Matt Tanner | #8 | M
Hometown: Gulf Shores, Ala.
Previous School: Gulf Shores HS
2010: Acted as team captain in his senior season, seeing action in all 21 games and starting 13 ... played 1,137 minutes in the center midfield ... tallied two assists, the first two of his career ... attempted 15 shots, four on goal.
2009: Played in all but one game and started 15, logging 1,243 minutes as a defensive center midfielder ... All-Gulf South Conference second team selection ... also earned a spot on the GSC All-Tournament Team ... attempted five shots ... started all five games in GSC play, playing 90 in four of the five games
2008: Appeared in 15 games as a sophomore, starting 11 of those matches ... totaled 1,033 minutes on the year ... took nine shots, three on goal.
2007: Saw action in eight games for 110 minutes as a freshman.
High School: Earned four letters under head coach Mark Jamison at Gulf Shores High School ... tallied 25 goals and 35 assists in his career ... posted 12 goals and 17 assists in his senior season ... earned team MVP honors and led his team to a conference championship ... member of Eastern Shore United club team in Daphne, Ala. in 2005-06 ... played for Team America in Virginia in the summer of 2003 ... participated with the Baltimore Bays in the winter of 2003.
Personal: Son of Kim and Mike Tanner ... older brother of John Tanner, currently a member of the Spring Hill men’s soccer team ... majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Archeology ... volunteered as a soccer coach for the city of Gulf Shores ... helped in clean-up efforts after Hurricane Ivan.
Photo by Jim Hogue