|Ian Michalak - 23
Freshman Season (2011)
Played two games during season ... first collegiate action came against Illinois-Chicago (9/4) ... also saw action against Oral Roberts (9/9) ... earned the Conference USA Academic Medal, given to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better ... also named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... a member of the Blazers 4.0 Club each semester during his freshman year.
A four-year letterwinner under head coach Tony Whicker at St. George's Independent School ... helped lead his team to the 2008 state championship and state semifinals in 2009 and 2010 ... was selected as an all-state and all-region performer in 2010 and 2011 ... owns high school record for total points in a season (37), career goals (39) and career points (99) ... was named the 2001 District MVP ... was named the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Male Scholar Athlete of the Year and is a National Merit finalist ... also awarded the Wendy's Heisman Trophy ... a member of the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society.
Other Soccer Info
Played his club ball for the Tennessee Rush under head coach Ross Paule ... helped lead his club team to five consecutive state championships ... a member of the Tennessee Olympic Development Team.
Coach Getman On Ian:
"Ian is a big and agile defender who has the skills to be a threat on the offensive side of the ball. Ian plays with a big heart and having a year under his belit will help him become a leader on our team."