2013: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Academic All-Big Ten...Filled in for GK Tyler Miller late in the season, starting five games and posting nearly 500 minutes in the net, while going 1-3-1 with one shutout, 11 saves, a .611 save pct. and 1.29 goals against average...Made NCAA debut with his first start coming at Ohio State (10/20), recording a shutout in the 'Cats 0-0 tie...Registered first NCAA win 10/30 vs. Loyola Chicago, with NU winning 4-1.
2012: Did not see game action.
High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... 2011 Team Most Valuable Defensive Player ... 2011 Chicago Tribune Top-20 Players to Watch ... 2011 Chicago Sun-Times Top Players ... Two-time All-Sectional Team and two-time All-Conference Team ... Holds the St. Ignatius record for career shutouts with 35 ... Illinois State Scholar and National Honor Society Member ... Club/ODP: Six-year member of Chicago Fire ... Has played in the USSF Developmental Academy with the Chicago Fire since 2009 ... Teammate of fellow NU signee Joey Calistri and current Wildcat Peter Beasley ... 2010 USSF Academy National Champions ... State champions in 2009 ... Former member of the ODP Region II Team and Illinois State Team.
Personal: Born Zachary Thomas Allen ... Son of Jeff and Susan Allen ... Older sister, Madison, is currently captain of the track & field team at the University of Chicago ... Chose Northwestern over Colgate, University of Chicago and Princeton ... Attended Northwestern's College Soccer Training Center and One Day Prep Camp ... Majoring in computer science.