Tyler Pagano

#17 Tyler Pagano

Pos. MF
Ht. 5'11"
Wt. 165
Yr. 5th/Sr.
Hometown Mundelein, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Mundelein [Massachusetts]

2006: Started all 17 matches in the backfield for Valpo, one of four players to start every match ... key member of a defense that registered five shutouts ... tallied an assist on match-winning goal Sept. 15 against Oral Roberts ... fired eight shots on the season, including two Aug. 27 versus Evansville ... put four shots on frame on the year.

2005: Appeared in 14 matches, making 13 starts ... placed on All-Mid-Continent Conference Second Team ... named team's Most Valuable Player and was co-recipient of Leadership Award ... named to Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence and Academic All-Conference team ... anchored defense that recorded school-record six shutouts ... picked up an assist Sept. 11 against Northern Illinois ... fired six shots on the year, two on goal.

2004 (at UMass): One of only four players to appear in all 19 matches for the Minutemen, making team-high 18 starts ... made starts in first 18 matches of season ... scored first career goal Sept. 4 at San Francisco ... also launched career-high four shots against Dons ... picked up assists against New Hampshire and Saint Joseph's (Pa.) ... scored second goal of season Oct. 29 against Saint Bonaventure.

2003 (at UMass): Appeared in four matches before injuring back ... granted a medical redshirt.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Mustangs ... served as team captain as a senior ... also named team's Most Valuable Player in 2002 ... a three-time All-North Suburban Conference team selection ... also named to All-Sectional team in 2001 and 2002 ... scored 25 goals and added 15 assists as a senior ... played for Chicago Sockers club team alongside Chicago Fire midfielder Brian Plotkin, Watford (English Premier League) defender Jay DeMerit and current Crusaders Sean McGinnis and Joel Wagner ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Tyler is the son of Tim Pagano and the late Mary Kate Mate ... is currently working towards his master's degree in sports administration ... named to Valpo Dean's List twice ... born April 18, 1985.