An All-ACC candidate ? performed exceptionally well in the spring ? an exciting player who provides a spark to the WFU offense ? finds ways to help the team win ? demonstrated senior leadership during spring practices ? led the team in scoring as a sophomore ??a strong ball-server ? a threat on both sides of the ball.
2000 Tied for the team lead in assists with six ? served up two assists, both to Ben Stafford, as the Deacons opened the season with a 2-1 overtime upset of eventual national champion, Connecticut, at Morrone Stadium in Storrs ??had three multi-point games including at UConn, at UNC Wilmington (one goal, one assist) and against UNC Asheville (two assists) ??his goal against the Seahawks in Wilmington proved to be the game-winner ??put 15 shots toward opposing goalkeepers.
1999 Led the team in points with 20 (seven goals, six assists) ? started in 20 of the team?s 21 contests ? named as the Soccer America player of the week (Oct. 18) ??displayed tremendous efficiency with his scoring chances, scoring seven goals on just 27 shots ? scored two goals against Liberty, including the game-winner ? tallied one goal and one assist in the NCAA tournament vs. Virginia Commonwealth ? registered a goal in the ACC quarterfinals vs. Virginia ? enjoyed a three-game stretch where he scored six points including two goals vs. Liberty and an assist against both South Carolina and Davidson.
1998 Started eight of the Deacs? first 10 games as a freshman ? played primarily on the midfield flank ? got off to a strong start, recording four goals and an assist in those first 10 games ? notched his first career point in just his second collegiate match, assisting on a goal vs. San Francisco ? turned in an outstanding effort vs. No. 4 Virginia, tallying both goals in a 2-2 tie ? scored the game-winning goal in the Deacs? 2-1 upset of No. 1 Washington ? also scored a goal vs. Davidson ? saw his season end prematurely when he suffered a broken fibula vs. UNC Asheville on Oct. 6th.
Before WFU A standout midfielder at William Fremd who was recruited by several top soccer schools ? named one of the top five freshmen in the state of Illinois by the Chicago Tribune in 1995 and one of the top 10 sophomores in 1996 ? team captain in 1997 and 1998 ? earned first-team all-state, all-conference honors in 1997 ? the MSL Conference Player of the Year in 1997 ? as a senior, helped William Fremd to the 1998 Illinois state title, earning all-tournament honors ? named all-state in 1998 by the High School Coaches? Association, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times ? a member of the Illinois ODP state select team in 1995 and the Midwest Regional ODP team in 1996 and 1997 ? played in the adidas ESP all-star game at Giants Stadium, his most memorable athletic moment.
Personal A sociology major ? was on the honor roll all eight semesters of high school ? a National Honor Society member ? earned Mid-Suburban All-Academic honors from 1995-98 and IHSA All-Academic honors in 1998 ? born 1/20/80 ? the son of Gilles and Mary Ann Lonteen of Rolling Meadows, Ill.