Rich Balchan

Rookie Questions with Rich Balchan

Rich Balchan stopped by after his first day of training to tell Crew Soccer Nation a little about himself.


  • Two-time Big Ten-All Tournament team
  • 2010: First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2009: Defensive MVP of Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament
  • 2007: Big Ten All-Freshman team


  • Father played lacrosse and golf at  Michigan, mother swam and played water polo at Arizona, grandfather ran track at Michigan

High School

  • All-State Honorable Mention
  • Carmel High School

Club/National Team

  • Six-time state champions with the Carmel United Cosmos III
  • Ft. Wayne Fever of the PDL
  • Member of U-20 national team pool
  • Sports marketing and management major