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TOSH Athlete of the Month 
November 2017


Tyler LaRoca 2017

Tyler Sansom Ashby


Current Team: LaRoca South 00 AB

Position: Right Back

Playing Experience: 13 years - started playing rec soccer at age 4 and moved into competitive soccer at age 7.

Coaches Comments: Tyler is a player that every coach would like to have. He is always on time and never misses training.  He comes ready to listen and wanting to learn and become better.  He is a brave defender and hard to beat because he is so fast and can recover quickly. He jumps really well and is great with balls in the air, even if he isn’t incredibly tall.  His physical condition is unbelievable and allows him as an outside back to be an amazing weapon for the team every time that he goes up.  His foot skills and his speed is the perfect combo to open any defense, especially when the games are really close.  It is unusual to see a defender with the ability to score goals and this past season he scored 8 in 8 games. He takes PK’s and is really confident. He is working so hard to play college soccer and I am sure he will do that. Soccer is his passion and I am proud to coach a player and amazing student. -Ariel Bravo

Favorite Soccer Teams: Tottenham and Athletico Madrid

Favorite Players: Ronaldinho and Marcelo

Most Memorable Soccer Experiences: I scored the winning PK when I was 8 to win the Freedom Festival Tournament.  I was the leading goal scorer in the indoor league in 2016-17.  I am the top scorer on my team in premier 1, U18, as a wing back.

Favorite Movie: Cool Runnings

Favorite Book: Harry Potter

Favorite Food: Ribs and French Toast, but not together!

Special Interests: Soccer of course! But, I also like to snowboard, play basketball and flag football.  I love the outdoors and like to take pictures of the sunset and nature.  I like collecting stuff like pins and coins.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and going on trips.

Community Service: Operation Smile, Kids on the Move, helped coach my little brother’s soccer team.   

Academic Accomplishments: 4.0 GPA, High Honor Roll every term 7-11 grade. Honors classes: Math, English, History, and Science.  AP classes: Biology, Physics, and US History.  

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