UND Roster

2018-19 Men's Soccer Roster

#10 Blake Townes


Height 6'1''
Weight 166 lbs.
Class Fifth Year
Hometown Canton, MI
High School Salem


  • Earned starts in 19 matches at a defensive midfield position and played in all 21 contests.
  • Totaled four points on the season with a goal and two assists.
  • Scored the opening goal in the victory over UConn.

AS A SENIOR (2017):

  • Started all 20 matches for the Irish.
  • Totaled six points with two goals and two assists.
  • Had a career-high 23 shot attempts, with six landing on goal.
  • Recorded an assist in Notre Dame’s 2-1 win over No. 5 Clemson.
  • Scored goals in back-to-back games in the ACC Championship in wins against Pittsburgh in the first round and No. 3 North Carolina in the quarterfinals.
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR (2016):

  • ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
  • Started all 21 matches in the Irish midfield.
  • Notched a career-high seven points with one goal and five assists.
  • Attempted a career-high 16 shots for the year, with eight officially registering on goal.
  • Primary assist on the second Notre Dame goal of the season against UC Irvine at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.
  • Scored first career goal in the first half of a home victory against No. 15 Virginia Tech.
  • Picked up four assists over two games, notching two each in consecutive clean sheet wins against Pittsburgh and No. 6 Indiana.


  • Played in all 22 matches, earning two starts in the midfield during the season.
  • Finished the year with three assists, adding six shot attempts.
  • Tallied the lone assist on a double overtime goal in a 1-0 Irish defeat of No. 14 Indiana at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
  • Added two assists as part of a 4-0 win over UAB during the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.


  • Did not see game action.


  • Member of U18 Crew Soccer Academy Wolves/Michigan Wolves in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) for three seasons.
  • Two-time USSDA Finals Week qualifier and Central Conference champions in 2012 and 2013.
  • Finished third nationally in 2012 and eighth nationally in 2013.
  • 2012 USSDA Honoree.
  • Best XI selected by US Soccer.
  • 2013 USSDA #1 ranking starting percentage 100% (34 games).
  • 2013 Top Drawer Soccer Best XI USSDA playoffs.
  • Four-star ranking (out of five) according to Top Drawer Soccer.
  • Ranked sixth in the Great Lakes Region.
  • Ranked 50th nationally by College Soccer News.
  • Two-time MLS Generation Adidas Cup selection (Columbus Crew).
  • 2011 United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Michigan State Cup Tournament MVP.
  • Two-time USYSA Michigan State Cup Champion (game-winning goal).
  • 2009 USYSA Region II champion.
  • Six-time US Soccer Training Center participant.
  • Two-year member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region II midfielder representing USA.
  • Played internationally in England and Canada with his club team.
  • Three-time Michigan ODP team.
  • ID2 selection.
  • Earned varsity letters during his freshman and sophomore years at Salem High School.
  • Team MVP and KLAA all-conference midfielder.
  • Licensed youth soccer referee.
  • A volunteer youth soccer coach.
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.