9 Rodney Michael
9 Rodney Michael
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Freetown, Sierra Leone
High School: Dunn School
Position: Forward
g 8
a 4
pts 20
gw 1

UC Santa Barbara
2017 United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region Second Team
2017 College Soccer News All-Freshman First Team
2017 Big West Freshman of the Year
2017 All-Big West First Team
2017 Big West All-Freshman Team

2017:
Started all 19 games as a true freshman and made an immediate impact… Led the Gauchos in nearly every offensive category … Paced the team with eight goals and four assists for a total of 20 points … Earned national recognition after being selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region Second Team and being named a College Soccer News All-Freshman First Team selection … Led UCSB with 44 shots with 20 shots on goal … Scored both goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to give the Gauchos a 2-1 victory on the road at Sacramento State (Oct. 18) … His multi-goal game against the Hornets was the lone multi-goal game for a UCSB player all season … Scored his first collegiate goal against Akron on Sept. 9 … Made it back-to-back games with a goal after scoring against St. John’s on Sept. 12 … Rattled off an impressive streak of scoring a point in seven out of eight matches from Sept. 9 – Oct. 7 … Named Big West Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 2) after tallying a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 28) and followed it up with a goal against UC Riverside (Sept. 30) … Ranked second in the Big West during conference play with six goals and 15 points (6 goals, 3 assists) … Named Big West Freshman of the Year … Earned First Team All-Big West accolades … Also recognized by TopDrawerSoccer.com as an All-Freshman First Team selection … Finished fourth among UCSB field players with 1,524 minutes played … Set a season-high five shots against UC Riverside (Sept. 30) … Tallied one shot in 18 of 19 matches.

Dunn School/Santa Barbara Soccer Club
Played three seasons for Dunn School in Los Olivos, Calif. … Named 2016-17 California Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year … Led the Earwigs to the CIF Southern Section Championship in 2015 and 2017 … Earned All-CIF honors all three seasons … Named the 2016-17 CIF Division 6 Player of the Year … Tallied 74 goals and 43 assists in his career … Earned Team MVP honors … 2016-17 All-USA First Team … Sportsmanship award … Played for the Santa Barbara Soccer Club from 2014-2017 … led the club to the 2016 U-18 National Championship and earned Best-XI honors.

Personal
Rodney Michael was born on Aug. 10, 1999 in Freetown, Sierra Leone … Parents are Edwin Michael and Mariam Dayeck … Has three siblings, Edward (24), Edmond (20), Bryan (4) and another on the way … Undecided major … Aspires to become a professional soccer player … Most memorable sporting moment is winning the national championship … Roots for Manchester United … Favorite athlete is Lionel Messi … Favorite movie is Cool Runnings and TV show is Prison Break.

Recent Games
Oct 14 Cal Poly T, 0-0
Oct 18 at Sacramento State W, 2-1
Oct 21 UC Davis L, 5-0
Oct 25 Sacramento State T, 0-0
Oct 28 at Cal Poly L, 4-1
Nov 1 UC Riverside L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 19 10
Games started 19 10
Goals 8 6
Assists 4 3
Points 20 15
Shots 44 23
Shot Pct .182 .261
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 1 1
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 19 Westmont L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Aug 25 St. Mary's (Cal.) T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Aug 27 Siena T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 1 at San Diego L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 4 at San Diego State L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 9 Akron L, 3-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Sep 12 at St. John's (N.Y.) L, 2-1 1 1 0 2 4 .250 0-0 0
Sep 15 Pacific W, 1-0 1 0 1 1 4 .000 0-0 0
Sep 17 Club América U-20 W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 23 Portland W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 28 Cal State Fullerton W, 5-2 1 1 2 4 1 1.000 0-0 0
Sep 30 UC Riverside W, 3-1 1 1 0 2 5 .200 0-0 0
Oct 5 at Cal State Northridge W, 1-0 1 0 1 1 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 7 at UC Irvine T, 1-1 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 0
Oct 11 at UC Davis L, 3-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 14 Cal Poly T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 18 at Sacramento State W, 2-1 1 2 0 4 4 .500 0-0 1
Oct 21 UC Davis L, 5-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 25 Sacramento State T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 28 at Cal Poly L, 4-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Nov 1 UC Riverside L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2017-18 19 19 .42 .21 1.05 2.32 .182 1.05 .455
2018-19 8 7 .63 .00 1.25 2.00 .313 .88 .438
Total 27 26 .48 .15 1.11 2.22 .217 1.00 .450
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2017-18 19 19 8 4 20 44 .182 20 .455 1 0 0-0 1
2018-19 8 7 5 0 10 16 .313 7 .438 2 0 0-0 2
Total 27 26 13 4 30 60 .217 27 .450 3 0 0-0 3
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 19 19 .42 .21 1.05 2.32 .182 1.05 .455
Conference 10 10 .60 .30 1.50 2.30 .261 .90 .391
Exhibition 2 1 .00 .00 .00 .50 .000 .00 .000
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Home 11 11 .27 .27 .82 2.00 .136 .73 .364
Away 8 8 .63 .13 1.38 2.75 .227 1.50 .545
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 6 6 .67 .67 2.00 3.00 .222 1.33 .444
Losses 8 8 .38 .00 .75 2.00 .188 1.13 .563
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August 2 2 .00 .00 .00 2.00 .000 1.00 .500
September 8 8 .50 .38 1.38 2.63 .190 1.38 .524
October 8 8 .50 .13 1.13 2.13 .235 .88 .412
November 1 1 .00 .00 .00 2.00 .000 .00 .000
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 19 19 8 4 20 44 .182 20 .455 1 0 0-0 1
Conference 10 10 6 3 15 23 .261 9 .391 0 0 0-0 1
Exhibition 2 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
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Home 11 11 3 3 9 22 .136 8 .364 1 0 0-0 0
Away 8 8 5 1 11 22 .227 12 .545 0 0 0-0 1
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Wins 6 6 4 4 12 18 .222 8 .444 1 0 0-0 1
Losses 8 8 3 0 6 16 .188 9 .563 0 0 0-0 0
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August 2 2 0 0 0 4 .000 2 .500 0 0 0-0 0
September 8 8 4 3 11 21 .190 11 .524 1 0 0-0 0
October 8 8 4 1 9 17 .235 7 .412 0 0 0-0 1
November 1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0