10 Rodney Michael
10 - Rodney Michael
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Year: Jr
Hometown: Freetown, Sierra Leone
High School: Dunn School
Position: F
g 8
a 8
pts 24
gw 0

UC Santa Barbara

2018 All-Big West First Team    
2018 All-Far West Region First Team
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

2018: Rodney Michael played in all 18 games, starting all but one (at Seattle University Sep. 2) in his sophomore season...Michael justified his selection to the preseason All-Conference team with his strong offensive play throughout the season...Named Big West offensive player of the week for Sep. 17-23, when he scored two goals against UCLA to power the Gauchos to a 3-1 win...Named to Top Drawer Soccer team of the week during that same period...Paced the Gauchos with 17 points and seven goals, to go along with three assists...Named to the All-Far West Region team and earned a First Team All-Big West bid for the second consecutive year...Had a pair of game-winners against Butler at home (Sept. 8) and on the road at New Mexico (Sept. 11), for the Gauchos' lone road win of the season...played 1465 minutes in total.

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 four siblings, Edward (25), Edmond (21), Bryan (5) and Mason (1) … 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
Nov 9 CSUN W, 2-0
Nov 15 at No. 16 UC Davis L, 2-0
Nov 21 Cal W, 3-1
Nov 24 at [12] St. Mary's W, 4-0
Dec 1 at [5] Indiana W, 1-0
Dec 7 at [4] Wake Forest L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 22 5
Games started 22 5
Goals 8 2
Assists 8 4
Points 24 8
Shots 60 11
Shot Pct .133 .182
Penalty kicks 0-1 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 17 Westmont W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Aug 24 at Loyola Marymount W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Aug 30 UNLV W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-1 0
Sep 1 No. 16 Virginia Tech L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 7 (RV) Cal L, 3-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 12 at Gonzaga W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 15 at (RV) Oregon State W, 3-2 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 19 (RV) Seattle U W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 22 UMBC W, 4-0 1 0 1 1 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 25 at Pacific W, 2-0 1 0 1 1 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 28 No. 1 Stanford T, 3-3 1 1 0 2 5 .200 0-0 0
Oct 1 at No. 25 San Diego T, 2-2 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 0
Oct 5 Cal Poly W, 3-1 1 0 1 1 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 9 Sacramento State W, 2-0 1 1 1 3 4 .250 0-0 0
Oct 12 at No. 22 Cal State Fullerton W, 5-0 1 1 1 3 2 .500 0-0 0
Oct 16 UC Riverside W, 2-0 1 0 1 1 4 .000 0-0 0
Oct 19 UC Irvine L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 23 at UC Davis T, 1-1 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at CSUN T, 0-0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Cal Poly W, 2-0 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 9 CSUN W, 2-0 1 1 1 3 2 .500 0-0 0
Nov 15 at No. 16 UC Davis L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Nov 21 Cal W, 3-1 1 1 0 2 4 .250 0-0 0
Nov 24 at [12] St. Mary's W, 4-0 1 2 0 4 5 .400 0-0 0
Dec 1 at [5] Indiana W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Dec 7 at [4] Wake Forest L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 4 .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 18 17 .39 .17 .94 2.56 .152 1.22 .478
2019-20 22 22 .36 .36 1.09 2.73 .133 1.00 .367
Total 59 58 .39 .25 1.03 2.54 .153 1.08 .427
  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 18 17 7 3 17 46 .152 22 .478 3 0 1-2 2
2019-20 22 22 8 8 24 60 .133 22 .367 2 0 0-1 0
Total 59 58 23 15 61 150 .153 64 .427 6 0 1-3 3
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 22 22 .36 .36 1.09 2.73 .133 1.00 .367
Conference 5 5 .40 .80 1.60 2.20 .182 .60 .273
Exhibition 2 2 .00 .00 .00 1.50 .000 .50 .333
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Home 12 12 .33 .42 1.08 2.83 .118 1.17 .412
Away 10 10 .40 .30 1.10 2.60 .154 .80 .308
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 15 15 .40 .53 1.33 2.67 .150 .93 .350
Losses 5 5 .00 .00 .00 2.40 .000 .60 .250
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August 1 1 .00 .00 .00 4.00 .000 .00 .000
September 8 8 .13 .25 .50 2.63 .048 1.00 .381
October 6 6 .50 .67 1.67 2.67 .188 1.00 .375
November 5 5 .80 .40 2.00 2.60 .308 1.20 .462
December 2 2 .00 .00 .00 3.00 .000 1.00 .333
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 22 22 8 8 24 60 .133 22 .367 2 0 0-1 0
Conference 5 5 2 4 8 11 .182 3 .273 0 0 0-0 0
Exhibition 2 2 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0 0-0 0
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Home 12 12 4 5 13 34 .118 14 .412 1 0 0-1 0
Away 10 10 4 3 11 26 .154 8 .308 1 0 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Wins 15 15 6 8 20 40 .150 14 .350 1 0 0-1 0
Losses 5 5 0 0 0 12 .000 3 .250 0 0 0-0 0
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August 1 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-1 0
September 8 8 1 2 4 21 .048 8 .381 1 0 0-0 0
October 6 6 3 4 10 16 .188 6 .375 0 0 0-0 0
November 5 5 4 2 10 13 .308 6 .462 1 0 0-0 0
December 2 2 0 0 0 6 .000 2 .333 0 0 0-0 0