2019-20 Men's Soccer Roster
#3 Spencer Farina
Hometown Wilmette, IL
High School New Trier
AS A SENIOR (2019):
- Earned seven starts and played in 18 matches during the 2019 campaign, splitting time as a defender and midfielder.
- Finished the year with a career high four points off a goal and two assists.
- Scored the first goal of his career in the win over Purdue Fort Wayne off a header from a corner.
- Picked up assists in the wins over Saint Louis and Michigan State.
- Helped the Irish record six clean sheets in matches he played in.
AS A JUNIOR (2018):
- Earned two starts and played in seven matches during the 2018 campaign.
- Played a large role in clean sheets at Virginia and at Pitt.
- Recorded a career-high 110 minutes of play in the draw at Virginia.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017):
- Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
- Saw action in three matches on the season.
- Played 40 minutes against No. 15 Duke, contributing to a clean sheet in a 0-0 result.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016):
- ACC Academic Honor Roll.
- Did not see regular season game action.
PREP AND PERSONAL:
- Transitioned to academy soccer full-time prior to senior season of high school.
- Was an all-conference and all-section choice for the 21-4-4 New Trier High School team as a junior, finishing as the team leader in assists.
- Leading scorer as the co-captain of the undefeated freshman team during first high school campaign, while also spending time at the JV level.
- Has competed with the Chicago Magic on the club circuit since 2013.
- Team won the US Youth Soccer Illinois State Cup in May of 2015, the USYS Region II championship in June of 2015 and the USYS National Championship in July of 2015.
- Member of the Magic U18 National Premier League (NPL) region champion in June of 2015.
- Golden Boot winner for the 2014 NISL Chicago NPL U16 champion.
- Reached USYS Nationals with the Magic in 2014, and was the leading scorer for the
- USYS Illinois State Cup U16 championship team.
- 2014 USYS Region II U16 champion.
- Was part of the Chicago Magic Development Academy from 2013-14.
- Also competed on the club circuit with FC United from 2011-13.
- Selected as an Illinois State Scholar.
- Served as a grade 8 center referee for two years after previously earning experience as a grade 12 sideline referee for two years.
- Son of David and Julie Farina.
- Brother, Jeff Farina, is a fellow forward on the Notre Dame soccer team.
- Father, David, played football and wrestled at Princeton University.
- Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.