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    4  Bob Novak
    Bob Novak

    Graduate Student

    Homer Glen, Ill.

    High School:
    Lockport Township

    Last College:
    Notre Dame

    Height / Weight:
    5-6 / 145



    Men's Soccer: Season in Review

    Talent, leadership and character defined UIC's record-setting season


    Four Flames Named NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region

    Bob Novak, Josh Beard, Slobodan Aleksov and Jesus Torres earn regional honors


    Flames Fall In Championship Final, Await Postseason Fate

    UIC's chance to continue in the postseason will be decided tomorrow during the NCAA Selection Show


    Flames Head To Championship With 1-0 Win Over Wright State

    UIC will face No. 2 Milwaukee in the Championship Final


    Men's Soccer Set For Horizon League Semifinals Against Cleveland State

    The Flames enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed for the first time since the 2008 season

    AS A GRADUATE STUDENT (2013): Earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team ... named Horizon League Co-Player of the Year and to the All-League First Team ... played and started in all 20 matches ... scored three goals throughout the season and netted the game-winners against SIUE (09/28) and Cleveland State (10/05) ... collected six assists, including two against IPFW (09/22) ... made 24 shot attempts with 14 on goal ... named to the UIC Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team

    AS A SENIOR at Notre Dame (2012)
    : Saw action in all 22 games with nine starts ... helped the Fighting Irish capture the top overall seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament ... attempted four shots

    AS A JUNIOR at Notre Dame (2011): Played in 10 games, including eight starts ... tallied one goal ... made his first career start in a 4-1 win over Dayton at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... scored his first career goal just 26 seconds into the match in a 2-1 triumph of Bucknell in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament ... that was the quickest Notre Dame goal of the BIG EAST era (since 1995)

    AS A SOPHOMORE at Notre Dame (2010): Played in two games ... saw time in a 5-1 win over Cal Poly that clinched the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament title for the Fighting Irish ... played in a 4-1 victory over Marquette

    AS A FRESHMAN at Notre Dame (2009)
    : Did not see game action, redshirting the season

    : Member of the Chicago Magic Soccer Club ... named to's `2009 Top 100 Men' recruits ... selected to Region II pool team as U-13, U-14 and U-15 ... won ODP national championship with Team Illinois ... two-time all-state midfielder ... started on his varsity squad all four seasons at Lockport Township ... Super Y-League U-15 national champion with the Magic ... runner-up with the Magic at the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) U-14 national championship ... three-time Region II champion ... son of Richard and Mary Fran Novak ... currently enrolled in a Master's Program/Instructional Leadership

    - Co-Player of the Year (2013)
    - All-League First Team (2013)


    Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts GW
    2009 Redshirt Season
    2010 2-0 0 0 0 0 0
    2011 10-8 3 1 0 2 0
    2012 22-9 4 0 0 0 0
    2013 20-20 24 3 6 12 2
    Totals 54-37 31 4 6 14 2