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Jeff Gal

GK
Position
6'1''
Height
165 lbs.
Weight
Sophomore
Class
Bartlett, Ill.
Hometown
Bartlett
High School

2013
Started first 16 matches
Recorded 6 1/2 shutouts in 2013 and 13 1/2 career clean sheets
Played all but 38 minutes in goal prior to Boston College game (did not play full game against Pitt)
Picked up shutouts against St. John[apos]s, Providence, George Mason, Syracuse, Pitt (half), Duke and Notre Dame

AT CREIGHTON
Played two seasons at Creighton, redshirting his first season
Primary starting goalkeeper for 2012 Creighton team which advanced to NCAA College Cup
Played and started in 15 matches in 2012, allowing just 10 goals while posting 13-1-1 record, 57 saves and seven shutouts
Ranked eighth nationally in GAA (0.65) and fifth in save percentage (.851)
Made four saves at Connecticut in shutout in quarterfinals (12/2)
Made career-high eight saves, including a crucial stop on a PK in overtime, as Bluejays upended top-ranked Akron in NCAA round of 16 (11/25)
Named to College Soccer News National Team of Week on Nov. 25 following win at Akron

HIGH SCHOOL
Member of U.S. U-18 National Team Pool, training with team in Phoenix, Ariz., and Portland, Ore., in 2011, before traveling with the team for the annual Lisbon International Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal
Played club soccer for Sockers FC
Played high school soccer as sophomore and junior, focusing on club soccer as freshman and senior
Club program won regional title and Dallas Cup during his tenure
Earned all-conference honors both of his prep seasons
Tabbed team MVP as a junior
Member of Illinois Olympic Development Program

PERSONAL
Parents are Jeff and Violet Gal
Has two younger sisters, Melissa and Ashley

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