UC SANTA BARBARA
Played in 16 matches and started three as a true freshman, including NCAA Tournament matches against Wofford (Nov. 19) and San Diego (Nov. 22)...First start came against Cal Poly (Nov. 4)...Played a season-high 77 minutes at Cal Poly and against Wofford...Played a total of 182 minutes in the NCAA Tournament...Recorded three shots, including a season-high two at UC Davis (Oct. 15).
A member of the Cal North ODP team and Region IV team...Part of the U.S. Under-18 National Team pool and attended the National Team camp...Won the Disney Showcase Championships with his Region IV team...Won the 2008 Surf Cup and the Mayors Cup with the San Juan Lightning.
Played center midfield for Branham High School...Was a First-Team All-Blossom Valley Athletic League selection for the Bruins...Was also named Freshman of the Year.
Nicholas Sullivan Ryan was born on Jan. 30, 1991 in San Jose, Calif....Parents are Steve and Cathe...Has ambitions of becoming a professional soccer player...Enjoys hanging out with his friends when off the field...Can best be described as "laid back and funny"...Most memorable sporting moment was playing UC Sampdoria...Would love to play against Real Madrid and with his favorite player Xavi...Cristiano Ronaldo is another of his favorite players and he cheers for Manchester United...Names "Happy Gilmore" as his favorite flick while "Punk'd" is his favorite television show.