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10   Oral Bullen
Oral Bullen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Martin Luther King

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
F

Birthdate:
02/18/1983


  • VIDEO: Bullen Talks About Return To Atlantic 10 Tournament
  • VIDEO: Bullen Earns UMass Athlete of the Week Honors
  • FEATURE: Bullen Is Unquestioned Leader Of UMass


    On Bullen: Needs seven points to crack the all-time top 10 career points list ... currently has 54 points (21 goals, 12 assists) ... named to the 2005 Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference team ... earned NSCAA/adidas All-New England Second-Team honors ... earned his first Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection as a junior in 2004 ... will serve as captain for the second consecutive season ... one of the fastest players on the team who plans his runs well ... strong shot ... very good in one-on-one situations ... one of the most consistent players over the last two seasons ...extremely quick, can turn on a dime ... difficult for opposing teams to handle ... has the ability to play at the next level when he graduates.

    Senior (2005): Game-By-Game Stats

  • In season opener against Michigan State (9/4), scored lone UMass goal on a penalty kick in the second half.
  • Against Michigan (9/5) scored the game-winning goal and was credited with an assist on UMass' first goal.
  • Shot .286 for the weekend, connecting on two of his team high seven shots.
  • Did not play in Cornell, Navy, New Hampshire games due to injury.
  • Returned to starting line-up against Harvard (9/25) after missing three games with ankle injury.
  • Posted an assist on Matty LeMire's goal at Siena (10/1) for his first point in four games.
  • Took four shots in loss to Rhode Island (10/9).
  • Tallied his first point in five games with an assist against La Salle (10/23) to help set-up fellow senior Ernie Billittier's game-winning goal.
  • Scored his first goal in 11 games with opening strike against Charlotte (10/28) ... that was the second time this season he has scored in consecutive games.
  • Helped set up Greg Cirillo's double-overtime game-winner at Fordham (11/4) although not credited with an assist.
  • Has started 10 consecutive games and will suit up for his 75th career game on Thursday against Rhode Island.
  • One of two remaining members (Ernie Billittier) of the last Atlantic 10 Tournament qualifying team (2002).

    Junior (2004): Game-By-Game Stats
    Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second-Team and the NSCAA/adidas All-New England Second-Team after leading UMass in all offensive categories: points (23), goals (9) and assists (5) ... ranked third in the A-10 in points, was tied for second in goals and was 10th in assists ... had 13 points in A-10 action with five goals and three assists ... played in all 19 games starting 18 ... had one multi-goal effort when he scored twice in 4-2 win over Siena (9/17) ... registered a goal and an assist four times: vs. Hartford (9/14), vs. New Hampshire (9/22), vs. Dayton (10/15), and at Fordham (10/22) ... credited with game-winning goals vs. Siena and at Fordham ... at Fordham, his shot to the far post with under 10 minutes to play gave UMass its fourth consecutive win ... in that streak, Bullen scored in three consecutive games (3 goals, 2 assists).

    Sophomore (2003): Game-By-Game Stats
    Enjoyed a stellar sophomore season where he ranked second on the team with 20 points (8 goals, 4 assists) ... ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in the Atlantic 10 in points per game and goals per game ... scored in three straight games (3 goals, 1 assist) from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26 ... scored 12 points (5 goals, 2 assists) in Atlantic 10 Conference play ... netted two goals twice, both in wins over Birmingham Southern (9/5) and St. Bonaventure (10/26) ... scored three points (1 goal, 1 assist) in victory over Navy (9/14) ... netted single goals in games against George Washington (10/3), Dayton (10/12) and Fordham (10/19) ... dished out assists against Boston University (9/17), Duquesne (10/24) and Saint Joseph's (11/2)

    Freshman (2002): Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in all 20 games, drawing four starts ... scored first career goal in 6-0 win over Hartford (9/28).

    2001: Did not see any game action in 2001.

    Before UMass: A 2001 graduate of Martin Luther King High School where he played for coach Martin Jacobson ... played on two-time New York City championship team ... team was ranked No. 5 in the country ... was selected All-City first team ... led MLK to a 103-3-1 record during his career ... Heriett/NOGA club team won state championship in 1999, and was ranked No. 7 in the region ... also lettered in basketball.

    Personal: Oral N. Bullen, Jr. ... born February 18, 1983, in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... son of Oral, Sr., and Maureen Bullen ... majoring in economics ... played high school soccer with his cousin, Salim, and credits his uncle, Lorne, for much of his training.

    BULLEN'S CAREER STATISTICS

      OFFENSE               GP-GS     G    A  Pts Shots Shot%  SOG  SOG%  GW
      2002................  20-4      1    0    2    10  .100    5  .500   0
      2003................  19-19     8    4   20    41  .195   19  .463   2
      2004................  19-18     9    5   23    32  .281   23  .719   2
      2005................  17-16     3    3    9    32  .094   10  .312   1
      TOTAL...............  75-57    21   12   54   115  .183   57  .496   5

    CAREER HIGHS

    Points: 4 - three times (last vs. Siena, 9/17/04)
    Goals: 2 - three times (last vs. Siena, 9/17/04)
    Assists: 1 - 12 times (last vs. George Washington, 10/21/05)
    
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      at Santa Clara 8:00 PM
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      at Cal Poly 3:00 PM
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      vs Fairfield 3:00 PM gametracker
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      vs Harvard 3:00 PM gametracker
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