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     Chris Jamal
    Chris Jamal

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Palatine, Ill.

    High School:
    Palatine

    Position:
    Goalkeeper


    Career: Finished his career at UIC with a 0.96 goals against average, which ranks first on the all-time list while his 38 career victories are also first?racked up 14 shutouts during his tenure with the Flames, which is tied for first on the all-time list.

    2000: UIC?s #1 goalkeeper all season long as he started in 22 of the Flames? 24 games?finished the year with a 1.03 goals against average and a 13-4 record?earned five shutouts during the year, including UIC?s 1-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson in the NCAA Play-In game and the Flames? 1-0 victory at Bradley in the first round of the NCAA ?was named the MCC Tournament most valuable player as held the opposition scoreless in 265 minutes of action?a Second Team All-MCC member for the second straight season.

    1999: Had a tremendous season in goal as he finished the year with a 0.85 goals against average, which ranked 24th-best in the country and was tops in the MCC?was UIC?s starting goalkeeper in 20 games?compiled a 16-4 record, which is a UIC single-season record for wins, and sported an .832 save percentage?earned seven shutouts during season, including UIC?s 1-0 win over Fairfield in the NCAA Play-In Game?went a span of 616 minutes late in the year during which he allowed just one goal, an own-goal?earned a spot on the All-MCC Second Team as well as the MCC All-Tournament squad...picked up an assist during the season as he helped out on Eric Lukin?s game-winning goal in the 5-1 victory over Butler.

    1998: Had a strong sophomore season, compiling a 0.95 goals against average, which was the third lowest in UIC single-season history and was third-best in the MCC...saw action in nine outings while starting six...finished with a 5-0-1 record with three shutouts while sharing the 3-0 win over Valparaiso with Chris Rice...earned the starting nod in both of UIC's MCC Tournament games, versus Loyola and Wright State, and in 210 minutes of action, he did not allow a goal...made a season-high nine saves in the 0-0 tie versus Wright State in the semifinals...stopped four shots in the 3-1 win against Wisconsin-Green Bay and also drew an assist on Jay Lindgren's final goal of the game.

    1997: Looked impressive between the posts and finished the year with a 4-1 record...made eight appearances during the season, including starts against Valparaiso and Northern Illinois...in 450 minutes played, he made 23 saves while allowing five goals for a 1.00 goals against average...picked up his first collegiate win after the Flames rallied for two second-half goals to defeat Loyola 3-2...held Valparaiso scoreless for a 3-0 win and his first career shutout while he shared two shutouts against Northeastern Illinois and Texas-Pan American with Gary Fleming.

    1996: After seeing action in just two outings, redshirted the season, retaining four years of eligibility...first collegiate action came in the 2-0 shutout of Long Island at the Singleton Cup Classic in Conway, SC...in the outing against Long Island, he played eight minutes, faced one shot on goal and made the save...was in net for 30 minutes against Northeastern Illinois.

    Prep/Personal: As a senior at Palatine High School, earned all-state and all-conference honors after finishing the year with a 21-6-2 record, a 0.75 GAA and 12 shutouts...led the Pirates to a third-place finish at the state tournament in 1995...as a junior, helped Palatine to a 25-2-2 record, a 15th-place national ranking and the school's first-ever state championship...ended the season with a 0.34 GAA and 16 shutouts, and for his work, earned all-state, and all-area recognition as well as Mid-Suburban North All-Conference accolades...in addition to soccer, also lettered two years in volleyball...born July 27, 1978...son of Joe and Marilyn Jamal...working toward a Business degree at UIC.