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Mena, 23, looks to enter the professional ranks following five years at the University of Notre Dame. During his time with the Fighting Irish, the 5-foot-10, 145-pound midfielder appeared in 55 matches, registering six goals and five assists before suffering a season-ending ACL injury in the first match of his final year. The Holland, Michigan, native also spent three seasons with the Indiana Invaders in the PDL, where he registered 14 goals in 16 matches. As a result of his efforts with the Invaders, Mena was named to the PDL All-Central Conference team in 2011.
5TH-YR SENIOR (2012): Played in one match in 2012 as a fifth-year player ... Was projected to start on the left side of midfield ... Can play anywhere in midfield or at forward ... Has good mobility and athletic ability ... covers ground well and wins balls ... a hard worker who does a lot of things well.
AS A SENIOR (2011): Played in all 18 games and made 10 starts ... Scored three goals and a team-high five assists. Both were career highs ... NSCAA Scholar All-Region second team ... Big East Academic All-Star.
AS A JUNIOR (2010): Played in all 20 matches, including one start ... Scored two goals ... Named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region second team ... 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.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): Appeared in 16 matches and tallied one goal ... a valuable contributor off the bench for the Fighting Irish ... Big East Academic All-Star.
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 are 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.