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Aug. 25, 2006
TAMPA, Fla. - Former Miami University standout and 1995 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Dustin Swinehart has continued his winning ways in the professional soccer ranks, as Swinehart and his professional team, the Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer League, are slated to play in the USL Second Division Championships Saturday, Aug. 26. The Eagles are the defending regular champions, and they will square off with the Richmond Kickers in the title match.
A four-year letterwinner at Miami (1992-95), Swinehart finished his career with 32 assists, tops on the Miami career charts. The two-time all-MAC first team selection (1993 and 1995) also ended his career ranked second all time with 86 points and fifth with 27 goals. In addition, Swinehart was one of two men's athletes in program history to be named as an Academic All-American, earning the distinction in 1995. Swinehart also earned three academic all-MAC awards and was named to the academic all-Great Lakes team in each of his four seasons in Oxford.
Swinehart, a five-time all-league player and one of the USL's most prolific scorers, has played on both the Eagles and Kickers during his professional career, even pulling double duty in the previous two seasons, but he will suit up for the Eagles Saturday as they make their fourth straight appearance in the second division championship game.
The game is slated for a 7 p.m. (ET) kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 26 in Richmond, Va., and it will be broadcast live on the Fox Soccer Channel. For more info, please visit the United Soccer League's official website.