9 - Ryan Rhoads|
|Previous School:||Beyer HS|
AS A SENIOR (2006)
Rhoads earned all-MPSF honors for the first time in his career, ending his four years at Sacramento State as one of the most prolific scorers in program history...he got off to a slow start after returning from injury, but ended the year on a high note...led the team with eight goals, matching his career high set in 2004...finished the season on a three-match scoring streak, heading in the game-tying goal against ninth-ranked New Mexico on Oct. 27, before scoring a 30-yard bullet to the upper corner in a 2-1 overtime victory over UNLV on Oct. 29...his play that weekend, earned him MPSF Player of the Week honors....Rhoads then capped his season by scoring the go-ahead goal in a 3-0 victory at San Jose State in the finale...he leaves the Hornets with 21 career goals, a mark that ranks second in program history...his 51 career points are also second all-time.
AS A JUNIOR (2005)
For the second consecutive season was one of the Hornets’ most dangerous attacking players on the forward line...put away five goals and also added five assists, second on the team, and moving him into the program’s top-five with 13 career goals...also in the program’s top-five with nine career assists...assisted on Pedro Lupercio’s game winner in Sacramento State’s 2-1 victory over Oregon State on Sept. 5...produced two gaols in a span of 35 seconds and also added an assist in a 4-0 shutout of Menlo on Sept.21...set up Eliot Ricks-Chambers’ game-tying goal against second-ranked New Mexico on Nov. 6...was also responsible for Marco Ramirez’s game winning penalty kick in a 2-1 overtime victory over UNLV on Nov. 4, when he was taken down in the box.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2004)
Proved to be the Hornets’ most dangerous attacking player, leading the squad with eight goals...transitioned from midfield to forward smoothly, scoring all eight of his goals in conference play...finished third in the MPSF in scoring and sixth in overall points with 16...his eight goals tied him for third in program history for most goals in a single season...he had the largest goal total of any Hornet in a single season since 2001...returned from an injury early in the season to play in 17 matches, starting 16...began his scoring barrage with two goals, including the game winner in a 4-3 overtime victory against San Jose State on Oct. 8...also scored game winners against San Diego State on Oct. 15 and at San Jose State on Nov. 11...finished 2004 with 38 shots (21 on goal)...was named co-Brine Player of the Week for the MPSF the week of Oct. 18 after scoring two goals in two victories the previous weekend...was also named to the MPSF all-academic team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2003)
Made a major impact as the squad’s top newcomer...led the Hornets with four assists on the year...recorded first collegiate assist against San Jose State on Sept. 26...also registered four points...appeared in all 18 games, including 10 starts...finished with 12 shots (seven on goal).
A 2003 graduate of Beyer High School in Modesto, Calif...played four years of soccer as a forward/outside midfielder...led the Patriots to a pair of Central California Conference titles and section final appearances in 2000 and 2002...earned the Modesto Bee’s Player of the Year honor in 2002...named first team all-CCC, team MVP and all-district as a junior and senior...also served as team captain during that time...in three seasons, he tallied 42 goals and 34 assists...led the Patriots in scoring as a senior with 22 goals and 13 assists despite sitting out five games with an injury...lists scoring five goals in one game against Turlock HS as his best performance...named to the CCC academic all-conference team from 2000-02...received the Beyer HS Renaissance Award all four years...earned CIF Excellence in Academics and Athletics honors in 2000 and 2002...also received the Governor’s Scholarship Award in 2001...a member of Ballistics premiere club team in Pleasanton, Calif...was also an eight-year member of Ajax premiere club team.
Born March 25, 1985...parents are Royce and Sara Rhoads...played for the Sacramento Knights in the summer of 2004 and 2005 ...major is kinesiology...would like to pursue a career as a physical therapist.