Joseph Dawkins

Joseph Dawkins
Joseph Dawkins
Joseph Dawkins
Real Name: Joseph Dawkins
HT: 6' 0" WT: 180
Age: 26 (03/18/1991)
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

What Scouts Say: "A centerback who at times played fullback, too ... Cut from the same cloith as teammate and centerback Anthony Hobbs but not rated quite as high ... Tough, hard, blue-collar, working-class player."

College (Florida International University):

As a Junior (2011): Played in 1,344 minutes of action throughout the span of 15 games during the season... Completed an assist ten minutes into the game against FAU (8/28)... Had eight shot attempts for an overall .530 shot attempts per game... Obtained recognition as a student-athlete on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Played for expansion Ocala Stampede of the United Soccer League's Professional Development League... Named team captain of the Stampede... Led his team to the Southern Conference Semifinals... Was one of the league leaders in minutes played in the PDL.

As a Sophomore (2010): Appeared in 14 games, starting 10 in the defensive backfield for the Panthers... Collected three points on a goal and an assist with seven shots, three on goal... Played 831 minutes... Scored the game-winning goal against Hartwick College (10/22) on a shot from 22 yards out... Also assisted on a Michael Muehseler goal in the same game.

As a Freshmen (2009): One of FIU's most consistent defenders who appeared in 16 contests, including 14 as a starter... Contributed to FIU holding opponents to one goal or less on eight occasions... Was instrumental in four FIU shutouts... Helped FIU hold perennial national powerhouse SMU (11/7) to one goal, giving FIU the 2-1 win to close the season.

High School: Finalist for the College Sports' Soccer Sportsman of the Year award during his senior year... Named the 2008 National Secondary Schools Premier Tournament MVP... Played with the Auckland Football Federation U-15 National Tournament Champions ... Named New Zealand Secondary Schools Under-19 Captain in 2008.

Club: Played with the Auckland City Football Club, helping them to the New Zealand Football Championship National Youth League U20 championship in 2006-07 & 2008-09.

Personal: Son of Kevin and Sue Dawkins... Earned several academic honors, including the Auckland University of Technology Significant Student Scholarship in 2008 ... Has one brother, Samuel and two sisters Emily Grace and Rachel.

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