Bermudian student Tyler Pitcher, son of John Pitcher and Lianne Pitcher, moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan to attend high school Berrien Springs High School. He was born in Bermuda and attended St. David’s Primary and Clearwater school. He has played on the varsity soccer team for two years, however in his freshman year he played American Football instead. In the 36 games that Tyler has played in the past two years for his school he has accumulated 42 points, 27 of those points as goals. In his first year he received the Mr. Versatility award due to playing almost every position on the field when required.
Tyler has also completed his high school season last year and was credited with 30 points for the season with three games with at least 3 goals along with assists, Last year (2015) he was voted by the conference coaches to the BCS (Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Athletic Conference) Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference 2015. Only 11 players are selected and Berrien Springs High School had three players represented, Tyler was the only Junior. He is currently a junior in high school and has two large Division One College teams looking at him for recruitment in 2017 and looks forward to expanding his options by attending some college combines during the winter.
During spring/summer Tyler plays for the Southwest Michigan Kickers Club in the West Michigan Youth Soccer Association that has 157 teams. Last season was his first year, and his U16 team was the division winner with 7 wins, no losses and 51 goals total. Tyler had the most goals with 13, and 5 assists. Due to their remarkable play, the team was unanimously voted to be in the premier league this year. They participated in their first tournament (Green Bay Invitational Soccer Tournament) in June, and ranked 3rd out of 9 teams. They lost their playoff game by one point in a OT Kickoff. Tyler scored a goal, had an assist and a point in the shootout.
Tyler started out as a midfielder, but has started this year as a forward/striker. He occasionally plays defense when there is a hurt player as well.
Another Bermudian to keep a look out for in the future, since his goal is to play professionally.
Best Wishes Tyler!!!