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'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'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'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 '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'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.