Several members of the Xavier men's soccer team played a big part in helping the Crew Juniors win the U-19 National Championship. Three current players talk about playing in front of national TV audience and how this helps the program as a whole.
Xavier found out it will be returning to the NCAA Tournament to face West Virginia for the second year.
2012 Atlantic 10 First Team
College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Player of the Week
College Soccer News National Team of the Week
As A Junior (2012) Named to 2012 Atlantic 10 First Team ... appeared in all 22 games and earned the starting spot in 21 ... finished with 10 assists, which tied for first in the Atlantic 10 and eighth nationally ... scored 11 goals on the season, ranking third in the conference and 29th in the country ... his 32 points were the second highest on the team ... ripped two game-winning goals in wins over IUPUI and Missouri State ... ended the season with three multi-goal games in wins over IUPUI, Richmond and Massachusetts ... had the game-winning assist in the NCAA Tournament First Round game against Kentucky ... made the Musketeers' only goal in the NCAA Second Round game versus Indiana ... ranked fourth in conference and 29th nationally with 1.45 points per game.
As A Sophomore (2011) Appeared in all 21 games and earned the starting nod in 16 ... scored three goals and added five assists, both of which were fourth on the squad ... named the Columbus Crew (MLS) Soccer Academy U19/20 Player of the Year ... his 11 points were also fourth on the team ... had a goal and assist against La Salle and scored the game-winning goal against Richmond ... tallied assists in three-straight games, including the game-winning assist against No. 8 Charlotte in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship ... was ranked in the top 10 in the conference in shots and assists ... Second on the team with shots (47) and shots on goal (23).
As A Freshman (2010) Was a key contributor off the bench during the early portion of the season and played a major role as a starter in the Musketeers' title run ... played in 19 games and started in six, including the Musketeers final five games ... totaled three goals and two assists on the year giving him eight points, good enough for third best on the team ... his three goals tied him for second most on the team ... his biggest goal of the year came in the Atlantic 10 championship game against LaSalle when he sealed the win with a goal in the 79th minute ... Walker's 29 shots were tied for second on the team and nine shots were on target giving him a .310 shot on goal percentage, good for fourth on the team.
Prior to Xavier Named to DII All-Ohio First Team as a senior ... selected as his high school team's MVP for three consecutive seasons ... scored 48 goals and tallied 15 assists helping his team reach the championship game his senior season ... competed with the 2008 Region II Team Argentina Tour ... named League Player of the Year as a sophomore ... earned a school record for goals in a single season (48) and career goals scored (91) ... five year member of the Ohio Olympic Development State team ... as a senior, he competed with the Columbus Crew Academy U18.
Personal Parents are Stephanie and Robert Walker ... his twin brother, Will, is also a member of the Xavier men's soccer team ... majoring in Special Education.