7 Russell Cicerone
7 Russell Cicerone
Height: 5-10
Weight: 160
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
High School: Brother Rice
Position: M/F
Major: Communications
g 14
a 9
pts 37
gw 4

Junior (2015): Continued to grow into one of the best players in the country as a junior as he was named MAC Player of the Year, becoming the second UB player to earn the recognition (Steve Butcher 1999)... was also named first team All-MAC for the third consecutive season, becoming the first player in program history to do so... was nominated for the College Boot; awarded to the Nation's best player... earned second team All-Great Lakes region accolades... he finished off his impressive season appearing and starting in 18 matches while racking up team-highs and MAC-highs in goals (12), assists (8), points (32) and shots (55)... his 32 points led the MAC and rank sixth in program history for points in a season and he became the first player since 1999 to break the 30-point plateau... he also netted a career-high four game-winning goals on the year... scored the biggest goal of his career in the MAC semifinal match against Western Michigan (11/15) as he hit the top corner with a free kick from near midfield in the 97th minute to send the Bulls to their second MAC Championship game in program history... had a career day against St. Bonaventure (10/3) as he was able to notch seven points, two goals and three assists, in the 6-0 victory... netted four points, one goal and two assists, against Big 4 foe Canisius (9/1)... scored the game-winning goal in the Bulls first ever victory over West Virginia (10/16)... netted the game-winning goal in the 88th minute against Bowling Green (10/30) notched at least one point in a career-best eight straight games from 9/18-10/30... led the conference in scoring as he notched 10 points in seven MAC matches... closed out the season with 23 points over the final 11 matches... scored at least one goal in eight of nine home matches... notched eight goals, four assists and 20 points in nine matches at UB Stadium... the Bulls went 7-2-2 when Cicerone scored a goal... went 3-for-4 on penalty kick attempts... had four games with three or more points... recorded a season-high seven shots against UTRGV (9/4) and Lafayette (9/18)... notched at least two shots in 14 of 18 matches... named MAC Player of the Week (Oct. 5).

Sophomore (2014): Developed into one of the most dangerous forwards in the conference as a sophomore... became the first two-time First Team All-MAC member for the Bulls since Steve Butcher in 1998 and 1999... started all 17 games while leading the team with a career-high 10 goals, three assists and 23 points... his 10 goals and 23 points ranked fourth in the MAC... finished the season with 52 shots including 25 shots on goal while leading the team with three game-winning goals... his highlight of the season was his game-winning goal from the midfield stripe against Bryant (9/5) in double overtime that earned him college soccer Goal of the Year accolades... he finished the season with three multi-goal games, Bryant (9/5), St. Bonaventure (10/21) and Northern Illinois (10/25)... had his best game of the season against Big 4 rival St. Bonaventure (10/21), finishing with a career-high six points, two goals and two assists... followed up his six-point effort against St. Bonaventure with a two-goal effort against Northern Illinois (10/25) in the Bulls 2-1 victory... finished with a season-high eight shots, five on goal, against NIU (10/25)... had seven games with four or more shots... went 3-for-4 on penalty kick chances with his lone unsuccessful attempt turning into a goal on the rebound attempt against Western Michigan (10/10).

Freshman (2013): Had one of the best seasons by a UB freshman in program history, culminating in Freshman of the Year honors from the Mid-American Conference... also made the All-MAC first team... led the team in scoring with six goals, and added two assists... put 32 of his 54 shots on goal... scored his first collegiate goal in the season opener against St. Bonaventure (8/30)... knocked home the tying goal in the 80th minute of a 2-2 tie against Detroit (9/20)... scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute against Cleveland State and earned MAC Player of the Week for his efforts (9/22)... scored a highlight-reel game-winning goal in the 77th minute of a win over conference leader Hartwick (10/15)... scored a goal and assisted on another in a 3-3 tie at Northern Illinois in the season finale (11/9).

High School: Earned three letters at Brother Rice High School... served as captain for one season for coach Barry Brodsky...  scored 15 goals and had eight assists as a junior... All-Metro Detroit Catholic team... All-State member... played hockey at Brother Rice, earning three letters and leading the team to a state championship... played soccer at Vardar Freiburg Academy as a high school senior, under coach Demir Muftari... three-year starter for his academy team, leading the team to playoffs in the last two seasons.

Personal: Born November 17, 1994... son of David and Mary... his older sister Anina just finished an illustrious career for the Western Michigan women's soccer team... majoring in bio-medical sciences... favorite athlete is Lionel Messi... also recruited by Michigan State, Western Michigan, and Bowling Green... dream vacation destination is Italy... enjoys listening to rap, and rock and roll.

