Riley Tanner

#27 Midfield

Status Active
Position Midfield
Home Town Caledonia, Mich.
Age 10/15/1999
Height 5'7"
College Alabama
Pronouns She/Her
Acquired Drafted by the Spirit, 2023 NWSL Draft
Riley Tanner Portrait Image
accent background image

Career Summary



Second Team All-SEC… United Soccer Coaches All-Region second team honoree… Ranked 34th nationally in assists with eight this season, which ranks fourth all-time in program history for single-season assists… Tallied five goals and eight assists for 18 points… Started 26 games during the season.


Led the team in game-winning goals, netting the winning shot against Missouri, Mississippi State and Kentucky… Ranks sixth all-time at UA for single season game-winning goals… Tied for third on the team in goals (3), tied first in assists (3) and tied for fourth in points (9)… Competed in 18 games, starting 12.


Played in 15 of the Gamecocks 16 matches during the season, starting in one… Left the program with the fifth-best shot percentage for a career (2018-20) at 22.6 percent.


Had a breakout season for the Gamecocks in 2019, coming off the bench for nearly the entire year… Made one start and appeared in 23 matches, primarily out of the left forward position… Became the first Gamecock to score in three-straight NCAA Tournament matches… Was tied for the third-most goals on the team with five and assisted on two more for a total of 12 points, the fifth most on the team… Had the best shot percentage (.313) on the team (min. 10 shots), the sixth-best in a single season in Carolina history… Through two seasons has the second best shot percentage (.291) in South Carolina women’s soccer history… Five of her nine shots on goal this season resulted in goals.


Competed in 17 matches for the Gamecocks, starting in one… Made South Carolina debut against Fordham (8/17), registering the game-winning goal on her lone shot of the match and playing a season-high 68 minutes… Made first career start against NC State (8/26) on the road, playing 51 minutes… Finished with eight shots, three on goal… Played in a total of 531 minutes in her freshman campaign.


Tanner received her third call-up to the Panama National Team in March…. Tanner and Panama will debut at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 24 against Brazil, playing in Group F against France, Jamaica and Brazil… Tanner scored her first international goal in the semifinal of the Play-Off Tournament against Papua New Guinea.

Your Washington Spirit