Position: GK Ht.: 6-02
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Previous School: Mississippi Gulf Coast CC/Boone HS
Eligibility: Jr. Major: Athletic Training
As a sophomore (2011)… Took over as Florida Southern’s starting goalkeeper in late September and started nine of the last 10 games… Notched back-to-back shutouts over Saint Leo (Oct. 12) and Clearwater Christian (Oct. 15), making a total of six saves in those games… First Moccasin goalkeeper with shutouts in consecutive games since 2005… Including those two games, put together a consecutive scoreless minutes streak of 258:36… Made a season-high seven saves in 4-1 win over 5th-ranked Rollins in the season finale, playing his best game of the season against the highest ranked team the Moccasins have beaten since the 2005 season (Oct. 27)… Had two other conference games with six saves, and made 31 in his six SSC starts.
In junior college… Played his freshman year at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC in Perkinston, Mississippi for coach Bary Thrash… Team MVP and 2010 all-region selection after posting a 1.06 goals against average… Helped the Bulldogs go 15-3, and finish as regional and state runners-up.
In high school… Graduated from Boone High School in 2009, where he played for coach Jim Griffin.
Extra… Born 9/5/89… Son of Doralice Tapas… Has one older brother (Yilmer) and one younger sister (Lianyi)… Athletic Training major.