2001: Appeared in 17 games as a junior, starting in 16 contests?finished fourth on the team in scoring with 13 points, tallying five goals and three assists?netted his first goal of the season in the Flames? 4-0 triumph at Memphis on Sept. 9?tabbed goals in back-to-back games at home versus Wright State (10/21) and Detroit (10/26)?dished out a pair of assists in UIC?s 7-2 win over Eastern Illinois on Sept. 30?also scored goals versus Northwestern and Wisconsin?his 31 shots taken was third-most on the UIC squad.
2000: In his first year with the Flames, he started at forward in 22 of the 23 games he played in?finished second on the team in scoring with 11 goals and two assists for 24 points, which is tied for ninth most in a single year in the UIC record book?his 11 goals also tied for sixth most in a single campaign?earned a spot on the MCC All-Newcomer Team?had three game-winning goals to his credit?his first game-decider came in UIC?s 1-0 victory at Oregon State in the first round of the OSU/Diadora Classic?put in the Flames? first goal in their 3-0 win over UW-Milwaukee during the regular season?had a goal and assisted on Dennis King?s game-winner in UIC?s 3-2 home victory over Cal Poly?tallied the Flames? final two goals in their 3-2 win over DePaul.
Prior to UIC: Began his collegiate career at Drake University?as a freshman in 1999, he played in 17 games and made six starts?finished up with two goals and one assist for five points?scored the game-winning goal in the Bulldogs' 2-0 victory over Western Illinois on Sept. 19.
Prep/Personal: Earned four letters as a midfield/forward at Lincoln-Way High School?as a senior, helped the Knights to a 22-2-1 overall record as he led the team in scoring?a First Team All-State honoree by the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times?a two-time SICA West All-Conference honoree?named the team's MVP following his senior year?was selected as the New Lenox Star's Player of the Year?played in Illinois' Olympic Development Program from 1997-98?born April 17, 1981?son of Mark and Becky Tyda?majoring in marketing.