15 - Ismaila Jome
Ismaila Jome
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Banjul, Gambia
High School: Prarie Seeds Academy
Position: Midfielder

UC Santa Barbara
2014 MAC Hermann Trophy Award Watch List
2013 Big West Freshman of the Year
2013 All-Big West First Team
2013 Big West All-Freshman Team
2013 NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team
2013 First Team Soccer America All-Freshman
2013 Second Team College Soccer News All-Freshman
2013 Second Team Top Drawer Soccer Best Freshman XI
2014 Preseason All-American

2014: Before the season, was named a Preseason All-American by College Soccer News (Third Team) and College Sports Madness (Fourth Team) ... Included on the 32-man Preseason MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

2013: Jome had a spectacular rookie campaign with the Gauchos, picking up conference Freshman of the Year honors after two goals and adding seven assists ... His 11 points ranked third on the team ... One of just four Gauchos to appear in all 21 games and the only one to start every contest ... Ranked third on the team with 31 shots and 12 shots on frame ... All 11 of his points came at Harder Stadium ... Assisted on both goals in a Sep. 15 win over Penn ... Registered a season-high four shots on two occasions ... Scored a spectacular game-winning goal against Sacramento State on Oct. 22, stealing a Hornets clearance attempt and juking a pair of defenders before beating the keeper ... Both of his goals came against Big West opponents ... UCSB went 6-1 this year when he registered a point ... Ranked No. 12 by Top Drawer Soccer in the website's final freshman player rankings ... Named to a trio of national All-Freshman teams, gaining First Team status from Soccer America while getting Second Team nods from Top Drawer and College Soccer News ... Became the first Big West Freshman to earn All-Region First Team honors since the league reinstituted men's soccer in 2001.

High School/Club
Forward Ismaila Jome is the top product out of Minnesota having been named the 2012 Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association's "Mr. Soccer." He has spent the past two seasons at Prairie Seeds Academy where he served as the team's captain during his senior year and led them to two-consecutive Section Championships. He was named to the 2012 All-State First Team and was the only player from Minnesota to earn 2012 High School All-American honors. During his prep career, he recorded 37 goals and 33 assists. 

PERSONAL
Ismaila Jome was born on Nov. 4, 1994 to parents Dodou Jome and Jainaba Jobe in Banjul, Gambia ... Plans to major in communication ... aspires to be a professional soccer player or sports analyst ... When not playing soccer, he is hanging out with friends ... Can't live without a soccer ball by his side ... Before games, he listens to music to get focused ... Calls winning the Section Championships three times in high school his most memorable sporting moment ... Would love to play with Ronaldinho or Messi, would love to play against Real Madrid's Raphael Varane ... Roots for FC Barcelona, his favorite player is Lionel Messi ... Lists Superbad as his favorite movie ... Two and a Half Men is his favorite TV show ... Blindness by Jose Saramago is his top read.

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