Lily Tanko ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Flathead High School
  • Men's Soccer
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Lily Tanko's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Flathead Soccer Club
Dominant Foot:
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
Def Mid
  • 2017 Highlights

Personal Statement

My name is Lily Tanko. I am a 3 sport athlete in soccer, swimming and track. I also serve on my school's student council, volunteer, and am a 4.0 student (at least as of this year in 2018!). I love to hike, water ski, hunt and travel. I have been to over 23 countries and seen people and cultures most people will never experience. I am very blessed. But my biggest love is my family. I have an amazing Dad, an incredible Mom and two very smart and very cool brothers. They support me in all that I do. I love competing, especially in my favorite sport: soccer! I play and train year-round. I am on 2 travel teams and play for my club and high school. As a freshman defender, I was named All-Conference. I want to play college soccer. I've done well in everything I try because I don't like getting beat and I will harder than anyone else to win.  That's just me, and how I am. I want to go to a school that has physics, astronomy, nursing and veterinarian medicine. I don't know what exactly I'll do when I get there, but finding a cool place with great friends and awesome teachers is all I ask for, right?! I mean, who doesn't want it all in college? I know I'll find the right school for soccer and academics. I love making new friends and helping others. Maybe I'm the right player for you!  Let's find out!

Lily "Bird" Tanko


Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 7 seasons
  • 2016 Flathead Soccer Club (Select)
  • Notes: Played the 11 spot this year; 8 goals and 8 assists. Team finished 2nd at State Tournament.
  • 2016 Rocky Mountain FC (Premier)
  • Notes: My RMFC team is a travel club team, and we play only in tournaments. We played in the Eastside Timbers Winter Showcase in Portland, OR from December 13-15, 2015, and finished 2nd in the U-16 Boys bracket, going 3-0-1. I played the No. 4 position (left center defensive back) and our defense lead the tournament in goals against, giving up only one goal. Upcoming tournaments in the include the Mayor's Cup in Las Vegas, NV, February 12-15, 2016, and the Las Vegas College Showcase March 13-16, 2016, US Cup Regionals in Pasco, WA, June 21-24, 2016.
  • 2015 Flathead Soccer Club MT (Select)
  • Notes: I played mostly left, outside defensive back this season. My role was to use my speed to sweep from the back line and diffuse attacks from the right side. I was able to start of number of counter attacks, resulting in 6 assists and scoring 4 goals this year. We had a new coach this year, so he was unfamiliar with the new players. We competed in the Boise Performance Cup in Boise, ID and the Three Blind Refs Tournament in Kalispell, MT this year, competing against teams from Idaho, Washington, and Canada. For the latter part of the season, I was moved to center mid, where I have since scored 6 goals and had 13 assists.
  • 2015 Rocky Mountain FC (Premiere)
  • 2014 Rocky Mountain FC (Premiere)
  • Notes: 2nd Place - US Soccer Club Western Regional (Redmond, WA)
  • 2014 Flathead Soccer Club (Premiere)
  • Notes: 1st Place - 3 Blind Refs Tournament (Kalispell, MT); 2nd Place - Hot Shots (Cour d' Alene, ID); 3rd Place State Championship
  • 2013 Flathead Soccer Club (Premiere)
  • Notes: Won State Championship

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Nate Evans
  • Club Coach
  • Harold Heinrich
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Bill Buxton
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Joe Livers
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • John Moody
  • High School Head Coach
  • Dan Ferguson
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Brian Tanko
  • Strength
  • Troy Schultz

Additional Sports

  • Swimming
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team



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High School Information

High School:
Flathead High School
(406) 751-3500

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. English Science
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • All-State Academic Team for Freshman year; All-Conference Defender for Freshman year
  • Activity
    • Skiing
  • Activity
    • sing in the school choir
  • Activity
    • student council
  • Activity
    • play the piano
  • Activity
    • white water rafting
  • Activity
    • hunting
  • Activity
    • fishing
  • Activity
    • hiking
  • Activity
    • involved in church
  • Activity
    • and volunteer at a teen homeless shelter.

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Contact Information

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Statistic 2016 Flathead S 2016 Rocky Moun 2015 Flathead S
Goals 8 0 6
Assists 8 0 13
Shots on Goal 18 2 13
Games Played 16 4; Pass Efficiency (85%); Tackle Efficiency (88%); Pass Interceptions to Turnover Ratio 41:3 12
Record 10-7-3 3-0-1 Regular season record was 6-5-1


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