Andre Blake, Sophomore, Goalkeeper, Connecticut
Andre Blake had some big shoes to fill as the keeper at Connecticut. But the 6-4 freshman did just fine during the 2011 season. And just fine is a vast, vast understatement considering his name is already in the record books and Blake was named to the Big East First Team and a variety of All-Freshman and All-American teams.
Blake’s season was highlighted by nine consecutive shutouts, spanning over a month of time. That totaled 961 minutes and 32 seconds without conceding a goal. Blake added six other shutouts and allowed a mere ten goals on the season. Blake saved .888 percent of the shots headed his direction, which ranked tops in the Big East and fourth in nation.
Blake has all the tools to be a great goalkeeper at the next level. He is big and athletic and has gotten plenty of international experience with the Jamaican U-17 and U-20 teams. Whenever Blake opts to leave college, any team should be happy to develop to his skills and count on Blake as their keeper of the future.