JUNIOR (2012): Named First Team All-Summit League...Earned Summit League All-Tournament Team honors...Named to Academic All-Summit League Team...Appeared in and started 19 matches...Finished second on the team in assists (four) and added a goal...Third on the team in shots (38) and shots on goal (13)...Scored his lone goal of the season at Drake (Oct. 3)...Western went 3-0-1 in games Bales had an assist: 1-0 win at Valparaiso (Sept. 2), 1-1 tie against Omaha (Sept. 22), 2-1 win at Eastern Illinois (Oct. 12) and 2-1 win over Kansas City (Nov. 3)...Took season-highs of six shots and four shots on goal at home against Fort Wayne (Oct. 6)...Named Western's Papa John's Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 12.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Appeared in and started 19 matches...Finished the season with 40 shots and 19 shots on goal (second on the team)...Recorded six points, made up of two goals and two assists...Was named First Team All-League and the 2011 Summit League ‘Defensive Player of the Year’…Named to Summit League abbed MVP of the Summit League tournament…Netted his first goal, a game-tying goal, of the season versus Dayton (Sept. 11)...Both assists were earned in the Leathernecks' 4-0 victory over DePaul (Sept. 17)...Netted the game-winner, a penalty kick, in Western’s league finals match.
FRESHMAN (2010): Named to the Summit League All-Newcomer Team...Named to the Summit League Fall Academic All-League Team...Scored one goal and tallied two assists on the season...Took 35 shots including 16 shots on goal...Scored his first collegiate goal and tallied an assist against Evansville (9/19)...Also talled an assist at Drake (9/28).
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-time All-Conference selection...Earned All-State honors as a junior and senior...Was part of the Iowa Olympic Development program for five years...Led his team to a Class A Iowa State Title as a senior...Ended his career as Xavier High School's all-time assists leader...Led his club team to two state titles...Scored 21 goals and tallied 22 assists as a senior...Named as the MVC Athlete of the Year as a senior...Also earned Metro Player of the Year honors...Also played football for Xavier...Converted six of eight field goals, including a 47-yarder and was 37-for-37 on extra points...Earned third-team All-State honors in football...Named Metro Kicker of the Year.
PERSONAL: Son of Jeff and Catherine Bales...Born Oct. 22, 1991.