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#1 Ben Berg
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Whitefish Bay, Wis.
High School: Whitefish Bay

Career Games Played/Started: 32/30
Career Stats: 2969:06 minutes played, 37 goals, 1.12 GAA, 114 saves, .755 save percentage

2010: Second-team All-Ivy … Philadelphia Soccer 6 Co-Player of the Week (9/13) … Started all 19 matches in goal, playing every one of his team’s 1754:39, establishing a new Penn record for minutes in a single season … Set career highs in minutes played, wins (13), shutouts (9), GAA (0.82), saves (73) and save percentage (.820) … Nine clean sheets tied for third-most in a single season by a Penn goalkeeper … Recorded five consecutive shutouts from 10/2-10/23, the second-longest run by a Penn keeper … Starting in the 61st minute against Richmond (9/26), backstopped the Quakers to a run of 549:40 of scoreless play over parts of seven matches – the second-longest shutout streak in Red and Blue history … Recorded five or more saves in eight matches … Began season with back-to-back blankings of Philly rivals Saint Joseph’s (2-0 on 9/3) and La Salle (5-0 on 9/5) … Made six saves against George Mason (9/10) and Lafayette (9/12) as Penn twice won in extra time … Stopped six Georgetown shots (9/19) as the Quakers erased an early deficit for a 3-1 win … Posted shutouts in first five Ivy League contests, with 15 saves over that span … Had five saves in Ancient Eight wins over Columbia (10/9) and No. 13 Brown (10/30) … Made four saves in overtime win against Bucknell in NCAA Championship’s first round (11/18).

2009: Appeared in 11 games and made 10 starts in goal ... Finished with a 4-4-3 record and had a 1.49 goals-against average in 1,088:45 of action ... Garnered shutouts against Villanova (9/7), Albany (9/18), Navy (9/20) and Lehigh (10/6) ... Had seven saves in first collegiate performance, against Seton Hall (9/4) ... Had four stops in shutout of Villanova ... Had six saves against both Penn State (9/30) and American (10/13).

2008: Did not see any match action ... Won U-20 USASA national championship with Milwaukee Kickers club team in Summer 2009.

2007: Played in two games, starting one for 115:42 in goal ... Registered five saves on the season, four of which were at No. 15 Harvard (11/10).

High School: Played two years with the 1988 Wisconsin state team ... Eight-year member (captain for two) of FC Milwaukee ... Penn Elite 300 Academy all-star ... Captained his team to the North Shore Conference championship as a senior ... Named to the all-conference first team ... Honorable mention all-state selection and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel all-area honorable mention ... Won the Scholar Athlete and Duke Pride awards ... Selected as an all-conference honorable mention selection as a junior ... His team won the conference title three years and was the Wisconsin Division II state runners-up ... National Honor Society member ... Wisconsin Boys State participant.

Personal: Son of Deborah and William Berg ... Sister, Emily, rowed at Middlebury College from 2002-05 ... Father played men's basketball at Boston University (1966-67) ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Why Penn? "My goal has always been to play Division I soccer at a top academic university in a big city. The University of Pennsylvania fits those criteria."

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