Three-time Big East Academic All-Star ... concluded Panthers career last fall ... started in 34 games in a Pitt uniform ... recorded four goals and three assists, resulting in 11 points.
Started all 17 matches for the Panthers ... recorded three goals and two assists resulting in eight points ... finished second on the team in goals (3), total points (8) and shots on goal (13) ... Versus Saint Joseph's, fired in two goals, which included the game-winner... additionally, he recorded one goal vs. Howard (Sept. 29)... dished out two assists on the year, one vs. Army (Sept. 10) and one vs. Rutgers (Oct. 16) ... fired 20 shots, 13 of which were on net resulting in a .650 shots on goal percentage ... played every minute in 10 matches on the year recording 1,538 total minutes ...went 1-1 on penalty kicks for the year.
Played and started all 17 games as a redshirt junior ... one of two players to start all 17 games ... led the team in minutes played (1,524) ... played every minute in 12 of 17 matches on the year ... registered three points in the Panthers' 3-2 win over Seton Hall Oct. 28, scoring his only goal and assist of the season ... finished the year with 13 shots on goal ... named a Big East Academic All-Star. 2008: Did not compete due to NCAA transfer rules.
Prior to Pitt
Transferred to Pitt from Nassau Junior College ... played his sophomore season at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y ... scored three goals and added 15 assists as a sophomore ... selected to the NJCAA All-America Team ... named All-Region and All-Conference ... played his freshman season at Stony Brook ... played 18 games and started six ... tallied one assist (vs. Iona) and finished with three shots.
A 2006 graduate of Syosset High School ... four-year letterwinner and served as team captain as a senior ... NSCAA/adidas All-State and All-Region selection as a senior ... named the 2005 conference player of the year ... three-time All-County selection ... Newsday All-Long Island selection ... named a 2005 "National Player to Watch" by studentsportssoccer.com ... played in the Long Island Exceptional Seniors game ... four-year member of the Eastern New York South ODP team ... five-year member of the BW Gottschee team that advanced to the Under-16 and Under-17 Super Y Nationals ... also helped guide the team to three state titles and two regional semifinal finishes ... National Honor Society member.
Born on July 8, 1988 ... son of Herbert and Shelly Betancourt ... has a brother, Oliver and sister, Cassandra ... majored in Health and Rehabilitation Science.