Transfer Jack Wood becomes the latest signee for the Bears
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013
2013: Started 15 games and appeared in all 18 for the Bears... Became a constant in the Bears midfield as the season progressed...Recorded the game-winning assist in the 1-0 win against Belmont (Oct. 8)...Recorded his second game-winning assist in the 1-0 win at Bradley, which clinched the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title with the win (Nov. 2)...Recorded a season high 92 minutes played in the conference win at Evansville (Oct. 19).
2012: Played in 12 of the Bears' 17 matches...Cracked the starting lineup in MSU's season finale at home against Drake (Nov. 2)...Played a season-high 74 minutes in the 2012 Living Our Legacy game versus Drake and recorded two shots...Registered one other shot at No. 19 SMU (Oct. 21).
Background: Was a four-year letterwinner for Billy Pritz at Lassiter (Ga.) High...Earned Lassiter MVP honors from the center midfield position in 2009 and 2011...Was a two-time all-county selection...Was named to the 2011 Georgia all-state team, selected by coaches, media and ESPNHS editors...As a senior, he notched eight goals and 10 assists on the Lassiter team that went 16-3-1...Throughout most of the 2012 season, the Broncos were ranked No. 1 in the nation by ESPN the Rise...In 2011, he helped lead Lassiter to an overall record of 19-1-1 and a state semifinal appearance...Was a key component on the Broncos' team that was crowned region champions with an undefeated mark of 16-0 and set a single-season record of 105 goals scored...From 2008-11, Barbero played club for North Atlanta Soccer Association (NASA) Elite before joining Georgia United U 17/18 in its inaugural season in the U.S. Soccer Development League...In 2011, he started all 20 games he played in for Georgia United and was named team captain...His four goals on the year tied for third on the team.
Personal: Brandon Barbero is the son of Jerry and Kim Barbero...Born May 26, 1994 in Fairfax, Va...Plans to major in business...His older brother, Gerard, was a four-year starter (2008-11) for the Missouri State men's soccer team.