Men's Soccer



Irish, Mexico U-20s Battle To 1-1 Draw

Blake Townes notches the Notre Dame goal in front of 3,000-plus at Alumni Stadium


#13 Irish On To ACC Semifinal At #17 UVA

Notre Dame and Virginia rekindle rivalry with ACC final berth on the line Wednesday at 7 p.m. (ET)


#21 Irish Win Gritty 2-1 ACC QF At #3 UNC

Goals from Blake Townes and Jon Gallagher take Notre Dame to ACC final four for fourth time in five years


#21 Irish Return To Cary For ACC Quarterfinal

Notre Dame readies for rematch with #3 North Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET) on ACC Network Extra


#21 Irish Advance In ACCs After 5-0 Victory Over Pitt

A Jeff Farina brace anchors Notre Dame outburst in ACC opening round on Wednesday

AS A JUNIOR (2016):
•    ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
•    Started all 21 matches in the Irish midfield.
•    Notched a career-high seven points with one goal and five assists.
•    Attempted a career-high 16 shots for the year, with eight officially registering on goal.
•    Primary assist on the second Notre Dame goal of the season against UC Irvine at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.
•    Scored first career goal in the first half of a home victory against No. 15 Virginia Tech.
•    Picked up four assists over two games, notching two each in consecutive clean sheet wins against Pittsburgh and No. 6 Indiana.

•    Played in all 22 matches, earning two starts in the midfield during the season.
•    Finished the year with three assists, adding six shot attempts.
•    Tallied the lone assist on a double overtime goal in a 1-0 Irish defeat of No. 14 Indiana at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
•    Added two assists as part of a 4-0 win over UAB during the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.

•    Did not see game action.

•    Member of U18 Crew Soccer Academy Wolves/Michigan Wolves in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) for three seasons.
•    Two-time USSDA Finals Week qualifier and Central Conference champions in 2012 and 2013.
•    Finished third nationally in 2012 and eighth nationally in 2013.
•    2012 USSDA Honoree.
•    Best XI selected by US Soccer.
•    2013 USSDA #1 ranking starting percentage 100% (34 games).
•    2013 Top Drawer Soccer Best XI USSDA playoffs.
•    Four-star ranking (out of five) according to Top Drawer Soccer.
•    Ranked sixth in the Great Lakes Region.
•    Ranked 50th nationally by College Soccer News.
•    Two-time MLS Generation Adidas Cup selection (Columbus Crew).
•    2011 United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Michigan State Cup Tournament MVP.
•    Two-time USYSA Michigan State Cup Champion (game-winning goal).
•    2009 USYSA Region II champion.
•    Six-time US Soccer Training Center participant.
•    Two-year member of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) Region II midfielder representing USA.
•    Played internationally in England and Canada with his club team.
•    Three-time Michigan ODP team.
•    ID2 selection.
•    Earned varsity letters during his freshman and sophomore years at Salem High School.
•    Team MVP and KLAA all-conference midfielder.
•    Licensed youth soccer referee.
•    A volunteer youth soccer coach.
•    Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.

Townes' Career Statistics


Blake Townes
Blake  Townes

Graduate Student

Canton, MI

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 166


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