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Charlie Lyon

School

Marquette University

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Med)

Classroom

Lyon has maintained a 3.887 cumulative GPA while studying biomedical sciences on the pre-medical track at Marquette. He was selected as the 2013-14 BIG EAST Conference Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and he was the sole men’s soccer recipient of the 2013-14 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award. A three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection and member of the Marquette University Dean’s List, Lyon was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America First Team and the 2013 NSCAA Men’s Scholar All-America Third Team.

Character

Lyon is the athletics representative on Marquette’s Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB), which acts as a liaison between the Marquette Medical Clinic and the student body. While serving on the board, Lyon promoted healthy lifestyle choices on campus and raised awareness of the health services the university makes available to its students.

Community

Off the pitch, Lyon has passionately served his community since his arrival at Marquette. In the summer of 2012, Lyon and a few of his teammates traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to work with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild a tornado-ravaged home. In early 2013, Lyon worked on a campaign that raised $31,542.50 over a three-month period to fund a “MobilePack” event for the Feed My Starving Children organization. He was one of 300 volunteers who spent an entire day packing 110,000 meals for malnourished children in Haiti. Lyon has also volunteered weekly at the Milwaukee Humane Society, participated in Marquette’s Hunger Clean-Up event and volunteered at a local senior center.

Competition

In his two seasons as the Golden Eagles’ starting goalkeeper, Lyon has amassed a 29-11-3 record and tied a single-season school record with 10 shutouts in each of the past two seasons. Heading into the 2014 campaign, he owns a career goals against average of 0.86, currently the best mark in MU history, and a career save percentage of .815 (currently second all-time). Lyon led Marquette to its second BIG EAST Conference regular season championship in three years in 2013 in addition to MU’s first-ever BIG EAST tournament championship as the Golden Eagles advanced to the Round of 16 of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. The St. Charles, Ill., native also received the BIG EAST Co-Goalkeeper of the Year award, NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region Third Team recognition, and earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team following the team’s postseason run. He has been ranked as high as No. 28 on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Men’s National Top 100 list.