Jome Included on Prestigious 32-Man MAC Hermann Watch List

Ismaila Jome (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara sophomore midfielder Ismaila Jome has been included on the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List. He is one of 32 men's players nationwide to be included on the list.

Jome, the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-Big West selection in 2013, led last year's Gauchos to a league regular season championship and the No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He scored two goals and assisted on seven others from his midfield slot.

A native of Banjul, Gambia, Jome is one of two Big West players on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. He is joined by Cal State Northridge Sagi Lev-Ari.

UCSB will play in its annual exhibition game for the Bryant and Sons Cup when it hosts Westmont College at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The regular season opens with games at the College of Charleston and Furman on Aug. 29 and Aug. 31 respectively. The first regular season Meredith Field at Harder Stadium appearance will be Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:00 p.m. against Northwestern.

In addition to the game against Northwestern, the Gauchos will have key Harder Stadium showdowns against UCLA on Sept. 20, San Diego State on Sept. 26, Cal State Northridge on Oct. 2, UC Irvine on Oct. 4 and Cal Poly on Oct. 25. UCLA enters the season ranked No. 4 in the NSCAA poll.

To purchase season tickets for UCSB men's soccer, or for additional information, please drop by the Athletics Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus, call (805) 893-UCSB (8272) or online by clicking here.

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