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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

March 13
11:00 AM
Columbus Crew
Obetz, Ohio (Obetz Training Field)
March 19
12:30 PM
Michigan State
Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arenas)
March 19
2:10 PM
Oakland
Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arenas)
April 2
2:00 PM
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Old Alumni Field)
April 2
3:45 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Old Alumni Field)
April 9
7:00 PM
Indiana
Fort Wayne, Ind. (D'Arcy Stadium)
April 16
10:00 AM
Bethel Ind.
TBA
April 16
5:00 PM
Kentucky
Indianapolis, Ind. (Grand Park)
April 22
7:30 PM
Mexico U-20 National Team
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
April 23
2:00 PM
Alumni Game
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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