2002: Talented ball handler with the ability to score from the midfield position ... Tough defender as well... Named to the 2002 Preseason All-Atlantic 10 first team.
2001: Played in all 22 games on the year, drawing 20 starts... Solid contributor at midfield position... Scored three goals, including game-winner against Maine... Also tallied a goal in NCAA first-round win over Creighton... Totaled seven assists, including two in 3-2 victory over Saint Joseph's... Total of 13 points good for fourth on team... Has played in 60 games during tenure at UMass... Assisted on game-winner in UMass' 4-2 win over Dayton in A-10 Tournament semifinals... Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2000: Played in all 20 games, drawing starting calls in 19... Scored only goal of season and first goal of career in win over Siena... Added two assists on the year to finish with four points.
1999: Started all 18 games... Tallied his first collegiate point with an assist in the Xavier game.
BEFORE UMASS: Two-year letterwinner for Dale Rhodes at DePere High School... Helped his team to two Bay Conference championships... Two-time first team all-conference and all-area selection... Two-time team MVP... Team captain as a sophomore... Played for Wisconsin ODP team from 1995-1999, and played two seasons with Region II ODP team... Also lettered in basketball... Attended the Bolletteri Sports Academy.
PERSONAL: Son of Dale and Patricia Rhodes.. Born January 1, 1981, in Green Bay, Wis.... Majoring in economics.
Derek Rhodes at UMass