3  Ricardo Sutherland
Ricardo Sutherland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sugarland, Texas

High School:
Strake Jesuit

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Position:
D

Birthdate:
09/03/1988

Last Club:
Houstonians



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As a Junior (2008): Played in all but one of Xavier's matches and earned a spot in the starting lineup 16 times ... Tied for the team lead with three goals and was tied for third with one assist ... His seven points marked the second-highest total on the squad ... His first goal of the season gave XU a 1-0 lead over Bradley (9/19) right before halftime ... He didn't have to wait very long for his second goal as Sutherland found the back of the net against Detroit just two days later. He tied the game at, 1-1, after converting on a penalty kick in the 17th minute ... Sutherland's third goal came on another penalty kick on October 12 against Richmond. Just 14-seconds before halftime he found the back of the net to tie the game up at 1-1 ... Sutherland's assist came on October 26 against Fordham on Jimmy Cummings' game-tying score.

As a Sophomore (2007): Saw time in 14 matches and earned a start on September 9 at DePaul ... Third on the team with three goals and six points ... Made the most of his three goals as he was tied for the team lead with two game-winners ... Scored the first goal of his collegiate career in Xavier's 2-1 win over Western Kentucky on October 6. Sutherland drilled a shot from inside the box to give XU a 2-0 lead in the 40th minute ... Was a perfect 1-for-1 in penalty kick attempts, converting on the team's only chance of the season on October 14 at UMass ... Scored his second game-winner of the season in dramatic fashion in the Musketeers' 3-2 triumph over Temple on October 26. Jake Vollmer tied the score at 2-2 in the 72nd minute and Sutherland collected a rebound off a Brandon Bucher shot and fired it into the back of the net less than a minute later to secure the victory ... His three goals came on only five shots on goal.

As a Freshman (2006): Saw action in 18 matches and earned a starting assignment 12 times ... Recorded his first collegiate point on September 13 when he assisted on classmate Slavisa Ubiparipovic's game-winner ... One of 10 Xavier newcomers to record a point ... Was a big part of a Xavier defense that allowed three goals on only three occasions and held opponents to one goal or less 10 times. XU was 6-3-1 when allowing one goal or less ... Sutherland was part of an XU backline that shutout UMass 2-0 on October 8, running the Musketeers' league record to 3-0.

High School: Played four years for Strake and was named team captain during his senior year ... Honored as a Second Team All-District Pick in 2005 ... Also a three-year letterwinner in track.

Club Experience: Competed with the South Texas ODP from 2001-05 ... Selected to the Region Three ODP Pool in 2002 ... Also played for the Houstonians.

Personal: Born September 3, 1988 in Sugarland, Texas ... Son of Ricardo and Cruz Elena Sutherland ... Majoring in international business.

CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Shots Goals GWG Assists Points
2006 18-12 6 0 0 1 1
2007 14-1 12 3 2 0 6
2008 17-16 15 3 0 1 7
TOTAL 49-29 33 6 2 2 14

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