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    Bright Dike

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Edmond, OK

    High School:
    Edmond North

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 223

    Position:
    Forward


    A four-time monogram recipient •played in 86 career matches with 38 starts •finished his Irish career with 66 points on 27 goals and 12 assists •2009 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year • earned first-team all-BIG EAST honors in 2008 and 2009 • NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region first-team honoree in 2008 followed by a third-team selection in 2009 •selected by the Columbus Crew in the first round (12th overall pick) of the 2010 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

    FIFTH-YEAR: Named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year •first-team all-BIG EAST for the second straight season •selected to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region third team •named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com national first team •selected to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll on three occasions (Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 3) •College Soccer News national team of the week (Oct. 12) •played in all 23 games and started 13 matches • had team-high totals in goals (11) and points (26) • had a team-high 68 shots •tallied four assists •opened the season with the first hat trick of his career as he netted three goals in a 5-0 win over Michigan •collected an assist in a 3-0 triumph of Seattle in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament •started a three-game goal scoring streak with the second Irish tally (59th minute) in a 2-1 victory at DePaul in the BIG EAST opener •deposited Notre Dame's lone goal, which was an equalizer in the 78th minute, in a 2-1 setback at USF •scored a goal (75th minute) and assisted on another in a 4-0 win over No. 7 Louisville •scored the second goal (55th minute) in a 2-0 victory at Marquette •netted the golden goal with just 51 seconds remaining in the second, and final, overtime period in a 1-0 victory at Providence •deposited another golden goal, 57 seconds into overtime, in a 2-1 win over Connecticut in the regular-season finale •assisted on Notre Dame's first goal against the Huskies •scored Notre Dame's first goal (43rd minute) in a 2-2 draw against USF in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship •put the Fighting Irish on the board in the 29th minute in a 2-1 besting of Green Bay in the first round of the NCAA Championship •had an assist in a 3-1 setback at Northwestern in the NCAA second round •earned his fourth monogram.

    AS A SENIOR: Started all 21 games and led the team in goals (12) and total points (29) • those totals led all BIG EAST players and were career-best numbers • his five assists tied for second among all Notre Dame players • notched a point in a team-high 13 games • named to the all-BIG EAST first team and to the All-Great Lakes Region first team • two-time selection for the BIG EAST weekly honor roll (Sept. 29 & Oct. 13) • netted two goals in a 4-1 win over Duke at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic • registered a goal and an assist in a 5-0 triumph over No. 5 USF to lock up the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament title for the Irish • named to the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic and Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament all-tournament teams • started a career-best six-game goal streak with a tally in a 3-0 victory over Syracuse • notched a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win at Cincinnati • scored the team's lone goals in back-to-back defeats at Louisville (2-1 in ot) and at Michigan (3-1) • helped to get the Irish back in the win column with a goal and an assist in a 3-0 besting of Michigan State • scored a goal in a 4-1 triumph of Pittsburgh • returned to the scoring column after a one game hiatus with a goal in a 3-1 win over Providence • assisted on the equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Seton Hall • collected an assist on Notre Dame's first goal in a 2-1 victory over Georgetown • scored the game's lone goal in a 1-0 win over Louisville in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship • deposited a goal in a 2-1 setback to USF in the semifinals of the BIG EAST tournament • named to the all-BIG EAST Championship team • earned a monogram.

    AS A JUNIOR: Did not play.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 20 matches, with three starts • tallied six points on two goals and two assists • registered a (then) career-best three points on one goal and one assist in a 4-1 win over No. 8 Creighton in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament • scored a goal in a 4-0 triumph of Marquette • dished out an assist on the lone goal in a 1-0 win over UIC in the second round of the NCAA Tournament • earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Had an impact for the Irish during his freshman season as he played in 22 games and made one start • was named to the College Soccer News `100 Freshmen to Watch' list • notched five points on two goals and an assist • collected his first collegiate point with an assist in a 1-0 victory over Boston University in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament • the first goal of his Notre Dame career was the lone tally in a 1-0 victory over Bradley • the score against the Braves came in the sixth minute • scored Notre Dame's first goal in a 4-0 triumph over No. 16 Seton Hall • earned a monogram.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Collected four varsity letters in soccer and two in track at Edmond North High School • three-time all-city and all-conference soccer player • named team MVP by leading Edmond North to the Oklahoma 5A state title as a junior • with his team trailing 1-0 at halftime of the state final, he came out and scored three goals in the second half to lead his squad to victory • was named all-city player of the year in 2004 after scoring 17 goals • collected all-state, all-city, all-conference and team MVP honors his senior season by leading his team to the conference championship and a national ranking • collected 23 goals and 13 assists as a senior • scored in nine straight games during his senior campaign • member of the Oklahoma City NWO Spirit - the four-time Oklahoma state club tournament championship team • rated 11th for forwards in the Class of 2005 by StudentSportsSoccer.com • was a member of the National Honor Society • born February 2, 1987 • son of Vincent and Jacinta Dike • has four younger siblings • graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in IT management in May of 2009.

    Dike's Career Statistics

    YearG-SShGAPtsGW
    2005 22-1 11 2 1 5 2
    2006 20-3 20 2 2 6 0
    2007 Did Not Play
    2008 21-21 79 12 5 29 3
    2009 23-13 68 11 4 26 3
    Totals 86-38 178 27 12 66 8
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