinois. Started in wins over Western Michigan, Wisconsin, and Valparaiso. Registered assist on goal that capped off 5-0 first half in 6-3 win over Bowling Green State. Also played in wins over Wisconsin-Green Bay, Kentucky, and Buffalo.
High School: IHSSCA All-Stater made varsity unit as a sophomore when coach Dan Radz's Lincoln-Way Central squad finished third in IHSA Class AA with a 22-3-3 record. Contributed 11 points (3g/5a). Capped prep career playing for Brian Papa's regional finalist Lincoln-Way East crew. Résumé includes IHSSCA All-Sectional, All-SICA West and team MVP honors as a junior at L-WC with First-Team All-SICA West and team MVP acclaim at L-WE.
Club: Member of Chicago Magic including squads which claimed 2003 U.S. National Champion, U.S. Region II title (2003), state crowns (1999, 2000-02-03) and Holland Cup (2001). MVP of Magic's U-17 crew in 2003.