Tschakert joins Tiger men’s soccer program

Nick Tschakert will join the Tiger men’s soccer program starting in 2013.

Nick Tschakert will join the Tiger men’s soccer program starting in 2013.

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer program added its second signee of the offseason this week when head coach Jeremy Tosaya announced that Nick Tschakert will join the program in 2013.

Tschakert joins Lakeville, Minn., defender Colby Sprung as the Tigers’ first recruits for next season. Tschakert, a 5-foot-10 defender comes to Dakota Wesleyan from Watertown, S.D. He was a two-year starter and three-time letter winner for the Arrows. He also played for the South Dakota United club team.

Tschakert, who plans to major in finance at Dakota Wesleyan, was a member of the National Honor Society.

“I’ve had the opportunity to watch Nick play soccer for the last few years here in South Dakota, and I’m looking forward to see how he will grow as a player and a person here at Dakota Wesleyan,” said Tosaya, who begins his fifth season with the program in 2013. “Not only will he be a great addition to the team, but he will be a great fit for our academically-minded community on campus.”

Tschakert joins a Tiger program that went 6-11-2 overall and 3-5-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in 2012. Dakota Wesleyan made the eight-team conference postseason tournament where it lost in the first round to top-ranked Hastings College. DWU loses six seniors to graduation in May.