Jake Smith, Brett Garber selected during first round
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Kyle Smith, Will Manny combine for 10 goals, six assists on senior night
MLAX vs. DELAWARE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. BROWN Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. ARMY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. HOFSTRA Photos by Thom Kendall '93
UMass Career: Tallied 33 points on seven goals and 26 assists over 59 appearances and 30 starts in the midfielder ... Secured 50 groundballs and caused 19 turnovers during his four seasons with the Minutemen ... Recorded eight multi-point games during his tenure with the Maroon and White.
2013 - Senior: Game-By-Statistics ... Tallied 21 points on a pair of goals and 19 assists during the campaign, also scooping up 21 groundballs and causing six turnovers ... Netted a career-high four assists for a single-game best four points to help UMass defeat Army, 16-9 in the season opener (2/10) ... Had one helper in the UMass win over No. 4 North Carolina (2/16) ... Recorded his sixth assist against Brown (3/2) while also notching two groundballs and a caused turnover ... Recorded a pair of helpers at Albany (3/5), increasing his team-leading total to eight ... Added his ninth assist of the year at Bucknell (3/9) ... Recorded four groundballs against No. 18 Penn State, moving to 16 on the year to eclipse his previous single-season personal best (12 in 2012) ... Had his third multi-assist and multi-point game of the season with a pair of helpers at Hartford (3/23) ... Helped open scoring at Saint Joseph's (3/30) with an assist on Grant Whiteway's goal ... Added three points on his first goal of the season and fourth multi-assist game of the year, helping out on a par of UMass tallies against No. 17 Drexel (4/13) ... Followed with a two-point evening at No. 20 Hofstra (4/20), earning a goal an assist ... Notched a pair of assists for his sixth multi-point game of the season and third consecutive ... Ended the year with a two-assist performance at No. 9 Penn State during the CAA Tournament Semifinals ... Took third in the CAA in assists with his single-season career-high 19, an average of 1.27 dished out per contest.
2012 - Junior: Game-By-Statistics ... Started in 15 of 16 games played with a single-season career-high four goals and six assists for 10 points ... Also scooped up 12 groundballs and caused five turnovers during the campaign ... Scored first goal of the year in the win over Albany (3/6) ... Tallied a goal and two assists when UMass beat Hartford (3/10) ... Added a goal and a groundball in the victory over Harvard (3/27) ... Season-high three groundballs came against Hofstra (4/21) ... Recorded back-to-back assists as UMass downed Hofstra (4/21) and Delaware (4/27) ... Scooped up two groundballs in the win over Drexel (5/5) ... Logged a goal and an assist against Colgate (5/12) during NCAA Tournament competition.
2011 - Sophomore: Game-By-Statistics ... Started all 14 games as a short-stick on the face-off midfield, totaling 11 groundballs and five caused turnovers on the year ... One goal and one assist for two points ... Had two groundballs and two caused turnovers in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Semifinal at Penn State (5/4) ... Assisted on Mael Walkowiak's man-down goal at Providence (3/15) ... Playing against homestate team, No. 13 Ohio State (2/26), and scored his first-career goal on the fastbreak.
2010 - Freshman: Game-By-Statistics ... Played in last 13 games as a short-stick defensive midfielder ... Had six groundballs and three caused turnovers ... Recorded two groundballs and a caused turnover in the CAA Tournament Semifinal at No. 20 Towson ... Scooped up a groundball vs. Brown (3/23) ... Took one shot and grabbed a groundball vs. Providence (3/16) ... Made his college debut against Hartford (2/20), notching one groundball.
Before UMass: Four-year midfielder out of Hudson, Ohio, where he played at Hudson High School for coach David Blue ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Was named all-region as a junior and senior ... Also tallied all-state and all-America laurels during his senior year ... Led the team with 48 assists and 115 ground balls in his final scholastic campaign ... Captain of the basketball team, where he set records for assists while leading the team in three-point percentage and steals.
Personal: Full name is Robert Erik Tyler ... Born on December 9, 1990, in Akron, Ohio... Son of Tom and Judy Tyler ... Brother of Craig, Bryan, Tim and Andy ... Majored in psychology ... Brother, Andy played lacrosse at Wingate University.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots GWG GB CT Pen 2010 13/0 0 0 0 1 0 6 3 0/0:00 2011 15/15 1 1 2 2 0 11 5 2/1:30 2012 16/15 4 6 10 14 0 12 5 6/4:00 2013 15/0 2 19 21 30 0 21 6 1/0:30 Total 59/30 7 26 33 47 0 50 19 9/6:00
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