#17 Ryan Finley
Played his junior and senior seasons at Notre Dame after transferring from Duke … totaled 126 points on 56 goals and 14 assists in 78 career matches at both Notre Dame and Duke … had 28 goals and six assists during his two campaigns with the Fighting Irish … two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America honoree … 2012 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and 2010 ACC Offensive Player of the Year … a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … selected by the Columbus Crew in the first round (9th overall pick) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
AS A SENIOR (2012): Played in all 22 matches and ranked second nationally in goals (21) and points (46) … the goal and point totals were career-best marks … the 21 goals rank fifth in Notre Dame history for a single season … ranked third nationally in goals per game (0.95) and fourth in points per game (2.09) … named to the NSCAA All-America First Team … MAC Hermann Trophy finalist … two-time NSCAA National Player of the Week (9/5, 10/10) … received numerous national weekly honors throughout the season from outlets including Soccer America, TopDrawerSoccer.com, Soccer News Net and College Soccer News … All-Great Lakes Region First Team honoree … led the BIG EAST with 12 goals in league play and was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year … a unanimous selection to the All-BIG EAST First Team … was the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on three occasions (9/3, 10/8, 10/29) … had six game-winning goals, including two golden goals … six multiple-goal games, including one hat trick … was 4-for-4 on penalty-kick attempts … netted the game winner in the 76th minute in a 1-0 season-opening win over Duke … gave the Irish leads of 2-1 (61[apos]) and 3-1 (82[apos]) in a 3-2 win over San Diego State at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic … assisted on the game winner in a 2-1 victory over Clemson that clinched the IU Classic title for the Fighting Irish … selected to the IU Classic All-Tournament Team … deposited the team[apos]s third goal via a penalty kick (79[apos]) in a 3-1 triumph over #4 Akron that gave Notre Dame the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament title … tallied the golden goal in the 104th minute of a 1-0 win at Michigan that upped Notre Dame[apos]s season-opening win streak to seven … produced the equalizer on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute of a 2-1 setback at Louisville … scored the team[apos]s third (33[apos]) and fifth (68[apos]) goals in a 7-1 besting of Pittsburgh … made it back-to-back two-goal efforts by scoring twice in the 66th minute of a 3-0 win over #3 Georgetown … put the Irish up 5-1 in the 74th minute of a 6-1 victory at Seton Hall … also had two assists against the Pirates … scored three goals in a span of 9:13 in the second half of a 3-0 triumph over Providence … followed that performance with a two-goal effort in a 3-1 victory over Marquette … the first tally against the Golden Eagles was a converted penalty kick in the 60th minute that put the Fighting Irish up 2-1 and he then scored again just over a minute later … recorded the equalizer in the 88th minute of a 1-1 draw at Marquette … upped his goal streak to five games with Notre Dame[apos]s fourth score (84[apos]) in a 4-2 win at Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship … also assisted on the team[apos]s third goal versus the Orange … leveled the title match of the BIG EAST Championship versus Georgetown 1-1 in the 51st minute … later scored the golden goal with just over a minute left in double-overtime in the 3-2 win that gave the Irish the league title … was named the BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Performer and earned a spot on the all-tournament team … tallied the second goal (44[apos]) in a 3-0 victory over Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Championship … earned his second monogram with the Irish.
AS A JUNIOR (2011): Played in 17 matches and led the Irish in goals (7) and points (16) in addition to two assists … All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-Great Lakes Region Third Team selections … scored Notre Dame[apos]s second and fourth goals in a 4-1 win over Dayton at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic … the first goal was a penalty kick, which was Notre Dame[apos]s only attempt of the season … gave the Irish a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute in an eventual 2-1 overtime setback to St. Louis in the second game of the IU Classic … put Notre Dame on the board in the 38th minute in a 1-1 draw with Northwestern … tallied a goal and an assist in a 3-0 victory at Georgetown … assisted on Notre Dame[apos]s second goal against the Hoyas and scored the final tally (75[apos]) … collected an assist on the third Irish goal in a 3-1 win at Pittsburgh … deposited two goals in a 4-0 triumph of Seton Hall … put the Irish up 2-0 in the 50th minute and 4-0 in the 74th minute against the Pirates … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010 at Duke): Played in 18 games and started 17 … voted the ACC Offensive Player of the Year … earned All-ACC first team honors … named to the NSCAA All-America third team … also garnered All-America recognition from College Soccer News … voted to the Soccer America MVPs first team … earned NSCAA All-South Region first team recognition … led the ACC in goals (17) and points (37) … ranked first among all NCAA Division I players in goals per game (0.94) … was second nationally in points per game, fifth in total goals and sixth in total points … earned ACC Player of the Week honors on Sept. 14 after tallying four goals in two games … named to the College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer Teams of the Week on Nov. 1 after a hat trick against Virginia Tech … voted to the Duke/Nike Classic All-Tournament Team … became first Blue Devil to register three hat tricks in a season … tied the Duke single-season goals record … 37 points rank tied for ninth on Duke[apos]s single-season list … scored three goals in 4-1 win over Sacramento State … also had three tallies against George Washington and at Virginia Tech … scored at least one goal in nine games and had two-plus scores in five games … scored or assisted on 20 of Duke[apos]s 34 goals.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009 at Duke): Started all 21 matches for the Blue Devils … tallied a team-best 11 goals and led the squad with 27 points overall … voted to the NSCAA All-South Region second team … selected to the ACC All-Freshman and TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie teams … played the fifth-most minutes on the team with 1,699 … registered four game-winning goals … scored the game-winning goal in a win over No. 2 Maryland to earn ACC Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week recognition … posted a season-high two goals in win over UNC Greensboro … provided two assists in victory over Virginia Tech to earn a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week … All-ACC Academic Team.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named the Philadelphia Inquirer South Jersey player of the year … tallied 20 goals and six assists in leading Rancocas Valley High School to the state title as a senior … Spent his sophomore and junior seasons in Bradenton, Fla., for the U.S. Soccer under-17 residency program … a member of the U-17 U.S. National Team in 2006 … selected to the U-18 U.S. National Team … most recently competed in the Lisbon International Tournament with the under-18 team … named the player of the tournament in Spain that included teams such as Barcelona F.C. and Real Madrid … captured the Golden Boot in a Regional Team Tournament in Argentina … son of Terry and Debbie Finley … has one sister, Erin … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a sociology degree … finished with a 3.035 cumulative GPA.
Finley[apos]s Career Statistics
* at Duke