Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Men's Soccer tied against Connecticut 0 to 0 on October 8th in Alumni Stadium.
Returns to the Fighting Irish for a fifth season ... has played in 54 career games, including 11 starts ... figures to start on the left side of the midfield ... has tallied 17 points on six goals and five assists ... gives the Irish versatility as he can play anywhere on the midfield line or up top at forward ... has good mobility and athletic ability ... covers ground well and wins balls ... a hard worker who does a lot of things well ... three monograms ... received the team's Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award in 2010 and 2011 ... two-time NSCAA all-region scholar ... three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... named to the Premier Developmental League (PDL) All-Central Conference Team in the summer of 2011 after he scored 14 goals for the Indiana Invaders.
AS A SENIOR (2011): Played in all 18 games and made 10 starts ... tallied 11 points on three goals and a team-high five assists ... all of those offensive figures were career-high numbers ... was the co-recipient of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award ... copped the BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award ... named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region second team ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... assisted on Notre Dame's first goal in a 4-1 win over Dayton at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic ... put the Irish up 2-0 in the 72nd minute in a 2-1 victory over Bucknell in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament ... in the next match, he scored a career-high two goals, including the game winner in overtime, in a 2-1 triumph of Michigan ... followed that performance by assisting on the lone score in a 1-0 win at Michigan State ... was named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week and to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his efforts against the Wolverines and Spartans ... upped his point streak to four games with an assist on the lone score in a 1-0 upset of No. 3 Louisville ... collected an assist in a 1-1 draw with Northwestern ... assisted on Notre Dame's first goal in a 4-0 besting of Seton Hall ... earned his third monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2010): Played in all 20 matches, including one start ... scored two goals ... received the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award ... named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region second team ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned his first career start in a 1-0 win over St. John's ... deposited the game-winning goal in the 80th minute in a 2-1 victory at Indiana ... gave Notre Dame a 3-0 lead in the 30th minute in a 4-1 win over Marquette ... received his second monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): Appeared in 16 matches ... a valuable contributor off the bench for the Fighting Irish ... tallied one goal ... attempted eight shots ... scored the equalizer in the 37th minute of an eventual 2-1 setback at Michigan State ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A three-year starter at West Ottawa High School ... his 66 career goals is a school record ... two-time area player of the year ... two-time first-team all-state along with being an honorable mention choice once ... three-time all-conference and all-district in addition to being an all-area selection on three occasions ... 2007 Super Y League national select team member ... also earned a letter in track ... named a scholar-athlete and received academic all-state honors ... son of Bonifacio and Lisa Mena ... first name is Bonifacio ... a member of Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... graduated from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters with a degree in psychology ... finished with a 3.717 cumulative GPA ... currently taking graduate courses.