Sullivan, 26, appeared in 11 competitive matches for the Boys in Blue during the 2017 campaign and tallied one goal. On May 21, the 5-foot-10, 150-pound midfielder earned Man of the Match honors after potting the game-winning goal in GRFC’s come-from-behind 3-2 win versus the Milwaukee Torrent.
Returning for his fourth season with the Boys in Blue, Sullivan ranks as GRFC’s all-time leading scorer, accumulating 13 total goals for the club. Sullivan produced the club’s most iconic moment during the 2016 Midwest Region Semifinals, scoring in the 70th minute to clinch a 1-0 victory over Indy Eleven NPSL and send GRFC into the Midwest Region Final against eventual champion AFC Cleveland.
A native of Grand Rapids, Sullivan saw game action in three seasons at the University of Michigan from 2010-12 and, most notably, helped the Wolverines win the 2010 Big Ten Tournament and secure a place in that season’s College Cup Semifinals. In all, Sullivan notched one goal and an assist in 41 appearances with the Maize and Blue.
As a redshirt junior in 2012, Sullivan was honored by the Big Ten Conference as a Sportsmanship Award recipient. In addition to his on-field duties, Sullivan earned back-to-back U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Awards from 2009-10.
Prior to his collegiate career, Sullivan was a four-year starter with Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School and was named the Cougars’ Offensive Player of the Year in all four seasons. He garnered First Team All-State accolades as a senior and earned Third Team All-State honors as a junior.
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