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#8 Michael Thaden
Position: Midfield
Height: 6'2"
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Valley
Experience: 2 Letters

2011 – Didn’t compete for the Bulldogs. 2010 – Started all 19 games for Drake, recording team-highs in assists (3), points (11), shots (38) and shots on goal (18), while ranking second in goals (4)…collected second-team All-MVC honors…ranked seventh in the MVC in shots per contest (2.11), while in conference-only games, he rated third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in goals (0.57), points (1.29) and game-winning goals (0.14) per game…scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in a 2-1 victory at Bradley. 2009 - Didn't see action for Drake as a sophomore.  2008 - Appeared in 12 contests and made first career start at Stanford...recorded three shots. High School - Named to Iowa class 2A All-State team at West Des Moines Valley High School after scoring nine goals and 19 assists...helped Valley to an Iowa 2A State championship in 2006...earned all-conference honors in 2007 and 2008, while earning all-tournament laurels in 2007...was NSCAA High School All-American in 2008. Other - Played club soccer for the West Des Moines Soccer Club and was also a member of the Des Moines Menace Super 20's and the Iowa ODP.  Personal - Sister Nikki (2005, 07) was a former standout on the Drake women's soccer team...born June 22, 1989 in Omaha, Neb....majoring in business...son of Dan and Peggy Thaden.

Season GP Goals Assists Points Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2008 12 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0 0-0
2010 18 4 3 11 38 .105 18 .474 1 1-1
2012 21 7 3 17 52 .135 17 .327 2 4-4
TOTAL 51 11 6 28 93 .118 35 .376 3 5-5

Season and Career Statistics as of Nov. 12, 2012