4  Thomas Hyland
Thomas Hyland


Dublin, Ireland

High School:
Drimnagh Castle CBS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150




2008 (Senior)-- Received the Tommy Smith Award honoring the Memphis soccer player who best exemplifies the character of former Memphis soccer player Tommy Smith following his final campaign at Memphis...Started 17 games in the back of the defense...Helped Memphis record four shutouts on the season including two over conference foes South Carolina and Kentucky...Tallied two assist on the season...His first assist of the season came on a serve from the back to Sean Goulding to proceeded to cross the ball to Ryan Ruble for the goal against Missouri State...Also tallied an assist against Central Arkansas on Sean Goulding's goal...Was one of six seniors from Memphis in 2008.

2007 (Junior)-- Started 15 out of 18 games for the Tiger defense during the 2007 season ... Assisted on the game winning goal against IPFW ... Headed in the game winning goal against Marshall on an assist off a header by Jared Britcher ... Averaged a shot on goal percentage of .417 during the season ... Member of a defense that held opponents to a conference low goals against average of 0.89 and recorded seven shutouts.

2006 (Sophomore)-- Started all 17 regular season games on the Memphis defense ... The only Tiger to play every minute of the team's first six games ... Recorded six shots on the season, including one on goal.

2005 (Freshman)-- Started the final 11 games for the Tigers ... Played in 16 games with 15 starts ... Earned an assist in his first collegiate game teaming up with Jared Britcher for a goal against Oral Roberts ... Also collected an assist in a 5-0 victory against Evansville ... Scored the first goal against East Carolina on a header from a free kick served up by Stephen Cooling ... Attempted seven shots with five on goal ... Member of the defense that helped the Tigers earn shutouts against Evansville, Alabama A&M and UCF ... Defense limited opponents to two goals or fewer in the final 11 games of the season.

Prior to Memphis-- Prepped at Drimnagh Castle CBS in Dublin, Ireland ... Played center back, right back and center midfield in high school ... An All-Ireland Champion and Leinster Champion in 2001 ... Coached by John Molloy ... Played club soccer for Cherry Orchard FC ... Club team was the runner-up in the U-17 Premier Dublin District Schoolboy League ... Earned a Junior Cert high school academic honor in 2002 and a Leaving Cert in 2004 ... Product of Colaiste Ide in Dublin, Ireland, that also produced Tiger head coach Richie Grant and teammates Michael Coburn, Brian Farrell and Rory O'Connor.

Personal-- Born Mar. 24, 1987, in Dublin, Ireland ... Son of Patrick and Ann Hyland.

|------------SHOTS------------| GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT 2005 16-15 1 2 4 7 .286 5 .714 0 0-0 2006 18-18 0 0 0 7 .000 1 .143 0 0-0 2007 18-15 1 1 3 12 .083 5 .417 1 0-0 Total 52-48 2 3 7 26 .077 11 .423 0 0-0

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