COACHES' BREAKDOWN: "Good college left back ... Gets up and down ... Picks up assists from long throw ... Good service ... Gets forward when he needs to but nothing extra ... Very solid like the Spartan team. Good solid soccer player. Not great 1-v-1 lockdown defender. Bigger strengths is in service provided. Can whip in free kicks and corner kicks. Had few assists on the year. Can serve a good ball."
COLLEGE: 2013: Led Michigan State in assists with seven, adding two goals... Started every one of State's 23 games en route to a Big Ten regular season title and an Elite 8 finish in the NCAA Tournament... 2012: Started all 23 games... Tallied a team best seven assists, good for third in the Big Ten... 2011: Appeared in 10 games, starting six ... Missed significant time with injury.... 2010: Medical redshirt... 2009: Played in nine games throughout the season...Recorded one assist in a 4-0 victory vs. Wright State (9/13)
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Named first-team all-state and Lansing Area Dream Team Player of the Year as he scored 16 goals and registered 11 assists as a senior ... Garnered all-region, all-district and all-league honors as a junior and senior ... Collected second-team all-state honors his junior season ... Earned all-league honors as a freshman in helping the Bulldogs to a 20-1-3 record and a spot in the state semi-finals ... four-year letterwinner totaled 24 goals and 31 assists during his career for former Spartan Nick Binder at Mason High School ... Played club soccer for Vardar from 2005-09.
PERSONAL: Born March 29, 1991 ... Son of Eric and Stephanie Thelen.