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Drew Conner
Drew Conner

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cary, Ill.

High School:
Cary Grove

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 164

Position:
MF

Notables:
• 2014: Ranked 73rd-best player in D1 men's college soccer (Top Drawer Soccer)
• 2013: Second-Team All-Big Ten
• 2012: Big Ten All-Freshman Team Honors

2014: Recorded an assist vs. Xavier (Aug. 31) ... scored goal vs. Georgetown (Sep. 7).

2013: Started all 21 games ... recorded nine points on one goal and seven assists ... second on team in assists ... third on team in minutes played with 1740 ... named second-team All-Big Ten (Nov. 14) ... recorded game-winning assist vs. Ohio State (Nov. 8) ... notched game-tying and game-winning assist vs. Indiana (Oct. 11) ... had two multi-assist games in wins at FGCU (Sept. 14) and vs. Indiana (Oct. 11) ... scored game-winning goal vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 6).

2012: Started 18 games ... earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors ... scored first career goal and logged first career minutes in 4-3 win at Memphis (Aug. 24) ... registered a goal in 2-1 win over Cleveland State (Sept. 29) ... tallied an assist in 2-1 win against Michigan (Oct. 13) ... recorded fifteen shots (seven on goal) ... ended with five points.

High School: Ranked the No. 1 player in the Midwest and No. 30 in the U.S. by Top Drawer Soccer (Jan. 2012) ... selected as 2011-12 Illinois Gatorade boys soccer Player of the Year ... named 2012 Northwest Herald Player of the Year ... named the Daily Herald's honorary captain in 2012 ... played for Cary Grove High School as a senior under head coach Mark Olson ... named team captain and MVP in 2011 ... named first-team all-state in 2011 ... helped lead Cary Grove High School to a conference championship and a 17-2 finish in 2011 ... played for Chicago Metro League-Schwaben as a junior ... four-year starter on Chicago Fire Academy ... starting center midfielder of the 2010 USSF U15/16 Chicago Fire Developmental Academy National Championship team ... invited to the All-American Game ... scouted for 2012 Academy Selection Match ... one of 15 1994's in the U.S. that played in the USSF Developmental Academy for the 2008-09 season ... State Cup finalist of 2008 with Eclipse ... attended Tahuichi Way Academy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in 2008 ... invited to U-14 2007 national identification camp in Boston ... member of 2007 Region II team and Illinois State team ... member of Illinois 2006 '93 state team as a `94.

Personal: Son of Tom and Patti Conner ... has one sister, Katie ... major is undecided.

Trask on Conner: "Drew is a player who will have an immediate impact in the midfield, he has the tools to be one of the top midfielders in the country. The Chicago Fire Youth Academy coaches have done an outstanding job helping Drew develop his game. His technical ability, tactical awareness and competitive edge will allow Drew to have an outstanding career here at UW."

Why Wisconsin? "The reason I chose UW is because of the broad academic opportunities, and the outstanding campus environment. I was very attracted to the high profile coaching staff that can help me take my game to the next level."

Conner's Career Statistics as of October 16, 2014

Season GP GS G A PTS SH
SH% SOG SOG% YC RC PK PKA GWG
2012 18 2 1 5 15 .133 7 .467 0 0 1
2013 21 1 7 9 26 .038 6 .231 0 0 1
2014 12 1 1 3 12 .083 3 .250 1 1 0
Career 51 4 9 17 53 .070 16 .316 1 1 2

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