Ryo Shimazaki

Ryo Shimazaki
Ryo Shimazaki
Ryo Shimazaki
Defender
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Real Name: Ryo Shimizaki
HT: 5' 9" WT: 150
Pronunciation: REE-yo shim-ah-ZAH-kee
International
Age: 23 (04/19/1997)
Birthplace: Kawasaki, Japan
Hometown: Kawasaki, Japan

Updated September 18, 2020

AT A GLANCE:

  • Drafted in the third round (59th overall) of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew SC.
  • Named as a member of the Japanese U-16 National Team Pool.
  • Started his final 55 games for Virginia Commonwealth stretching from his sophomore season until his graduation in 2019.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Signed by New England Revolution II to the team’s inaugural USL League One roster on January 16…Drafted in the third round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew SC…Played for South Georgia Tormenta 2 of the USL League Two in 2019, appearing in eight games and helping the team to a first-place finish in the Deep South Division.

2020: Has appeared in five of the club’s first nine matches this season, starting four times with 350 minutes played… (7/25) vs. OMA: Logged 45 minutes of action as a halftime substitute in 0-0 draw in club’s inaugural match… (8/7) vs. ORL: Made his first Revolution II start and played 38 minutes before exiting the match with a pair of yellow cards in 2-0 loss… (8/26) vs. GVL: Started and played 90 minutes at right back, scoring his first career goal, a game-winner.

COLLEGE (VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH): Played four seasons at VCU from 2016-19, making 69 appearances, including 56 starts, for the Rams…Scored a career-high four goals in 2019, going 3-for-3 from the penalty spot…Netted the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Dayton (10/9/19) by converting a penalty in overtime…Scored an 85th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 tie with 24th-ranked Coastal Carolina on Sept. 25, 2019…Set a career high with three assists as a junior in 2018…Scored only goal of his junior year in a 2-0 victory over Duquesne on Oct. 6, 2018, a game-winner…Scored two goals as a sophomore in 2017 in victories over Davidson (10/4/21) and Saint Joseph’s (10/21/17)…Earned first collegiate start in a 2-1 loss to UNLV on Aug. 28, 2016.

NATIONAL TEAM (JAPAN): Named to Japan’s Under-16 National Team player pool.

PERSONAL: Born in Kawasaki, Japan…Was a member of the Kawasaki Frontale U-18 J1 Academy Team…Attended Tachibana High School in Kawasaki, Japan.


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