2 Chris VanDuerm
NIU: Mid-American Conference honoree for past two seasons is one of Huskies' most deadly accurate shooters producing five goals -- all matchwinners -- within 15 attempts and 10 shots on goal. Fixture as Huskie Scholar (3.00-3.49 GPA) within NIU's Academic Excellence Program. Tied for third among active Huskies for career goals (six).
2005: Ranked No. 2 in MAC for game-winning goals (five) and voted Academic All-MAC by loop's Faculty Athletic Representatives. Team's Most Improved Award winner had the capper in consecutive 3-2 victories: home-opening overtime win over Western Illinois (9-9-05) and at Valparaiso (9-11-05). Led to his selection as MAC Player of the Week (9-12-05). Had matchwinners in three wins during NIU's seven-match unbeaten streak -- first win of stretch vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay (1-0 / 9-21-05), fourth win at Eastern Illinois (1-0 / 10-2-05), and opening strike of last win vs. Western Michigan (2-0 / 10-14-05).
2004: First-Team All-MAC midfielder notched unassisted goal 22 seconds before halftime horn for matchwinner in 4-1 road victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay (9-19-04). Had three starts as one of six Huskies to play in all 19 matches. 2003: Made seven appearances including starts agaist Wisconsin-Green Bay (9-3-03) and Oneonta State (9-13-03). 2002: Earned medical redshirt after fracturing the fibula and tibia in his right leg during summer workouts.
Prep: Wheaton-Warrenville South's "Eye of the Tiger" Award winner for heart, hustle and hard work as a soph and again as a senior after spending junior year playing for Sockers FC Top Talent unit. Had four goals and four assists for DuPage Valley Conference runner-up which went 12-7-2. Earned Special Mention All-DVC as a soph with 10 pts. (4g/2a). Club: Long career with Sockers F.C. including unit which won 2000 Dallas Cup and placed third in nationals. Birthdate: 1-4-84 (22). Major: Business Administration.
Season MP-MS G A Pts.
2002 Medical red-shirt season
2003 7-2 0 0 0
2004 19-3 1 0 2
2005 19-14 5 0 10
Totals 25-19 6 0 12