After joining the Tulsa Athletic late in 2018, goalkeeper Bryson Reed signed to return to the club for the 2019 season, becoming the sixth announced player for the upcoming campaign.
“We are excited to have Bryson back this year. After having him for a few games last year, we got to get a little taste of what we expect to be a breakout season for him in 2019,” Daniel DeVore, Interim GM of the Tulsa Athletic, said. “He is an extremely athletic keeper that can be a game-changer for us in big matches.”
In the 2018 season, Reed started in the final three matches of the year and played 270 minutes. He opened his campaign with a shutout in a 1-0 win at Ozark FC. He went 180 minutes before he allowed his first goal of the season, which came in the 90th minute at Little Rock Rangers. For the season, he allowed only three goals for a 1.00 goals against average.
During his 2018 collegiate season, Reed started in goal in eight contests for NCAA Division I University of Tulsa. He recorded a team-best 1.22 goals-against average and played 662 minutes in goal. The junior totaled 35 saves to finish at 80 percent for his save percentage and registered two shutouts. In the American Athletic Conference, Reed ranked second in save percentage, fifth in goals-against average, sixth in shutouts and ninth in saves. He was named TU’s “Man of the Match” against No. 4 Denver and No. 25 Missouri State.
Reed started his collegiate career at Northern Oklahoma College where he played for two seasons. As a sophomore, Reed totaled 1,253 minutes in goal and posted seven shutouts along with a 0.79 goals against average. He made 39 saves and posted two assists in his sophomore season. During his freshman campaign, Reed totaled eight goals and four assists. In his two seasons, NOC advanced to the NJCAA Regional championship and the NJCAA Regional semifinals.
Reed prepped at Stillwater High School, where he helped SHS advance to the Oklahoma Class 6A state playoffs twice. Reed was a three-time all-conference selection and also earned all-district. In his prep career, Reed tallied 30 goals and 19 assists, both of which were school records.