4 - Bryan Gallego
Bryan Gallego
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kinnelon, N.J.
High School: Kinnelon HS
Position: D

Honors
NSCAA All-America (Second Team, 2013)
College Soccer News All-America (Second Team, 2013)
Top Drawer Soccer Best XI (Third Team, 2013)
All-Great Lakes Region (First Team, 2013)
3x All-MAC (First Team, 2013; Second Team, 2011-12)
College Soccer News Freshman All-American (2011)

as a Junior (2013):
NSCAA All-America Second Team honoree ... All-Great Lakes Region First Team honorss ... also a member of the All-MAC First Team ... one of three team captains ... started all 20 games he appeared in, primarily at center back ... also saw time at right back ... was the leader of one of the top defensive units in the nation as the Zips posted nine shutouts and held opponents to one or fewer goals in 19 of 22 games ... keyed a dominant stretch that saw Akron allow just three goals in eight contests from Sept. 21 to Oct. 23 ... during that run, UA posted shutouts over No. 15 Wake Forest (Oct. 15) and No. 17 Michigan State (Oct. 23).

as a Sophomore (2012): All-MAC Second Team honoree ... rated the No. 89 upperclassman in the nation, accoring to Top Drawer Soccer ... started all 22 matches at center back ... flicked home his first career goal and game-winner against SIU-Edwardsville (Aug. 31) at the Creighton Tournament ... also recorded his first assist in a 2-1 win against West Virginia (Oct. 20) ...  helped the Zips generate 16 shutouts, including eight straight from Sept. 14 to Oct. 16 ... it was the second-highest total in school history and tied for the 13th-highest total in NCAA history ... Zips, who allowed one of fewer goals in 21 of 22 matches overall, also recorded a consecutive shutout streak of six matches from Oct. 23 to Nov. 11.

as a Freshman (2011):
College Soccer News Freshman All-American ... rated the No. 6 freshman in the country by Top Drawer Soccer ... All-MAC Second Team selection ... named to All-Ohio team ... started all 22 games his appeared in ... began the season at center back ... move to defensive midfield in the regular-season finale at Florida Atlantic (Nov. 6) solidified the starting lineup for UA's postseason run ... named to Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week (Oct. 17).

Prior to Akron:
10th-ranked recruit in the nation and a five-star prospect, according to Top Drawer Soccer ... captain of the U.S. U-18 Youth National Team ... also a member of the U-20s ... Parade All-American ... four-time all-state honoree ... three-time team captain at the N.Y. Red Bulls Academy (U-16, U-17 and U-18) ... won three state cup championships, one regional championship and a national title ... also won three straight high school state championships at Kinnelon HS.

Personal: Born March 10, 1993 ... parents are Luis and Sandra Gallego ... has an older sister, Andrea ... is fluent in Spanish ... majoring in sports management.