Pat Wall

Pat Wall

Position: Goalkeeper

Birthdate: September 2, 1991

Status: Academy Protected Player

Birthplace: USA

High School: Strake Jesuit, 2010

College: University of Notre Dame

 

OUTLOOK: Outstanding backstop and team leader. Third player in Academy history was a regular in goal from 2007-10. College sophomore at University of Notre Dame (2011-12).

2010 NOTRE DAME: Did not appear in a game during first season in South Bend but served as the Irish backup on numerous occasions.

2010 COPA CHIVAS: Part of Dynamo roster for prestigious Copa Chivas in Guadalajara, Mexico … Appeared in three of five games.

2009-10 USSF: No. 1 goalkeeper for U-18 squad that reached the postseason … Started 21 of 29 games after missing time early in the season due to injury … Posted an 11-7-3 record and was part of eight shutouts … Maintained a 1.10 goals against average, lower than the team mark of 1.14 … Posted first shutout in 2-0 win vs. Lonestar Aztex on 11/14 … Also shut out Match Fit Chelsea (NJ), Mustang SC (CA), Classics Elite, Colorado Rapids, Dallas Texans Houston, and Arsenal (CA) … Played first 89 minutes of shutout win vs. D.C. United on 6/29 in USSF playoffs before being taken out with the other seniors playing their final game with the Dynamo Academy.

2009 EUROPE: Started three of six matches on European tour … Played against Rangers, Barcelona, and Villarreal … Made two first-half saves in trip opener to keep Dynamo in game before they pulled away for 4-0 win against Rangers on August 9 … Made five saves in 1-0 loss to Barcelona on August 12 … Dynamo became first team in more than one year to hold Barcelona to one goal.

2009 DALLAS CUP: Started all three games on U-19 team that included college players … Backstopped 3-1 win over Pro-Shottas (Barbados) on April 6 … Posted three saves in shutout of South Coast Bayern (Calif.) on April 7.

OTHER ACADEMY: 2008: Part of Dynamo squads at SUM U-17 Cup and Dallas Cup … Backstopped Academy U-18 team to Dallas Cup U-19 championship, including three full shutouts and a shootout victory in the semifinals … Shut out Knowsley Youth (England), was part of combined shutout of HPFC Heat Blue (Washington), and shut out Lewisham College Academy (England) in quarterfinals … Was also in goal for shootout win over Dallas Texans Red in the semifinals on March 22 and 1-0 shutout of IMG Soccer Academy (Florida) in final on March 23 … Started one of three group stage games at SUM U-17 Cup in Commerce City, Colorado … 2007: Signed with the Dynamo Academy on January 11, 2007, just three days after the Academy’s founding and on the same day as current Stanford midfielder Clayton Holz.

PERSONAL: Pat played center back on his high school team, Strake Jesuit, as a senior in 2010 and helped the squad to an unbeaten season, losing to Dallas Jesuit via shootout in the UIL 5A championship game.