Highlights from the celebration of the NIU men's soccer team's 1-0 win over Western Michigan
2012: Played and started 18 matches, playing the full 90 minutes or more in 16 of those contests. Tallied one point, an assist against Creighton. Helped the Huskie defense record eight shutouts.
2011: Started and played in all 21 matches along the Huskie backline. Played every minute of every game, a total of 1,932 minutes. Helped the Huskie defense post 12 shutouts, second-most in school history, and a season goals against average of 0.70.
2010: Made two appearances, including starting against Holy Cross. Tallied an assist on Francis Otira's game-winning goal against Holy Cross.
2009: Played as a reserve in 14 matches, taking one shot. Assisted Josh Karsten's game-winner against MAC opponent Buffalo, and added a helper against Milwaukee, feeding the ball to Johnny Tyma to put the Huskies up 5-0.
High School: Co-captained the Boylan squad his junior and senior seasons. Named to NIC-10 All-Conference first team as a junior and senior. Earned all-sectional as well as All-State first team honors his last two seasons. Played in the IHSCAA all-star game and was voted MVP of the NIC-10 conference his senior year after totaling 41 points on 12 goals and 17 assists.
Club: Has participated with the Rockford Raptors since 2002.
Personal: Born Feb. 25, 1991 in Milwaukee, Wisc. Son of Carmel and Dan Taglia.