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#8 Jose Ribas
Position: Defender
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Guayaquil, Ecuador
High School: UE Javier
Other College: Barcelona SC
Club: Portland Timbers U-23s

CREIGHTON CAREER - 2013 (Junior): 2013 All-BIG EAST Second Team selection … Led the team with six assists, good for fifth overall in the BIG EAST … Finished third on the squad with eight points … Started every regular-season contest, playing 81 minutes or more in each game ... Scored his lone goal against DePaul (11/2) ... Also recorded an assist against the Blue Demons for career high of three points … Posted an assist in each of the Jays’ final three regular-season matches against Drake (10/30), DePaul (11/2) and at Providence (11/8) … Registered career high two assists against Michigan State (9/24) which also tied for top single-game total in the BIG EAST … Notched an assist against Cal Poly (9/1).

2012 (Sophomore): 2012 All-MVC Second Team member ... Started 23 games for the Jays … Second on the team with eight assists … Ranked third on the squad with 16 shots on goal … Third on the team with 12 points (two goals, eight assists) … Had at least one shot attempt in 18 of 23 matches played … Scored game-winning goal off a header that hit the bottom of the crossbar in 1-0 win at Saint Mary’s (9/9) … Scored second goal of season at Princeton (10/9) off of a header to give the Jays a 2-1 lead … Assisted Sean Kim on Jays’ first goal of the season and posted team high four shots on goal in season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/24) … Collected second assist vs. No. 14 Old Dominion (9/14) … Added third assist on game-winning feed vs. SIUE (10/6) … Dished out fourth assist on another game-winner vs. UMKC (10/16) … Assisted on game-winning goal at Evansville (11/3) on a corner entry … Added a helper against Drake in MVC semifinal (11/9) leading to recognition from TopDrawerSoccer on its Team of the Week ... Assisted on two goals against Washington (11/18) in NCAA Second Round match at home in Morrison Stadium ... Four-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week in 2012 ... 2012 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team member.

2011 (Freshman): Saw playing time in 17 matches off the bench for the Bluejays in his first season on the squad, tallying one goal and four assists ... Played 23 minutes in his Bluejay debut at Denver, taking his first shot in the 1-0 win (8/27) ... Dished off his first assist in Creighton’s 3-1 win over No. 7 UC Irvine (10/15) ... Had the assist on the lone goal of the match in Creighton’s win over SIU Edwardsville (10/22) ... Turned around to record assists in back-to-back matches against Drake (10/26) and Central Arkansas (10/29) ... Played a season-high 50 minutes in Creighton’s 2-0 win over Drake ... Scored the first goal of his Bluejay career, the match-winner, in the 1-0 final over Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship match, giving Creighton an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament (11/13) ... Saw playing time in each Bluejay match of the NCAA Tournament, including 31 minutes in the College Cup semifinal match.

CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played club soccer for Barcelona Sporting Club and head coach Raul Noriega, a former Ecuadorian National Team member ... Attended Unidad Educativa (UE) Javier, graduating in January 2011 ... Named his team’s MVP as a junior and senior ... Tallied 48 goals in his four seasons at UE Javier.

PERSONAL: Son of Jose Enrique Ribas and Alegria Weber ... Jose was born on April 1, 1993 ... Has one younger brother, Daniel ... Majoring in marketing.