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Devin Mendez

School

University of Detroit Mercy

Position
Goalie
Major
Biology/Pre-Med

Classroom

Mendez, a biology/pre-medicine major, carries a 3.80 GPA. He has earned Detroit Mercy Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Horizon League Fall and Spring Academic Honor Roll laurels every eligible semester.

He works closely with his professor in a research position, spending more than 250 hours conducting the research and performing labs based on his cancer genetics and Alzheimer’s studies.

Mendez has been accepted into the School of Medicine at Wayne State University.

Character

Mendez was voted team co-captain by both his teammates and coaches.

From 2019 through May of 2021, he was a biology/chemistry tutor for the Detroit Mercy Learning Center. Mendez also works with the Detroit Mercy Tutoring Center as a tutor for other students.

He is part of the Science, Race and Technology’s annual Building Bridges Not Fences event, from 2019-2021. The organization is a learning community that focuses on the representation of racial and ethnic minorities in science and society. Mendez was also selected to be part of a panel of students to help lead the discussion during the Building Bridges Not Fences event.

Community

Mendez has spent time at the Henry Ford Detroit Hospital Intensive Care Unit. He has also participated in the World Medical Relief’s alternative spring break in Southfield, Michigan during March of 2020. He sorted and packaged supplies for local and international communities.

He was a student volunteer at the Healthy Kids Camp in 2019, where he educated kids about the importance of nutrition and exercise.

Mendez was a volunteer with La Casa De Guadalupana in Detroit. He has also assisted in many men’s soccer community service projects, including move-in day, where he helped new students move into their dorms on campus.

Competition

In 2019, Mendez earned All-Horizon League second team honors after leading the league in goals against average and save percentage. He also tied for the league-high with four shutouts in eight Horizon League matches.

Starting all 19 matches in net, Mendez also earned two Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2019. He had 72 total saves and six total shutouts, helping spearhead a Titan defensive effort that saw a squad allow just two goals in the final five matches of the regular season. Detroit Mercy finished third in the Horizon League standings.

Throughout his career, Mendez has started 33 of 34 matches in net across the last two seasons. He has made 126 total saves, which ranks 11th in school history. He earned Detroit Mercy’s Defensive MVP, along with the 2019 Detroit Mercy Defensive Player of the Year award.

Mendez played for the semi-professional local club in Detroit City FC.