Notre Dame incoming freshman is first soccer player (ninth in any sport) to be a two-time honoree in award's 28-year history.
An All-America and M.A.C. Hermann Trophy candidate was named a team captain for the second year in-a-row a central midfielder brings the most experience of any Irish player into the 2006 season with 65 career games played has started every game of his career three-time monogram winner will be looked upon to anchor the midfield and possibly play some minutes on the backline a mature player with a calm demeanor on the field can dictate style of play with his creativity with the ball has six career points on two goals and two assists captained the U.S. Under-20 team during a successful showing at the World Youth Championships in Holland during the summer of '05.
AS A JUNIOR: First-team All-American on three separate lists (NSCAA, SoccerTimes.com, College Soccer News) first student-athlete in program history to accomplish that feat M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist a unanimous first-team all-BIG EAST selection started all 23 games for the Fighting Irish, playing a team-high 1,949 minutes netted Notre Dame's first goal of the season, and the first of his career, just 1:26 into the 4-1 season-opening victory versus No. 7 SMU in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic also collected an assist against the Mustangs en route to being named to the all-tournament team, the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week and the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll notched Notre Dame's second goal of the game during the seventh minute in a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh named to the 2005-06 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Anchored the Irish midfield as he started all 19 games during the 2004 campaign garnered second-team all-BIG EAST honors named to the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament all-tournament team collected first career point by assisting on the goal that gave Notre Dame a 1-0 lead in its BIG EAST opener against Georgetown, a game in which the Irish won 4-1 named to the 2004-05 BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
AS A FRESHMAN: An instant starter for the Irish during his rookie season appeared in and started all 23 matches for the Irish began the season as a central defender, but eventually moved up to finish the season in the central midfield helped the Irish defense hold its opponents to one or zero goals in 20 of 23 matches Soccer America freshman All-American College Soccer News all-freshman team selection also a member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team, but a minor leg injury kept him from competing with the team move to the central midfield coincided with Notre Dame's late-season surge to the BIG EAST Championship and NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 2002 Gatorade and Parade magazine National Player of Year also was named the California Player of the Year on two occasions three-time adidas All-American and named to the Parade magazine All-America team a three-year starter at Poway first-team all-California Inter-scholastic Federation (CIF) selection in 2002 after earning second-team honors as a freshman two-time first-team all-North County selection and a first-team all-Palomar League selection in `03 enjoyed a distinguished prep career as one of the nation's top players led team to a three-year record of 50-16-9 completed coursework at Poway in three years and graduated one year ahead of schedule was a member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team along with current teammates Ian Etherington and Nate Norman served as co-captain of that squad tallied seven goals and dished off six assists in final prep season and finished career with 15 goals and 16 assists had his high school jersey number 23 retired at Poway High School as one of only six former players to have jersey retired led scholastic team to Palomar League championship as a freshman and runner-up finishes in both his sophomore and junior seasons toured France and Spain with the national team in May of '02 started all 13 matches for that team in two years solidified a defense that allowed just three goals in seven matches also played internationally in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica and Australia has participated in four National Team training camps an alternate on under-17 U.S. World Championship Team in '01 member of Region IV Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) Team since 1998 also a five-year mainstay on the Cal State ODP squad and led that team to the national championship in '02 named to the Top 11 All-Tournament Team at the FC Borgaro Tournament in Italy in April of '01 played on the Under-16 U.S. National Team in 2000 a Top 22 Select Team for the adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) in '01 and Defensive MVP of that team holds school record for most goals in a game (four) has played for four different club teams -- San Diego Surf (2000-03 and 1998-99), La Jolla Nomads (1999-00), Rancho Bernardo Select (1996-98) and San Diego Soccer Club (1996-98) named '03 MVP of San Diego Surf Soccer Club led the Nomads to semifinal appearance in '00 Dallas Cup named to the Union Tribune all-academic first team in 2003, as well as earning a post on the all-CIF Scholar Athlete team earned one letter in track youngest of three children born November 3, 1985 son of Mark and Jan Dalby enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with majors in film, television and theater and theology possesses a 3.242 cumulative grade-point average member of the University's Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Dalby's Career Bests Goals Game: 1 (vs. SMU & Pittsburgh, 2005) Season : 2 (2005) Assists Game: 1 (vs. Georgetown, 2004; vs. SMU, 2005) Season: 1 (2004 & 2005) Points Game: 3 (vs. SMU, 2005) Season : 5 (2005)