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0 Connor Sparrow
CREIGHTON CAREER - 2014 (Junior): Started all 22 contests and played all but five minutes in goal for CU, leading the team to the nation’s best winning percentage at 16-3-3 (.795) … Helped the Bluejays claim the program’s first BIG EAST regular-season title with a 7-1-1 mark in conference play … Finished No. 2 nationally with goals against average of 0.49 and took over top spot on Creighton’s all-time career goals against average list. … Also ranked No. 8 in the country with a shutout percentage of 0.55 after posting 11 clean sheets and teaming up for another … Ended the year at No. 10 in the NCAA with a .841 save percentage …  NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team member … Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team honors … Three-time BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (9/1, 10/13, 11/10) … The first after opening the season with a pair of shutouts against then-No. 20 Stanford (8/29) and Santa Clara (8/31) which also led to a College Soccer News Team of the Week selection … Another nod from the BIG EAST came after Sparrow posted his seventh shutout of the season at Drake (10/7) while making a season-high seven saves … The final league honor came after backstopping the Bluejays’ 3-0 victory over Providence (11/7) to give CU the BIG EAST regular season crown … Held 21 of 22 opponents scoreless in the first half and did not surrender more than two goals in any match ... Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

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

COLLEGIATE CAREER - 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 his team’s 3-0 loss against Creighton in Morrison Stadium on October 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 semis 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 his team advanced to the Class 3A state championship game one season after making the state quarterfinals the previous campaign ... 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 also worked for school newspaper ... Volunteered with Special Olympics Missouri and the St. Anthony’s Medical Center ... Active in campus ministry and honored as a Vianney Ambassador.

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

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