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2013 (Senior):CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District First Team...Started and played five games before suffering season-ending injury vs. Princeton...Started the season opener at Saint Joseph's...Earned first win of the season by playing the first 78 minutes at La Salle...Posted first shutout of the season at Quinnipiac...Had a second-straight shutout vs. Campbell...Named Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 16...A shutout streak of 224 minutes led Loyola to its best start of the season since 2008...At the time of his injury, he ranked in the top-five in the league in save percentage (.821), saves per game (4.78) and shutouts (2).
2012 (Junior): Started and played all 20 games in goal, logging 1,876 minutes...Named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District III First Team goalkeeper, becoming first Greyhound to earn the honor since Phil Bannister in 2010...Earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Aug. 27, Oct. 15, Oct. 22...ECAC Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 16... Earned first career shutout at Saint Francis (Pa.) and finished the year with a MAAC-best 7.1 shutouts...Booted a goal kick about 75 yards to Diego McQuestion, who headed it forward to Stephen Dooley for a goal, giving Van Riper his first career assist...Also assisted Connor Thompson's goal in the final second vs. Siena...Combined with Zach Kane to earn a shutout vs. Manhattan...Stopped career-best nine shots vs. Iona in MAAC semis, including eight in second half, to post seventh complete shutout of the season...With second-straight clean sheet vs. Iona in MAAC semifinals, extended consecutive shutout minutes to 213:35...Tacked on another 101 minutes without a goal in the championship game of MAAC Tournament to post a season-best 315:22 shutout minutes...Finished season ranked second in the MAAC in GAA (0.86), save percentage (.830)...Led league in saves (87) and shutouts (7.1)...Named to MAAC All-Academic Team.
2011 (Sophomore): Played in final 2:13 vs. Manhattan in MAAC Championships... Named to MAAC All-Academic Team.
2010 (Freshman):Appeared in three matches at goalkeeper, starting two... Made first career appearance and earned first career win against Marist (10/31)... Made first collegiate start against Fairfield (11/5)... Recorded a season and career high five saves against Iona (11/7).
High School: Earned four varsity letters at Groton Dunstable Regional HS... Served as Varsity Captain in 2009... Named Lowell Sun All-Star in 2009... Earned Central Massachusetts All-Star in 2008 and 2009... Named All-State All-Star in 2009.
Club: Played club soccer for FC Greater Boston Bolts... Team reached Disney Soccer Showcase Finals in 2007... Played at U.S. Soccer Development Academy from 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.
Personal: Thurman Vincent Van Riper... Born in Framingham, Mass.... Son of Thurman and Carolyn Van Riper... Sister Shannon plays soccer for St. Bonaventure.