#3 Connor Klekota
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2016 Francis Patrick O’Connor Award
2015 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team
2015 Francis Patrick O’Connor Award
AS A SENIOR (2015): Men’s soccer recipient of the Francis Patrick O’Connor Award at the year-end O.S.C.A.R.S. ceremony … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … selected to the all-tournament team at both the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic and the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament … started all 22 matches of the 2015 season in the Irish midfield … scored a career-high two goals and added one assist, while totaling 17 shot attempts … scored his first goal of the season during a 4-0 win against UAB to close the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament … added an assist on an insurance goal as part of a 4-0 Irish rout at Michigan State … recorded his second goal of the season in the 81st minute of a 3-1 ACC victory over No. 4 Virginia … played all 200 minutes of the Irish’s 2015 NCAA Championship matches.
AS A JUNIOR (2014): One of four recipients of a 2015 Francis Patrick O’Connor Award at the Notre Dame end of the year O.S.C.A.R.S. ceremony … saw action in 20 matches, earning 14 starts in the Irish midfield … scored one goal and added four assists for a career-high six points … logged the first Notre Dame goal of the season in the 28th minute of a 2-1 win over No. 12 Marquette to open the year at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic … attempted three shots (two on goal) in a 0-0 draw against No. 9 Georgetown … established a career-high by assisting on both goals in a 2-0 home win over No. 8 North Carolina at Alumni Stadium … tied a season-high with four shots at Michigan … added four shots and chipped in the secondary assist on the first Notre Dame goal of a 3-2 ACC triumph against No. 16 Louisville … primary assist on the game-winning goal of a 3-1 win against Virginia Tech … played all 110 minutes and attempted three shots against No. 14 Clemson in the semifinals of the ACC Championship … won second monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Competed in all 24 matches … started the final 14 games of the season … notched one goal and three assists … played every minute of 13 games, including 110-minute efforts in draws with Northwestern and Virginia … made his collegiate debut in the season opener, a scoreless draw against UCLA at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic … his first career goal was the final tally of a 3-1 win at Wake Forest … had an assist in three straight contests beginning with the 1-0 victory over Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship … assisted on Notre Dame’s first goal in the 3-3 draw with Virginia in the ACC semifinals … assisted on the score that gave the Irish a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute of the 4-0 triumph of Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Championship … earned his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Did not see game action during his freshman campaign … a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region IV Team … among the ESPN Rise class of 2012 Ohio prospects … was mentioned on the ESPN Rise top 2012 recruits list along with the College Soccer News top 2012 recruits listing … established Amherst Steele High School career records in goals (73) and assists (47) … earned all-Ohio honors twice, including first-team accolades as a senior … received all-Ohio academic honors on four occasions … 2011 Southwestern Conference (SWC) Player of the Year … 2010 & 2011 Lorain County Player of the Year … three-time first team all-SWC … SWC Scholar-Athlete … copped Greater Cleveland accolades three times, including first-team honors twice … three-time first team all-Lorain County … two-time team MVP and offensive player of the year of the Amherst Steele team … captained his high school squad during his junior and senior seasons … four-time varsity letter winner … 2011 SWC Champions (first time school history) … high school team was ranked ninth, which marked its first-ever ranking … helped lead high school team to a school-record 15 wins in 2011 … as a freshman, his high school squad won the district title for the first time in team history … received the 2008 Coaches Award (high school) … Cleveland Plain Dealer Boys Soccer All-Star Team (2011) … Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s 2011 Player of the Year (2011) … captained his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s squad … selected to the all-star team at the 2010 Notre Dame Elite Soccer Camp … his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s qualified for the Developmental Academy Playoffs in 2010 … also helped his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 16s qualify for the Developmental Academy Playoffs in 2008 and 2009 … son of Alan and Tammy Klekota … graduated from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with a management consulting degree.
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