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Ricky Cotton
Ricky Cotton

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
West Hartford, Conn.

High School:
Conard

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 202

Position:
Midfield

Major:
Criminal Justice

As A Sophomore (2014): Appeared in all 14 contests as one of the Red Storm's primary options at short stick defensive midfield ...finished the season with 15 groundballs and 10 caused turnovers while committing just one turnover all campaign ... tallied three groundballs and two caused turnovers in the Red Storm's 13-11 comeback victory at Long Island rival Stony Brook (March 22) ... caused a pair of turnovers with one groundball in a 15-7 home victory over Georgetown (March 15) ... attempted two shots, including one on goal, to go with three groundballs and one caused turnover in a 14-7 road victory at Providence (March 29).

As A Freshman (2013): Appeared in 11 games at defensive midfield ... recorded five groundballs ... made his collegiate debut in the season-opening 11-9 road win over Holy Cross (Feb. 16), tallying a career-high four groundballs ... picked up a groundball in a 13-11 loss to Syracuse (March 9) ... appeared in the Red Storm's historic upset victory over No. 1-ranked Notre Dame in South Bend (March 30).

At Conard: Lettered three seasons in lacrosse ... named all-conference junior and senior year ... advanced to the state semifinals sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... achieved All-State status his senior season at long stick midfielder ... scored 18 goals, recorded five assists and picked up 105 groundballs his senior season ... played club lacrosse for the Connecticut Cardinals .. also lettered three years in football and wrestling ... all-conference for both football and wrestling.

Off The Field: Son of Ricky Cotton and Sandra Davis ... has four siblings Andrew (31), Azon (25), James (19) and Edwin (2) ... majors in criminal justice ... enjoys playing FIFA and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ... came to St. John's because of the connection he made with the players on the team ... recruited by UMass, Ohio State, Penn State and Stony Brook ... nickname is "Slick."

Cotton Up Close
Favorite Movie: "Friday Night Lights"
Favorite Food: Bacon Cheeseburger
Favorite TV Show: "Family Guy"
Favorite Professional Team: The Patriots

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