5 - Niko Tirkkonen
Niko Tirkkonen
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hollola, Finland
High School: Hartwick College
Position: D
Major: Business
g 9
a 2
sh % .310
gw 5

2011-12 Individual Stats

2012: The 2012 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year, Tirkkonen played in 17 matches scoring a team high nine goals with two assists for 20 points. He was also named First Team All-Conference. He was second in the league in goals, third in points and second in game-winning goals (5). He scored multiple goals against Barton (10/4) and North Greenville (10/17). He was named First Team All-Southeast Region by Daktronics and by the NSCAA.

2011: A 2011 Conference Carolinas All-Tournament team selection, Tirkkonen was third on the team in points with 11. He scored four goals and had three assists. He had a season high three points with a goal and an assist against Francis Marion and scored a goal against Mount Olive, St. Andrews and Limestone. He played in 17 games, starting six during the 2011 season.

Other College: A transfer from Hartwick College, Niko played in seven games for the Hawks in 2010, starting in three of them. He recorded two shots on goal.

Prior to College: Tirkkonen has represented Finland’s U18 national team in Slovakia and Portugal and was a national youth runner-up with FC Reipas. He also competed with City Stars, HYPS, and FC Lahti Academy. He attended Salpausselan Lukio.

Personal: Son of Merja and Jari Tirkkonen.

Recent Games
Oct 13 Erskine W, 1-0
Oct 17 North Greenville W, 3-0
Oct 20 Queens (N.C.) W, 2-1
Oct 23 at Mount Olive T, 0-0
Oct 27 Limestone W, 2-1
Oct 30 Queens (N.C.) L, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 10
Games started 16 10
Goals 9 7
Assists 2 2
Points 20 16
Shots 29 21
Shot Pct .310 .333
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 5 4
Date Opponent Score g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 30 at Florida Southern W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 1 at Flagler L, 3-2 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Sep 4 Florida Tech L, 2-1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 8 Lenoir-Rhyne   - - - - - - -
Sep 12 at Anderson (S.C.) W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 19 at King (Tenn.) W, 1-0 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 1
Sep 22 at Pfeiffer W, 2-0 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Sep 26 at Francis Marion W, 1-0 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 1
Sep 29 at Lees-McRae L, 1-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 4 Barton W, 4-2 2 2 6 4 .500 0-0 1
Oct 6 Shorter W, 4-3 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 10 at Belmont Abbey W, 1-0 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 1
Oct 13 Erskine W, 1-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 17 North Greenville W, 3-0 2 0 4 8 .250 0-0 1
Oct 20 Queens (N.C.) W, 2-1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 23 at Mount Olive T, 0-0 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 27 Limestone W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 30 Queens (N.C.) L, 2-1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2012-13 17 16 9 2 20 29 .310 15 .517 1 0 0-0 5
Total 17 16 9 2 20 29 .310 15 .517 1 0 0-0 5
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 17 16 9 2 20 29 .310 15 .517 1 0 0-0 5
Conference 10 10 7 2 16 21 .333 10 .476 1 0 0-0 4
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Home 8 7 4 2 10 17 .235 7 .412 0 0 0-0 2
Away 9 9 5 0 10 12 .417 8 .667 1 0 0-0 3
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

Wins 12 12 8 2 18 24 .333 12 .500 1 0 0-0 5
Losses 4 3 1 0 2 5 .200 3 .600 0 0 0-0 0

September 7 6 4 0 8 10 .400 8 .800 0 0 0-0 2
October 9 9 5 2 12 19 .263 7 .368 1 0 0-0 3
November - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
December - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -

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