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    Brandon Medina
    Brandon Medina

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    St. Ignatius College Prep

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 135

    Position:
    M



    04/15/2014

    NU Names March Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Men's Soccer Team and Hana Lee of Women's Golf earn honor

    10/01/2013

    No. 5 NU hosts Bradley, Michigan State at Lakeside Field

    'Cats ranked in nation's top 5 for first time since 2008

    09/30/2013

    No. 7 NU sweeps B1G Player of the Week Awards

    Forward Medina named offensive POW, GK Miller tabbed defensive POW

    09/28/2013

    No. 7 NU Defeats Michigan, 2-0, to Open B1G Play

    Goals by Calistri, Medina extend 'Cats' winning streak to seven

    09/26/2013

    No. 7 NU Opens B1G play at Michigan Saturday

    'Cats look to extend six game winning streak

    2013 Medina Game-by-Game Stats

    2013: Unanimous selection to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Was on his way to a fantastic freshman season before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season after 11 games ... Played in the `Cats first 11 games of the year, making nine starts ... At the time of injury, was tied for the Big Ten lead in assists (5), tied Michigan State's Jay Chapman at the time ... Also ranked second in the Big Ten with 11 points before season ending injury, trailing just teammate Joey Calistri ... Despite the injury, still ranked tied for ninth in the Big Ten to end the season with five assists, which ranked second in the conference with 0.45 assists per game ... Also was tied for second in the Big Ten at season's end averaging 1.00 point per game ... Tied for seventh in the conference with 0.27 goals per game ... National Team of the Week by Top Drawer Soccer (10/1) ... Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/30) ... Posted a goal and an assist for NU's first Conference win of the season over Michigan (9/28) ... Scored against Fairleigh Dickinson (9/22) ... Tallied 2 assists during game against St. Mary's (9/20) ... Registered an assist vs. Green Bay (9/13) ... Posted first goal of career for NU's 1-0 win over DePaul (9/2) ... Tallied first career assist against UCSB (8/30).

    High School: Four year letterwinner ... Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year ... Team captain as junior and senior ... Top goal scorer as freshman ... Three-time All- Conference ... All-Sectional ... Team's Most Valuable Offensive Player for three years ... Two-time All-State ... 2012 NSCAA All-Midwest ... 2012 West All-American Team ... 2012 NSCAA All-America ... Led St. Ignatius to best record in school history in 2012 (20-4-1) ... Teammate of current Wildcat Zak Allen ... Club/ODP: Four-year member of Raiders FC ... Captain all four years ... Illinois State Champion 2010 ... Midwest Regional League Champion 2010, 2012 ... Disney Soccer Showcase Champion 2010, 2011 ... Midwest Champion 2012 ... National Runner-Up 2012

    Personal: Born Brandon Medina Ruiz in Mexico City ... Son of Benjamin and Eva Medina ... Older brother, Benjamin Jr. attends DePaul University in Chicago and also has a younger brother David ... Had the opportunity to participate in the Messi & Friends exhibition match, July 6, 2013, at Soldier Field before enrolling at NU ... Chose Northwestern over SLU, UIC, Virginia Tech and Georgetown ... Attended Northwestern's College Soccer Training Center (CSTC) and One Day Prep Camp.

    Coach Lenahan on Medina: "Brandon is just a very good soccer player. He has a great feel for the game and likes getting other players involved in the game. He really caught our eye at the One Day Camp in 2011 and has gotten better every time we have seen him since then. He has great distribution skills, has great service with his left foot and should be able to make an immediate impact at Northwestern."

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