CU (M) Soccer BIO
4 Chris Schuler
CREIGHTON CAREER: 2008 (Junior) – Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, NSCAA Second-Team All-America and NSCAA All-Midwest Region First-Team ... All-MVC First-Team, MVC All-Tournament Team and College Soccer News Second-Team All-America honoree ... Twice honored on the Soccer America National Team of the Week (Sept. 23, Oct. 7) and named MVC Defensive Player of the Week twice (Sept. 22, Oct. 6) ... Led the team with 1,852 minutes played, playing every minute of every match with the exception of a 12-minute break against UMKC (Sept. 13) ... Captain and anchor for record-setting defense which led the NCAA in shutout percentage (.650) and ranked second in goals against average (0.48) ... Helped team set school record with 13 shutouts ... Scored his only goal of the season against No. 22 Connecticut (Nov. 29) in the NCAA Tournament, the equalizer in the 79th minute of the overtime win.

2007 (Sophomore) – Tabbed first-team all-MVC and second-team NSCAA All-Midwest Region ... One of six Bluejays to start all 20 matches and his 1,864 minutes played ranked second among field players ... Played all but one minute in CU’s final 19 matches, playing every minute of CU’s final 15 contests ... Leader on a CU defense which posted seven shutouts and led the MVC with a 0.79 goals against average ... Assisted goals against Green Bay (Sept. 2) and Eastern Illinois (Oct. 13) ... Honored as the MVC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 10) following CU’s shutout of No. 11 UCLA on Sept. 8 ...  Named to the Saint Louis Nike Classic All-Tournament team for his play in wins over No. 2 Indiana (Sept. 13) and Loyola Marymount (Sept. 15).

2006 (Freshman) –
Honored on the Soccer America Freshman All-America Second-Team and MVC All-Freshman Team ... Named to the MVC All-Tournament Team after scoring the game-winning goal of the championship match ... Each of his three goals were game-winners, two in overtime, ranking second on the team in game-winning goals ... First collegiate goal came in the 99th minute against Georgetown (Sept. 1) to give CU a 3-2 win in his home debut ... Named to the Ameritas Classic All-Tournament Team, Soccer America National Team of the Week, Soccer Times Honor Roll and MVC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Georgetown and Fairleigh Dickinson (Sept. 3) ... Logged his only assist of the season at Wisconsin (Sept. 10) ... Second goal of the year came against Yale (Sept. 17) and named Diadora Challenge Tournament MVP, MVC Defensive Player of the Week and Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week for his play against Oregon State and Yale ... Scored the overtime game-winning goal in the MVC tourney title match in the 96th minute against Bradley (Nov. 5) ... Named to Soccer America’s National Team of the Week for second time, after his MVC tourney performance.

COLLEGIATE CAREER: 2005 (Indiana) –
Redshirted in his only season at Indiana after appearing in the Hoosiers’ first exhibition match against UCLA ... Tabbed a Top 100 Freshmen to Watch by College Soccer News.

Named a 2005 PARADE All-American ... Ranked as the top defender and seventh-best player in the nation by ... 2004 NSCAA/adidas Youth Boys Region II All-American and earned NSCAA/adidas All-Region V honors as a senior ... First-team all-state defender as named by the Chicago Tribune ... Two-time all-conference and all-area first-team honoree ... Played high school soccer for 1978 Hermann Trophy winner Angelo DiBernardo ... Played club soccer for the Chicago Magic, leading the team to State Cup Championships from 2001-04 and three regional championships ... Served as four-year captain for the Magic ... Member of the Illinois and Region II Olympic Development Program ... Participated  in two events with the national team in summer 2005 ... Tabbed the MVP at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in July 2006.

PERSONAL:  The son of Chris and Christina Schuler, Chris was born Sept. 6, 1987, in St. Louis, Mo. ... Has one younger sister, Christen (21), who plays soccer at Northern Illinois ... Management information systems major.
Position: Defender
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
High School: Waubonsie Valley HS
Other College: Indiana