19 Michael Tanke
19 Michael Tanke
Birth Date: 08/18/1989
Height: 5-8
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Niles, Mich.
High School: Niles
Position: M


Year GP-GS Shots Goals GWG Assists Points
2007 10-0 1 0 0 0 0
2008 18-3 15 0 0 0 0
2009 19-17 17 0 0 3 3
2010 18-18 12 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 65-38 45 0 0 3 3


Was one of just five players to earn the start in each of URI's 18 games... Earned All-Tournament honors at the ODU Stihl Soccer Classic.

Appeared in 19 games, making 17 starts... Finished the season with three points on three assists... Set up the game-winning goal in Rhody's victory over Iona... Set up the game-winner with a long throw into the box against Saint Joseph's... Recorded an assist in URI's 4-1 win over Temple... Netted his attempt in a penalty kick shoot out, helping URI advance past Charlotte in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship.

Appeared in 18 games as a sophomore, making three starts in the midfield... Recorded his first career start against Harvard on Sept. 17.

Appeared in 10 games for the Rams... Made his collegiate debut in URI's season-opener at No. 15 Harvard.

Before URI:
Was a team captain and four-year letterwinner at Niles HS... Was named to the All-State First Team in 2006... Was a four-time All-Conference, three-time All-District and two-time All-Region honoree... Set school records for career goals (58), career assists (47) and career points (163)... Helped lead Niles to its first District Championship... Was a Region II ODP pool player as well as a four-time Indiana ODP team member and captain... Played club soccer for the Indy Burn Eagles and helped lead team to two USYSA Indiana State Cup titles as well as a 2nd-place finish in the Midwest Regional Premier League... Awarded University of Rhode Island Centennial Scholarship.

Born October 18, 1989... Son of Valerie and John Tanke... Has an older bother, Matthew... Majoring in Nutrition & Dietetics.