Second season as a Blue Hen after transferring from Iona College • will return as a second-year starter as one of the top keepers in the Colonial Athletic Association and NCAA Division I • preseason first team All-CAA selection.
Played and started in 19 games for the Blue Hens in his first season • made an immediate impact as one of the top goalkeepers in the CAA • earned first team NSCAA South Atlantic All-Region honors and was a first team All-CAA selection • broke a school record for most goalie minutes played in a season with 1,817:27 • allowed just 25 goals and registered 70 saves • recorded a goals against average of 1.24 and a save percentage of .737 to go along with his five shutouts • tallied nine saves on Nov. 3 against Hofstra and eight saves on Oct. 19 against Drexel • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll • CAA Player of the Week and ECAC Eastern Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 7) • part of team that set a school record for wins in a season (14-5-1) and made its second trip to the NCAA Tournament in three years for head coach Ian Hennessy.
Played in all 18 games for the Gaels in the goalkeeper position • allowed 35 goals on 109 shots, registering a 1.94 goals against average • registered 74 saves and a.679 save percentage • recorded one shutout • tallied a season-high eight saves on Sept. 15 vs. Niagara • allowed just 16 goals in seven Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) contests to lead Iona to a 5-2 conference record and 2012 MAAC post-season tournament appearance.
MAAC All-Rookie Team selection • MAAC Championship All-Tournament selection • named to the 2011 NCAA All-North Atlantic first team • two-time MAAC Rookie of the Week (Aug. 29, Sept. 26) • started all 20 games he played in • allowed 19 goals, recording a goals against average of 0.97 • made 62 saves, accumulating a .765 save percentage • recorded four shutouts, finishing his rookie season with a record of 15-4-1.
Attended Apostolado High School • played for the Real Valladolid Club team for nine years.
Borja ("bore-hah") Barbero ("bar-bear-oh") • son of Javier Barbero and Maria Jose Barcenilla • born on Sept. 16, 1993 • biochemistry major at Delaware • enjoys playing sports and watching movies • lists Real Valladolid Soccer Club as his favorite professional sports team • worked as a soccer coach and did biochemistry research during the summer.
CAREER STATISTICS AT DELAWARE
CAREER HIGHS AT DELAWARE
Saves: 9 vs. Hofstra (11/3/13)
Minutes: 120 vs. Drexel (11/14/13)