Expected to earn a starting role at forward ... Enters the season healthy after playing hurt much of last season.
2003: Appeared in 15 games ... Scored two goals on the year, game-winners against Xavier (8/31) and Penn State (10/19) ... Assisted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 double overtime victory over Oakland (10/8) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2002: Appeared in 19 games, starting 15 ... ranked second on the squad with seven goals and led the Spartans with five assists to rank second on the team with 19 points ... scored four goals in the first three games of the season, including two vs. Wright State (9/1), one vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/2) and one vs. IUPUI (9/8) ... also added an assist vs. Wright State to make for a five-point game ... added single markers vs. Massachusetts (9/15) and Loyola (10/2), also notching an assist vs. the Ramblers ... scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Ohio State (11/14) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2001: Appeared in all 20 games for Michigan State, including starts vs. Indiana (9/23) and IUPUI (11/5) ... ranked fifth on the team with four goals and sixth with 10 points ... scored single goals against Valparaiso (9/21), Ohio State (10/7), Oakland (10/10) and Wisconsin (10/28).
High School and Personal: Three-time letterwinner at Birmingham Groves High ... set the Michigan State High School goal-scoring record with 69 goals as a senior, in addition to 21 assists ... Oakland Press Player of the Year ... earned all-district, all-region, all-state, all-metro and all-county honors ... scored 108 goals in his three-year career ... led Groves High School to district and regional championships and a berth in the state finals with a 22-2 ... member of the Michigan State Champion ODP squad and on the Region II ODP pool team ... played club soccer for Vardar, winning the state championship in 1998, '99 and '01 and the Best of the Midwest in 2000 ... lettered in tennis as a senior ... honor roll student ... born 9/12/83 ... son of Avi and Abby Gruber.
Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points 2001 20/20 4 2 10 2002 19/15 7 5 19 2003 15/0 2 1 5 Totals 54/35 13 8 34
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