What Scouts Say: "Very talented shot-stopper who had a very good year for Northeastern ... Not great, but plays well. Not a world-beater but worth a loook at ... Comparable to a Brad Knighton ... Kicking is good and he's good in the air ... Reflexes are good and did well coming for crosses and his kicking was quite good.... All-around good. Solid, solid kid ... He's gotten better over time. Coachability and upside is good ... Great kid and great work ethic ... Still very raw in many ways on the soccer piece of it ... Needs a greater understanding of how to be a GK and how to grow ... He needs games. Needs to go to a lower league where he can get games and grow ... May lack a little personality in goal because the soccer IQ is not great ... Has given up rebounds ... Northeastern defend well as a team but he came up big when he had to ... Someone should take a chance."
Oliver Blum's career stats at Northeastern
AWARDS AND HONORS:
• NSCAA All-South Atlantic First Team
• NEISL Senior Game
• CAA All-Tournament Team
• All-CAA First Team
• CAA Co-Player of the Week (Oct. 8)
Played in 20 games, posting a 13-2-4 record … Led the CAA in both goals against average (0.56) and save percentage (.853), and ranked fifth in the nation in those categories, respectively … His 13 wins were the most for any Husky goalkeeper since 2001, while his 0.56 goals against average was the best single-season GAA in program history ... Had three saves in the win against Marist and assisted on Don Anding’s game-winning goal in double overtime …Made five saves in the win against Harvard … Stopped four shots at Michigan … Assisted on Simon Cox’s game-tying goal at William & Mary ... Made one save against Holy Cross, earning his fourth victory of the season … Recorded five saves in the draw at VCU … Made another five saves in the win at Drexel … Made a combined four saves in the wins over James Madison and Delaware, while also providing an assist on Don Anding’s goal against Delaware to earn CAA Co-Player of the Week honors ... Made three saves against Georgia State ... Had six saves against Hofstra to earn his fourth shutout of the season ... Collected two saves in the win against UNCW ... Made six saves against George Mason, earning his fifth shutout on the year ... Registered a season-high seven saves at No. 24 Old Dominion ... Made two saves against James Madison in the CAA Semifinals ... Made one save in the CAA Championship match to earn his second straight shutout ... Tied a career-high with nine saves against Boston College in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... Made one save at No. 4 Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
2011: Shutout Marist College on Sept. 1, making two saves...started both games of the Wisconsin-Milwaukee tournament, making five saves throughout the weekend and helping Northeastern to a win and a draw...made six saves en route to 2-1 win over VCU on Sept 24, his fourth win of the season...recorded four saves against Georgia State on Oct. 8 to earn his second shutout of the season...recorded seven saves to help Northeastern to a 1-1 draw against UNCW on Oct. 15...made season-high nine saves in 4-1 loss to George Mason on Oct. 22...kept a clean sheet against Drexel on Oct. 26 for his fourth shutout of the season...recorded five saves to shutout Old Dominion on Oct. 29, his fifth clean sheet of the season, setting a new career-high mark...named CAA Co-Player of the Week on Oct. 31 following two shutout wins on the week...tallied his sixth clean sheet of the season in the CAA Tournament quarterfinals against Delaware on Nov. 10, making eight saves through regulation and extra time and saving a penalty during the shootout.
2010: Recorded the first shutout of his career in a 3-0 victory over Hofstra on Sept. 12 making eight saves in the contest...earned his second shutout in as many games Sept. 17 against Fairfield, recording one save on the day...made four saves to seal the 4-0 victory over Hofstra on Oct. 13...recorded his fourth shutout of the season Oct. 16 against UNC WIlmington in a scoreless draw, making five saves in the match.
Before NU: Spent one season at Providence College...played soccer for three years at Greely High School and served as team captain for one season...posted a 26-4-3 career record and a .947 save percentage...yielded just 11 goals in 35 matches... named 2007 Maine Gatorade Player of the Year and earned NSCAA high school All-America honors...earned All-New England honors in 2006 and All-State accolades in 2006 and 2007...2005 and 2006 member of the Maine ODP...led Greely to the 2007 Class A state title as he allowed just one goal in five playoff games.
Personal: Born December 27, 1989....Communications major...Class of 2013.