Sean Romeo


Player profile

  • Year RS Senior
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 185
  • Hometown Cary, N.C.
  • Last College Maine
  • Junior Team Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)


  • Signed with ECHL Cincinnati following senior season

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in finance in Spring 2019
  • 2018 Second Team All-B1G
  • 2018 Mike Richter Award semifinalist (first in program history)
  • 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player and all-regional team
  • NCAA Elite 90 Award winner for highest GPA among student-athletes at 2018 Frozen Four
  • Seven-time Big Ten Star of the Week
  • Member of second senior class in program history to make three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 2018 Frozen Four trip (second in program history)
  • Part of 2019 Big Ten regular season championship squad (first B1G title in program history)
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice
  • 2019 Senior CLASS Award Top 15 Candidate
  • Transferred to Ohio State in Fall 2016 with two years of eligibility remaining; start in exhibition game Sept. 30, 2017 was first live game action since December 30, 2015

In the Record Book

  • School-record shutout streak of 204:27 set Nov. 2-23, 2018
  • First goalie in program history to record shutouts in three straight starts
  • Ended 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
  • 22 wins in 2018 are tied for second for a single season in Ohio State history, while 2.06 goals-against average and .927 save percentage that year ranks fourth all-time

2018-19 (Redshirt Senior Season)

  • Started 17 games, with 2.58 goals-against average and .902 save percentage; Allowed two or fewer goals in 10 games; three shutouts
  • In B1G games, had 5-5-2 record, with 2.48 goals-against average and .909 save percentage (second in gaa, fourth in sv%)
  • Allowed just one goal on 25 shots at Penn State Jan. 18
  • School-record three shutouts in a row; Set school record shutout streak of 204:27 (ended Nov. 23 vs. Penn State)
  • B1G Second Star of the Week after 23-save shutout at Notre Dame Nov. 2
  • Posted second-straight shutout with 19 saves at Colgate Nov. 9
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after 32-save shutout vs. Wisconsin Nov. 16
  • Mike Richter Award Watch List entering the year
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree

2017-18 (Redshirt Junior Season)

  • Second Team All-Big Ten, Top 3 Finalist for Big Ten Goaltender of the Year
  • Mike Richter Award semifinalist
  • NCAA Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player after backstopping two wins, allowing just three goals (1.51 gaa, .935 sv%), named to regional all-tournament team
  • NCAA Elite 90 Award winner at Frozen Four
  • Started first 10 games of the year and 37 (of 41) total
  • 30+ saves in 13 games; allowed one or fewer goals in 14 games
  • Five-time B1G Star of the Week
  • 22 wins tied for the second most for a single season in Buckeye history
  • Goals-against average of 2.06 ranked 12th in NCAA and was third-best in OSU history
  • .927 save percentage was ninth in NCAA and third all-time for a Buckeye
  • Seventh nationally in minutes played, the fourth most in OSU history (2213:15)
  • 26 saves on 28 shots vs. UMD in NCAA semifinals April 5
  • In NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional March 24-25, allowed two goals vs. Princeton (on 25 shots) and had 30 saves on 31 shots vs. Denver to earn All-Regional Team and Most Outstanding Player honors
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after giving up three total goals at Minnesota Feb. 16-17; 26 saves in 2-1 game one loss; had 34 stops on 35 shots through regulation/OT and then allowed just one goal in eight shootout rounds (making save to seal win) as Ohio State claimed extra B1G point
  • B1G Second Star of the Week after allowing just three goals at Notre Dame Feb. 9-10; career-high 39 in game two win over No. 1-ranked Irish (including 22 in the second period)
  • B1G First Star of the Week after shutout, 1.52 goals-against average and .952 save percentage in sweep of Michigan Jan. 26-27; shutout (32 saves) was first in B1G play
  • B1G First Star of the Week after allowing just one goal on 34 shots in each game vs. Minnesota Dec. 8-9
  • Two wins at Michigan Nov. 24-25, allowing just three total goals; 31 saves on 33 shots in game one and 34 stops on 35 shots in game two (including 21 in the third period)
  • Made 29 saves (including 6 in overtime) in 1-1 OT tie at UConn Nov. 11
  • Allowed four total goals in sweep of Robert Morris Oct. 27-28, with one (pp) tally allowed in game two; 24 saves in game one
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after allowing just one goal in series sweep at UMass Oct. 20-21; 24 saves in game one (stopping last 20 shots faced) and posted first career shutout with 23 stops in game two
  • Allowed just one goal in each game vs. RPI Oct. 13 13-14, with back-to-back 1-1 OT ties
  • Allowed two goals in opener at Wisconsin Oct. 6 for first win as a Buckeye
  • Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2016-17 (Redshirt Season)

  • Sat out season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Maine Career

  • Played for Maine in 2014-15 and 2015-16
  • Saw action in two games in 2015-16, with a 2.27 goals-against average and .933 save percentage
  • Started 21 of 23 games played as a freshman in 2014-15, posting a 3.04 goals-against average and .902 save percentage
  • Maine Scholar-Athlete “Rising Star” in 2014-15

Prior to College

  • Spent three seasons with Youngstown in the USHL
  • Assistant captain for the Phantoms in 2013-14 and posted a 3.42 goals against average and .891 save percentage in 30 games
  • Saw action in 53 games in 2012-13 and had a 2.75 goals-against average and .910 save percentage, along with nine playoff appearances, posting a 2.36 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in the postseason
  • First year with Youngstown was 2011-12 and had a 3.32 goals-against average and .900 save percentage in 16 games played
  • Played in the Junior Hurricanes program growing up

Off the Ice

  • Son of Jeff and Lisa and has a brother, Luke
  • Attracted to Ohio State because he loved the coaches and opportunity and fell in love with the school his first time on campus
  • Favorite player is Carey Price; loves watching him play and learning from him
  • Started playing at age 6 because he “saw kids playing street hockey and wanted to join;” his neighbor, Alex Denning, got him into hockey
  • Pick One: Movie — Focus; Television Show — Entourage; Musician — Justin Bieber; Athlete — Conor McGregor; Home cooked meal — linguini and clams; Ice cream flavor — Cookies and cream; Professional Team — Cleveland Cavaliers; Rink — Covelli Centre

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