12 - Patrick Nyarko Position: Forward
Class: Junior
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165 lbs.
High School: Opoku Ware
Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana
photo Very tricky dribbler who can score or assist at will ... Loves to combine with teammates in and around the box ... Named to the 2007 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List ... Member of College Soccer News Preseason All-American First Team ... Still has room to improve.

2006: Selected to NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Second Team ... Named to All-ACC First Team ... Member of ACC All-Tournament team ... Voted to Soccer America Preseason All-America First Team ... Selected to College Soccer News Preseason All-America Second Team ... Set school record and led ACC with 16 goals ... Established new school record with 40 points ... Finished second in the ACC with 2.00 points and 0.80 goals per game ... Had multiple points in six matches ... Scored three goals against VMI ... Assisted game-winning goal against William and Mary ... Tallied a goal against No. 5 North Carolina ... Scored two goals and one assist versus Elon ... Distributed two assists versus Richmond ... Notched a goal and two assists at Davidson ... Netted two goals against NC State in ACC Tournament ... Scored Tech's lone goal in NCAA Tournament First Round versus UNC Greensboro.

2005: Played in 15 matches, starting 12 ... Named Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year ... First-team All-ACC member ... Earned a spot on the College Soccer News and Soccer America All-Freshman first teams ... Was named to the VaSID all-state first-team ... Recorded two shots, including one on goal in the tie with No. 7 Duke ... Scored a goal against No. 15 Wake Forest ... Assisted on the game-winning goal against Davidson ... Tallied two assists in the 4-3 win over George Washington, including assisting the game-winner ... Scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win over Liberty ... Netted the game-winning score in the 1-0 win over No. 4 North Carolina ... Was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week, College Soccer News National Team of the Week, ACC Player of the Week and Virginia Tech Athlete of the Week for his efforts ... Had a goal in the win over No. 7 NC State ... Scored the game-tying goal in the 88th minute against Clemson in the 1-1 draw ... Netted the game-winning goal against Radford ... Scored both goals in Tech's 2-1 win over No. 5 Virginia ... Was named the Soccer America and ACC Player of the Week for his efforts ... Was also named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.

Club: Played club soccer for Kaaseman FC.

High School: Played for Opoku Ware School.

Personal: Born January 15, 1986 in Kumasi, Ghana ... Son of Dominic Osei Nyarko and Rosemary Asiamah ... Majoring in psychology.

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2005 15-12 41 8 6 22
2006 20-17 72 16 8 40
2007 22-19 48 7 10 24
Totals 57-48 161 31 24 86