29 Tanner Martin
29 - Tanner Martin
Height: 5-9
Weight: 135
Year: FY
Hometown: York, Pa.
High School: Suburban
Position: MF
Major: Double: Business and German
  • "I made Virginia Wesleyan my top choice because of the location of the school, the soccer team and coaches, and the feel of the campus"
  • Selected VWC over Washington College, University of Scranton, Arcadia University, Elizabethtown College and Alvernia University

VWC Career Statistics


Season Highlights


  • TBA

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • Presidential Scholarship recipient

Prep Accolades

  • Two-time Dailey Record Player of the Year
  • 2012 York/Adams County Division I Player of the Year
  • 2012 York County All-Star
  • Selected as Suburban's team captain and Most Valuable Player as a senior
  • Scored 19 goals and 22 assists, helping Suburban to an 18-2 record in 2012
  • Also competed in baseball where he hit .361, driving in nine runs; he also scored 10 runs and recorded a .435 on-base precentage
  • American Legion All-Star
  • Suburban's 2013 Male Schoar-Athlete of the Year
  • Graduated with a 3.70 GPA; graduated with honors
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Member of the German Honor Society
  • Participated in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program


  • Son of Melissa and Brian Martin; parents attended Messiah College
  • Has one sister, Aimee
  • Enjoys all types of music and spending vacation time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • A fan of hockey's Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks, football's Philadelphia Eagles and music's Taylor Swift
  • Favorites include the book "The Power of Habit," the movie "Super Troopers," and the TV series "Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "the long-lasting friendships, the competitive nature of sports and winning"
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "finishing in soccer and hitting in baseball"
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to capture the ODAC (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) title and win a national soccer championship"
  • If I could spend a day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Franz Beckenbauer, because he is one of, if not the, best German soccer player and my favorite soccer player. I would love to talk soccer with him and for him to teach me some of his skills.  That would be surreal!"
  • People might be surprised to know: "I am a big hockey fan and wish I would have tried to play it when I was young"
  • It's the year 2030 and: "I will be in Germany with my wife and kids, living and loving life"
  • The most important advice I've received is: "never be satisfied with your current level of performance. Always strive to improve and work hard to do it" -- Dad