DAYTON, OH – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC is excited to announce the addition of five Cedarville University players to the 2016 PDL roster. Paulo Pinto, Paul Messerly, Bradley Schluter, John Schwien and Connor Gilmour all helped the Yellow Jackets achieve a 15-4-2 record and a strong run in the NSCAA Division II Championship Tournament.
“We are very excited with these additions to our roster, “ Dayton’s Head Coach Sid van Druenen said. “They are used to competing at a high level both in the college game as in the PDL and I am looking forward to working with them.”
Pinto, is a Goalkeeper who is originally from Sao Jose dos Campos in Brazil. In his three seasons with the Yellow Jackets he played in 40 games, starting all 21 games this past season.
Messerly, a transfer from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, is an attack-minded full back that just concluded his senior year with the Yellow Jackets, tallying 3 goals and 1 assist in the past season. In the two years with the team, Messerly appeared in all 40 games.
Schluter, from Centerville OH, played for Cincinnati State before transferring to Cedarville University where he played his first season this year, appearing in all 21 games while tallying 3 assists. Schluter, played PDL for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions in 2014 and had an important role in the qualifying for the conference playoffs.
Schwien, a transfer from Gordon College in Massachusetts is a midfielder that just finished his first year with the Yellow Jackets, tallying 1 goal and 6 assists, for a total of 8 points, in 21 games.
Gilmour, who produced a record setting career at Howland High School, scoring a school record 75 goals in four years, earning him among others, All-Ohio Division I First Team selection and All-American Conference player of the year, has been a center forward for the Yellow Jackets for 4 years. Having to sit our his first year due to a leg injury, Gilmour went on to score 12 goals in 2013, 14 goals in 2014 and an amazing 17 goals in 2015 earning him several awards through out the past 3 years. This past season Gilmour earned a spot on the NSCAA Division II All-American Third team and the CCA Division II All-America Third Team
For tickets and more information about the 2016 PDL season please visit the Dayton Dutch Lions FC website, www.ddlfc.com .
About the Dayton Dutch Lions FC
The Dayton Dutch Lions FC is a soccer club in Ohio with a men’s team, a women’s team, and a prestigious youth academy based on the Dutch development philosophy. The club was founded in November, 2009 and is currently owned by several members, the largest shareholder being team President, Dr. Suresh Gupta.
The club started men’s play in the Premier Development League in 2010 and was awarded the 2010 Progress Award. The next year the club made the jump to USL PRO and made the playoffs in 2013. The club also reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup in 2012, losing against Cup winners Sporting Kansas City in front of a crowd of 17,000. Last season, the men’s team transitioned back to the PDL. All club training and home matches are played at the newly renovated Doc Stadium located at 5833 Student St., West Carrollton, Ohio 45449.
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