#11 Brett Bermes
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Portage|
2007: Missed first seven matches of junior campaign before appearing in each of the final 14, including 13 starting assignments ... helped anchor defense which allowed one or fewer goals in ten of his 14 games ... fired first career shot Sept. 23 vs. Butler.
2006: Started and played in 12 matches in the backfield for Valpo as a sophomore ... team registered five shutouts in the 12 matches he appeared in ... played in eight of season's first ten matches ... Crusaders went 6-6 in the 12 matches that he played.
2005: Appeared in 17 matches and drew 10 starting assignments as a freshman ... key member of a Crusader defense that set a school-record with six shutouts and allowed only 29 goals in 18 matches ... made first career start Sept. 11 against Northern Illinois ... notched another start one week later, Sept. 18 at Western Michigan ... started eight of season's last nine matches.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Indians ... placed on the All-State Second Team as a senior ... earned All-Duneland Conference honors in 2003 and 2004 ... also garnered All-District and All-Area commendation as a senior ... served as team captain during junior and senior seasons ... team's leading goal scorer in 2003 and 2004 ... named team's Most Valuable Player in 2003 ... member of Indiana Olympic Development Program State Team from 1998-2003 ... named football team's Special Teams Most Valuable Player in 2004 ... also lettered in wrestling ... a member of Academic Hall of Fame ... named Portage High School's Outstanding Young Man in 2005.
Personal: Brett is the son of Ed and Kelly Bermes ... father, Ed, played football for the Crusaders in 1979 ... mother, Kelly, was a gymnast at Valpo from 1980-82 ... major is sports management ... member of the Dean's List in the Spring of 2006 ... born July 13, 1986.