CREIGHTON CAREER - 2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 16 matches including 14 starts … Tied for fourth on the team in scoring with seven points (3g, 1a) … Tied for second on squad with trio of goals … Scored first career BIG EAST goal against Xavier (10/5) … Scored in three of the final four matches he played in … Tallied second goal of the year at Butler (10/23) … Posted final goal of season against Drake (10/30) … Recorded lone assist against DePaul (11/2) … Played every minute of three consecutive overtime matches in late September … Those included the Jays’ first BIG EAST victory over No. 7 St. John’s (9/21) in double overtime, a tie against Michigan State (9/24) and a career-high 110 minutes at No. 12 Georgetown (9/28) in a 0-0 draw.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Midfielder played in 22 games for CU with four starts ... Scored two postseason goals in NCAA Tournament including a game-winner at Connecticut (12/2) for a 1-0 quarterfinal victory to send the Jays back to the College Cup ... As a result of the late-game heroics, named TopDrawerSoccer National Player of the Week (12/3) ... Also scored a goal against Washington (11/18) in NCAA Second Round win at home in Morrison Stadium ... Made first career start at Drake (9/29) … Scored first goal as a Bluejay in a 3-0 win vs. Rutgers (9/2) … Later assisted on final goal of game against the Scarlet Knights … Added second career tally on game-winner the following week in a 1-0 win at Santa Clara (9/7).
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted in his first season as a Jay.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn., after attending high schools in Florida and New Jersey ... SSM did not compete in high school athletics, but sponsored club soccer teams ... Tabbed team Newcomer of the Year in first club season at SSM ... Participated in the Olympic Development Program in Florida.
PERSONAL: Son of Elkin Blandon and Claudia Garces ... Christian was born October 2, 1992 ... Major is marketing.