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    Brian Usinger
    Brian Usinger

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Penfield, N.Y.

    High School:
    Penfield

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190

    Position:
    D



    2008: Team leader with five assists while ranking second with three goals and 11 points ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection ... Connected on the decisive penalty kick in a shootout win over Loyola (Chicago) in the NCAA tournament first round ... Assisted on both goals in a 2-1 win at Notre Dame (11/25) in the second round of the NCAA tournament ... Tallied a goal in three consecutive games, including 1-0 wins over Northern Illinois and Loyola (Chicago) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Starter in each of the team's 20 matches ... Scored the team's lone goal in a tie with Green Bay Nov. 3 ... Named to adidas/Baymont Inn Invitational all-tournament team after the team posted a pair of shutouts ... Ranks among the squad's leaders with 20 shots, including seven on goal ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Started 15-of-20 games ... Scored his first career goal in the NCAA Tournament win over UNC Greensboro (11/19) ... Took 11 shots ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2005: Saw action in six games for Northwestern, starting one ... Took two shots, both of which were on goal ... Named a Topdrawersoccer "Freshman to Keep An Eye On."

    High School: 2004 All-American ... Member of all-state first-team in 2002 and 2004 ... Named to NSCAA/Adidas High School Boys All-Region II team in 2002 and 2004 ... Member of the All-Greater Rochester First-team in 2002 and 2004 ... 2004 All-Greater Rochester Co-Player of the Year ... 2004 Section V Player of the Year ... MVP of high school team in 2002 and 2004 ... Was unable to play soccer his junior year due to a broken leg ... MVP of the Section V Tournament in 2002 and 2004 ... Monroe County Division I Co-Player of the Year in 2002 ... High school won 2001, 2002, and 2004 New York State Championships ... Ranked nationally by the NSCAA in 2002 and 2004 ... Four-year letterwinner ... Five-year tennis letterwinner ... Won numerous tennis accolades ... Played six years for the Rochester Junior Rhinos ... Club team won Nike Cup and represented United States in Berlin at the Nike International Cup in 2001 ... Rhinos won the under-15 U.S National Championships in 2002 ... Rhinos also a five-time winner of the New York State West State Cup ... Team was also Jefferson Cup champion in 2002 and 2003 ... National Honor Society.

    Personal: Born Brian E. Usinger ... Son of Ed and Rae Usinger ... Father played soccer at SUNY Geneseo and was inducted into Geneseo Sports Hall of Fame ... Chose Northwestern over Cornell and Colgate ... Major is undecided.

    Usinger's Stats

    Year G GS Shots G A Pts. GWG
    2005 6 0 3 0 0 0 0
    2006 20 15 11 1 0 2 0
    Totals 26 15 14 1 0 2 0