10 Marcello Castro
10 Marcello Castro
Height: 6'3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Parana, Brazil
High School: Centro Universitario Maringa
Position: Defense

2010: Started at center defense in 17 games for the Pioneers...Selected as the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year...First Team All-NEC selection and honored as a member of the NEC All-Tournament Team...Named adidas/NEC Player of the Week for the week ending September 13...Led SHU in scoring with 12 points, on a team-best five goals and two assists...Notched a point in each of the team's first four games of the season...Headed in the game winning score in the season opener against Holy Cross (9/1)...Scored in back-to-back 2-1 non-conference wins against Siena and Adelphi...Found the back of the net on a direct free kick from just outside the box against Saint Francis-PA (10/15)...Tallied the lone goal of the game in a 1-0 road win at Central Connecticut (10/24).

2009: Started 16 games as a rookie...Led the team in goals with three and took 16 shots...Netted first collegiate goal in 4-0 win over Yale (9/29)...Scored game winning goal in 2-1 victory at Long Island (11/1).

Personal: Marcello de Souza Castro. Born: 12/25/88. Parents: Carlos, Elaine. Siblings: Mariana, Fernando. Major: International Business. Hobbies: Playing the Guitar. Favorite Team: Palmeiras. Favorite Athletes: Kaka, Ronaldo, Pele. Plans for after graduation: To be a professional soccer player.