#17 Tyler Burkhardt
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)||Harrisburg, Pa. (Central Dauphin HS)|
2012: Named to the A-Sun All-Tournament Team… Scored arguably the two most important goals on the season with game-winner at Northern Kentucky to qualify for tournament and game-winner in semifinals against USC Upstate… Played in 15 games making four starts… Took nine shots on year placing four on goal…
2011: Injuries limited Burkhart to six games and one start... Scored the game-winner against VMI (Sep. 9) in the 37th minute; played a season-high 25 minutes against the Keydets... Was shut down for the season following 24 minutes played against Georgia Southern (Sep. 11).
2010: Played in 11 games, started twice. . . Scored the game-winning goal at North Florida (10/10). . . Attempted six shots, three on goal (.500). . . Recorded two points on the year.
2009: Played in 16 games. ...Scored on goal at Stetson (10/9).
High School: First Team All-State as a senior. …Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division All-Star as a senior. Second Team Patriot News Big 11 selection as a senior. Third Team Patriot News Big 11 pick as a junior (10 goals, two assists). …Team captain as a senior. …Team MVP as a senior. …Lettered four seasons in soccer. Team advanced to the 3-AAA District tournament all four seasons. …Collected 30 points (14 goals, two assists) his senior season. …From the same school as the Bisons’ Garret Pettis, Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year (2008). …Member of National Honor Society. …Distinguished honors for grades (As and Bs).
Club: His LDC United Club was one of the top teams in the state of Pennsylvania.
Personal: His father is Karl. …His father also played soccer for Central Daughin High School and played college soccer at Lock Haven. …His mother, deceased, was one of the Olympic torch bearers in 1996. …Has one brother, Josh, 21; and one sister, Sarah, 16. ...Plans on majoring in Mechanical Engineering.