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    5  Zach Kaleta
    Zach Kaleta

    RS Senior

    Barrington, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 175


    Club Team:
    Top Talent/Sockers FC Chicago

    2012: Played in and started all 17 matches ... Named Second-Team All-Horizon League by College Sports Madness ... Anchored a back line that recorded five clean sheets on the season ... Scored the equalizer in an eventual 2-1 loss at DePaul (8/24/12) ... Gave UIC a 1-0 lead off a set piece in a 2-1 non-conference win at Drake (10/13/12) ... Assisted on one of UIC's three goals in a decisive 3-1 win over rival Loyola (10/10/12) at Flames Field ... Took 11 shots, including five shots-on-goal.

    2011: Played in and started 17 matches along the back line ... Scored the first two goals of his career, one each against No. 9 UC-Irvine (9/11/11) and Cleveland State (10/14/11) ... Attempted four shots, including three shots-on-goal ... Season shot-on-goal percentage was .750.

    2010: Started all 10 matches he appeared in ... Took a season-high two shots against Wisconsin (11/3/11) ... Recorded another shot against Horizon League foe Milwaukee (10/23/11), in a 1-0 victory ... Completed his freshman season with a total of three shots.


  • Sat out season as a redshirt


  • Played four years as a left back for Top Talent and five years with Sockers FC
  • Helped Top Talent go undefeated and place first during the 2008-09 indoor season
  • Helped Sockers win 2006 Disney Showcase championship, 2007 State Cup, and a 2007 U.S. Club Regional final berth
  • Member of state ODP team
  • Born: April 20, 1991
  • Parents: Bernard and Kathy Kaleta
  • Major: undecided