Scholar Athlete Spotlight: Richardo Israel

We are proud to announce and congratulate Richardo Israel on his graduation from the University of Cincinnati in December 2015. Richardo earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications through the College of Arts and Sciences at UC.

Richardo began his career as a scholar-athlete in the fall of 2011 when he was awarded a full athletic soccer scholarship to the University of Cincinnati. He got off to a great start his rookie season earning all-league honors after his first year.

As a defender, Richardo started all 18 matches for the Bearcats; helping the Bearcats to a school record six consecutive shutouts from September 14th-October  3rd. He earned a spot on the BIG EAST All-Rookie team for his efforts, the second-straight season a UC player made the postseason team.   The subsequent season he was one of 13 players selected to the league’s Preseason All-Conference by The American Athletic Conference (formally Big East Conference) selection committee.

Richardo is also a proud graduate of Lennon High School in Mocho, Clarendon and a former member of Jamaica’s U20 national team to participate in the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup qualifiers in Guatemala. He also helped Jamaican club Sporting Central to a U21 championship.