Raphael Ville - 30
Raphael Ville

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Courbevoie, France

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 170

Position:
Goalkeeper

Experience:
1L


Junior Season (2012)
Played every minute in goal for the Blazers during the 2012 season ... made 76 saves and held a 1.39 goals against average for the year ... recorded three clean sheets on the year, which ranked seventh in Conference USA ... ranked third in the conference in saves and sixth in goals against average and save percentage (.724) ... named to the 2012 Conference USA All-Tournament Team after an eight save-performance in the semifinals vs. Tulsa (11/9) ... recorded a career-best 10 saves in a 1-1 tie at Charlotte (8/31) ... registered four saves en route to his first clean sheet as a member of the Green and Gold at Clemson (9/10) ... did not surrender a goal in consecutive matches (vs. Washington, 9/16; vs. Lipscomb, 9/22) ... made five saves in his first match as a Blazer in the season-opening 2-1 win vs. Mercer (8/24).

Other Soccer Info
Came to Birmingham after a decorated prep career ... honed his skills in the famous INF Clairefontaine Academy until he was 16 years old ... one of only four goalkeepers in all of France to be invited to the prestigious academy ... played his club ball for the famous Olympique Lyon Academy in France ... helped team to the semifinals of the U-18 French Championship.

Miscellaneous
Born Raphael Ville on March 16, 1989 in Courbevoie, France ... son of Pierre Ville and Klicia Minervina de Oliveria ... two sisters, Vanessa and Deborah ... Business major.

 
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