Men's Soccer


Nick  Gardner
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Nick Gardner

RS Senior

Marvin, N.C.

High School:
Charlotte Latin School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190


Charlotte Soccer Academy


[-/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:
2016 Summit League Goalkeeper of the Year…2016 Summit League First Team...Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (11/6/17). 

Started all but one (18) matches for the Pioneers, seeing 1662:33 of action. Did not play at New Mexico (10/25)…Made 34 saves and allowed just 14 goals on the season for a 0.76 goals against average…Finished 11-6-1…Kept seven cleansheets.

Played and started in 23 matches, missing the regular season match at Omaha (10/29) with an injury…Allowed 13 goals for a 0.54 goals against average…Made 35 saves for a .729 save percentage…Compiled a record of 20-1-2 and kept 13 cleansheets. NCAA Rankings: 5th in goals against average (0.542), 2nd in minutes played (2158:31). 


Started five matches, allowing three goals against for an impressive 0.60 GAA...Made his Pioneers debut on October 31st, a 1-0 loss at IUPUI...Won three consecutive crucial starts for the Pioneers, posting a shutout against Western Illinois in the final game of the regular season, a shutout versus Fort Wayne in the Summit League semi-finals and allowed just a penalty kick goal in DU's 3-1 Summit League championship game versus Western Illinois...Stopped four shots in 1-0 NCAA tournament loss at Oregon State.

Before Denver:
Plays club soccer for Charlotte Soccer Academy...Helped lead club team to 2012 US Development Academy U16 Finals Week...Three-time CISAA All-Conference selection during high school...Two-time All-Regional selection...Two-time All-State selection with MVP honors in 2013.

Born August 20, 1995 in Charlotte, N.C...Son of Steve and Karen Gardner...Has one sister, Maggie...Chose Denver because of great location, outstanding academic reputation, beautiful campus, and solid relationship with coaching staff...Hopes to pursue a career in education or coaching...Also recruited by South Carolina, High Point, and Radford.




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