Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Chris Gomez named the team's Most Valuable Player
Standouts represent 20 programs
Hegngi, McAnena named to Second Team All-Big Ten
Buckeyes and Badgers duel at 1 p.m. Sunday with Big Ten tourney seedings on the line
Coach Bluem on Breto: "Joshua has played quite a bit over the three years, scoring a handful of important goals for us. He is definitely dangerous on the ball and has a tremendous work rate."
At a glance: Has made significant contributions each of the last three years with all but one career scores standing as game-winners ... high-energy and athletic player with big build who has an incredible knack for finding the net ... will challenge for a starting role this season ... was one of Florida's premier players coming out of high school.
As a junior (2010): Played in all 20 regular-season games, starting four and totaling 622 minutes of playing time ... Scored one goal at Northwestern and had two points for the season ... Registered 23 shots with nine on goal ... Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
As a sophomore (2009): Saw action in 18 games, starting six at forward ... averaged 41 minutes per appearance ... had one goal and two assists en route to accumulating four points for the season ... scored the game-winning goal at Oakland University (Oct. 7) ... registered 23 shots during the season with 10 on goal.
As a freshman (2008): Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... played in all 21 of the Buckeyes' games, starting four ... led all freshman with three assists and seven points ... drilled home the game-winning goal vs. Michigan State Sept. 21, his first career goal ... contributed to a Buckeyes win over Eastern Illinois 10/5 with four shots, a goal, and an assist ... assisted two of three goals scored vs. Akron Nov. 7.
Schultz Academy: Member of the U-18 squad that won the 2008 U.S. Soccer Federation Champions Cup in Orlando.
Boca Juniors: Member of U-17 Boca Juniors team that captured the 2007 Disney Wide World of Sports Disney Showcase Tournament.
Spanish River Community HS: Four-year starter ... senior captain ... South Florida Sun Sentinel All-Palm Beach County selection 2006-2007 ... team Offensive Player of the Year 2005-2008 ... collected 25 goals and 14 assists as a senior ... totaled 87 goals and 41 assists in four-year career ... also lettered in track and field.
Personal: Son of Vicky and Estelio Breto ... has one sister, Jessica ... hopes to pursue a career in soccer at the professional ranks following graduation ... lists his biggest thrill as scoring the game-winning goal in the 2007 Disney Wide World of Sports Showcase Tournament ... three-year Student Council member ... recipient of the Spanish River Community High School Student Council Service Award for leadership and service ... three-year recipient of the Mac J. Williams, Sr., Outstanding Academic Achievement Award presented by St. Petersburg College.
Buckeyes Head to Michigan Friday Night
Buckeyes Edged at No. 4 Louisville, 2-1