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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.

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Dale Rellas
Dale  Rellas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plano, TX

High School:
Plano West

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
01/20/1984

Event Calendar

Delta

August 13
8:00 PM
Omaha
Omaha, Neb. (Caniglia Field)
August 16
8:00 PM
Drake
Des Moines, Iowa (Cownie Soccer Complex)
August 21
5:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
7:30 PM
San Diego
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 27
2:00 PM
Cal Poly
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Connecticut
Storrs, Conn. (Morrone Stadium)
September 8
5:00 PM
Boston College
Newton, Mass. (Newton Soccer Field)
September 15
7:30 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 19
7:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
September 26
7:00 PM
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 29
7:30 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 3
7:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Historic Riggs Field)
October 10
7:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 13
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 17
7:00 PM
Akron
Akron, Ohio (FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field)
October 20
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 24
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (DeMartin Soccer Complex)
October 27
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)
November 1
TBA
ACC Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 5
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
November 8
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinal
Campus sites
November 12
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 16
TBA
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 19
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus sites
November 26
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus sites
December 2
TBA
NCAA Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
December 8
TBA
NCAA College Cup Semifinal
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)
December 10
TBA
NCAA College Cup Final
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)

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