What Scouts Say: "Above-average finisher and very good at timing runs behind the defense, but he projects as a wing or outside midfielder at the next level … Has good skill, quickness, and out-and-out speed to create space for himself on the wing … Hard worker with excellent stamina who tracks back well on defense but has not been tested with significant defensive expectations … Has played against and trained with MLS teams and did not look out of place … Solid with his right foot but will almost always stay on his left … Will need to be consistent with his service from wide areas and with his defensive footwork to make an MLS roster."
College (Houston Baptist 2010-13): First team all-Western Athletic Conference as a senior in 2013 … Led the team with seven assists and also scored five goals while starting 17 games … Second team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation as a junior in 2012 … Started all 16 games and produced four goals and four assists … Scored in an off-season scrimmage against FC Dallas in February 2011 … Second team all-Atlantic Sports Conference as a sophomore in 2011 after leading team with four assists and scoring once … Unanimous Atlantic Soccer Conference Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2010 after leading HBU with eight goals and tying for the team lead with five assists … Also named first team all-ASC and third team all-North Atlantic region (based on HBU's conference affiliation)
Amateur: 2013 Premier Development League Most Valuable Player … Key player up front as Austin Aztex won PDL championship … Posted nine goals and one assist in 14 regular-season games to lead Austin … Also scored once in the playoffs and, in the PDL championship game, drew a red card and penalty kick that tied the match before assisting on another goal in Austin's 3-1 victory … In the Aztex's first season at the PDL level in 2012, scored 10 goals and added three assists in 13 regular-season games … Named all-Southern Conference … Tied for team's goalscoring lead with Kekuta Manneh.
Prep: Named to University Interscholastic League's All-Century second team, joining current and former professionals from Texas like Jeff Agoos (2nd team), Clint Dempsey (1st team), Sam Garza (2nd team), Chris Gbandi (2nd team), Lee Nguyen (1st team), Dillon Powers (3rd team) … Played at Dripping Springs High School, where he was named Central Texas Player of the Year as a junior and senior by the Austin American-Statesman … Led Dripping Springs to the 4A Region IV championship and state 4A semifinals as a senior in spring 2010 … Scored 39 goals, adding 15 assists, as a senior after scoring 37 goals as a junior.
Club: Played for Lonestar Aztex Academy in Austin, Texas.
Personal: Full name is Kristopher Evan Tyrpak … Born in Austin but raised in Dripping Springs … Majored in biology … Has worn protective headgear since high school to decrease risk of concussions.