DAYTON, OH – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC are proud to announce the signings of forward Daniel Holowaty (left) and midfielder Toric Robinson (right) for the 2012 USL PRO season. The Dutch Lions are pleased to have native Jamaican Robinson and native American Holowaty join the 2012 roster.
Former RIT men’s soccer standout Dan Holowaty (Strongsville, OH/St. Ignatius) signed with the Dayton Dutch Lions FC of the United Soccer League. Holowaty, a Strongsville Ohio native, returns home to play for the Orange Lions.
“Dan is a kind of player we were searching for,” said Dutch Lions Head Coach Ivar van Dintern. “He has an incredible work rate, never gives up, and is the type of player who fits in our ‘Dutch’ system.“
Holowaty led the Tigers with eight goals and 20 points in 2011. He scored his first career hat trick in a 4-0 win over SUNY Morrisville on September 7 and scored in both of RIT/s postseason contests. He was named the RIT Male Athlete of the Week twice and was an All-Liberty League first team selection.
He finished tied for seventh in the conference in points with 20, and was eighth in the league averaging 1.00 points per game. His eight goals were good for fifth in the Liberty League. Holowaty finished his stellar career tied for 11th all-time in points at RIT with 61 and 11th in career goals with 24. In addition, his 10 game-winning goals are sixth best in RIT’s storied history.
East Stroudsburg University senior Toric Robinson has been named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Men’s Soccer Academic All-America team. Robinson (Westmoreland, Jamaica/Munro College) has been a member of the third team at midfield and was the third ESU men’s soccer player to earn Academic All-America honors.
With Robinson and Holowaty added to the DDL FC squad, the Lions are confident heading into the season opener April 13th against the Charlotte Eagles. Coming season will be a great challenge for the Lions as it marks their second year in the USL PRO Division, after finishing eighth in the National Division of the 2011 USL season.
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