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What Scouts Say: "Great athlete and great competitor ... Warrior. Doesn't allow guys to beat him ... Heartbeat of the team ... Jay DeMerit-type athleticism ... More like a marking back than a true centerback ... Not fast, but strong ... Reads the game well to make up for lack of speed ... Lack of zonal defending ... Limited on the ball at the next level. Questions about his technical side ... Never plays passes. Just gets the ball and bangs it up top ... Plays within himself ... On short side for next level ... Very good 1-v-1 defender and he's honest and athletic enough to do it ... Quality personality ... Has intangibles of a winner which are hard to find ... Nick Garcia but not as good ... If selected, he'd help push MLS players in training ... Has improved throughout college career ... Right back for him is a stretch. Would need to be in center of the field."
College: Played four years (2009-2012) at Indiana University ... Played 11 games his freshman year, starting six ... Started 18 of the 19 games he played in his sophomore year, netting his first-ever college goal and lone points of the season with a game-winner in a 2-1 decision over No. 25 Michigan ... Started all 22 games in his junior season, registering one assist. Helped lead the defense to nine shutouts as Indiana reached the third round of the 2011 College Cup ... Played all 24 games in Indiana's 2012 College Cup-winning season. Tallied three goals and two assists, and helped the team post 12 shutouts on the season. Named Second Team All-Big Ten and to the College Cup All-Tournament team.
Prep: Graduated Bloomington South High School in Bloomington, Ind., where he was a four-year starter. Recorded 28 goals and 21 assists in his final two seasons at South, including an 18 goal/11 assist senior year, earning him first-team all-state honors and the team MVP award.
Club: Played on the Indiana ODP state team 2003-05 and 2007-08. Played club soccer with the Bloomington Cutters.