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7   Ernie Billittier
Ernie Billittier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mundelein, Ill.

High School:
Mundelein

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
M

Birthdate:
01/12/1984



On Billittier: Gives support and depth to the Minutemen at the forward and midfield positions ... One of the best shots on the team ... had a great game this past spring against the Under 17 U.S. National Team ... came on strong at the end of the spring season ... looking forward to him having his last season be his best year here ... can start either at the forward or midfield position ... most likely will see action more in the midfield where he can attack coming from behind the ball.

Senior (2005): Game-By-Game Stats

  • Started each of the first two games of the season.
  • Went down in the Michigan game with an ankle injury.
  • Did not play in Hartford, Cornell, Navy, New Hampshire games due to injury.
  • Returned to action against Harvard (9/25) after missing four games due to ankle injury.
  • Notched his first goal since the 2003 season when he put home the game-winner against La Salle (10/23) - that was the first game-winning goal of his career.
  • Recorded his first assist of the season in tie against Charlotte (10/28) ... marked his first back-to-back scoring effort in consecutive games.
  • Has started nine consecutive games entering the Rhode Island game.
  • One of two remaining members (Oral Bullen) of the last Atlantic 10 Tournament qualifying team (2002).

    Junior (2004): Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in 18 games starting seven on the season ... posted his only assist of the season in 4-2 win over Siena (9/17) ... started the first three games of the season ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

    Sophomore (2003): Game-By-Game Stats
    Stepped into a starting role, earning the nod 17 times ... ranked fourth on the team with seven points (on two goals and three assists) ... netted a goal in UMass' first win of the season, a 5-0 triumph over Birmingham Southern (9/5) ... dished out a career-best two helpers in win over Fordham (10/19) ... tallied a goal against Saint Joseph's and dished out an assist in 1-0 win over New Hampshire (9/27) ... was second on the team in shots with 43.

    Freshman (2002): Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in 17 games as a freshman, all in a reserve role ... tallied one goal and three assists ... recorded first multi-point game of his career in a 7-1 win over St. Bonaventure (10/20) with a goal and assist ... added assists against Iona (9/13) and Dayton (10/6) ... named to the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

    Before UMass: A 2002 graduate of Mundelein High School, where he lettered four times in soccer ... team won regional championship, was sectional runner-up and posted a 16-5-3 overall mark ... team was 57-22-10 over his four seasons ... All-State selection as a senior and All-Area, All-Conference and All-Sectional three times ... named Mundelein's Athlete of the Year ... scored seven goals and 21 assists during senior year ... made Honor Roll 15 out of 16 semesters in high school.

    Personal: Ernest John Billittier ... born January 12, 1984, in Denton, Texas ... son of Ernie and Peggy Billittier ... has one brother Eric ... majoring in English.

    BILLITTIER'S CAREER STATS

      OFFENSE               GP-GS     G    A  Pts Shots Shot%  SOG  SOG%  GW
      2002................  17-0      1    3    5    11  .091    5  .455   0
      2003................  19-17     2    3    7    43  .047   14  .326   0
      2004................  18-7      0    1    1     6  .000    4  .667   0
      2005................  14-12     1    1    3    13  .077    8  .615   1
      TOTAL...............  68-36     4    8   16    73  .055   31  .425   1

    CAREER HIGHS

    Points: 3 (1g, 1a) vs. St. Bonaventure (10/20/02)
    Goals: 1 - four times (last vs. La Salle, 10/23/05)
    Assists: 2 vs. Fordham (10/19/03)
    
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      Sunday, Oct 26
      at Fordham 12:00 PM
      Thursday, Oct 30
      at UNC Asheville 5:00 PM
      Sunday, Nov 2
      at Davidson 1:00 PM
      Saturday, Nov 8
      vs St. Bonaventure 1:00 PM gametracker
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