Student-athletes share their experiences in Jamaica
At a glance: Has played in 39 games, including 37 starts ... strong, consistent player to rely on for the Scarlet and Gray defense ... Columbus Crew Soccer Academy Product ... named to All-Freshmen Team in 2013 … 2014 Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team … 2014 UNCW Classic All-Tournament Team … UNCW Classic Defensive MVP ... 2014 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2015 (Junior Season): 2015 co-captain ... has started 20 games this season and recorded five shots … part of a back line responsible for 10 clean sheets, holding opponents to just 4.3 shots on goal per game … has played 90 minutes or more 18 times and in 15-consecutive matches … recorded a shot on goal vs. Maryland (Oct. 31).
2014 (Sophomore Season): Started and played in every game of the regular season in the OSU backline ... played full games in 20 matches, accumulating 2,056 minutes ... named to both the Wolstein Classic and UNCW Classic All-Tournament Teams ... attempted shots in back-to-back games at Wisconsin (Oct. 18) and vs. Bowling Green (Oct. 22) … had a shot in NCAA first round game vs. Akron (Nov. 20) … OSU Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-Big Ten … Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2013 (Freshman Season): Named to 2013 Big Ten All-Freshmen Team ... played in all 18 games, including 15 starts (most by freshmen class), posting 1,565 minutes as a true freshman ... picked up first career assists in road win vs. SMU (Sept. 6) ... part of an OSU backfield that limited opponents to 1.00 goals per game and nine shutouts ... played in at least 100 minutes in six contests in 2013 ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Dublin Jerome: Played three seasons for the Celtics ... Was the leading goal scorer and team captain as a junior in 2011 ... Named an honorable mention All-OCC Cardinal Division selection.
Club: U17-U18 Crew Acadmey Player of the Year .. made appearances with Columbus Crew reserve team while with the Crew Soccer Academy ... Also played with Team Ohio Juventus, the 2009 and 2010 Ohio South State Cup Champions ... Member of ODP Region II Team in 2010 after being used as a pool player the two prior seasons.
Personal: Majoring in business ... Son of James and Kim Kidwell ... Has two brothers Jacob and Steve.
Tyler Kidwell Ready to Lead in 2016