|21 Ryan Creel
Saw action in 15 games, making four starts during his freshman campaign ... Logged 492 minutes ... Played a career-high 103 minutes vs. Tulsa, while firing two shots ... Scored his first career goal and collected an assist in a 6-1 win vs. Florida Atlantic ... One of 11 Wildcats to tally a goal on the season ... Fired seven total shots with one coming on target for the year ... Named to SEC First-Year Honor Roll.
All-state at the Christian Academy of Knoxville ... Totaled 38 goals in two years for CAK, leading his team to a 43-4 overall record in two seasons ... Netted 17 goals with 21 assists as a junior and 21 goals with 25 assists as a senior ... Was on the US Region III team as a sophomore, traveling to Costa Rica ... Led his team to the state quarterfinals as a freshman and sophomore and the state championship as a junior and senior ... Played with club team FC Alliance 95 black and coach John Craven from fourth grade through high school ... Led club team to the state finals twice and the Region Premier League Championship in 2011 ... Named first-team all-district in 2011 and 2012, earning all-state honors in 2012 and 2013 ... Was a finalist for the Gatorade High School Player of the Year award in 2012 as a junior ... Was named MVP of his district and first-team all-state as a senior.
Full name is Ryan Lee Creel ... Son of Jerry and Tonya Creel ... Has two brothers, Jon (15) and Thomas (11) and a sister, Lilly (four) ... Born May 5, 1995 in Columbus, Ohio ... Volunteered to run a weekly camp as a junior in high school for inner city children in downtown Knoxville.