5 Ryan Purtell
5 Ryan Purtell
Birth Date: 12/30/1981
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Brophy College Prep
Position: Defender
College: 3V

AS A JUNIOR IN 2004: Appeared in all 21 regular season on the back line, starting 17... All-WCC Honorable Mention... one of the key components to a defense that ranks 10th in the nation with .700 goals allowed... took 12 shots during the season, eight of which were on goal... scored two goals on the year... first goal came against San Jose State in the adidas Classic on September 16... also scored in 2-1 win over Saint Mary's on Halloween night... named Santa Clara/adidas Classic MVP... also named to College Soccer News' National Team of the Week after leading the Bronco's to the Santa Clara/adidas Classic title... earned ALL-GMU/Comfort Inn Classic Team as the Broncos won their third straight tournament title.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003: Started in nine of the 17 matches he appeared in... took seven shots, five of which were on goal... posted one goal and one assist... lone goal of the year came in 6-0 win over George Washington... assisted on the game-tying goal in the 1-1 draw with Stanford... started the four final games of the season.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2002: Appeared in four matches, all of which came during the team's final five games... missed most of the season due to injury... took one shot in the Broncos' 4-1 win over Saint Mary's.  

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2001: Received a medical hardship year from the NCAA.  

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2000: Redshirted the year due to an injury.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz., playing varsity soccer for head coach Jim Graelich... a three-year letterwinner who scored nine goals and tallied three assists as a senior... had 16 career goals and seven career assists... helped lead Brophy to the Desert Valley Regional championship as a junior and regional runners-up as a senior... captained the squad as a senior... earned first team all-region honors and was a member of the all-star high school team as a senior... earned second team all-region accolades as a junior... played six years of club ball for the Sereno Golden Eagles, leading the team to the 1998 and the 2000 state championships... team also was crowned Arizona state finalist in '96 and '97, and also advanced to the regional finals.

PERSONAL: Born December 30, 1981 in La Grange, Ill... parents are Steve and Debbie Purtell... has a younger brother, Chad who is attending the University of Arizona... majoring in management.



Purtell's Career Statistics


Year M-S Shots Goals GW Goals Assists Points
2002 4-0 1 0 0 0 0
2003 17-9 7 1 0 1 3
2004 21-17 12 2 0 0 4
Career 42-26 20 3 0 1 7



Purtell's Career Honors
All-WCC Honorable Mention 2004
SCU/adidas Classic Most Valuable Player (9/18/04)
College Soccer News' National Team of the Week (9/19/04)