Created on Saturday, 21 June 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Dylan Cline has been a key element in the growing success of Indian Lake’s boys soccer program over the past four years.
Now the Laker standout is taking his game to the college level after he recently signed to play at Tiffin University, an NCAA Division II program.
“Dylan has been a great player for us in his four years,” said Indian Lake head coach Jon Shoffstall. “I am excited to see his success in the future both athletically and academically.
“He has been instrumental in turning the program around from a perennial losing record to league champions this past year as a senior.”
Cline piled up the awards while on the field at Indian Lake. He was named Central Buckeye Conference first team twice, was named to the second-team all-Miami Valley North squad as a senior and earned the Miami Valley district sportsmanship award as a sophomore.
As a captain his senior year, Cline finished his prep career in style. He had eight goals and nine assists. He is third all-time for assists and played in a school-record 140 varsity halves.
“Dylan has been dedicated to our program and he will be greatly missed,” said Shoffstall. “On top of being a great midfielder, he provided a lot of leadership and helped nurture the young players to meet the expectations of the program.”
Tiffin, which competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic League, had one of its most successful performances in school history a year ago. The Dragons finished the season 11-3-4 and earned a selection to the NCAA postseason tournament for the first time in school history.