Washington 2012 (Freshman): Named the 30th best freshmen by Top Drawer Soccer ... made his Husky debut vs. Gonzaga in the season-opener earning the start on the back line ... also started vs. Cal Poly helping post the shutout ... played all 90 minutes vs. Wisconsin ... played all 110 minutes vs. CSUB, holding one of the best offensive teams in the country scoreless ... played 91 minutes at No. 4/1 UCONN ... got a red card at UCONN ... had to sit out the game vs. Memphis at UAB due to being issued the red card in the previous game ... earned the start at UAB ... played all 90 minutes on the back line in the Pac-12 opener vs. Oregon State ... helped the Huskies to the 1-0 shutout ... missed the two previous games due to a concussion ... played all 110 minutes on the back line at SDSU ... played all 90 minutes in the upset at No. 8 UCLA ... took one shot on goal and scored his first career goal as a Husky, the game-winner in the 59th minute ... played every minute on the back line in the 1-0 shutout vs. Cal ... played every minute on the back line in the 2-0 win vs. Stanford ... was one of two defenders in the country named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week ... earned starts at Cal and Stanford helping UW go 1-0-1 on the week ... played excellent defense in the 2-0 shutout vs. SDSU ... took one shot vs. No. 7 UCLA ... earned the start at OSU and helped post the shutout in the 2OT win ... was a huge part of the defensive shutout in the 1-0 win vs. Air Force in the NCAA First Round ... earned the start on the back line in the NCAA Second Round game at No. 8/12th-seeded Creighton.
High School/Club Graduated from Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Wash., in 2012 ... Named team MVP in 2011 ... KingCo first team selection in 2011 and honorable mention in 2010 ... Helped lead Eastlake to the 2011 KingCo 4A Championship and the 2011 WIAA 4A State Championship ... 2011 Seattle Times All-Star ... Ranked No. 81 on ESPN's 2012 High School Top 150 College Prospects ... Played Club soccer with Crossfire Premier U16 Team (2009-10) ... Won the 2010 Washington State Championship and reached the Far West Regional Quarterfinals with Crossfire ... Starting Center Back and captain with Sounders FC U16 and U18 teams in 2010 and 2011 ... Team ranked No. 5 in the U.S. and reached the quarterfinals 2010 U18 Surf Cup.
Personal Hobbies include Hacky Sack, Baseball and building bird houses ... Older brother, Patrick, a junior at UW, is the person he most admires ... Favorite athlete is Nemanja Vidic ... Also recruited by Seattle U, Gonzaga, USF, SDSU and UCSB.
Coach Clark on Gallagher: "Michael is arguably the best player coming out of the state of Washington this year. He is a very smart player that has the ability to play out of tight situations, which will allow him to be a playmaker out of the back or a connecting defensive midfielder."