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Alex  Underwood
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Alex Underwood

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winnetka, Ill.

High School:
New Trier High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 153

Position:
Midfielder

Club:
Chicago Fire Academy


09/26/2017

[-/RV] Denver Tops Saint Louis Behind Barlow Brace

Barlow nets two in the first half, and Underwood curls late free kick to send Denver to 3-1 road win

Honors and Awards:
Summit League Second Team...Summit League All-Tournament Team...Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President...Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (11/22/16)...Summit League Offensive Player of the Week (11/6/17).

Career:
Finished his career as Denver’s second-most capped Division player, seeing action in 80 matches and making 64 career starts, including all 43 matches in his final two years with the program…Finished eighth in Denver’s Division I history in assists with 14 to go along with 11 goals for the Pioneers for a total of 36 points.

2017: 
Team co-captain with Graham Smith...Played and started in all 19 matches on the wing of Denver’s midfield…Tied for third on the team in points with eight on three goals and two assists in 1466 minutes of action…Assisted on both goals of Denver’s 2-0 win over Drake (9/3)…Scored the second goal in Denver’s 3-0 win over UC Davis (9/15)…Scored the third goal in Denver’s 3-1 win at Saint Louis (9/26)…Netted the game-winning goal in Denver’s victory at Western Illinois to give Denver home field advantage in the 2018 Summit League Tournament.

2016:
Played and started all 24 matches on the left wing or in the No. 10…Scored five goals and tallied five assists in his 1,618 minutes for the Crimson and Gold…Netted three game-winners in the first six matches of the campaign in matches at Rutgers (8/28), at Northwestern (9/2) and at home against Bryant (9/11)…Tallied two assists in Denver’s win against UC Riverside (9/9) and distributed assists in Denver’s NCAA Tournament wins against UNLV (11/20) and at Clemson (12/2).

2015:
Appeared in all 19 matches making 18 starts… Scored three goals including two game winners against Army West Point (8/31) and Utah Valley (9/20)… Tallied five assists.

2014:
Appeared in 18 matches making 3 starts and accumulating 556 minutes...Collected first career assist on a Brian Hoyt goal on September 27th versus Oral Roberts...Garnered an assist versus Fort Wayne on October 18th.

Before Denver:
Played club soccer for Chicago Fire Academy...Scored team-high 13 goals during the 2012-13 season...Helped lead U16 team to fourth-place finish in the US Academy Playoffs in 2012.

Personal:
Born July 30, 1996 in Evanston, Ill...Son of David Underwood and Deborah DeHaas...Has two brothers, Eric and Matt...Intends to study finance...Chose Denver because of Daniels College of Business, the coaching staff, and the bright future for the program as a whole...Hopes to one day play for Major League Soccer club, preferably the Chicago Fire...Also recruited by Wisconsin and Northwestern.

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