9 Ben Funkhouser
Ben  Funkhouser

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spokane Valley, WA

High School:
East Valley

Height:
5-10

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
3V


High School: Attended Spokane's East Valley High, playing for coaches Jeff Rose and Brian Mullen...All-Greater Spokane League first-team selection as a senior, second-team pick as a junior...EVHS captured GSL title senior season.

Ben Funkhouser's Collegiate Career
FRESHMAN (2006): Saw action in 14 matches, two starts to provide depth at midfielder...first collegiate start came at Washington and his second start was at No. 7 Santa Clara in season finale...first collegiate goal gave Gonzaga 1-0 lead over the Broncos in a match the Bulldogs would win 2-1 in overtime...first collegiate point was assist in 2-1 setback at San Diego...also assisted on match-winning goal in 2-1 double-overtime home win over San Francisco.

SOPHOMORE (2007): Started 18 of 20 matches, coming off bench in final two regular-season games and then re-entering starting lineup at SMU in first round of NCAA Tournament...scored two goals and had an assist...first goal of season was match winner in 85th minute of 2-1 win over Washington, the inaugural win for Gonzaga over the Huskies in 20 tries...also scored in 1-1 double-overtime tie at Portland, his goal in sixth minute giving Gonzaga the lead...only assist of season came at home against Portland in 2-2 double-overtime deadlock.

JUNIOR (2008): Started all 19 matches, one of seven players to do so...scored three goals, led team with six assists and was second in points with 12...only match-winning goal of season and second of career came at home against Santa Clara in 2-1 OT win, his 30-yarder at 97:33 from the left wing catching the far side...assisted on first goal against SCU...scored equalizer in 2-1 setback at Washington...assisted on both goals in 3-2 loss against UC Riverside in UNLV adidas Invitational...assisted on Mitch Boland's match-winning goal at 87:12 in 2-1 win at Santa Clara...named to All-West Coast Conference second team.

Misc.: Born 12-6-87...3.98 high school GPA...selected to U-18 Olympic Development Program national player selection pool in 2006...father, Lee Funkhouser, played varsity soccer at the University of Washington in 1971; sister, Heidi, played varsity soccer at Community Colleges of Spokane in 1995; brother, Nick, played varsity soccer at CCS in 2003.

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