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    Cory Rellas

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Plano, TX

    High School:
    Plano West

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 165

    Position:
    Midfield/Defense


    A three-time monogram recipient •served as a team captain in 2009 •played in 53 career matches, including 36 starts •notched 11 points on three goals and five assists •suffered through several injuries during his career •Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner in 2006 •three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

    FIFTH-YEAR: Served as a team captain •played in one game •injured his knee just 14 minutes into the 5-0 season-opening win over Michigan •missed the remainder of the season due to the knee injury.

    AS A SENIOR: Missed the majority of the season as he was recovering from a knee injury, which was suffered in the spring of 2008 • played in six games • made his season debut in the Connecticut match on Oct. 25 and played 14 minutes against the Huskies • saw time off the bench in a 2-1 win over Georgetown • played a season high 55 minutes in a 1-0 victory at West Virginia that locked up the BIG EAST Blue Division title for the Fighting Irish • competed in both of Notre Dame's BIG EAST tournament matches, a 1-0 win over Louisville in the quarterfinals and a 2-1 setback to USF in the semifinals • a BIG EAST Academic All-Star • received a monogram.

    AS A JUNIOR: A starter in all 24 games on the Irish backline • notched two points on one goal • a key part of the Notre Dame defense that allowed just 0.83 goals per game and recorded 11 shutouts • scored the team's second goal in a 3-0 win over No. 16 Michigan • named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star • earned a monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 22 games, making 11 starts • fourth on the team with nine points on two goals and five assists • his assist total ranked third on the team • made his collegiate debut by coming off the bench in a 4-1 win over No. 8 Creighton in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament • collected his first career start in a 4-0 win over Marquette as he filled in for an injured Ian Etherington • did a superb job in replacing the starting senior midfielder for seven games • in the next match, he notched his first career point with an assist in a 2-0 win over Seton Hall • also collected assists in the next two matches, wins over Michigan (2-0) and Georgetown (4-1) • produced a season-high two assists in a 3-0 win over Providence • netted the first goal of his career in a 2-1 setback at No. 4 West Virginia • scored a goal in a 2-1 loss at Rutgers in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST tournament • received the team's Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award • named to the 2006-07 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team • earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see game action during his freshman campaign.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner in soccer at Plano West Senior High School • team was nationally ranked all three seasons in which he played • garnered all-state, all-city and all-conference honors as a senior • named the 2005 Class 5A Offensive MVP • helped team to a conference championship during his junior campaign as he was named all-conference • team captain as a senior • two-time team MVP • member of the Solar Soccer Club, which plays in the CCSA Classic League and claimed the North Texas State Cup Championship in 2004 • also played on the ODP North Texas `87 team • an all-star selection at Notre Dame's Elite Camp in the summer of 2004 • earned varsity letters in basketball as a freshman and sophomore • team went undefeated in winning the conference championship during his freshman season • named team captain as a sophomore • born January 28, 1987 • son of Jim and Nordy Rellas • father, Jim, played baseball at the University of New Hampshire • has three siblings • younger brother of former Irish player Dale Rellas (Class of 2007) • sister, Jackie, played soccer at Rice University • from the same area as former Irish soccer players Rob Snyder and Greg Martin • was a member of the National Honor Society • graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2009 with a degree in finance.

    Rellas' Career Statistics

    YearG-SShGAPtsGW
    2005 Did Not Play
    2006 22-11 21 2 5 9 0
    2007 24-24 9 1 0 2 0
    2008 6-0 0 0 0 0 0
    2009 1-1 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 53-36 30 3 5 11 0
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