Appeared in 16 games, started 11 ... first career start in season-opener vs. St. Mary's ... attempted seven shots with one on goal.
Appeared in four games as a reserve midfielder.
Appeared in eight games as a reserve midfielder ... attempted two shots, one on goal.
Before Air Force
ODP: Played for the Maryland ODP state team in 2007-08 ... traveled to Argentina in 2008 ... head coach was Keith Tabaznak.
US Soccer Academy: Played for the Potomac team from 2008-11 ... head coaches were Kris Hazard, Matt Pilkington and Zach Samol.
Club: Played for the FC Frederick team from 2004-08.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... two-time all-state and all-conference selection ... NSCAA Scholar All-American as a senior ... led team in scoring as a junior and senior ... member of National Honor Society ... high school soccer coach was Bob Sheffler.
Parents are Anthony and Ann Welch ... has two brothers ... his father played soccer at Drexel University ... would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy ... completed the Powered Flight program this past summer ... also worked Basic Cadet Training ... active in his squadron as an honor officer ... member of dean's list all six semesters athletic list five times ... recruited by Lafayette and Carnegie Mellon ... hobbies include snowboarding and disc golf ... favorite food is crab cake sandwiches ... favorite book is Ender's Game ... plays Eminem on his I-pod prior to games ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is American Ninja Warrior ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite professional soccer team is Manchester United ... favorite player is Wayne Rooney ... member of cadet squadron 33.