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30 Jeff Gal
Jeff  Gal

Bartlett, Ill.

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6-1 / 165



Lennon Golden Goal Lifts No. 11 Virginia to 2-1 OT Win Over UNC Greensboro

Cavaliers extend unbeaten streak to 11 matches


Cavaliers Return Home at 7 p.m. Tuesday to Face UNC Greensboro

Virginia puts 10-game unbeaten streak on line


No. 23 Virginia Hands No. 2 Notre Dame First Loss, 2-0

Madison scores pair of goals as Cavaliers extend unbeaten streak to 10 matches


Late Goal Nets No. 19 Virginia 1-1 Draw at Virginia Tech

Cavaliers rally after early own goal, tie game with 34 seconds remaining


No. 23 Virginia Battles No. 5 Maryland to 3-3 Draw

Teams score six goals in first 27 minutes before defenses take control


Men's Soccer vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)

Men's Soccer vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)

• Started first 16 matches
• Recorded 6 1/2 shutouts in 2013 and 13 1/2 career clean sheets
• Played all but 38 minutes in goal prior to Boston College game (did not play full game against Pitt)
• Picked up shutouts against St. John's, Providence, George Mason, Syracuse, Pitt (half), Duke and Notre Dame

• Played two seasons at Creighton, redshirting his first season
• Primary starting goalkeeper for 2012 Creighton team which advanced to NCAA College Cup
• Played and started in 15 matches in 2012, allowing just 10 goals while posting 13-1-1 record, 57 saves and seven shutouts
• Ranked eighth nationally in GAA (0.65) and fifth in save percentage (.851)
• Made four saves at Connecticut in shutout in quarterfinals (12/2)
• Made career-high eight saves, including a crucial stop on a PK in overtime, as Bluejays upended top-ranked Akron in NCAA round of 16 (11/25)
• Named to College Soccer News National Team of Week on Nov. 25 following win at Akron

• Member of U.S. U-18 National Team Pool, training with 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 sophomore and junior, focusing on club soccer as freshman and senior
• Club program won regional title and Dallas Cup during his tenure
• Earned all-conference honors both of his prep seasons
• Tabbed team MVP as a junior
• Member of Illinois Olympic Development Program

• Parents are Jeff and Violet Gal
• Has two younger sisters, Melissa and Ashley

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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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