Nittany Lions begin preparations for 2012 season
Nittany Lions take on the Hawks Monday at 7 p.m. at Jeffrey Field
Nittany Lions and Buckeyes to battle on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in Ann Arbor
Game time set for 7 p.m. at Hofstra Soccer Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.
Wolverton records five saves on his way to his 10th shutout of the season
TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week (9/12/11)
2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 22 contests, starting 10 of them...Posted six points with two goals and a pair of assists...Collected a career-high five points against Saint Peter's, scoring two goals and assisting on Hasani Sinclair's game-winning score...Had 10 shots on goal on 34 shots...Earned an assist in a 1-0 win over FIU Sept. 4.
2010 (Freshman): TopDrawerSoccer.com Honorable Mention All-Rookie Team...Appeared in 22 games, starting 11...Tied for second on the team in goals (5) and third in points (13)...Named to Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team after totaling three goals, including his first collegiate score versus Bucknell (9/10) and his first career multi-goal game versus Binghamton (9/12)...Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in 3-1 victory over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament (11/11)...Netted fifth goal of the year in 4-1 rout of Old Dominion in second round NCAA Championship contest (11/21)...Also notched assists versus Air Force (9/17) and UMBC (10/20)...Tied for third on the team in shots (42) and shots on goal (19).
High School/Club/ODP: Ranked as the No. 7 collegiate prospect in the Great Lakes region and 49th nationally, according to TopDrawerSoccer.com...Four-year varsity starter and senior team captain at Stoney Creek H.S. in Rochester Hills, Mich...Versatile and dynamic, played defender, midfielder, and forward for the Cougars...Either led or finished second on the team in scoring throughout high school career...Named All-Oakland Athletics Association and all-district all four years, including as a freshman, becoming the first player in Michigan to receive that recognition...As a senior, selected by the Michigan High School Soccer Association to the state Dream Team and to the All-State First Team and was also a Gatorade Player of the Year candidate...Played club soccer with the Michigan Wolves for the past four years...Helped it win a national championship in 2007, scoring a goal in the title game...Captured an academy national championship in 2009, tallying a goal and an assist in the playoffs.
Background: Jordan C. Tyler was born on August 19, 1992...Son of Mark and Renee Tyler...Has an older brother, Julian...Plans to major in Sports Management.