Huntington University soccer coach Russ Lawson announced the addition of Tyler Welker to the 2005 roster. Welker comes to the Foresters with excellent high school credentials. He started his first three years at Graham High School in Virginia where he was twice named to the All-Southwest District Honorable Mention team and the First Team as a junior. Welker completed his high school career at Wooster High School near Cleveland, Ohio. He made an immediate impact and received Ohio Cardinal Conference Honorable Mention honors.
“Tyler plays the game with great intensity and at a pace that I feel will add to our team speed, stated Coach Lawson. Quickness and physical play are a couple of the biggest barriers to overcome at the collegiate level and as a forward we are looking for Tyler’s transition to be smooth allowing him to challenge our returning players for minutes up front.”
Welker also made a tremendous impact on his classmates at Wooster, earning the Sportsmanship Award and a Scholar-Athlete award . Welker is transferring from the Pittsburg Art Institute and will enter Huntington this fall as an honor student. He will be one of the first students to embark on Huntington’s newly developed Digital Media Arts program.
Tyler is the son of Rodd and Martha Welker of Wooster, Ohio.