CU (M) Soccer BIO
0 Connor Sparrow

CREIGHTON CAREER - 2013 (Sophomore): Played in six matches, starting four … Compiled 2-2-1 record and made 15 saves … Posted three shutouts, including two in BIG EAST … The trio of shutouts ranked in a tie for eighth in conference … Blanked No. 12 Georgetown (9/28) in scoreless draw for first complete-game shutout at CU …  Later kept Xavier (10/5) off board as well as Drake (10/30) in Morrison Stadium … Combined for shutout playing one half against Cal Poly (9/1).

2012 (UMKC): Played one season at UMKC ... Started 15 matches in goal as a freshman for the Kangaroos ... Posted a 6-9-0 record with a pair of shutouts and carried a goals against average of 1.75 ... Started the team’s 3-0 loss against Creighton in Morrison Stadium (10/16), allowing two goals in 45 minutes of action ... Helped UMKC to a 6-2 record at home and 5-2 conference ledger ... Team advanced to the Summit League semifinals after a third-place finish before bowing out ... Won spot on Summit League All-Tournament Team.

CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Academy under the direction of Tim Leonard, Tim Kelly and Tom Bielicki ... Claimed Academy Team of the Week honors in May 2012 ... Team advanced to the U.S. Development Academy playoffs in 2011 ... Played four years of soccer for Dave Gauvain at St. John Vianney High School ... As a junior team advanced to the Class 3A state championship game one season after making the state quarterfinals the previous year ... Team claimed district titles along the way in both seasons ... Participated in wrestling as a freshman ... Claimed First Honors in classroom and was a member of the Spanish Honor Society ... Member of letterman’s club and worked for newspaper ... Active in campus ministry and honored as a Vianney Ambassador ... Volunteered with Special Olympics Missouri and the St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

PERSONAL: Son of Dennis and Deborah Sparrow ... Connor was born on May 10, 1994 ... Has six siblings including three sisters Zoey, Madison and Savannah and three brothers Simon, Hayden and Bailey ... Brother Hayden plays soccer at Lewis & Clark CC … Father played soccer at Southeast Missouri State, mother was a gymnast there ... Nursing major.

Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: St. John Vianney
Other College: UMKC
Club: IMG Academy
Experience: Transfer