Barlow nets two in the first half, and Underwood curls late free kick to send Denver to 3-1 road win
2017: Played in all 19 matches, starting 16 of them in the Denver midfield…Saw 1456 minutes of action, finishing tied for third on the team in points with eight on three goals and two assists…Scored the game-winner in Denver’s 2-0 win over Drake (9/3)…Scored Denver’s first two goals in its 3-1 win at Saint Louis (9/26)…Assisted on Alex Underwood’ winner at Western Illinois to clinch home field advantage in the 2018 Summit League Tournament.
2016: Made 14 appearances as a substitute, including appearances in Denver’s first two NCAA Tournament matches…Saw 290 minutes of action in Denver’s defensive midfield.
Before Denver: No. 75 ranked player in 2015 class according to College Soccer News...Played for the U-14 National Team in 2011...Played for the FC Dallas Academy team, scoring 12 goals in 2014...Played his high school soccer for Coppell, earning District VII 5A Newcomer of the Year honors in 2012
Personal: Born on March 19, 1997 in Dallas, Texas...Son of Bryan and Patty Barlow...Has two sisters, Erin and Sarah...Chose DU because of the style of play and the knowledge of the driven and motivated coaching staff.
Franks on Barlow: Ryan’s exceptional technique and understanding for the game separates himself from most players. His versatility allows him to play multiple positions and still make an impact in the game. We will look to Ryan to help us create a rhythm and to get lots of touches on the ball here at the University of Denver. Above all, Ryan is a student of the game and should adjust to the college game well.
Francisco Molina on Barlow: Regarding Ryan, I only have positive things to say as he is a natural born leader. This season, we were struggling to find a quality center back to play in our system. And Ryan said, coach if it helps, I will play there (I've never played there in my life), but if the team needs me, I'm willing to do it. This is the player that has committed to the University of Denver. Unselfish and will do what it takes to win. Ryan has been in the program 3 years now, and has only missed 1 practice (to make up a test) after playing in a college showcase in Florida. He is a great young man is going to make your school very proud.