AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Selected No. 8 by the Portland Timbers as the first defender taken in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft... Started all 25 games and played every minute of every game as a sophomore center back... Led a defense that set a Connecticut record with 16 shutouts on the season... Finished the season with two goals and one assist for five points... Soccer America MVP Second Team... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year... Named All-BIG EAST First Team... NSCAA Northeast Region First Team selection... ECAC Division I Defensive Player of the Year... Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team... Notched goals in back-to-back games in the BIG EAST Tournament against DePaul and at Rutgers.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Soccer America First Team Freshman All-American...College Soccer News Second Team All-Freshman honoree... NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team...was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... started in all 20 games for the Huskies...registered one goal and one assist for three points in his rookie season... recorded 10 shots on the year... scored his first career goal in UConn's 6-0 win over Manhattan on Sept. 7... picked up his first collegiate assist in UConn's 4-0 blanking of South Florida on Sept. 24 live on ESPNU.
PRIOR TO UCONN: Lettered at Brentwood High School... named to the 2009 NSCAA/adidas Boys High School All-America Team... played for the U-20 US National Team... selected as the 2009 New York State Player of the Year and 2009 Long Island Player of the Year... was the 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year... was a 2009 NSCAA/adidas All-State First Team member...made the 2008 USSF Development Academy... earned 2008 and 2009 All-Suffolk County honors...was a 2007 SYL ODP National ID Camp Selected participant...led his team to the Suffolk County titles in 2008 and 2009...2008 USSF Northeastern Conference Champion.
PERSONAL: An exploratory major... Born June 16, 1992.