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  Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Claremont, CA

High School:
Claremont

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
Defender/Midfielder


General: A key part of the Stanford defense who also has the ability to get forward down the wing ... one of Stanford's main threats on set pieces ... will be a major contributor in his final season.

As a Junior in 2009: Honorable mention All-Pac 10 honoree ... started all 20 games in the Stanford defense ... score one goal and tallied three assists ... scored a 92nd-minute golden goal on a free kick from 24 yards to defeat San Diego State (10/15) ... had an assist in the NCAA opening round victory over Saint Mary's (11/19) ... assisted on the only goal in a 1-1 draw with Washington with a perfect centering ball to Bobby Warshaw (10/11) ... assisted on the first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss to Lehigh (9/1).

As a Sophomore in 2008: Led Stanford in assists with three ... started all 17 games in which he appeared in 2008...assisted on a Tom Montgomery goal off a corner in a 1-1 tie with San Jose State (8/31) ... sent a cross to Bobby Warshaw for the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Cornell (9/7) ... assisted on the game winning goal by Clayton Holz with a flick header in a 2-1 win over UCLA (10/12).

As a Freshman in 2007: Started his first collegiate match, the season-opening draw against UCSB (8/31) and played 97 minutes of the double-overtime contest ... his assist to Kyle Hency ignited a second-half flurry of three goals in five minutes during a 4-0 win over Oregon State (10/5) ... started final five matches of season.

High School/Club: Four-year letterman at Claremont (Calif.) High School ... captain as a senior ... Baseline League MVP in 2007 ... played on the Arsenal FC club that won three consecutive national USYSA titles, at the U-15 (2004), U-16 (2005), and U-17 (2006) levels ... was a teammate of Cameron Lamming, Garrett Gunther and Dom Yahyavi with Arsenal ... has been selected for the U.S. national team pools each year since 2005 ... attended the adidas Elite Soccer Program camp in 2005 and 2006.

Personal: Son of Jim and Kathy Thomas ... has one brother, Mark, and two sisters, Jenny and Mary ... communications major ... enjoys golfing and snowboarding.

Bret Simon on Thomas: "Ryan continues to be one of the most athletic players in the Pac-10. He will build on his role as a left attacking back while starting every game for a stringent Stanford defense in 2009."

Career Stats:

Year

GP-GS

G

A

Pts.

Shots

GWG

2007

18-7

0

1

1

15

0

2008

17-17

0

3

3

16

0

2009

20-20

1

3

5

10

1

Totals

55-44

1

7

9

41

1


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