4 - Zach Tuss|
|Previous School:||Natomas HS|
AS A JUNIOR (2008)
Saw time in 13 matches, making three starts in his fourth year at Sacramento State, playing mostly in the midfield...first career goal was a game-winner against San Jose State on Oct. 5, heading in a cross from Blake Nunes in the 77th minute...recorded second header goal on Oct. 19 against Denver, finding the back of the net off of a feed from Scott Crandall...took 16 shots on the season, putting seven of them on frame.
Redshirted during the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
Took over the starting role as a central defender midway through the season, paired with Adam Owens...appeared in 17 matches and made 12 starts...a solid defender with the ability to win the ball in the air and play in the center of the back line or wide...was named to the Cal Legacy Classic all-tournament team...became one of the Hornets’ most reliable players as the season progressed
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
Another one of Sacramento State’s most versatile players, he saw time on the back and forward lines...came off the bench in six matches...tallied his first career assist when Oscar Sandoval headed in his cross during a 4-0 shutout of Menlo on Sept. 21...finished the year with four shots, two on goal.
A 2005 graduate of Natomas High School in Sacramento, Calif...played four seasons for head coach Joe Rohelo...played three seasons on the varsity squad for the Nighthawks, totaling 34 goals and 14 assists...a versatile player used up top as a forward and in the back line as a sweeper, he was named first team all-Sierra Foothill League as both a junior and senior (2003-04)...lists scoring a hat trick against Rocklin High School, with two of his goals coming in stoppage time, as one of his greatest athletic accomplishments...also played two years of baseball for Natomas...most recently played two seasons for River City United under head coach Marcos Mercado.
Born Aug. 1, 1987...parents are Vic and Pam Tuss...major is business...cousin, Jason Varitek, plays catcher for the Boston Red Sox.