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    8  Jon Townsend
    Jon Townsend


    Carol Stream, Ill.

    High School:
    Glenbard North

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 170


    Club Team:
    Strikers Fox Valley

    2004: Played in two games during his first year of action...debuted in the Flames' season opener at Denver on Sept. 3

    2003: Redshirted his first year, retaining four years of eligibility.

    Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner as a defender/midfielder at Glenbard North...was the Panthers' Most Valuable Player for two consecutive seasons (2001, 2002) captain in 2002, a year in which he had four goals and a team-high 14 assists from his defender spot...Academic All-DuPage Valley Conference selection all four years...played for the Fox Valley Strikers club...played at IMG Soccer Academy in Brandenton, Florida under the coaching of Thomas Durkin while competing in the Florida Super Y-League...part of the PDL team for the Academy...competed in the Tampa Sun Bowl and Florida State Cup with IMG Academy...played in the 2002 Nike Showcase held in Bradenton...appeared for both the U-19 team and the PDL team for the Academy following his high school career...played and toured with the Stars N Stripes select soccer team under the coaching of Ed Puskarich...played in the Dana Cup in Denmark...reached the Dana Cup quarterfinals with Stars N Stripes... played in Gothia Cup in Sweden against Dutch U-18 squad FC Twente and various other European teams...born August 13, 1984...son of Walt and Laura Townsend...majoring in business.