2013: Appeared in 16 of the team's 21 matches, making nine starts... Tallied an assist at UC Riverside on Oct. 13 in a 2-0 win over the Highlanders... Finished with 12 shots on the season, including a season-high three shots against the Highlanders in the first round of the Big West Tournament at home.
2012: Appeared in all 21 games while making 19 starts in his first season with the Aggies... Scored one goal and netted two assists for four total points, which was eighth best on the roster... Took 25 shots and placed 10 on goal... His first career goal was a game-winner, coming in a 3-1 win over rival Sacramento State on Oct. 20... Assisted on goals against UCF on Sept. 9 and against Cal State Fullerton in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament on Nov. 7... Played a season-high 93 minutes at CSU Bakersfield on Aug. 27 in his first career start.
POWAY HS '12: Four year letterwinner in soccer who picked up back-to-back All-CIF San Diego first team selections in his junior and senior seasons... Two-time All-North County and three-time All-Palomar League selection... Led Poway HS to consecutive CIF-San Diego Section semifinal appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2012 with a quarterfinal appearance in 2009... Ranked among national high school leaders in assists, tallying 22 in his junior season... Named ESPNHS Player of the Week in January 2011 while also earning a selection to the publication's California All-American Team... Recognized as one of the top players to watch in the state of Calif. by ESPNHS at the end of his junior season... Concluded prep career with 47 goals and 43 assists and was honored by becoming the eighth athlete in Poway HS history to have his jersey retired... Twice named to San Diego Union Tribune CIF-San Diego Section All-Academic team and was the recipient of the 2012 Jud Buechler Award, one of the top two awards given to Poway HS athletes as voted on by the coaches... Leading scorer for San Diego Surf Academy U-18 team.
PERSONAL: Parents are Tim and Lori Budniewski... Brother Brian attends the Univ. of Colorado... Has not declared a major.