10  Ryan Schwaigert
Ryan Schwaigert


Germantown, Tenn.


Schwaigert returns for his third season in a Tiger uniform. Last season, he was the backbone of the Tiger defense from his position as sweeper, and he was second on the team in goals scored, with six. All six of his scores came off of penalty kicks, including two against C-USA rival Charlotte in a 3-2 victory at home. He also scored two goals against Belmont University in a 3-0 win on the road. In the summer of 1999, Schwaigert was selected along with Tiger keeper Brian Covey to try out for the U.S. Under 23 National Team. He was a member of the South Regional Team that went 2-2 at the U.S. Amateur Soccer Association?s Festival in Portland, Ore.

In 1998, Schwaigert earned defensive MVP honors at the C-USA tournament and assisted on two goals in the Tiger semifinal victory over Marquette. He started 15 of the 16 games in which he played, and was a state Select Team member of the Under 23 Regional Championship Team.

As a Freshman at Bowling Green University, Schwaigert scored five goals and five assists and helped lead the Falcons, who were ranked nationally as high as 15th, to a Sweet 16 appearance in the National Tournament. He recorded one assist against the University of Memphis. He prepped at Germantown High School, where he led the Devils to back-to-back district and regional championships in 1996 and 1997. He was twice named a member of the Umbro All-South team and a member of the Region III ODP team that took third place nationally.

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