6 Tia VanSuilichem
6 Tia VanSuilichem
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Caledonia, Mich.
High School: Caledonia
Position: Defender

2017 Season (Sophomore): Started 16 games and played in 17 in 2017…finished with a pair of goals including the game-winning goal against Grand Valley State on Oct. 27…other goal came at Ashland on Oct. 8…had 19 shots on goal.

2016 Season (Freshman): Started 18 games on defense for the Bulldogs…Scored her lone goal of the season in game winning fashion on Oct 21 against Saginaw Valley State…had one assist, three points total…11 shots on net.

Coached by Steve Sanxter ... Four-year letterwinner ... Active in the student council ... Played club soccer for the Midwest United club ... Plans to major in biology or pre-dental ... Daughter of Michael VanSuilichem and Carmen Watkoski ... Notched four goals and three assists in 2015 ... Had a goal and three assists as a sophomore ... Compiled six goals in her freshman season ... All-conference choice ... Led team to a district crown in 2013 ... Has competed for Olympic Development Program teams and highly-ranked club squads ... Serves as a local youth coach. 

Coach McCaslin on VanSuilichem:
"Tia has great pace and exceptional closing speed as an outside back. She has a great engine and can get forward to add into the attack which makes her dangerous on both sides of the ball."