Ryan Alpers returns for his third season with Tulsa Athletic after playing in 2018 and 2017 with the club. He has made 14 appearances in the two seasons with 11 starts.
2018: Started in 10 contests during the 2018 campaign…Played 861 minutes, going the full 90 minutes in eight matches…Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Ozark FC, his only tally of the season.
2017: Made four appearances during the NPSL season, including a start at Little Rock Rangers when he went the full 90 minutes…For the year, played 135 minutes in Heartland Conference action.
College: Plays collegiately at NCAA Division I University of Tulsa where he completed his sophomore season in the fall…Started in 14 contests and appeared in all 17 matches during the 2018 campaign…Helped the Golden Hurricane post shutouts against No. 4 Michigan State, No. 25 Missouri State and Cincinnati…As a sophomore, played 1,266 minutes and totaled 11 shots, including three on goal…As a freshman, appeared in five matches with two starts…Helped the Golden Hurricane register shutouts over No. 19 SMU and Memphis…Named TU’s “Man of the Match” against Saint Louis, Memphis and UConn.
Prep: Prepped at Union High School, where he was a four-year starter…Helped UHS record a four-year mark of 49-11 and his team advanced to the Class 6A state championship quarterfinals all four seasons…During his senior season, UHS finished as the 6A state runner-up…Named all-state…In his prep career, selected three-time all-conference and all-district…Played club soccer for Blitz United, helping the team to the 2013 and 2014 Oklahoma Premier League Championship.