COLLEGIATE CAREER: 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted in his first season as a Bluejay.
PREP CAREER: Member of the U.S. U-18 National Team Pool, training with the team in Phoenix, Ariz., and Portland, Ore., in 2011, before traveling with the team for the annual Lisbon International Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal ... Played club soccer for Sockers FC ... Played high school soccer as a sophomore and junior, focusing on club soccer as a freshman and senior ... Club program won a regional title and the Dallas Cup during his tenure ... Earned all-conference honors both of his prep seasons ... Tabbed team MVP as a junior ... Member of the Illinois Olympic Development Program.
PERSONAL: The son of Jeffrey and Violet Gal, Jeff was born April 6, 1993 in Chicago, Ill. ... The oldest of three children; Melissa (15) and Ashley (13) ... Plans to major in business.