COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sean Romeo, a senior on the 2019 Ohio State Big Ten Champion men’s hockey team, has signed with the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones, the team announced Wednesday.
Romeo, from Cary, N.C., earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in the spring. He ended his Buckeye career fourth in program history in career goals-against average (2.22), tied for fourth in career save percentage (.919) and tied for fifth with five career shutouts. His 22 wins in 2018 are tied for second for a single season in Ohio State history, while his 2.06 goals-against average and .927 save percentage that year ranks fourth all-time.
The 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player after backstopping the Buckeyes to the program’s first NCAA Frozen Four appearance in 20 years, Romeo was the school’s first Mike Richter Award semifinalist that year. A seven-time Big Ten Star of the Week, Romeo garnered Second Team All-Big Ten accolades and was a finalist for B1G Goaltender of the Year in 2018.
In 2018-19, Romeo became the first goalie in program history to record shutouts in three straight starts. He set the school-record shutout streak of 204:27 set Nov. 2-23, 2018.
A Senior CLASS Award Top 15 candidate, Romeo was a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He was the NCAA Elite 90 Award winner for highest GPA among student-athletes at the 2018 Frozen Four.
— Cincinnati Cyclones (@CincyCyclones) August 14, 2019