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Chase Rau
Chase Rau


Sparta, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190


2012: Appeared in 16 games, making 15 starts for a total of 1,513 minutes ... three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honoree ... posted a 4-7-5 record ... earned four shutout victories ... allowed 19 goals, while recording 60 saves ... earned a save percentage of .759 ... posted a goals against average of 1.13.

High School: Member of the varsity soccer team at Sparta High School for head coach Jack Vanderlaan ... three-time selection to OK-Blue Conference all-conference team ... earned all-district and all-region honors sophomore and senior years ... team was district champions sophomore season ... missed junior season due to injury ... named first team all-state senior year, earned All-America honors and played in East vs. West All-American Soccer Game ... played for Alliance FC and Grand Rapids Crew Juniors club teams ... US Youth Soccer State Cup champions in 2008, 2009 and 2011 ... US Youth Soccer Region II champions 2008, 2009 and 2011 ... 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships winner ... Midwest Regional League champions in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... named state MVP Goalkeeper in 2008, 2009 and 2011 ... US Youth Soccer National Golden Glove Award winner in 2011 ... four-year member of the varsity baseball and football teams ... named to the Academic Honor Roll eight times ... volunteered with youth athletic camps ... served on student council ... member of National Honor Society

Personal: Parents are Chuck and Jan Rau ... has three brothers, Ben, Jameson and Nolan ... one sister, Justine ... majoring in risk management and insurance

Why Wisconsin: Alongside an exceptional risk management program, the Wisconsin men's soccer team has a coveted reputation for success and is only improving each year. Playing alongside other Badgers will not only make me a better soccer player, but a better-rounded individual. Wisconsin offers an incredible training environment with outstanding coaches, an excellent academic experience and a diverse social life that will guarantee personal improvements.

Trask on Rau: Chase is from an excellent club program, the Grand Rapids Crew, where he has helped them achieve some fantastic results. Chase is a complete goalkeeper who has all the tools to fight for the starting position this coming year. His strengths lie in his ability to manage the game, be a vocal leader, excellent distribution skills and great training habits. The staff is very excited to have Chase join the Badgers for his collegiate career.

Men's Soccer vs Michigan State
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