Joel DeLass

Joel DeLass (born September 20, 1986 in Spring Lake, Michigan) is an American soccer player.

Joel DeLass
Personal information
Full name Joel DeLass
Date of birth (1986-09-20) September 20, 1986
Place of birth Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2008 Wheaton Thunder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 West Michigan Edge 13 (1)
2010 Charlotte Eagles 2 (0)
2011–2014 Dayton Dutch Lions 91 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 12, 2014

Career

College and amateur

DeLass attended Western Michigan Christian High School, who he helped lead to State and League Championships, and where he was a First Team All-State, All-Region, All-District, All-Area and All-Conference selection in 2003 and 2004

He subsequently played four years of college soccer at Wheaton College. He was an All-CCIW Second Team selection as a sophomore in 2006 and as a junior in 2007, and was his team's captain in his senior year, leading them in scoring, while being named CCIW Player of the Year and earning a spot on the NSCAA Division III All-America First Team and Central Region First Team.[1]

During his college years DeLass also played in the USL Premier Development League with West Michigan Edge.[2]

Professional

Undrafted out of college, DeLass turned professional in 2010 when signed with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Second Division. He made his professional debut on April 17, 2010 in a game against Charleston Battery.[3]

DeLass signed with Dayton Dutch Lions of the USL Pro league on March 29, 2011.[4] He re-signed with the club in January 2012.[5]

During the 2012 campaign, DeLass appeared in every match for the Dutch Lions, notching a league high 2,160 minutes in the regular season along with an additional 390 minutes in US Open Cup play.[6] He contributed 1 goal and 1 assist in USLPRO action and scored what proved to be the match winner against the Michigan Bucks to send the Dutch Lions to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup.[7] The consistency and stability he provided in the midfield for the Dutch Lions saw his performance in the 2012 season earn him a spot on the 2012 USLPRO All League Second Team.[8]

References

  1. "News". Unitedsoccercoaches.org. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2010-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Eagles Lose Home Opener 3-2 to Charleston". Oursportscentral.com. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  4. "Dutch Lions Sign Joel Delass for 2011 USL PRO Season". Oursportscentral.com. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-01-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2014-09-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. "2012 US Open Cup Fourth Round: Dayton Dutch Lions continue run with OT win over Michigan Bucks". Thecup.us. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-01-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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