Berhanu, Abaie Also Collect Soccer America National Accolades in Consecutive Weeks
Second on team with 1,502 minutes in 18 matches with 16 starts ... Played full 90 minutes in midfield in 13 matches ... Recorded two assists, one in victory at Longwood (9/8) and other in victory at Saint Joseph's (11/7).
One of five players to appear in all 18 matches, made eight starts in central midfield ... Logged 1,035 minutes of playing time, most of any GW rookie ... Totaled five points on a goal and three assists ... Scored first collegiate goal in 7-1 rout of UDC (9/8) ... First collegiate assist against Mount St. Mary's (9/26) ... Assist in 2-0 shutout victory over Xavier (10/23) ... Assisted final goal in 3-0 season-ending victory over Massachusetts (11/8).
First team all-state, first team All-Met by The Washington Post and first team All-Gazette in 2008 ... Holds Walkersville records for goals in a career (48) and single season (19) ... Paced Walkersville with 14 goals and three assists as a senior to earn Frederick News-Post Offensive Player of the Year ... 2008 ESPN Rise All-Area Greater DC selection ... 2007 NSCAA/adidas Boys High School Scholar All-America Team member ... played club soccer under former GW assistant coach Bryan Davis at Potomac Academy.
Mattia Melillo ... Born Jan. 24, 1991, in Avellino, Italy ... Son of Giovanni Melillo and Maria-Giovanna Galasso ... Has one brother, Simone, who is a member of the swimming and diving team at Harvard ... International affairs major.