2012: Played 21 games, starting 20 in the NU midfield ... Season-high two shots at Bradley (10/3) ... Eight shots on the season ... Helped the NU defense in nine of the team's 10 shutouts ... Key contributor in NU's second Big Ten regular-season itle in as many years ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Played in 18 games, starting in 11 ... Helped NU win its first Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles in school history ... Finished the season with two assists and six shots ... Named to NIU adidas All-Tournament Team ... Assisted on the lone goal in NU's 1-0 win over Wisconsin (10/23) ... Also assisted on a goal in vs. Portland (9/9) ... Had two shots vs. California (9/1) and vs. Valparaiso (9/11). Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection ... Appeared in all 18 matches, making 17 starts ... Posted first two collegiate assists in a 4-0 win over Cleveland State (9/10) ... Named to NIU adidas/Magnuson Inn Invitational all-tournament team ... First career goal was a dramatic game-winner in a 3-2 victory over DePaul (10/6).
High School: Four-year letter winner ... Team captain junior and senior year ... Team MVP junior and senior year ... Runner-up Mr. Soccer for Kentucky senior year ... Three times named all-district ... Four-time all-region selection ... First-team all-state senior year ... Voted by Alumni Association as Best All-Around Male Athlete in 2009 ... NSCAA/adidas High School Boys All-Region IV (Central) Team 2009 ... Also four-year letterwinner in basketball ... Both team captain and MVP junior and senior years ... Scored over 1,000 points as point guard on the basketball team ... National Honor Society member. Club: Ten-year member of Javanon Soccer Club ... Team captain for five years ... Five-time Kentucky State Cup Champions ... Region II Champions 2008 and 2009 ... Disney Showcase Finalist 2008 and 2009 ... Selected to U-17 All Star Team at Disney's Soccer Showcase 2008 and attended Chelsea Football Academy in London, England, 2009.
Personal: Born Layth Bashar Badie Cruse Masri ... Son of Bashar and Debbie Cruse Masri ... Father played collegiate soccer at the University of Louisville ... Brother, Rashad, plays soccer at the University of Chicago ... Chose Northwestern over Louisville, Georgetown and Saint Louis ... Majoring in history with a minor in business institutions.