Recent Games
Oct 21 Western Michigan T, 1-1
Oct 28 Northern Illinois W, 1-0
Oct 30 Oral Roberts W, 1-0
Nov 5 at Bowling Green T, 0-0
Nov 11 vs. Bowling Green W, 2-1
Nov 13 at Akron L, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 19 5
Games started 19 5
Goals 14 1
Assists 9 1
Points 37 3
Shots 81 19
Shot Pct .173 .053
Penalty kicks 4-6 0-0
Game-winning goals 4 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 26 Daemen W, 9-0 1 5 1 11 14 .357 0-1 0
Aug 28 at Canisius W, 1-0 1 0 1 1 4 .000 0-0 0
Sep 2 Stony Brook W, 3-0 1 1 2 4 3 .333 1-1 0
Sep 4 Incarnate Word W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 1-1 1
Sep 9 at VMI W, 2-0 1 0 1 1 6 .000 0-0 0
Sep 11 at Liberty W, 2-1 1 1 0 2 4 .250 1-2 1
Sep 15 at Niagara W, 3-0 1 2 1 5 6 .333 1-1 1
Sep 18 at South Fla. L, 3-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 21 St. Bonaventure W, 2-1 1 1 1 3 6 .167 0-0 0
Sep 24 at Binghamton L, 3-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 1 at Duquesne T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 7 at Akron L, 4-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 15 at West Virginia W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 5 .000 0-0 0
Oct 21 Western Michigan T, 1-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Oct 28 Northern Illinois W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 5 .000 0-0 0
Oct 30 Oral Roberts W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 5 .200 0-0 1
Nov 5 at Bowling Green T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Nov 11 vs. Bowling Green W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 4 .000 0-0 0
Nov 13 at Akron L, 2-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2013-14 17 17 .35 .12 .82 3.18 .111 1.88 .593
2014-15 17 17 .59 .18 1.35 3.18 .185 1.47 .463
2015-16 18 18 .67 .44 1.78 3.06 .218 1.44 .473
2016-17 19 19 .74 .47 1.95 4.26 .173 2.21 .519
Total 71 71 .59 .31 1.49 3.44 .172 1.76 .512
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2013-14 17 17 6 2 14 54 .111 32 .593 0 0 2-2 3
2014-15 17 17 10 3 23 54 .185 25 .463 4 0 3-4 3
2015-16 18 18 12 8 32 55 .218 26 .473 3 0 3-4 4
2016-17 19 19 14 9 37 81 .173 42 .519 3 0 4-6 4
Total 71 71 42 22 106 244 .172 125 .512 10 0 12-16 14
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 19 19 .74 .47 1.95 4.26 .173 2.21 .519
Conference 5 5 .20 .20 .60 3.80 .053 2.40 .632
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 7 1.43 .57 3.43 5.43 .263 2.71 .500
Away 11 11 .36 .36 1.09 3.55 .103 1.91 .538
Neutral 1 1 .00 1.00 1.00 4.00 .000 2.00 .500
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Wins 12 12 1.00 .75 2.75 5.42 .185 2.75 .508
Losses 4 4 .25 .00 .50 2.00 .125 .75 .375
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August 2 2 2.50 1.00 6.00 9.00 .278 4.00 .444
September 8 8 .75 .63 2.13 3.88 .194 2.00 .516
October 6 6 .33 .17 .83 3.67 .091 2.00 .545
November 3 3 .33 .33 1.00 3.33 .100 2.00 .600
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 19 19 14 9 37 81 .173 42 .519 3 0 4-6 4
Conference 5 5 1 1 3 19 .053 12 .632 0 0 0-0 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 7 7 10 4 24 38 .263 19 .500 2 0 2-3 2
Away 11 11 4 4 12 39 .103 21 .538 1 0 2-3 2
Neutral 1 1 0 1 1 4 .000 2 .500 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 12 12 12 9 33 65 .185 33 .508 3 0 4-6 4
Losses 4 4 1 0 2 8 .125 3 .375 0 0 0-0 0
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August 2 2 5 2 12 18 .278 8 .444 1 0 0-1 0
September 8 8 6 5 17 31 .194 16 .516 2 0 4-5 3
October 6 6 2 1 5 22 .091 12 .545 0 0 0-0 1
November 3 3 1 1 3 10 .100 6 .600 0 0 0-0 0