22   Josh Karsten
Josh Karsten

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Barrington Hills, Ill.

High School:
Barrington

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
D/F

Birthdate:
12/13/1987


2008: The only returning player to start all 21 games, and the second-most experienced Huskie by starts with 44 in his career. Netted a game-winning header off a corner kick from Engebreth Faerden against Buffalo in the MAC Tournament semifinals. Tallied three goals and five shots on goal. Scored one goal against Eastern Illinois. Took four shots against Florida Atlantic, scoring one goal. Assisted on Luis De La Cerda's goal against No. 22 Duke.

2007: Played in 18 matches and started 14t. Registered an assist against Bucknell and assisted Juan Hoyos' game-winning goal versus Western Illinois. Took one shot on goal against No. 9 Northwestern.

2006: Registered time in 14 matches. Helped a defense that shut out opponents in seven of his nine starts. Took one shot on goal during the NCAA second round match against Indiana.

High School: Completed his career at Barrington as Chicago Tribune Special Mention All-State, and IHSSCA All-Sectional player who earned first-team all-area notice from both the Daily Herald and Pioneer Press newspapers. Picked up second-team all-area notice from the Chicago Sun-Times, and first-team All-Mid-Suburban League honors. Senior year 21-4 campaign established school records for most wins in a season (21), best win percentage (.783), most consecutive wins (15), most regular-season wins (18), longest unbeaten streak (16), and fewest goals allowed in a season (19). Team's Best Defensive Player Award winner showed his versatility by contributing 19 points off six goals and seven assists. Half of his goal tally came from his hat trick in a 3-0 win over Conant. Three-year varsity letterwinner was a part of back-to-back regional title-winning squads for 2004 and 2005. BHS won its own tournament crown in 2003 and 2005 while going 9-1 to claim back-to-back MSL trophies for 2003 and 2004. Despite defensive role, his career included 24 points (7 goals / 10 assists).

Club: Played with Chicago Sockers FC which earned rating as nation's No. 3 club program. Played for squads which were regional runners-up in 2004 and 2005 after claiming Midwest Regional League titles in those seasons. Part of Sockers crew which reached semifinals of Dallas Cup in 2005.

Major: Corporate Communication

Season MP-MS Goals Points Assists Shots Shot Pct. SOG SOG Pct. GW
2006 14-9 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0
2007 18-14 0 2 2 1 .000 1 1.000 0
2008 21-21 3 1 7 20 .150 5 .250 2
Career 53-44 3 3 9 22 .136 7 .318 2