Talented midfielder with a lot of potential ... coaching staff is counting on him to have a breakout season ... has made a marked improvement in his skills and overall game since coming out of USMAPS ... one of two middies expected to anchor first line ... elusive ... can change direction ... good size and speed ... has ability to run past the defense and go to the goal ... one of young talented midfielders expected to be a major contributor in 2006 ... spent 2005 on Army's third midfield line ... penciled in on Black Knights' top line this spring ... always looking for ways in which to improve ... two-year letterwinner.
2005: Appeared in 12 games ... scored first collegiate goal against Hofstra ... registered career-high three ground balls ... scooped career best two grounders at Colgate ... bulk of playing time came earlier in the season ... appeared in just two of last six games after seeing playing time in first 10 tilts.
2004: Appeared in three games ... did not register a collegiate point ... scooped up his first career ground ball against Lafayette ... also recorded a grounder in regular-season finale opposite Duke ... registered two shots on goal in that win over the Leopards ... also saw game action opposite Holy Cross.
Prior to West Point: Three-time all-county selection at Webster H.S. ... served as team captain his senior year ... part of bronze-medal winning Western New York squad at the 2001 Empire State Games ... also lettered in football for Webster's perennial state power gridiron squad ... voted team's defensive MVP his senior season ... part of school's two state championship teams.
Personal: Ryan James Chase ... born May 5, 1984, in Rochester, N.Y. ... parents are James and Carmen Chase ... brother Michael plays lacrosse at Roanoke College in Virginia ... majoring in American Legal Systems.