All-Atlantic 10 Conference candidate ? Will serve as one of UMass? co-captains this season ? Three-year starter at center ? Has a good combination of size and quickness ? Has played in 35 career games, starting every time.
2001: Started every game of the season at center ? Part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to average 300.1 yards of total offense per game on the season.
2000: Started every game at center ? Member of the offensive line which paved the way for UMass to rush for 170.4 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to let the Minutemen throw for 232.4 yards per contest ? Made one tackle on special teams against William & Mary.
1999: Started every game of the season at center ? Part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to rush for 187.9 yards per game on the season, while also supplying pass protection to let the Minutemen throw for 248.5 yards per game ? Helped the offensive line to earn WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week honors following the Furman game (202 rushing yards, 489 yards of total offense, no sacks allowed).
1998: Redshirted ? Received the team?s Most Outstanding Academician award.
Before UMass: Played for Charlie Yanda at South Miami Senior High School ? Three-year starter on the offensive line ? Saw action at all five spots on the offensive line during his high school career ? Third team All-State pick as a senior, when he served as team captain ? First team All-District and second team All-County choice in his senior campaign ? Consistently graded out in the 90th percentile as a senior ? Served as the long snapper in his senior year ? Also a member of the wrestling and track teams ? Won the state of Florida Class 6A heavyweight wrestling title as a senior ? Had a perfect 29-0 record in wrestling during his senior year, winning regional and district titles in the heavyweight division ? Named the Dade County Wrestler of the Year, while also earning team MVP honors ? Two-time team captain in wrestling ? Threw the shot put and discus for the track team ? Captured his high school?s Athlete of the Year honor during his junior campaign.
Personal: Full name is Maikel Miret ? Son of Humberto and Erida Miret ? Born November 15, 1978, in Havana, Cuba ? Majoring in Sociology.