Michael Tanke

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Michael Tanke
Personal information
Full name Michael Tanke
Date of birth (1989-08-18) August 18, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Merrillville, Indiana, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2007–2010 Rhode Island Rams
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Indiana Invaders 4 (1)
2009 Indiana Invaders 11 (0)
2011–2013 Rochester Rhinos 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 28, 2014.

Michael Tanke (born August 18, 1989 in Merrillville, Indiana) is an American soccer player.


College and amateur[edit]

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,[1] 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.

During his college years Tanke also played for the Indiana Invaders in the USL Premier Development League.,[2] and trained with the Columbus Crew U-19 and U-20 and first teams.


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.[3] The club re-signed Tanke for 2012 on October 25, 2011.[4] On July 7, 2015 Tanke scored in a Notre Dame staff game by dribbling across the middle of the field and riding a tackle from and old and obviously out of shape Greg Dalby. He then put the ball in the back of the net from 4 yards to score his first goal in his post high school career.


Tanke joined the coaching staff at the University of Dayton for the fall 2015 season. [5]


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