During Behonick's time in Charlottesville, Virginia has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the 2013 NCAA College Cup. UVa also reached the ACC semifinals all four years, including the 2013 championship game.
Behonick came to UVa after playing professional soccer with the Puerto Rico Islanders of the United Soccer Leagues (USL 1) since 2007 and serving as the Islanders' Academy assistant goalkeeper coach in 2009. His coaching experience also includes serving as the Director of Goalkeeping for the Syosset Soccer Club (Syosset, N.Y.) from 2006-08 and as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater, American University, in 2003.
Behonick has been a member of the Puerto Rico National Team since 2008 and also played professionally for Crystal Palace Baltimore (USL 2, 2007), the New York Red Bulls (Major League Soccer, 2006), Charleston Battery (USL 1, 2003-05), Harrisburg City Islanders (USL 2, 2004) and DC United (MLS SuperDraft Pick).
He holds his USSF "A" coaching license as well as a USSF National Goalkeeping License.
Behonick was a goalkeeper at American from 1999-2002, posting 16 shutouts and earning second team All-Patriot League honors as a junior. Behonick was the Eagles' captain in 2001 and 2002, and in those years American made NCAA Tournament appearances. Behonick's 2001 AU squad was the Patriot League Champions.
He earned his bachelor of arts in business administration from American in 2003.
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Graduated from American with a B.A. in business administration, 2003
Seven years in various professional leagues
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