22Billy Von Rueden
Marquette Men's Soccer vs. West Virginia
2009: Von Rueden concluded his career with 69 games played, which was the most among any active players in 2009. He started and played in 17 games as a senior and was second on the team in overall minutes (1,602). He tallied his first collegiate goal Sept. 27 in a 2-2 draw vs. nationally ranked Louisville and finished the season with two points.
2007: Von Rueden was named the team's Most Valuable Player and Man of the Year following his sophomore season. He was the only player to start all 18 matches for the Golden Eagles. Offensively, the defender tallied three points on three assists -- tying a team high -- in addition to bolstering a solid backline. Von Rueden assisted Marquette's first goal in a 2-1 win over Xavier (Sept. 7) and assisted the game-winner in a 2-1 double overtime win over Cincinnati (Sept. 30), giving the Golden Eagles their first-ever BIG EAST Conference victory. His third assist of the season was the equalizer in the 87th minute versus No. 2-ranked Connecticut. MU eventually lost to the Huskies, 2-1, in overtime. Von Rueden was one of three Golden Eagles (Anthony Colaizzi and Sam Etim) to play with the Chicago Fire's (MLS) PDL team during the 2008 summer.
2006: Von Rueden played in every contest as a freshman, starting all but one. He was one of just four players to play every game and set the team high for starts with 16. His talent was used as an outside back playing the majority of minutes every game. His size and strength was a commodity as he helped solidify the Marquette defense.
Prior to Marquette: Von Rueden was a first-team All-State player as well as an All-Area team member and All-Area Player of the Year. He was an NSCAA All-American and State Player of the Year. He plays club for the Brookfield Soccer Club and was a member of the State ODP and Regional ODP teams.
Personal: Von Rueden was born June 3, 1998, and is the son of Tony and Lynn Von Rueden. He has a sister, Brittany. He is a Business major.
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