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Nick Janus
Nick Janus

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Deer Park, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich High School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
MF/F

Honors: Named first-team All-Big Ten (Nov. 14, 2013) ... awarded UIC Classic All-Tournament team honors (Sept. 22, 2013) ... named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team (Nov. 13) ...received Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors (Oct. 3, 2011) ... named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll and Soccer America Men's Team of the Week (Oct. 3, 2011) ...All-Freshman Big Ten team (2010)

2013: Named first-team All-Big Ten (Nov. 14) ... awarded UIC Classic All-Tournament team honors (Sept. 22) ... started in 14 games ... led team in points and goals, with 21 and nine, respectively ... tallied three assists ... finished tied for second in the Big Ten in goals and third in points ... recorded team-high 49 shots and 25 shots on goal ... notched season-high three points on one goal and one assist in win vs. Drake (Oct. 8) ... registered six shots vs. Drake (Oct. 8) and at Northwestern (Nov. 3) ... scored team-leading four game-winning goals at USF (Sept. 12), vs. Marquette (Oct. 2), vs. Drake (Oct. 8) and at Northwestern (Nov. 3).

2012: Appeared in 18 games, making 15 starts ... led the team with four goals on the season ... finished second on the team with nine points ... scored a goal in 2-0 win over IUPUI (Sept. 16) ... registered the lone goal in the loss at Marquette (Sept. 26) ... earned the game-winning goal in 2-1 win against Michigan (Oct. 13) ... scored a goal and tallied an assist in 3-0 win over Green Bay (Oct. 17) ... recorded 32 shots (fifteen on goal).

2011: Started in all 20 games ... recorded a goal in 3-2 loss to UC Irvine (Sept. 9) ... tallied an assist in 3-1 win over Drake (Sept. 16) ... registered a goal and an assist in UW's 2-0 upset victory over then-No. 6 Indiana (Oct. 2) ... scored the game-winning goal in 2-0 win over Michigan in first round of Big Ten tournament (Nov. 9) ... recorded 25 shots (nine on goal) ... finished with nine points

2010: Played in all 20 games, making 15 starts ... fourth on the team with five points ... led the team with three assists ... tallied 20 shots on the year with eight on goal ... logged first career minutes against Santa Clara (Sept. 4) ... recorded first shot of the season against Dayton (Sept. 19) ... earned first career point with an assist at Indiana (Oct. 3) and second against Northern Illinois (Oct. 6) ... first career goal was game-winner in 2-0 win over Milwaukee (Oct. 27)

High School: Led Lake Zurich to Illinois Class 3A state finals and 21-5 overall record as a senior ... team went 56-11-5 in Janus' three years of varsity play ... all-state selection by Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association as a junior and senior ... tallied 23 goals and 19 assists as a senior ... also scored 23 goals and 14 assists as a junior ... accounted for 60 goals and 41 assists in three years of varsity play ... named first-team all-area by Chicago Sun Times and second team all-area by Chicago Tribune as a senior ... named 2009 All-Lake Shore Player of the Year by Pioneer Press ... three-time Daily Herald All-Area selection ... three-time All-North Suburban Conference pick ... plays for Sockers FC in U.S. Soccer Development Academy ... led Sockers developmental squad to finals of Illinois State Cup in 2007... high honor roll student all four years of high school

Personal: Parents are Tom and Jan Janus ... has a brother, Matt, and a sister, Sam

Trask on Janus: "Nick joins Wisconsin after a tremendous prep career in Chicago. He adds elements that any good soccer team needs, and with outstanding physical tools and good ideas, he should complement the other attacking players we have well. Nick has had a great deal of high-level coaching from Dave Richardson and Bret Hall at Sockers FC, which should allow for a quick adjustment to the college game."

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