Nov. 15, 2016
Meet the Gerard Pique of WV High School Soccer Tanner Dodd
Tanner Dodd is the Gerard Pique of WV high school soccer. He is a star defender for his high school team, the Byrd Eagles. He has helped lead his team to a 20-2-2 record and second place in the 2016 state tournament.
Dodd says that he plays aggressive but stays patient and calm. Which is the exact way that Gerard Pique plays. When asked about player comparisons, Dodd answered with, "Gerard Pique." Several of his teammates would also compare his style of play to Pique.
Dodd isn't just a member of the Byrd high team, he is also a member of the Mountain State Soccer Club and the WV ODP team. Dodd's main goal is to get to play college soccer. His secondary goal is to work hard this off season and to bring a state title home for the Eagles.
Soccer has never been given the respect that it demands. Tanner Dodd is not blinded by that but he doesn't let it bother him. Dodd said, "Soccer is an amazing sport, it brings teams and supporters together as if they are family, there's never a dull moment."