As a Senior in 2014: Played in 19 games, earning 16 starts…tallied the game-winning goal against #17 Coastal Carolina (9/1)…named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/2)...recorded two goals in a win against Lehigh (10/15)…tallied the game-winning assist against #5 Indiana (10/19)...tagged Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (10/20) for his efforts against Lehigh and Indiana.
As a Junior in 2013: Saw action in 19 games in the midfield, earning starts in 13...assisted Mullins’ goal in a 1-1 tie against #2 Notre Dame (10/8)…after missing the first seven games of the season due to injury, came to life for the Terps and helped Maryland to a 15-2-2 record in the last 19 games of the 2013 campaign...finished the year with one goal and three assists...notched lone goal against Boston College in the ACC quarterfinals...tallied assists vs. Notre Dame (10/8), California (NCAA quarterfinals) and Virginia (NCAA semifinals).
As a Sophomore in 2012: Started 11 games and played in 23 games this season ... tallied first goal of the season against Coastal Carolina (11/25) ... recorded his first assist of the season against Georgia State (9/24)...ended the season with 14 shots.
As a Freshman in 2011: A late addition for the squad, made his first appearance against Stanford (9/2)...tallied first collegiate goal vs. NC State (9/16)...appeared in 15 matches, earning a start in one...boasts a .500 shots on goal percentage.
Before Maryland: Played for DC United's U-18 Academy team, helping squad reach the US Soccer Academy Playoffs...featured with the DC United Reserve team vs. Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution.
Personal: Born in Ethiopia...son of Yuftusira Birru...has one brother, Demisse...lists favorite player as Steven Gerrard and favorite team as Liverpool.