|Full name||Michael Tanke|
|Date of birth||August 18, 1989|
|Place of birth||Merrillville, Indiana, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|2007–2010||Rhode Island Rams|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 28, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
College and amateur
Tanke attended Niles High School, in Niles, Michigan, where he was named to the All-State First Team in 2006 and was a four-time All-Conference, three-time All-District and two-time All-Region honoree, played in the Region II Olympic Development Program, and played club soccer for the Indy Burn Eagles, before going on to play four years of college soccer at the University of Rhode Island. He earned All-Tournament honors at the ODU Stihl Soccer Classic as a senior in 2010, and finished his college soccer career with 3 assists in 65 games.
Undrafted out of college, Tanke signed his first professional contract in March 2011 when he signed with USL Professional Division club Rochester Rhinos. He made his professional debut on April 15, 2011 in Rochester's season opening game against the Richmond Kickers. The club re-signed Tanke for 2012 on October 25, 2011.