Eric  Osswald

Eric Osswald

RS Senior

Powell, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy Liberty

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195


Last Club:
Columbus Crew Academy

As A RS Senior (2014 - Xavier)

  • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region First Team
  • BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year
  • All-BIG EAST First Team
  • Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association First Team All-Ohio
  • BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (9/29)
  • Set school record for season shutouts (11) and goals against average (0.74)

Made 21 appearances between the pipes, all starts, and finished with a 15-4-2 record in 1,940:38 minutes... made 60 saves (.789 save percentage)... set new XU single season records for shutouts (11) and GAA (0.74)... allowed just three goals in BIG EAST play, tying the all-time league record set by Notre Dame in 2004... put together a 12-match unbeaten streak from Sept. 4 to Oct. 29 that stands as the second-longest in program history... finished career with 17 shutouts in just two seasons, which stands as the second-most by an XU keeper... tied school record with four consecutive shutouts from Sept. 20 through Oct. 4... recorded first shutout of season versus Cornell (9/7)... saved two balls and registered second straight shutout vs. UC (9/13)... third straight clean sheet in 1-0 win vs. St. John's (9/27)... named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (9/29)... made season-high six saves in 4th consecutive clean sheetduring 0-0 tie at eventual College Cup participant Providence (10/4)... named to BIG EAST Weekly honor roll (10/6 and 10/27)... set new XU single-season record with 10th SO vs. Butler (11/7)... shut out Georgetown with two saves to give XU a spot in the BIG EAST title game (11/14)... tied career-high with seven saves in 2-1 win vs. No. 5 Indiana in the NCAA Tournament Second Round (11/23)...

As A RS Junior (2013 - Xavier)

  • 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
  • Two-Time BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week

Played goalie in 18 games and started 16 times, totaling 1,630 minutes on the pitch during his redshirt junior season ... compiled a 10-5-2 record with six shutouts ... had 63 saves on the season, good for a .808 save percentage which was second best in the BIG EAST and 35th in the country ... named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (Oct. 14) by making nine saves and allowing only one goal in two victories over DePaul and Georgetown.

As A RS Sophomore (2012 - USF)
Produced a 6-2-4 record with four shutouts ... named to the All-Tournament Team at the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Classic ... named to Capital One Division I All-District IV team.

As A RS Freshman (2011 - USF)
Backed up senior Chris Blais in goal for USF ... named to BIGEAST All-Academic team.

As A Freshman (2010 - USF)
Did not see any action on the field ... named to BIG EAST All-Academic team ... awarded U.S. Soccer Development Academy Central Conference Starting XI goalkeeper in 2010.

High School
Played his high school soccer at Olentangy Liberty High School ... member of the Columbus Crew Academy ... named to NSCAA/Adidas Boys High School Scholar All-American Scholar Team in 2009.

Born Nov. 3, 1991 ... son of Ann Marie Hunker and Dave Osswald ... teammate of Xavier players Matt Hill, Matt and Will Walker and Nick Hagglund on 2011 National Champion Columbus Crew U20 team ... finance major.