NIU erases 2-0 deficit before Mountaineers get winner with 61 seconds left
2015: Earned Academic All-MAC honors … One of just two Huskies to start all 15 matches … Played 90 minutes (or more) in 13 of those matches … Scored a team-high tying five goals, including two from the penalty spot … Scored the 102nd minute game-winning goal in a 3-2 win at Marquette (Sept. 18) … Converted penalty kicks against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 29) and IUPUI (Oct. 13), in a pair of NIU victories … Also scored two goals at West Virginia (Nov. 6) … Recorded 10 total shots, including seven on target … Helped the NIU backline record five shutouts.
2014: Appeared in 16 matches, including 15 starts … Tallied one assist, at Cal Poly (Sept. 5) … Made his NIU debut in a 0-0 draw against Hofstra (Aug. 29) in the season-opener, playing the full 110 minutes … Played the full 90 minutes or more in all 15 starts.
Prior to NIU: Spent three seasons at St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y. ... Helped the Red Storm to three NCAA Tournaments and the 2011 Big East Tournament title ... Appeared in 12 matches as a sophomore in 2013, playing 350 total minutes ... Played in 13 matches as a redshirt freshman in 2012, including two starts ... Made his collegiate debut in a 3-0 win against Boston University (Aug. 24, 2012) ... Made his first start in a 2-1 win against William & Mary (Sept. 8, 2012) ... Redshirted his first year, 2011-12, at St. John's.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Hinsdale Central High School ... Three-year captain of the Red Devils ... Helped lead Hinsdale Central to a third-place state finish as a freshman and the Elite Eight as a sophomore ... Played club soccer with Sockers FC, winning the 2008 Dallas Cup.
Personal: Son of Alan and Barbara Cole ... Born on July 16, 1993 in Highland Park, Ill. ... Majoring in marketing.