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    3  Connor Klekota  


    Amherst, OH

    High School:
    Amherst Steele

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 158



    Talent, Experience Hallmarks Of Soccer Captains

    Connor Klekota, Patrick Hodan and Max Lachowecki will lead Notre Dame as 2015 tri-captains


    Rower Anna Kottkamp and Swimmer Emma Reaney Honored With Two of Notre Dame’s Top Honors

    Senior duo receives two of the school’s most prestigious athletic honors at end-of-year celebration.


    #1 Irish Pick Up Key ACC Win Over Virginia Tech, 3-1

    Notre Dame earns fourth win in last five outings, back on top of ACC Coastal Division.


    A New Era For Men's Soccer

    Irish move into ACC while looking to replace key departures.


    NCAA Final: Notre Dame vs. Maryland (USATSI)

    Goals from Leon Brown and Andrew O'Malley give the Irish a 2-1 win and their first national title.


    NCAA Semifinals: Notre Dame vs. New Mexico (USATSI)

    Patrick Hodan scores twice, and Patrick Wall notches a shutout in a 2-0 victory.


    Notre Dame Men's Soccer vs Oregon State

    Notre Dame's victory over Oregon State at Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium) W, 1-0 on September 7, 2012.

    AS A JUNIOR (2014): One of four recipients of a 2015 Francis Patrick O’Connor Award at the Notre Dame end of the year O.S.C.A.R.S. ceremony … saw action in 20 matches, earning 14 starts in the Irish midfield … scored one goal and added four assists for a career-high six points … logged the first Notre Dame goal of the season in the 28th minute of a 2-1 win over No. 12 Marquette to open the year at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic … attempted three shots (two on goal) in a 0-0 draw against No. 9 Georgetown … established a career-high by assisting on both goals in a 2-0 home win over No. 8 North Carolina at Alumni Stadium … tied a season-high with four shots at Michigan … added four shots and chipped in the secondary assist on the first Notre Dame goal of a 3-2 ACC triumph against No. 16 Louisville … primary assist on the game-winning goal of a 3-1 win against Virginia Tech … played all 110 minutes and attempted three shots against No. 14 Clemson in the semifinals of the ACC Championship … won second monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Competed in all 24 matches ... started the final 14 games of the season ... notched one goal and three assists ... played every minute of 13 games, including 110-minute efforts in draws with Northwestern and Virginia ... made his collegiate debut in the season opener, a scoreless draw against UCLA at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... his first career goal was the final tally of a 3-1 win at Wake Forest ... had an assist in three straight contests beginning with the 1-0 victory over Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship ... assisted on Notre Dame's first goal in the 3-3 draw with Virginia in the ACC semifinals ... assisted on the score that gave the Irish a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute of the 4-0 triumph of Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Championship ... earned his first monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Did not see game action during his freshman campaign ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region IV Team ... among the ESPN Rise class of 2012 Ohio prospects ... was mentioned on the ESPN Rise top 2012 recruits list along with the College Soccer News top 2012 recruits listing ... established Amherst Steele High School career records in goals (73) and assists (47) ... earned all-Ohio honors twice, including first-team accolades as a senior ... received all-Ohio academic honors on four occasions ... 2011 Southwestern Conference (SWC) Player of the Year ... 2010 & 2011 Lorain County Player of the Year ... three-time first team all-SWC ... SWC Scholar-Athlete ... copped Greater Cleveland accolades three times, including first-team honors twice ... three-time first team all-Lorain County ... two-time team MVP and offensive player of the year of the Amherst Steele team ... captained his high school squad during his junior and senior seasons ... four-time varsity letter winner ... 2011 SWC Champions (first time school history) ... high school team was ranked ninth, which marked its first-ever ranking ... helped lead high school team to a school-record 15 wins in 2011 ... as a freshman, his high school squad won the district title for the first time in team history ... received the 2008 Coaches Award (high school) ... Cleveland Plain Dealer Boys Soccer All-Star Team (2011) ... Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s 2011 Player of the Year (2011) ... captained his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s squad ... selected to the all-star team at the 2010 Notre Dame Elite Soccer Camp ... his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 18s qualified for the Developmental Academy Playoffs in 2010 ... also helped his Columbus Crew Soccer Academy 16s qualify for the Developmental Academy Playoffs in 2008 and 2009 ... son of Alan and Tammy Klekota ... enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major ... has a 3.224 cumulative GPA.

    Klekota's Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS G A Pts Sh GW
    2012 Did Not Play
    2013 24-14 1 3 5 35 0
    2014 20-14 1 4 6 36 0
    Totals 44-28 2 7 11 71 0
    Klekota's Career Bests


    Game 1, twice (Wake Forest `13, Marquette '14)

    Season 1, twice (2013, 2014)


    Game 2 (North Carolina `14)

    Season 4 (2014)


    Game 2, three times (Wake Forest `13, Marquette '14, North Carolina '14)

    Season 6 (2014)

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