Michael Thrasher
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    Michael Thrasher

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Birmingham, AL

    High School:
    Oak Mountain

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 170

    Position:
    Midfielder

    Major:
    Legal Studies

    2012 (Junior)
    Appeared in 11 games as a reserve midfielder.

    2011 (Sophomore)
    Did not play a varsity match.

    2010 (Freshman)
    Did not play a varsity match.

    Before Air Force
    ODP: Member of the Alabama State ODP team from 2005-10 ... also spent one year with region team.

    Club: Played for the Birmingham United for seven seasons, including three with its US Soccer Academy team ... helped team to three state championships.

    High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... all-state selection as a senior ... all-state honorable mention as a junior ... two-time all-metro and all-county ... two-time Birmingham News scholar-athlete ... helped team to the 2008 Alabama 6A State Championship as a sophomore ... member of National Honor Society ... high school soccer coach was Ryan Patridge.

    Personal
    Parents are Jamie and Karla Thrasher ... has two sisters ... nickname is "Thrash" ... would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy and someday be the Governor of Alabama ... worked the USAFA Sports Camps this past summer ... also worked as a student advisor for the Expeditionary Skills and Evasion Training (ESET) ... active in his squadron as a safety officer ... member of the athletic's list every semester at the Academy ... hobbies include playing tennis and video games ... also recruited by Mercer and Oglethorpe ... favorite food is his mom's baked spaghetti ... favorite book is Keeping Both Feet on the Ground ... favorite movie is Green Street Hooligans ... person in history he would most like to meet is Nelson Mandela ... greatest moment in sports was scoring the game-tying penalty kick in the 92nd minute of the state championship game ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite professional soccer team is AS Roma ... favorite player is Michael Bradley ... member of cadet squadron 1.

    Inside Men's Soccer