6   Kyle Knotek
Kyle Knotek

RS Senior

Geneva, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 144


High School

2010: Named to the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team, also voted to the MAC All-Academic Team and named a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate. Appeared in all 17 games, making 16 starts while recording a pair of assists. Assisted on Johnny Tyma's goal against Oregon State and on James Stevenson's marker against Holy Cross. Defender took four shots on the season, one each against Gonzaga, Hartwick, Buffalo and Bowling Green.

2009: Redshirted after suffering a season-ending knee injury on the first day of fall training.

2008: Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Soccer Second Team, 2008 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team, the MAC All-Academic First Team, along with being named MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 20. One of five returners to appear in all 21 matches. Started 20 as a defensive and midfield force. Took nine shots on the season with one attack on goal against Buffalo. Holds a 4.0 GPA in business administration.

2007: Started all 17 matches in which he played. Totaled two assists and five shots on the season. Assisted Chris Rufa's game-winning goal at Oregon State. Fed Chris Johnson a pass for his goal versus Butler. Put shots on goal against Colgate and UMKC.

2006: Started in 11 matches, and played in 14 contests overall. Started in the backfield in the MAC Tournament Championship win over Akron, and in both NCAA Tournament matches. Also registered starts in NIU's 0-0 tie of No. 21 Notre Dame, and conference wins over Bowling Green and IPFW.

High School: "One of the top technically proficient players in the state," according to the Chicago Tribune. Senior co-captain earned first-team all-area honors from both the Chicago Sun-Times and Aurora Beacon News. Three-time first-team All-Suburban Prairie Conference choice was also IHSSCA All-Sectional honoree during his sophomore and junior campaigns. As a junior, his résumé included Chicago Tribune Special Mention All-Star and Aurora Beacon News tirst-team all-area accolades. Perennial SPC title contending Vikings reached IHSA Elite Eight in 2004 and also won sectional crown in 2003, which was the first of his four letterwinning campaigns.

Club: Three-time Olympic Developmental Program Region team starter made the Y League ODP National squad in 2005 and 2006. Member of Chicago Magic, which has claimed six straight Illinois State Cup titles. Also played on Magic units which won two Super Y League national titles and took runner-up honors in 2005, along with a pair of third-place finishes in USYSA play.

Major: Business Administration

Season GP-GS Goals Assists Points Total Shot % SOG Shot % GW PK-Att
2006 14-11
0 0
0 .000
2007 17-17 0
2 5
2 .400
0 0-0
2008 21-20 0 0 0 0 .000 1 .111 0 0-0
2010 17-16 0 2 2 4 .000 0 .000 0 0-0
TOTAL 69-64
4 9
.000 3 .128 0 0-0
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