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Chris

Loftus

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Midfielder
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
City/State: Springfield, Ill.
High School: Sacred Heart-Griffin

Bio

2005: Named a junior captain ... selected to the All-ACC second team ... tied for the team lead with nine goals and finished third with 22 points ... scored a goal in seven of the first eight games in the season and recorded at least one point in eight of the first nine contests ... tallied the first goal of the 2005 season which ended up being the game-winner against Long Island on 9/1 ... compiled a goal and an assist against both No. 25 Saint Louis on 9/3 and No. 11 N.C. State on 10/21 ... named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week after his performances against Long Island and Saint Louis ... goal against N.C. State came on his only penalty kick attempt of the season ... scored two goals in a 3-1 win over Longwood on 9/27, including the game-winner ... headed in a pass from Blake Camp with 1:31 remaining in regulation to force overtime at Virginia Tech ... started all 20 games as a defensive midfielder and was second among position players with 1724 minutes played ... was the first to take a penalty kick in Duke’s 5-4 shootout victory against No. 4 North Carolina in the ACC Championship game, converting his kick to even the score at 1-1.

2004: Played in 22 games, starting 18, and missed two due to injury ... took on a more defensive midfielder’s role in his sophomore season but still managed 12 points on five goals and two assists ... tallied three goals in the season-opening 10-0 win over Emory & Henry ... scored Duke’s lone goal in the 1-0 win over Columbia on 9/10 ... also scored a goal against East Carolina on 9/22. 

2003: Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team after scoring 15 points on five goals and five assists ... was tied for second on the team with five goals and third with 15 points ... ranked second on the squad with two game-winning goals ... registered his first collegiate assist in the season opener against Liberty ... scored his first goal against No. 8 North Carolina ... assisted on a goal against N.C. State ... scored two goals, including the game-winner, against No. 25 Virginia ... named to the National Team of the Week by both Soccer America and College Soccer News for his efforts ... also earned ACC Player of the Week honors ... assisted on two goals against Dartmouth ... tallied an assist against UNC Greensboro ... scored Duke’s only goal in a 1-0 overtime win over Charlotte ... scored a goal against South Florida ... named to the ACC Honor Roll.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School ... collected 68 goals and 53 assists in his four-year high school career ... an NSCAA All-America, All-State and All-Midwest selection as a senior ... collected 32 goals and 18 assists in his final year ... led his squad to the 2002 state championship and was named to the All-Tournament team ... a two-time All-Conference and All-Sectional honoree ... as a junior, scored 22 goals and assisted on 17 others ... during his sophomore campaign he scored 14 goals and assisted on 12 ... scored seven goals and had six assists as a freshman ... played club soccer for Metro FC ... a three-year letterwinner and honorable mention All-Conference selection in basketball ... led his AAU basketball team to the 1999 Under-15 National Championship ... a member of the National Honor Society and an Illinois State Scholar.

Personal: Son of Donald and Robin Loftus ... born October 20, 1984, in Springfield, Ill. ... has one brother, Jason (30), and one sister, Heather (28) ... Jason played soccer at Springfield College for two years and at the University of Illinois for two years.

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2005 Fall Sports Media Day - August 24, 2005 - Chris Loftus