Minutemen challenge nationally-ranked Tigers at Johnny Unitas Stadium
Minutemen head to Hempstead, New York, for a Saturday, March 21 game at Noon
UMass had five goals during 18-minute, four-second Nittany Lion scoring drought for the comeback win
Former CAA rival returns to Amherst for non-conference matchup at Noon on March 14
Sixteen Minutemen record at least one point in the win versus the Bobcats
MLAX VS. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX VS. ARMY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. HOFSTRA Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. TOWSON Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. HARVARD Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2015 - Redshirt-Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Tewaaraton Award Watch List (2/26) ... NEILA Preseason All-New England First TeamCo-captain alongside classmate Peter Von Rosenvinge ... Tallied a groundball in the season-opener against No. 20 Army (2/7) ... Had his first goal of the season and picked up a loose ball at No. 6 North Carolina (2/14) ... Added two more GBs at No. 12 Harvard (2/21) ... Scored a goal, picked up two groundballs and caused a pair of turnovers vs. Brown (2/28) ... Scooped up a single-game career-best eight groundballs and forced a pair of turnovers at No. 16 Albany (3/7) ... Caused a personal-best three turnovers and scooped up a pair of groundballs in the win over Quinnipiac (3/10) ... Scored on his only shot and caused a turnover versus Penn State (3/14).
2014 - Redshirt-Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... USILA All-America Honorable Mention ... NEILA All-New England First Team ... NEILA Preseason All-New England First Team ... Assisted on one of Grant Whiteway's goals as UMass defeated Army, 6-5 on the road to begin the season on Feb. 8 ... Earned his second career multi-point game with a goal and assist to help UMass by No. 14 Ohio State, 12-11 in overtime as part of the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 16 ... Scooped up a pair of groundballs against Harvard (2/22) ... Added another groundball grabbed during the win at Brown (3/1) ... Picked up two groundballs and caused one turnover during the win over Providence (3/11) ... Provided a groundball and a caused turnover during the win at No. 5 Penn State (3/15) ... Caused a turnover and picked up four groundballs at No. 19 Fairfield (3/18) ... Nabbed another four groundballs in the win over Hartford (3/22) ... Provided his second goal of the season against Towson (4/5) ... Caused a turnover and picked up a groundball at Drexel (4/12) ... Had two caused turnovers and a groundball against No. 12 Hofstra (4/19) ... Scooped up three groundballs at Delaware (4/25).
2013 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... NEILA All-New England First Team ... All-CAA Second Team ... CAA All-Tournament Team ... Started all 15 games, recording the second-most groundballs on the squad with 52 while causing 10 turnovers ... Earned three points on the year with two goals and an assist ... Had a groundball and one caused turnover against Army (2/10) in his first collegiate start ... Notched a game- and career-high seven groundballs against No. 4 North Carolina (2/16), producing a strong outing in transitioning play during clearing opportunities ... Added three groundballs and a pair of caused turnovers during the 8-6 UMass win over Harvard (2/23) ... Collected six groundballs against Brown (3/2) and five more at Albany (3/5) ... Secured one groundball at Bucknell (3/9) to keep hold of second on the squad in the category following the contest with 23 on the year, also notching a caused turnover vs. the Bison ... Scooped up four groundballs and had a caused turnover in UMass' 6-4 win at No. 16 Lehigh ... Finished the Hartford (3/23) contest with five groundballs ... Recorded a pair of goals at Saint Joseph's (3/30), his first two of the season ... Notched a caused turnover to go with three groundballs at Towson (4/6) ... Earned his first collegiate assist during UMass' battle with No. 17 Drexel (4/13) ... Picked up four groundballs during the 9-8 win over No. 20 Hofstra.
2012 - Redshirt-Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA All-Rookie Team ... CAA Rookie of the Week (4/30) ... Played in all 16 games with three goals on as many shots during the season ... Had six groundballs and six caused turnovers as well ... Converted all three of his shots for goals, making him the only Minuteman with more than one attempt to score a goal on every shot taken during the campaign ... Played in his first game of the season during the win at Army, contributing one groundball (2/10) ... Recorded first collegiate goal on his only shot taken during the victory over Hartford (3/10) to continue a six-game win streak, also totaling a pair of groundballs and two caused turnovers to help secure the decision ... Logged a caused turnover in the win at Penn State (3/17) ... Tallied a goal and a groundball as UMass claimed victory over Delaware (4/27), taking home the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week laurel for his efforts ... Netted a goal to help UMass defeat Drexel (5/5).
2011 - Freshman: Tore his ACL during the preseason and missed the entire 2011 campaign as a result ... Used a medical waiver to enter the 2012 campaign with four years of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinning midfielder out of Walpole, Mass., where he played at Walpole High School under coach Jason Andalo ... Recorded 38 goals and tallied 16 assists during his senior season while winning more than 60 percent of the faceoffs he took ... Notched 131 goals and 49 assists for 180 points during his four-year scholastic career ... Holds the Commonwealth of Massachusetts scholastic football scoring and touchdowns records with 722 career points and 101 touchdowns ... Was an all-American his junior year ... Named the 35th-best high school midfielder by Inside Lacrosse in 2010 ... Rushed for 421 yards while accounting for 479 total yards during his final football game at Walpole High School.
Personal: Full name is Ryan Joseph Izzo ... Brother of Adam, Christina, Caroline and Eva ... Born on September 5, 1991 ... Is majoring in building and construction technology.
Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Career Statistics Year GP-GS G A P SH EMG GWG GB CT 2011 Redshirted season due to injury 2012 16-0 3 0 3 3 0 0 6 6 2013 15-15 2 1 3 10 0 0 52 10 2014 13-13 2 2 4 4 0 0 25 6 Total 44-28 7 3 10 17 0 0 83 22
Last Update: April 29, 2014
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