Shawnee Mission East soccer retires Tyler Rathbun’s jersey before win over Olathe North

The Rathbuns unveiled Tyler's retired jersey before the SM East soccer game Tuesday. Photo courtesy Denise Tavakolinias.
The Rathbuns unveiled Tyler’s retired jersey before the SM East soccer game Tuesday. Photo courtesy Denise Tavakolinias.

Shawnee Mission East’s boys soccer team held a special ceremony before its game against Olathe North Tuesday to honor Tyler Rathbun — the school’s all-time leader for goals in a single season, who was killed in an ATV accident in Miami County last fall.

As his teammates stood shoulder to shoulder on the field, Rathbun’s family — mother Theresa, father Clay and brother Alex — unwrapped Tyler’s framed number 14 jersey, pinned with his various awards. Rathbun’s number will be retired.

The team and large crowd also held a moment of silence for SM West wide receiver Andre Maloney, who died last week after suffering a stroke during a football game.

SM East went on to win the game Tuesday 3-1, bringing the team to 7-4-1 on the year.