Height 6'3"
Weight 192
Year Senior
Hometown Pforzheim, Germany
High School Frit-Erler-Gymnasium
Major Mathematics
School: CC


2016: Earned first team All-Ivy League and third team NSCAA All-East Region honors ... Picked up Academic All-Ivy League honors ... Started all 17 games at center back ... Part of the Columbia defense that totaled a conference low goals against average at .68, which was the 12th best mark in the NCAA ... Finished the season with three goals, including one game-winner ... One of four Lions to score in Columbia's 4-3 victory at Monmouth (Sept. 14) ... Knocked in the Ivy League Play of the Week goal on a bicycle kick at Brown (Oct. 1) ... Bodied in a shot from a Nike Azuma corner kick in the closing minutes of regulation at Sacred Heart (Nov. 1) for the game-winner.

2015: Earned honorable mention All-Ivy League honors in his second season on the pitch ... Logged 1,419 minutes as a central defender, the most of any Lion, while getting the start in all 16 contests ... Collected his first collegiate assist in a 2-1 win over Penn (10/10) ... Also tallied a season-high three shots in that game ... Fired two shots on goal during the 2-1 win at No. 18 Providence (9/13) ... Had two shots in the 2-0 win over Sacred Heart (10/21) ... Was part of the defense that allowed the fewest shots on goal in the conference with 63, helping goalie Kyle Jackson to seven shutout wins.

2014: Became a regular on the back line, starting 10 games and playing in 12 contests as a defender ... Helped the Lions to lead the conference in fewest shots on goal against (60) and second fewest total shots against (175).

Frit-Erler-Gymnasium: Played for a youth team, Karisruher SC U19, because high school did not have athletics … Won the School Award twice.

Personal: Interested in majoring in economics and/or biology … Parents are Susanne and Albert.

Year GP GS G A Pts.
 2014 12 10 0 0 0
 2015 16 16 0 1 1
2016 17 17 3 0 6
 Total 45 43 3 1 7
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Preview: 2017 Columbia Men's Soccer
Interview: Alex Bangerl Post-Match vs Cornell
Highlight: Alex Bangerl Bicycle Kick Goal