At a glance: Had been a member of the OSU club soccer team for two seasons and trained with the Buckeyes during the 2013 spring before being added to the roster in fall of 2013 ... has played in 37 matches with 33 starts the last two seasons ... fantastic engine for the Buckeye midfield and uses his tireless energy to dominate on the right flank and defense ... one of the hardest workers under Bluem's regime.
As a senior (2014): Started in 16 regular season matches and appeared in 19 total ... collected 1,082 total minutes including a season-high 100 minutes in a 1-1 draw vs. Kentucky (Oct. 28), tallied his lone goal of the season on Senior Night ... completed the season with five points (1g, 3a) ... claimed one assist in wins over Michigan State (Oct. 4), Bowling Green (Oct. 22) and Rutgers (Oct. 25).
As a junior (2013): Played in all 18 games, while making 15 starts in his first season on the team ... played a season-high of 98 minutes against a 1-0 win against Penn State (Nov. 02) ... scored three goals in matches against Northern Illinois (Sept. 01), Michigan State (Oct. 06) and Oakland (Oct. 23) ... made two assists to help the Buckeyes beat Oakland (Oct. 23) and Cleveland State (Oct. 27) ... recording 15 total season shots ... collected 1140 total minutes during the season ... Academic All-Big Ten ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
St. Ignatius: Was one of three Ohio soccer players to ever play in three-consecutive state championship games ... 2008 and 2010 Division I State Champion, as well as 2009 runner-up ... Captained the team and won Most Valuable Midfielder as a senior ... All-Ohio ESPN Rise Honorable Mention ... Named All-District and Academic All-Ohio ... Wendy's Heisman State Finalist ... 2010 ESPN Rise/Powerade High School Boys National Champions ... A multisport athlete who also captained the school's basketball team.
Ohio Premier: Two-time Ohio State Cup Champion ... ODP Region II Champions in 2007 ... Recognized as a member of the ODP Regional Team in 2007 ... Also played in the USSF Developmental Academy with CASA (2009) and International (2010).
Personal: Majoring in biology ... Son of Mark and Sue Ivancic ... Has a younger brother, Matt ... Plans to attend medical school following graduation at Ohio State ... Enjoys wakeboarding and water skiing ... Lists playing in the state championship game while ranked as the No. 1 team in the country as his greatest sports thrill to date ... Active in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program as well as Smiles with Style, a non-profit organization which works with children in hospitals.
Tyler Kidwell Ready to Lead in 2016