12 Tyler McKinney
Tyler  McKinney


Lake Ariel, Pa.

High School:
Western Wayne/USMAPS



MISCELLANEOUS: Lone starting freshman in the outfield among handful of newcomers to work way into the lineup last year ... eye-catching diving catch against Lehigh earned AAA â€oePlay of the Week” ... letterwinner.

2014: Appeared in 44 games with starts in 42 ... earned the starting nod 39 times in left field, and drew three others in right field ... batted in lower half of the lineup ... made just two errors in 57 chances ... scored 17 times and drove in a pair or runs ... ranked among Armyâ€TMs and the Patriot Leagueâ€TMs leaders in stolen bases with 14 to include a pair of thefts four times ... worked way into the starting lineup by the third game of the season ... celebrated with a hit and run against Stephen F. Austin ... scored three runs in 9-5 win over Cornell at the Patriot Classic without a time at bat after drawing a pair of walks along with being hit by a pitch ... the next day registered a pair of runs in 10-1 five-inning romp over the Big Red ... scored in the second inning after reaching on a bunt, then tallied after drawing a walk in a two-run fourth as Army padded its lead to 10-0 ... scored twice in 8-7 nine-inning nightcap win over St. Peterâ€TMs to include the game-winning run after drawing the first of three straight walks before being delivered by classmate Alee Rashenskasâ€TM RBI single ... batted .207 in 15 Patriot League games ... collected six hits, scored seven times along with four stolen base ... registered a pair of runs in 2-for-3 showing in series opener against Boston University ... went 3-for-3 in nightcap decision against conference rival Lafayette.

High School: Four-year softball letterwinner at Western Wayne High School ... drew time as a center fielder and shortstop ... three-time Lackawanna League first-team selection ... garnered all-regional honors in 2010 ... earned team honors all four years ... tabbed defensive player in 2010, most outstanding player in 2011 and MVP in 2012, along with selection as coaches' choice in 2009 ... closed out career batting .366 ... played club ball with the Northeast Stars Travel Team ... tournament MVP three times ... team was crowned Basgsai Tournament champions in 2011 after earning runner-up honors a the National Tune Up Tournament and the Summer Finale Tournament in 2010 ... two-sport athlete who earned four letters in track ... led team to the District 2 title in 2010 and four Division II league championships ... member of the National Honor Society and on the Student Council ... graduated in the top ten percent of class... attended the USMA Prep School last year ... honor graduate ... played on the volleyball team

Personal: Given name is Tyler Mae McKinney ... parentsâ€TM names are Lisa and Roger McKinney ... has four siblings - Heather (30), Stacey (26), Marisa (22) and Roger (16) ... served in the Army Reserves ... father (Roger, Jr.) saw duty in Desert Storm and paternal grandfather (Roger, Sr.) was in Vietnam ... sister Heather served in Iraq and step-brother, Conar Carrol, deployed to Africa ... majoring in Kinesiology.

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