Men's Soccer


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.

Dale Rellas
Dale  Rellas


Plano, TX

High School:
Plano West

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180



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October 18
L, 2-1 (OT)
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)

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October 21
L, 2-1 (2OT)
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

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October 25
L, 1-0
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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October 28
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North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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November 2
ACC First Round
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November 6
ACC Quarterfinals
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November 9
ACC Semifinals
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November 13
ACC Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 17
NCAA Championship First Round
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November 20
NCAA Championship Round of 32
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November 27
NCAA Championship Round of 16
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December 3
NCAA Championship Quarterfinals
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December 9
NCAA Championship Semifinals
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)
December 11
NCAA Championship Final
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)

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