College Soccer News – Guilford’s Dillon Named to All-State Soccer Team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Colin Dillon (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) was selected to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State team Tuesday. Dillon was a second-team selection to the college division squad.

Collin Dillon 2015

The college division all-star units are comprised of men’s soccer student-athletes from North Carolina’s NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA institutions. Sports information professionals nominated student-athletes for the teams, which were selected by NCCSIA members.

A 5-9 defender and team captain, Dillon started all 18 of the Quakers’ games this season and earned Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) recognition. He ranked second on the team with a career-high 10 points on one goal and a team-best eight assists, the fifth-best total in school history. Dillon scored his lone goal in Guilford’s matchup against Shenandoah University to help the Quakers to a 1-1 tie. He also tallied two assists in contests with Ferrum College and Emory & Henry College.

For his career, Dillon played in 69 matches for the Quakers, starting 56. He had 17 career points on two goals and 13 assists. He leaves ranked seventh among Guilford’s career assists leaders. Dillon is scheduled to graduate with his degree in accounting and business administration.

Ninth-year head coach Jeff Bateson’s Quakers ended the season with an overall record of 5-11-2 and a 4-5-2 ODAC mark. Bateson expects 21 letter winners to return in 2015.

Founded in 2002, NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from North Carolina’s NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions for the purpose of promoting collegiate athletics and student-athletes. Membership is open to those affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCSSIA selects all-state teams for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball on the College (Division II, III, NAIA) and University (Division I) levels. More than 1,500 student-athletes have been recognized on NCCSIA All-State teams since 2003.