9 Rodney Michael
9 Rodney Michael
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Year: So
Hometown: Freetown, Sierra Leone
High School: Dunn School
Position: F
g 7
a 3
pts 17
gw 2

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 10 at UC Riverside L, 1-0
Oct 13 at UC Irvine T, 2-2
Oct 17 UC Davis W, 1-0
Oct 20 CSUN W, 3-0
Oct 27 Cal Poly W, 2-0
Oct 31 Cal State Fullerton T, 1-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 7
Games started 17 7
Goals 7 1
Assists 3 2
Points 17 4
Shots 46 20
Shot Pct .152 .050
Penalty kicks 1-2 0-1
Game-winning goals 2 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 18 Westmont W, 7-0 1 0 2 2 1 .000 0-0 0
Aug 24 St. John's (N.Y.) W, 2-0 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 0
Aug 26 UC Riverside W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Aug 31 at Portland L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 2 at Seattle U L, 2-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 8 Butler W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 1
Sep 11 at New Mexico W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 1
Sep 14 at Utah Valley   - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 at St. Mary's (Cal.) L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 22 UCLA W, 3-1 1 2 0 4 5 .400 0-0 0
Sep 25 Gonzaga W, 2-1 1 1 1 3 3 .333 1-1 0
Sep 30 at Cal Poly L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 3 at Sacramento State L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 6 Cal State Fullerton W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 10 at UC Riverside L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 13 at UC Irvine T, 2-2 1 0 2 2 4 .000 0-1 0
Oct 17 UC Davis W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Oct 20 CSUN W, 3-0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 0
Oct 27 Cal Poly W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 31 Cal State Fullerton T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 5 .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
Total 37 36 .41 .19 1.00 2.43 .167 1.14 .467
  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
Total 37 36 15 7 37 90 .167 42 .467 4 0 1-2 3
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 18 17 .39 .17 .94 2.56 .152 1.22 .478
Conference 7 7 .14 .29 .57 2.86 .050 1.43 .500
Exhibition 1 1 .00 2.00 2.00 1.00 .000 1.00 1.000
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Home 10 10 .60 .10 1.30 2.80 .214 1.30 .464
Away 8 7 .13 .25 .50 2.25 .056 1.13 .500
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 10 10 .70 .10 1.50 2.50 .280 1.40 .560
Losses 6 5 .00 .00 .00 2.00 .000 1.17 .583
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August 3 3 .33 .00 .67 1.67 .200 .67 .400
September 7 6 .71 .14 1.57 2.29 .313 1.43 .625
October 8 8 .13 .25 .50 3.13 .040 1.25 .400
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 18 17 7 3 17 46 .152 22 .478 3 0 1-2 2
Conference 7 7 1 2 4 20 .050 10 .500 1 0 0-1 0
Exhibition 1 1 0 2 2 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0 0-0 0
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Home 10 10 6 1 13 28 .214 13 .464 1 0 1-1 1
Away 8 7 1 2 4 18 .056 9 .500 2 0 0-1 1
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Wins 10 10 7 1 15 25 .280 14 .560 1 0 1-1 2
Losses 6 5 0 0 0 12 .000 7 .583 1 0 0-0 0
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August 3 3 1 0 2 5 .200 2 .400 1 0 0-0 0
September 7 6 5 1 11 16 .313 10 .625 1 0 1-1 2
October 8 8 1 2 4 25 .040 10 .400 1 0 0-1 0