The Lions face No. 21 American and Missouri State in Albuquerque, N.M.
Men's soccer concludes a three-match road trip Friday, then returns to Sullivan Field Sunday.
The Lions travel to Boston to face Harvard and Boston College.
The quiet, lead-by-example central midfielder is set for his redshirt-senior season with the Lions.
Kevin Novak enters his fourth year at LMU?was an All-West Coast Conference second-team selection in 2002?a crafty midfielder who surprises opponets with his ability to create offense?is amazingly accurate with every pass?has tremendous strength on the ball?knows where to be at any given moment?led team in scoring last season.
Played in all 21 games and started in 20?took 29 shots, 18 of which were on goal?scored nine goals on the season, including two in back-to-back games against Sacramento State (Sept. 27) and San Jose State (Sept. 29)?led the team with 24 points?scored the game-winning goal against San Francisco (Nov. 2)?selected to the LMU Fall Classic and Vanderbilt all-tournament teams?was named the WCC Player of the Week (Sept.16)?selected as LMU?s Athlete of the Month in September?chosen to College Soccer News? National Team of the Week (Oct. 7-13).
Appeared in 15 games and made 11 starts?named All-WCC honorable mention?finished third on the squad with seven points?scored the game-winning goals against UC Irvine (Sept. 21) and Saint Mary?s (Nov. 4)?also had a goal in Round 1 of the College Cup against UCLA (Nov. 23)?collected an assist on the game-winning goal against UCLA in the regular season (Sept. 30).
Played in 10 games and earned a start against Cal State Northridge(Oct. 29)?finished the season with four points?had two goals, both coming in the 3-2 win against Portland, including the game winner (Oct. 22)?had six shots, all of which were on goal.
Novak is a 2000 graduate of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA?a three-year letterwinner?served as team captain in his senior year?was a two-time All-South Coast League and was named All-Serra League in his final campaign?named LA Times and Orange County Register first-team all-county?selected as Serra League Defensive Player of the Year and CIF Player of the Year as a senior??prep coach was Martin Stringer.
Kevin Christopher Novak was born on Sept. 1, 1982?the son of Tim and Sarah Novak?has three brothers, Tim, Eric and Brian, and one sister, Erin?also recruited by UC Irvine and UC San Diego?names spaghetti as his favorite food?enjoys going to the beach and listening to music?major is undeclared.
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