7 Reinaldo Brenes
7 Reinaldo Brenes
Height: 5-10
Weight: 155
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
High School: Edison Academic Center [Fla.]
Position: M/D
Major: International Business

as a Junior (2012): Enjoyed a breakout season, setting career highs for goals (11), games played (17), games started (13) and minutes played (998) ... rated the No. 45 upperclassman in the country by Top Drawer Soccer ... named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team with a 3.90 GPA as an international business major ... was an All-MAC First Team honoree as well as the Zips' top goal scorer ... also netted a team-leading four game-winning goals ... Academic All-MAC ... recorded the decisive strike in three straight matches from Sept. 29 to Oct. 10 against Buffalo, Florida Atlantic and Penn State ... also notched the game-winner against Ohio State (Oct. 23) ... recorded the first hat trick of his career against the Bulls on Sept. 29 ... followed that up with a two-goal performance against the Owls on Oct. 5 ... found the net 10 times over eight matches from Sept. 29 to Oct. 27 ... was named to the National Team of the Week by College Soccer News (Oct. 1, 29) and Top Drawer Soccer (Oct. 1, 8) multiple times ... also earned All-MAC Player of the Week honors twice (Oct. 2, 17) ... was named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week on Oct. 3.

as a Sophomore (2011):
Appeared in 11 games ... made the second start of his career against Cal Poly (Sept. 18) ... netted his first career goal with a header against Wake Forest (Oct. 29) ... recorded a pair of assists, including the cross on Luke Holmes' game-winning strike, in a come-from-behind victory at Buffalo (Oct. 21) ... also assisted goals at Tulsa (Sept. 24) and against Hartwick (Oct. 15).

as a Freshman (2010):
Appeared in 15 games, including one start ... recorded his first career point with an assist in a 4-0 win against Buffalo (Oct. 16) ... finished with four shots on the season ... saw the field in four postseason matches, including a pair of NCAA Tournament games against West Virginia (Nov. 21) and Indiana (No. 28).

Prior to Akron:
Was a member of the U-18 Costa Rican National Team as well as the U-17s ... was the 39th-ranked recruit in the nation, according to Top Drawer Soccer ... won the Coaches Award at IMG for the U-18s in 2008 and in 2009.