Richard Dixon | #12 | M
Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Previous School: Royal Palm Beach HS
Major: Exercise Science
2012: Saw action in 10 games and started eight as a center midfielder… named to the NSCAA and Daktronics All-South Region second teams, marking his fourth career all-region selection… became the first UWF men’s soccer to player to earn his second career GSC Player of the Year award… also earned his third All-GSC selection… scored four goals, three of which came in GSC play.
2011: Medical redshirt.
2010: Played in and started 13 games, battling through injuries but still playing a major role in the center midfield ... became the second UWF player to earn a third NSCAA All-Region nod, as he was selected to the first team ... scored one goal with one assist ... attempted 11 shots.
2009: Took on a leadership role as a sophomore, playing in 17 games at center midfield, 16 of which he started ... Daktronics and NSCAA/adidas All-South Region second team selection ... became the second UWF men’s soccer player to be named Gulf South Conference Player of the Year ... All-GSC first team ... named GSC Player of the Week on 10/20 ... scored three goals and added three assists for nine total points ... attempted 26 shots, 12 on goal ... scored three goals with one assist in regular season GSC play ... scored the game-winner in a 5-0 victory against Ouachita Baptist (10/2) ... scored twice in a 6-0 GSC win against Delta State (10/18) ... assisted on the game-winning goal in UWF’s 2-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville in the GSC Tournament finals (11/8).
2008: Earned a role in the starting lineup as a freshman, playing in 18 games and starting 17 ... NSCAA/adidas All-South Region second team selection ... All-GSC second team and GSC All-Tournament Team selection ... scored four goals with one assist, adding up to nine total points ... scored his first two career goals against Nova Southeastern (9/21) ... scored a dramatic, breakaway goal in UWF’s 2-0 win over Montevallo in the GSC Tournament finals (11/9).
High School: Starred for Royal Palm Beach High School ... two-time Sun Sentinel all-county first team selection ... all-state team selection as a senior ... honorable mention selection to the Palm Beach Post all-county team as a junior and earned a spot on the Palm Beach County Senior All-Star Team the following season ... scored 11 goals combined in his junior and senior seasons while playing primarily as a defender ... captained his team to a 17-3-4 record as a senior and won the program’s second playoff game ever ... led Royal Palm Beach to a 12-4-4 record as a junior and helped the team to its first playoff victory ... also competed in the high jump, long jump and 400 meter run for the track team ... played club soccer with the Wellington Soccer Club, leading the U-17 team to the second round of the Florida State Cup for the first time in 2006-07 and advancing to the final four with the U-18 team the following year ... attended Rusea’s High School in Jamaica before moving to the U.S. ... member of the Jamaica U-15 junior national team in 2005.
Personal: Son of Dawn Kerr and Dexter Dixon ... has siblings Danesha Walker, Oshane Walker, Paula Dixon, Nicole Dixon, Kadeem Dixon and Dexter Dixon Jr. ... Oshane plays soccer... Nicole, Kadeem and Dexter play basketball... majoring in Exercise Science ... Listed playing FIFA and Call of Duty, going hiking and going to the bach as some of his hobbies... grew up in Hanover, Jamaica.
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