Javanon defender commits to UMass

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Danny Belza, a Class of 2012 defender/midfielder prospect from Kentucky, has verbally committed to Massachusetts, according to his family.

Belza plays club soccer for Javanon. Last year, Javanon placed second in the US Youth Soccer National League and ended as a Region II semifinalist.

He was a team captain for this past fall's St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) high school team, which won its final 26 matches, a state title and earned a POWERADE FAB 50 Top 10 ranking.

Belza is the third confirmed commitment to UMass, joining Jonathan Kupperman of California and Trey Patterson of New York.