Renato found his love for the game at a young age but got focused in middle school where he lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During his middle school years, he played for his elementary school as well as being brought up through a club team, East Broward United. When High school came around, Renato played for Cardinal Gibbons High School and became part of Pure Futbol Soccer Academy in South Florida. Renato played varsity soccer for three years and developed his skills and knowledge of the game with Pure Futbol for five years. Once High school concluded, Renato was recruited to Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts where he played there and started for the next four years and was named one of the captains for his junior and senior year. During his time at Regis, Renato was awarded Second Team All-Conference and NECC All-Tournament Team his junior year, and First Team All-Conference his senior year for midfielders in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC).