Sept. 19, 2013
Lakeside Classic Game Notes
EVANSTON, Ill.--Northwestern returns home to Lakeside Field for the ‘Cats first home match since their season opener against UC Santa Barbara on Aug. 30. NU faces Saint Mary’s Friday, Sep. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday, Sep. 22 at 2 p.m.
Northern Illinois is the fourth school to take part in the Lakeside Classic. With two neutral games in Evanston, NIU faces Fairleigh Dickinson at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 20 and the Huskies play Saint Mary’s Sunday, Sep. 22 at 11:30 a.m.
‘Cats Riding 4-Game Winning Streak
The Wildcats hold a 4-1-0 season record, winning their last four games in a row by a combined 9-0. NU’s four game shutout streak matches the school’s longest shutout streak since Oct. 27, 2011. During the 2011 season, NU also recorded four consecutive shutouts starting with a 2-0 win over Northern Illinois (Oct. 12, 2011) to a 6-0 victory against Rockford College (Oct. 27, 2011).
NU in the Lakeside Classic.
Northwestern hosts the 11th annual Lakeside Classic, which started in 2003. The Wildcats have compiled an all-time 17-1-2 record in the Lakeside Classic.
Calistri’s Hot Streak Earns National Player of the Week honor
Sophomore forward Joey Calistri has scored six goals in the last three games for Northwestern. In the ‘Cats last two games in the NIU Tournament, Calistri tallied a hat trick against Green Bay and added another goal against Butler. The performance over the weekend earned Calistri a slew of awards:
-National Player of the Week by College Soccer News
-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year
-National Team of the Week Selection by College Soccer News
-National Team of the Week Selection by Top Drawer Soccer
-NIU Tournament Most Valuable Player
Calistri has scored at least one goal in each of his last three games (2 at Xavier, 3 vs. Green Bay, 1 vs. Butler). He’s the first Wildcat to tally a goal in three consecutive games since Oliver Kupe, who scored in four straight from Oct. 20, 2010 at Loyola Chicago to Nov. 6, 2010 vs. Michigan.
Where it Ranks
Sophomore forward Joey Calistri has tallied six goals, one assist and 13 points this season. The six goals and 13 points rank t-4th in the nation and leads the Big Ten:
NCAA Leaders, Goals
Pete Caringi, UMBC 8
Guillermo Delgado, Delaware 8
Sagi Lev-Ari, Cal St. Northridge 7
Joey Calistri, Northwestern 6
Larry Ndjock, Loyola Maryland 6
Big Ten Leaders, Goals
Joey Calistri, Northwestern 6
Tomislav Zadro, Wisconsin 3
Many players tied 2
Calistri Nets Fourth Hat Trick in School History
A hat trick by sophomore forward Joey Calistri, the fourth hat trick in Northwestern school history, led Northwestern to a 4-0 win over Green Bay in the NIU Tournament at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex Friday.
It marked the the first hat trick by a NU player since Matt Eliason tallied three goals against Eastern Illinois on Sep. 12, 2008. Also, in school history, Patrick Eggen accomplished the feat against North Park Oct. 24, 1997. Andrew McDermott was the first Wildcat to tally three goals in a match, doing so Oct. 21, 1995 against UIC.
Northwestern Hat Tricks in School History
Joey Calistri 3 vs. Green Bay 9/13/13
Matt Eliason 3 vs. Eastern Illinois 9/12/08
Patrick Eggen 3 vs. North Park 10/24/97
Andrew McDermott 3 vs. UIC 10/21/95
NU Moves up in National Polls
Northwestern moved up to No. 16 in this week’s NSCAA National Poll, up from No. 24 last week. NU also ranks No. 16 in the Soccer News poll and No. 17 by College Soccer News.
Calistri Scores Fastest Goal for NU Since 2004
Sophomore forward Joey Calistri found the back of the net 60 seconds into Northwestern’s match against Xavier on Sep. 7 after taking a pass from junior midfielder Grant Wilson. It marked the ‘Cats fastest goal to start a match since Gerardo Alverez tallied a goal against Oral Roberts 0:47 in the match on Sep. 24, 2004.
Fastest Goals in Northwestern History (Since 2004)
Rank Time Player (Assist) Opponent Date
1. 0:47 Gerardo Alvarez (Pylypczak/Brin) vs. Oral Roberts (N) 9/24/04
2. 1:00 Joey Calistri (Grant Wilson) at Xavier 9/7/13
3. 1:02 David Roth (unassisted) vs. Wisconsin (N) 11/8/07
4. 1:42 Nick Gendron (Kyle Schickel) vs. Missouri State 10/1/11
Calistri added a second goal in the game’s 23rd minute. It marked his second career multi-goal game. He also scored a pair of goals against Rhode Island on Sep. 9. 2012.
He became the first Northwestern player to tally multiple games with at least two goals since Oliver Kupe, who registered three in his career. (Sep. 25, 2008 at Notre Dame; Sep. 10, 2010 vs. Cleveland State; Nov. 6, 2010 vs. Michigan).
Northwestern’s 2-0 win against Butler on Sep. 15 marked junior goalkeeper Tyler Miller’s 23rd career shutout. The 23 shutouts rank second in school history, behind Misha Rosenthal, who recorded 29 shutouts from 2005-09.
Most Career Shutouts in Northwestern History
1. 29 Misha Rosenthal, 2005-09
2. 23 Tyler Miller, 2011-Present
3. 16 George Kokodynski, 1987-90
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