The Golden Eagles used two second half goals to overcome the Friars.
2012: One of just two Friars to start all 16 matches ... Tied for second on the team with two assists ... Notched his first career assist by setting up the game-winning goal in overtime at Bryant in the first round of the Ocean State Classic (8/31) ... Recorded his other assist in PC's come-from behind win over Pittsburgh (10/13) ... Finished the season with eight shots.
2011: Played in all 20 matches including 16 starts as a freshman ... Recorded three assists, including one in BIG EAST wins against Seton Hall (10/15) and West Virginia (10/21).
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Earned four letters in soccer, three in indoor track and three in outdoor track at Lexington High School ... Was captain of the soccer team during his senior year at Lexington and played in every game in his four years ... Totaled 20 goals and 22 assists in his final two years ... Named Middlesex League All-Star for 2008-09 and league MVP in 2010 ... Helped his team to three Middlesex League titles and one Massachusetts Division I North championship ... Selected to the Massachusetts All-State Team in 2009-10 ... Was on the 2010 All New England Team ... Played club soccer for FC Greater Boston Bolts from 2004-11.
PERSONAL: Son of John and Linda Ballenthin ... Has two older brothers, Willi and Robby ... Willi was a track & field athlete at Columbia, while Robby competes for the track & field team at Bentley ... Favorite athlete is Gerrard Pique ... Has not declared a major.