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Alex

Bangerl

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Defender
Height 6'3"
Weight 192
Year Senior
Hometown Pforzheim, Germany
High School Fritz-Erler-Schule
Major Mathematics
School: CC
Birthdate March 24, 1995

Bio

2017: Picked up first team All-Ivy League honors for the second straight season, nabbing his third straight all-conference award ... Started all 18 matches for the third consecutive season as a central defender ... Helped Columbia finish the regular season with the second lowest team goals against average in the NCAA, as the Lions surrendered just six goals in the regular season ... Headed home a goal in the 11th minute of a 1-0 defeat of Binghamton (Sept. 16) ... Knocked in a penalty kick in the 3-0 defeat of Brown (Sept. 30) ... Scored again on a header during a 3-0 win over Sacred Heart (Nov. 1) ... Helped Columbia allow just two shots on goal against the top scoring offense in the country in the NCAA Tournament loss to No. 1 Wake Forest (Nov. 19).

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: Studying Mathematics at Columbia College … 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
2017 18 18 3 1 7
 Total 63 61 6 2 14

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Preview: 2017 Columbia Men's Soccer
Interview: Alex Bangerl Post-Match vs Cornell
Highlight: Alex Bangerl Bicycle Kick Goal