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CC Uche

Defender

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • High School Collins Hill
  • Previous School Duke
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 175
  • Club Georgia United

Career Highlights

  • Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team (2018)

2018 (Junior Season)

  • Started in all 18 matches with 1,572 minutes in the OSU backfield
  • Made OSU debut in season opener vs. Furman (Aug. 24)
  • Helped the Buckeyes to first shutout of the year in 1-0 win over Hofstra, playing in 80 minutes in the OSU backline (Aug. 26)
  • Played in 103 minutes vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 11)
  • Battled in all 110 minutes vs. Northwestern (Sept. 21)
  • Had one shot on goal vs. No. 3 Kentucky (Oct. 16)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played in 18 games with 17 starts as a center back in two seasons at Duke
  • Started at 17 games as a freshman in 2016, playing in 1,482 minutes
  • Anchored the Blue Devil defense to two shutouts, including a 1-0 win at No. 9 UCLA (9/2)
  • Went the defense in nine games in 2016, leading all Duke rookies in minutes played
  • Played in one match in 2017

Prior to Duke 

  • Played for Georgia United of the U.S. Development Academy
  • Played for the U16s during the 2014-15 season, starting 15 of 18 games at center back
  • Team finished second in the Eastern Conference with a 21-8-7 overall record
  • Helped Georgia United to fourth-place finish at the Academy Playoffs in 2015
  • Anchored a defense that allowed the third-fewest goals in the conference
  • Invited to the U-17 U.S. Men’s National Team training camp in November in 2015
  • Spent time training in Argentina and Chile at clubs River Plate and O’Higgins

Personal

  • Son of Nelson Uce and Dr. Scholar Ibezim Uche
  • Has three sisters, O’dez Oraedu, Ijeoma Uce and Nunson Uche
  • Older sister played basektball at Emory University
  • Born in Queens, N.Y.
  • Economics major
  • Big Marvel movie fan
  • Lists greatest sports thrill as playing and living in South America for a year