Three-year letterwinner ... long-stick defensive midfielder who returned from injuries his first two years to have one of his best spring campaigns last season ... excellent defensive skills make him a tough long-stick midfielder ... athletic and quick ... may also come off the wing on faceoffs ... gives head coach Jack Emmer much more athleticism in the midfield ... good marking skills have bolstered a very deep defensive midfield unit.
2004: Appeared in all 15 of Army's games this spring ... scooped career-high 22 ground balls ... scooped four grounders against Duke ... part of Army's top defensive midfield along with Jeff Auer and Geoff Costa ... trio produced admirably for coaching staff all season ... first full season he has been healthy enough to make an impact.
2003: Injured and did not play.
2002: Saw considerable playing time in Army's first four games before suffering a season-ending injury against Holy Cross ... scored first collegiate goal against the Crusaders before leaving with the injury ... scooped up a career-high five ground balls in that contest as well ... recorded nine grounders collectively versus Hobart and Holy Cross ... Black Knights won three of the four games in which he played ... Army was .500 (5-5) without him patrolling the defensive end of the field.
Prior to West Point: Lettered in both soccer and lacrosse at Northport H.S. ... voted all-conference his senior year ... attended USMA Prep School prior to attending West Point.
Personal: Edward Jeffrey Behrendt ... born Aug. 29, 1982, in New Rochelle, N.Y. ... parents are Jeffrey and Susan Behrendt ... majoring in Systems Engineering.
Year GP G A P Shots GB
2002 4 1 0 1 1 10
2003 did not play - injured
2004 15 0 0 0 0 24
Totals 19 1 0 1 1 34