Coach Bluem on Breto: "Joshua has played quite a bit over the last two years, scoring a handful of goals for us, which have all been game-winners. He is definitely dangerous on the ball."
At a glance: Has made significant contributions each of the last two years with all career scores standing as game-winners ... athletic player with big build who has an incredible knack for finding the net ... will challenge for a starting role this season ... one of Florida's premier players coming out of high school.
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 ... plans 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.
Ohio State Edged by SIUE, 3-2