June 19, 2009
EVANSTON, Ill. -
Northwestern head men's soccer coach Tim Lenahan has announced that Alex Male has accepted admission to the University and intends to play for the Wildcats during the 2009 season. Male joins seven individuals who previously signed National Letters of Intent in comprising next season's freshman class.
A profile on Male follows.
Hometown: Leawood, Kan.
High School: Rockhurst
High School: Four-year letterwinner ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Scored 30 goals and had 14 assists as a junior ... Missed the majority of senior season due to injury, recording five goals and four assists in eight games ... First-team All-State and All-Metro selection as a junior ... Scored winning goal in overtime state quarterfinal win en route to the Hawklets winning the state championship ... Team also won state championship senior year and finished third freshman and sophomore seasons ... Student government senior class representative ... Student Life committee member ... Honor Roll student. Club: Seven-year member of KCFC Alliance and two-year member of Kansas City Wizards Juniors ... Team captured five state championships ... Caught coaches' attention at Northwestern's College Soccer Training Center.
Personal: Born Alex John Male on 8/15/90 ... Son of John Male and Linda Male ... Chose Northwestern over Butler, Brown and Denver ... Played alongside current Wildcats Drew Pavlovich and Peter O'Neill in high school ... Father played football and baseball at Western Michigan.
Coach Lenahan on Male: "Alex is a great pickup for us late in the recruiting process. He was the leading scorer at Rockhurst for a team that won back-to-back state championships. He suffered a knee injury his senior year, but we saw enough of him at our College Training Center this past summer and with his club team to realize he is a special talent. He is a natural goal scorer and once he recovers fully from his injury, I am sure he will be a very good player at the Big Ten level."