7 Erkko Puranen
7 Erkko Puranen
Birth Date: 08/24/1987
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Hometown: Viitasaari, Finland
High School: Voionmaan Lukio
Position: F
Video has no source Url in width="560" height="340"> 2009 (Sophomore):
Scored URI's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Hartford... Tallied a goal and an assist in Rhody's 2-1 overtime win at Yale... Netted URI's only goal in a 2-1 loss to No. 19 Boston University... 2008 (Freshman):
Earned Atlantic 10 Second Team honors and was named to the league's All-Rookie squad... Also earned a spot on the 2008 A-10 All-Championship team... Was one of just three first-year players to receive National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Mid Atlantic Region recognition as he was named to the Third Team... Appeared in 18 games and made 10 starts... Led the team in scoring with 18 points on nine goals - two of which were game-winners... Netted URI's first two goals - also the first of his collegiate career - in a 3-2 win over Albany... Scored the overtime game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Harvard... Recorded the game's only goal in a double overtime win against Hartford... Scored his fifth goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime win at Duquesne... Recorded both Rhode Island goals in a 2-2 tie against Richmond... Scored both of the Rams' goals in a 3-2 loss to Dayton at the Atlantic 10 Championship. Before URI:
Was voted the top Under-17 player in Central Finland after his performance in the Regions Championship Tournament... Scored seven goals and had five assists for TPS in the Finnish U-19 Premier League... Also played for his hometown club JJK and Aaenekoski Huima in the Finnish Third Division... Recently completed a year-long mandatory service in the Finnish national military. Personal:
Born August 24, 1987... Son of Ritva and Ilpo Puranen... Has three younger sisters, Elina, Pauliina and Ella... Majoring in Communications.