UND Roster

2011-12 Men's Soccer Roster

#6 Greg Klazura

Defense/Midfield


Height 5'10''
Weight 150 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Rockford, IL
High School Boylan Catholic
Bio

Returned to the Irish for a fifth season in 2011 • played in 44 career games, including 39 starts, and earned three monograms • tallied six points on one goal and four assists • served as a team captain during the 2011 campaign • earned NSCAA all-region scholar accolades in 2010 and 2011 • a Lowe[apos]s Senior CLASS Award finalist in 2011 • received Notre Dame[apos]s Byron V. Kanaley Award and the team[apos]s Spirit Award during his fifth season • selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second round (21st overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft • was invited to the 2011 Major League Soccer (MLS) combine, yet turned down the offer to play one more season at Notre Dame • a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

FIFTH-YEAR (2011): Started all 18 matches at left back • served as one of three team captains • notched three points, which matched a single-season career-high total, on a career-best three assists • named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region second team • a Lowe[apos]s Senior CLASS Award finalist • a recipient of Notre Dame[apos]s Byron V. Kanaley Award • earned the team[apos]s Spirit Award • selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second round (21st overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft • dished out a career-high two assists in a 2-1 overtime win over Michigan • hooked up with Adam Mena twice in the match against the Wolverines, including on the golden goal in the 92nd minute • was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week and also was selected to the Soccer America Team of the Week for his efforts in Notre Dame[apos]s 1-0 triumph of No. 3 Louisville • assisted on the goal that stood as the game winner in the 2-1 victory over Providence • earned his third monogram.

AS A SENIOR (2010): Started all 20 games at left back • named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region first team • a BIG EAST Academic All-Star • received his second monogram • logged the second-most minutes on the team (1,883) during the season • tallied three points on one goal and one assist • netted the first goal of his career in a 5-1 win over Cal Poly that secured the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament title for the Irish • the goal came in the 71st minute and was Notre Dame[apos]s fourth of the match • assisted on the goal that tied the Pittsburgh match 1-1 in the 24th minute en route to the 3-2 Fighting Irish victory.

AS A JUNIOR (2009): Played in six games, including one start • attempted one shot • made his collegiate debut in a 2-1 setback at USF • saw time in wins over Louisville (4-0), Marquette (2-0) and Connecticut (2-1 in overtime) • earned his first career start, and played a season-high 81 minutes, in a 2-2 draw against USF in the BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals • saw time on the pitch in a scoreless tie versus St. John[apos]s in the title game of the BIG EAST Championship • named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star • earned his first career monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Did not see game action.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Did not see game action.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Member of the Chicago Fire Super-20 team that captured the North American National Championship in August of 2008 • a 2006 Notre Dame Elite Soccer Camp all-star • a three-year varsity player at Boylan Catholic • an all-state, all-midwest, all-sectional and all-conference selection as a senior • captained his squad along with garnering team MVP honors during his senior campaign • copped MVP accolades at the Indiana State Cup Tournament and at the Illinois Soccer Classic Tournament • as a junior, he was named to the IHSA Class AA second-team along with earning all-sectional honorable mention honors • also earned honorable mention all-conference distinction • named to the all-tournament team for the Hononegah Invitational • played for the Rockford Raptors club team • the Raptors were the 2002 semifinalists of the President[apos]s Day Cup in Phoenix, Ariz., and earned an eighth-place national ranking • member of the [apos]89 state ODP team • also competed in track • part of conference champion 4×400 relay team in the spring of 2007 • from the same area as former Notre Dame athletes Ivan Brown (football), Julie Lewis (rowing), Frank Finnigan (baseball) and Jack Joyce (fencing) • son of Paul and Molly Klazura • has a younger brother and an older sister • graduated in May of 2011 from the College of Science with a degree in pre-professional studies (pre-med) • finished with a 3.575 cumulative GPA • took graduate courses during his final season with the Irish.

Klazura[apos]s Career Statistics

Year G-S Sh G A Pts GW
2007 Did Not Play
2008 Did Not Play
2009 6-1 1 0 0 0 0
2010 20-20 12 1 1 3 0
2011 18-18 8 0 3 3 0
Totals 44-39 21 1 4 6 0