Bryce McClanahan was born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. He is the son of Brandon and Mia McClanahan and is the oldest of four children. While he has always enjoyed playing other sports growing up, Bryce loved soccer. In total, he has been playing soccer for over 15 years.
As a youth player Bryce played club soccer for O.P. Alliance, an independent club team coached by his uncle and dad. A unique experience because O.P. Alliance started as a rec team and finished as a top premier team in the state of Kansas for the 1995 age group.
Bryce attended Shawnee Mission East High School where he played varsity soccer for three years and was a captain for two. During that time, he led the Lancers to a final four finish at state, one of the best finishes in school history. Bryce was selected to the 6A All-Sub Regional, All-County, All-State, and All-Metro teams as a center midfield player.
After graduating in 2013 Bryce attended Johnson County Community College for two years. During his time at JCCC, Bryce was a starter and captain, he was also awarded the Team MVP award and Cavalier Award.
He then transferred to MidAmerica Nazarene University to pursue his Bachelor’s degree and continue his playing career. In his first season with MNU he was a starter and earned honors as a member of the Heart of America All-Conference team. More importantly, he helped the team make the deepest run in school history at the 2015 NAIA National Tournament held in Delray Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, the team fell one win short of winning a national championship losing in overtime 0-1 to Rio Grande University. In the fall of 2016, Bryce will be entering his senior year and last year of playing as a member of the MNU Men’s Soccer Leadership Team.
He is now working on his Bachelor’s Degree MNU in Sports Management with an emphasis in Fitness and Minor in Coaching. His expected graduation date is May, 2017.