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    Oliver Kupe
    Oliver Kupe


    Clarkston, Mich.

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    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 185



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    2011: Appeared in 19 games, starting 12 of them ... Led the team in goals (eight) and points (17) ... Four of his eight goals came in key moments for Northwestern during the team's 11-match unbeaten streak ... Northwestern won its first-ever match in University Park, Pa., with Kupe scoring the game-winner against Penn State in the 59th minute (10/16) ... Against then-No. 12 Notre Dame, Kupe's goal in the 79th minute helped NU come back for the 1-1 tie (10/5) ... His 85th minute equalizer against then-No. 10 Indiana gave the 'Cats a 2-2 tie and kept them alive in the hunt for the Big Ten regular season title (10/30) ... His goal in the 74th minute against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament final proved to be the title-clinching score (11/13) ... Put 19 shots on goal out of his 36 shots ... Unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten First Team ... Twice earned Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week ... Named to the All-Great Lakes First Team ... Finished his career seventh on NU's all-time list in goals with 22 and ninth in points with 55.

    2010: Second-team All-Big Ten ... Team leader with 10 goals, including four game-winners ... Posted a two-goal game in a 4-0 win over Cleveland State (9/10) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over No. 15 Ohio State (10/10) ... Named MVP of the NIU adidas/Magnuson Inn Invitational ... Notched a goal in a 2-0 victory over Gonzaga (9/17) and the game-winner in a 1-0 victories over Missouri State (10/3) and Loyola Chicago (10/20) ... Recorded two goals in the regular-season finale vs. Michigan (11/6) ... Appeared in all 18 matches, including starting 12.

    2009: Appeared in 19 matches, starting 14 ... Led the team with seven assists ... Assisted on the match's lone goal in a victory over No. 15 Ohio State (10/4) ... Third on the team in shots on goal with 13 ... Recorded the team's first four assists on the season ... Scored the tying goal in a 2-1 comeback victory over Lafayette (9/20).

    2008: Appeared as a substitute in 18 matches as a true freshman ... Tallied both the tying goal and the game-winner in a 2-1 win at Notre Dame (11/25) in the second round of the NCAA tournament ... The goals were the first two of his collegiate career ... Assisted on the tying goal late in regulation in a 2-1 double overtime victory over Penn State (11/13) in the Big Ten tournament.

    High School: Second runner-up for Mr. Soccer in the state of Michigan ... First-team all-state selection as a senior and a second-team pick as a junior ... Four times named to the all-league , all-district and all-county teams ... 2007 Dream Team selection ... Twice named the team's Offensive Player of the Year ... Tallied 71 career goals ... Two-time league leader in scoring ... Named team MVP as a senior ... Led 2007 team to the State Championship ... Also competed in basketball, averaging 13 points per game as a senior ... Played club soccer at Vardar ... Team was five-time State Cup champions, 2006 regional finalist and 2002 regional champions ... Squad won three Midwest Regional League titles ... 2005 Dallas Cup Finalists ... Named MVP of the 2006 State Cup Finals ... Teammate of fellow Northwestern signee John Rogers. Personal: Son of Drs. Joachim and Anne-Marie Kupe ... Both parents are originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and received their PhDs at the Technical University in Aachan, Germany ... Chose Northwestern over Georgetown, Duke, SMU, Brown, Connecticut, Cincinnati and Ohio State ... Major is economics.