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Tyler Ruthven

  • position Defender
  • height 6-2
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
  • High school San Francisco
  • position Defender
  • height 6-2
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
  • High school San Francisco

Tyler Ruthven Bio

• 2007 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year
• 2007 All-Conference USA Third Team
• 2007 NSCAA All-South Third Team
• 2007 Strength & Conditioning Award
• 2008 All-Conference USA Second Team
• 2008 C-USA Academic Honor Roll
• 2008 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2008
Started 18 games, all at centerback on the Carolina defensive line … Named Second Team All-Conference USA … Part of a strong defensive unit that allowed just 16 goals on the year, the fewest allowed by a Carolina squad since the 1998 season … Helped the Gamecock defense record nine shutouts on the year … Tallied two shots … Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2007
Started all 19 games for the Gamecock defense … Named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year … Also garnered All-Conference USA Third-Team and NSCAA All-South Region Third-Team accolades … Played the majority of the season at center back … Key member of the defensive unit that allowed just 21 goals on the year, including a league-low seven goals during C-USA play … Helped the Gamecock defense record six total shutouts on the year … Also contributed one goal, one assist and seven shots … Collected an assist in 2-1 overtime win over Wofford (Sept. 11) … Scored first collegiate goal in South Carolina[apos]s 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Davidson (Oct. 3) … Shared the team[apos]s Strength & Conditioning Award with Mark Wiltse.

Pre-South Carolina
Transferred to South Carolina from the University of San Francisco … Played in 19 matches and started 10 times as a true freshman at USF … Recorded one assist … Began his high school career at Roswell High School before moving on to Milton High School where he was a two-time team captain … Played club soccer for the Concorde Fire Elite with fellow Gamecock junior Mario Burstein.

Personal
Born July 18. 1988 … Played for the Chicago Fire PDL squad during the summer of 2009 … Played for the Colorado Rapids PDL team during the summer of 2008, leading the team in minutes played … Parents are Dick and Sue Ruthven … A sport and entertainment management major … Full name is Tyler John Ruthven.

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