As mentioned in the announcements of our All-Club 1st and 2nd teams, the talent in the Club division extends far beyond a short list of 14 players. So which previously unheralded players caught our eye this season and are poised to muscle their way into the 1st or 2nd team in future years? Here’s the list of our seven breakout performers in the Men’s division from the 2015 season.
Tyler Chan (Ironside) – 6g, 9a at Nationals
While the Ironside O-line might have more experienced players (Danny Clark) and more technically skilled players (Josh Markette), there’s an argument to be made that Chan was the Ironside O’s most consistently excellent player this year. What makes him such a dangerous player? Lots of things, but mostly his blazing speed. Chan might be one of the fastest players in the division. I once saw him beat a BUS in a race! Alright that was Usain Bolt, but I’m sure Chan could’ve done it, too. The point is that Chan is fast, and he uses that speed to get open unders at will. Chan has been an amazing player at Tufts for years, but this season was his coming-out party at the elite club level. Ironside has to be excited about their future with Chan at the helm.