#22 Dale Rellas
Will serve as a team captain for the second straight season three-time monogram winner hopes to overcome injuries that have plagued him since his sophomore season will have a key role in stabilizing Notre Dame[apos]s backline as a central defender brings experience to the squad with having played in 39 career games with 34 starts a physical player who uses his height to his advantage.
AS A SENIOR: Played in 13 games, making 12 starts was hampered with injuries during the middle portion of the season team benefitted greatly with him in the lineup Irish went 7-4-2, surrendering only 11 goals, during games in which he played helped Irish post consecutive 2-0 shutout victories in the NCAA Tournament against Western Illinois and No. 5 Indiana helped to hold opponents scoreless on five occasions named to the 2005-06 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in only four games throughout the 2004 season due to a foot injury returned to play in a 3-0 win over No. 22 Michigan also logged time versus Seton Hall, Rutgers and Ohio State named to the 2004-05 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Promising second campaign was cut short early suffered a foot injury in Notre Dame[apos]s second game of the season vs. No. 11 California, which eventually required surgery and ended his season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Was a starter in all 21 of Notre Dame[apos]s contests and was the only Irish rookie who saw action in every game came up with critical back save in first half against Connecticut which prevented Huskies from going up 2-0 in the game lone freshman to play in the season opener against Southwest Missouri State as he started his first collegiate outing.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Starred on defense for Plano West Senior his final two seasons backbone of squad which posted 0.20 and 0.40 goals-against averages in both 2001 and [apos]02 led Plano West to District 9 5-A conference championship in final prep campaign twice earned team MVP honors, as well as all-conference and all-city honors as both a junior and senior all-state selection named top defender in North Texas as a junior and was the only junior selected to the all-area team led his Solar Club squad to the finals of the Dallas Cup in 2002, the top-ranked club team nationally in the spring of 2002 team also captured the Dallas Classic League championship a five-year starter on the North Texas State Olympic Development Program Team named to all-star team at Notre Dame Elite Soccer Camp in summer of 2001 played two years of high school basketball honors student who was a member of school[apos]s National Honor Society father Jim played baseball at the University of New Hampshire born January 20, 1984 son of Jim and Nordy Rellas is the brother of Cory Rellas, a sophomore defender on the Irish roster graduated in the May of 2006 from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in anthropology/pre-professional studies finished with a 3.325 cumulative GPA.