CREIGHTON CAREER: 2010 (Freshman) – Named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, All-MVC Second-Team, NSCAA All-Midwest Region First-Team and MVC All-Freshman Team ... Honored by CollegeSoccerNews.com, TopDrawerSoccer.com and Goal.com on their All-Freshman First-Teams ... Started every match as left outside back and played more minutes than any field player (1,828) ... Played every minute of Creighton’s first 15 matches before coming off the pitch in the 84th minute of the 16th contest (vs. Missouri State, Nov. 3) ... Assisted the lone goal in 1-0 win over Wisconsin (Sept. 24) ... Scored his first career goal at Bradley (Nov. 12) in the MVC Tournament ... Second goal of the season proved to be the game-winner against New Mexico in the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 18) ... Helped lead Bluejay defense to eight clean sheets and a 1.06 goals against average ... Played PDL soccer for the Chicago Fire Premier in the summer of 2011.
PREP CAREER: Member of the U-20 U.S. National Team Pool, playing in the Dallas Cup ... One of five candidates for 2009 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year ... Made 35 career caps for U-17 National Team, leading team with 19 international appearances (all starts) in 2009 ... Played every minute of every match at FIFA U-17 World Cup (Nigeria) and U-17 CONCACAF Tournament (Mexico) in 2009 ... Also on U-15 and U-14 U.S. National Teams ... Graduated from Bradenton (Fla.) Prep Academy in Dec., 2009 ... Played freshman season at Lincoln (Neb.) Pius X, becoming only freshman on all-state Class B squad ... Tabbed an NSCAA Youth All-American in 2008 and 2009 and PARADE All-American in 2009 ... Ranked third on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s 2010 National Top 100 Boys club rankings ... Member of Nebraska and Region II Olympic Developlment Program ... Played club soccer for Capital Soccer Association in Lincoln.
PERSONAL: The son of Terry and Jan Polak, Tyler was born May 13, 1992 in Lincoln, Neb. ... Youngest of four children, Ryan (29), Aaron (26) and Nathan (21) ... Brother Aaron was an All-American soccer player at Hastings (Neb.) College and brother Nathan currently plays at Hastings, helping the Broncos to an NAIA National Title in 2010 ... Undeclared major.