Started all 23 games in the backfield ... all-MPSF honorable mention ... fifth on the team with 2045 minutes played ... tied for third on the team with three goals, including two game-winners ... his game-winners came one week apart, each against nationally-ranked New Mexico ... scored game's only goal 3:41 into overtime for a 1-0 victory in Albuquerque, then scored with 15 minutes remaining in regulation in a 2-1 victory at the Academy ... named MPSF Player of the Week ... also scored first goal of the game in a 4-2 win over UNLV in the first round of the MPSF Tournament ... attempted 11 total shots with four on goal ... named team's Most Inspirational Player ... named to MPSF all-academic team for the second consecutive season.
Second-team all-MPSF selection ... started all 20 games at midfield ... finished sixth on the team in minutes played with 1541 ... recorded his only point of the season by assisting on the first goal of the game in a 6-1 rout over Buffalo ... attempted 13 total shots and four on goal ... named the team's Most Inspirational Player ... named to the MPSF all-academic team .
One of only three Falcons, and the only freshman, to start all 19 games ... second on the team in minutes played with 1600 ... finished the season with three points ... scored first career goal in AFA's 3-2 upset victory at New Mexico ... scored in the 73rd minute to give the Falcons a 2-1 lead, one they would not relinquish ... tied for fourth on the team with 17 total shots ... placed five of them on goal ... named the team's Rookie of the Year.
Before Air Force
Club: Played for Colorado Rush U.S. Soccer Development Academy club teams for two years ... coaches were Carlo Cornacchia and Erik Bushey ... team captain during 2008-09 season.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer at Evergreen High School ... honorable mention all-state selection as a senior ... first-team all-conference as a sophomore ... high school soccer coach was Peter Jeans.
Parents are Doug and Claudia Downey ... has four brothers ... his father is a 1977 graduate of the Academy and played football ... would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy ... worked the USAFA Sports Camps this past summer ... also served as Director of Operations for the Expeditionary Skills and Evasion Training (ESET) ... active in his squadron as assistant flight commander ... member of dean's and athletic's list for five semesters and superintendent's list for three semesters ... hobbies include hockey, ultimate frisbee and playing the guitar ... favorite food is homemade bread ... favorite movie is Les Miserables ... favorite book is Count of Monte Cristo ... reality show he would choose to be on is The Amazing Race with his brother ... person in history he would most like to meet is Robert E. Lee ... credits his brother, Skip, with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age three ... favorite professional soccer team is the Seattle Sounders ... favorite player is former teammate Kevin Durr ... member of cadet squadron 28.