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#11 Kai Mendes
Position: Forward
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 155
Year: Junior
City/State: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Rockford
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2011: Played in 20 games, starting all 20 ... served as one of five team captains ... Second Team All-MAC selection ... named MAC Player of the Week (11/8) ... totaled four goals and six assists for 14 points ... led team in points, assists, shots (55), shots on goal (28) and was second in goals scored ... tallied first assist against IPFW (9/9) ... had a goal and an assist in 4-0 win at Loyola-Chicago (9/11) ... had an assist in 2-0 win against Valparaiso (9/18) ... assisted both goals in 2-0 win at Michigan, as WMU recorded first ever win against U-M in Ann Arbor (10/5) ... had a goal and assisted-game winner in 2-1 win against Buffalo (10/15) ... scored winning goal in 2-1 regular season finale against Bowling Green (11/5), helping WMU secure MAC Tournament bid.

2010: Played in 19 games, making 18 starts ... served as one of four team captains ... Second Team All-MAC selection ... earned Academic All-MAC honors ... led team with seven assists, while ranking second in goals (5), points (17) and shots (42) ... finished regular season ranked third in the MAC in assists, fifth in points and sixth in goals ... had a goal and an assist in season-opener vs. Concordia (9/1) ... scored a goal at Dayton (9/5) ... assisted two goals against Niagara (9/10) ... had an assist vs. IPFW (9/12) ... scored two goals against Florida Atlantic, for first multi-goal game of career (10/3) ... assisted goal against Detroit (10/6) ... scored game-winning goal in 2-1 victory against Hartwick (10/30) ... assisted both goals in a 2-1 win at Buffalo (11/5).

2009: Named to Mid-American Conference All-Tournament Team ... played in 16 games and made 13 starts ... led WMU with seven assists ... also scored two goals to total 11 points and finish second on the team in scoring ... ranked second in the MAC and 30 th in the nation assists per game, averaging 0.44 per game ... also finished second in the MAC in total assists ... assisted a pair of goals in 6-2 win over Centenary (9/27) ... had two games in which he scored a goal and assisted another ... first three-point game was against Canisius (9/25) and the second was at Northern Illinois (11/4) ... scored game-winning goal in 2-1 victory at NIU ... other assists came against Green Bay (9/7), Wright State (10/12) and in MAC Tournament semifinals vs. Hartwick (11/13) ... took 26 shots, placing 15 on goal ... took a large number of WMU's free kicks.

High School: Two-year letterwinner, earning All-OK Red Conference and all-district honors the last two seasons ... named all-state honorable mention as a sophomore, second team all-state as a junior and all-state as a senior ... Rockford captured conference and district titles last season, finishing with an overall record of 18-3-1

Personal: Majoring in international business ... son of Fabio Mendes and Melissa Hernandez ... father is the president of the Flying Kick Soccer Club ... uncle, Marcos Mendes, played soccer for George Mason ... older brother, Eric, also attends WMU ... born Aug. 24, 1990 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

MENDES' CAREER NUMBERS

YEAR GP GS G A PTS SH GW
2011 20 20 4 6 14 55 1
2010 19 18
5
7 17 42 1
2009 16 13 2
7
11
26
1
TOTALS 55 51 11 20 42 123 3
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