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Chris Blais 23
Chris Blais

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Kennedy Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Position:
GK


At Michigan ... Big Ten Tournament Defensive Player of the Tournament (2010) ... Named to CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team (2009) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2008-10) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2007-10).

Senior/Junior (2010)... Big Ten Tournament Defensive Player of the Tournament (2010) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2010) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2010) ... Concluded the season with a 1.31 goals against average and with 106 saves... Made six saves in U-M's College Cup semifinal againstAkron (Dec. 10) ... Earned his fifth overtime victory the season in U-M's 3-2 OT win over No. 3 Maryland (Dec. 4)to advance to the NCAA College Cup ...Made seven saves against the Terrapins, his fourth game of seven or more saves this season ...Made six saves in U-M's 3-1 win over No. 18 South Carolina (Nov. 28) in the NCAA Championship third round ... Earned his 15th win of the season in U-M's 2-1 overtime win over UCF (Nov. 21) in the NCAA Championship second round ...Blais' 17 wins is the single-season record for a U-M goalkeeper... Earned his fourth overtime victory of the season against UCF ... Blais now has 28 career wins which places him No. 3 on U-M's all-time goalkeeping wins list ...Named Big Ten Tournament Defensive Player of the Tournament for his efforts in U-M's run to their first-ever Big Ten Tournament title ... Picked up his fourth shutout of the season in U-M's 1-0 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament finals (Nov. 12) ... Has a career-best nine saves in U-M's 4-1 win over Penn State in the Big Ten title game (Nov. 14) ... Made four saves in 79:27 minutes of action in U-M's 4-2 win over Northwestern (Nov. 6)... Picked up his 10th win over the season with Michigan's 3-2 overtime win against No. 23 Michigan State (Oct. 30) .. Played in his sixth overtime game, with his third win against the Spartans ... Held Bowling Green (Oct. 27)scoreless in 45 minutes of action in U-M's 5-1 win ... Made six saves in U-M's loss to top-ranked Akron (Oct. 19), his second game against the top-ranked Zips... Posted his fourth career Big Ten win against Wisconsin (Oct. 10) ...Tallied one save in 66:13 minutes of action against the Badgers ...Picked up his third shutout this season with a 2-0 win over Cincinnati (Oct. 6) ... Posted first Big Ten win with a 2-1 win over No. 24 Penn State ... Made five saves against the Nittany Lions, his fourth game of five or more saves this season ... Combined for six saves against Kentucky (Sept. 22) and Ohio State (Sept. 25) ... Played in his fifth overtime game this season against Kentucky (Sept. 22); picked up his second overtime win against Kentucky (Sept. 22) ... Played back-to-back double overtime games against Notre Dame (Sept. 17) and Marquette (Sept. 19) ... Also tied his career-high in saves with seven against the Fighting Irish and Golden Eagles ... Posted his seventh career shutout in U-M's 2-0 win over Illinois-Chicago (Sept. 10) ... Played his second overtime game of the season, third of his career, against Seattle ... Made a career-high seven saves in the tie ... Picked up his first win of the season against Detroit (Sept. 1) in overtime;his third career overtime match... Made three saves against both Detroit (Sept. 1) and No. 14 Drake (Sept. 3).

Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2009) ... Played and started each of U-M's games ... Concluded the season with a 1.16 goals against average and 67 saves ... Made his debut as the U-M starter against Notre Dame (Sept. 1) ... Recorded a career-best six saves against Notre Dame (Sept. 1) ... Has posted five career shutouts ... Named to the Michigan Invitational All-Tournament team for his two shutouts against Wright State (Sept. 11) and Lipscomb (Sept. 13) ... Made eight saves on the weekend ... Named co-Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 14) ... Made four saves in 110:00 minutes of action in a 0-0 tie against Oakland (Sept. 30) ... Picked up his first Big Ten victory with a 3-0 win over Wisconsin (Oct. 4); also his fourth shutout of the season ... Tied his career-best with six saves in U-M's 2-0 win over Cincinnati (Oct. 14); also recorded his fifth shutout of the season ... Named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's National Team of the Week on Oct. 19 for his six saves in U-M's win over Cincinnati (Oct. 14) ... Made five saves against top-ranked Akron (Oct. 20) ... Posted four saves in U-M's double overtime upset win over No. 12 Northwestern (Nov. 1); the win was his first overtime victory and his sixth shutout of the season ... Earned his second Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor (Nov. 2) for his efforts in U-M's win over Northwestern ... Named to CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team (Oct. 29) ... Made four saves in U-M's loss to Ohio State (Nov. 7) ... Tied his career best with six saves in U-M's double overtime loss to Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament (Nov. 12).

Sophomore/Freshman (2008) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2008) ... Played in three games, making one start ... Posted a 1-0-0 record ... Made four saves while allowing one goal in 139-plus minutes ... Made three saves, earning a victory in first career start vs. Western Michigan (Oct. 12) ... Made collegiate debut in relief and recorded one save in a loss vs. UIC (Sept. 12) ... Switched to jersey #23 from #24 prior to the season.

Freshman (2007) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2007) ... Redshirted season.

Prep ... John F. Kennedy Memorial High School (2007) ... Played on varsity soccer all four years (2004-07) ... All-state first team (2007) ... All-Conference Goalkeeper (2007) ... All-Seamount League first team (2007) ... Team captain (2007) ... Seattle Times All Area Goalkeeper (2007) ... Seattle Post-Intelligencer Spring All-Star Soccer Athlete (2007) ... two-time varsity basketball Team MVP (2006-07) ... All-Conference, first team-Seamount Legaue (2007) ... Team MVP (2005-06) ... All-Conference Honorable Mention, Seamount League (2006) ... Rize Magazine All-Area Soccer Team "Prime Time" Selection ... Seattle Times All-Area Goalkeeper (2006) ... Seattle Post-Intelligencer Spring All-Star Soccer Athlete (2006).

Club/Junior Team ... Emerald City Football Club ... Team Captain (2002-07) ... Washington State Cup U-18 Champions (2007) ... U-17 Washington State P-1 Season Champions (2006) ... Region IV Championship Finalist (2006).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts.

Career Bests

Year GP GS Minutes GA GAA Saves W L T Sho
2007 Redshirted Season
2008 3 1 139:08 1 0.65 4 1 0 0 0
2009 18 18 1623:11 21 1.16 67 10 7 1 6
2010 25 25 2267:05 33 1.31 106 17 5 3 4
Career 46 44 4029:24 55 1.23 177 28 12 4 10


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