18 - Dustin Dyer Position: Defender
Class: Senior
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 175 lbs.
High School: Patrick Henry
Hometown: Ashland, Va.
photo Extraordinary student-athlete ... Dedicated team player with rocket of a shot and athletic frame ... Consistent performer during his two years on the team ... Well-conditioned player who can play on the right side of defense and midfield equally well ... Will go to medical school after Virginia Tech.

2004: Played in 17 games, starting 15 ... Helped the defense shut-out a school-record eight opponents, including No. 1 Duke ... Totaled 10 shots on the season.

2003: Started all 22 matches for the Hokies, establishing a school record for matches played in a season ... Was productive with three goals on just five shots on goal ... Tallied the game-winning goal off an indirect kick in the 2-1 win against sixth-ranked St. John's ... Also scored goals against Liberty and the final goal of the year at VCU in the NCAA second round ... Final goal was the 1,000th goal in the program's 32-year history ... Earned Soccer America Team of the Week Award on Oct. 22 ... Was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 20.

2002 (at Christopher Newport University): Played in 18 games in the midfield for the Captains, starting 17 ... Tallied seven points on the season ... Ranked tied for third in team assists with five ... Team finished second in the Dixie Conference Championships.

Club: Played club ball for the Richmond Strikers, winners of three state championships ... Team, which was the Superclub national champion and Tampa Bay Sun Bowl champion, was ranked among the top ten in the nation ... A four-year member of the Virginia ODP program.

High School: Earned four letters in soccer at Patrick Henry High School ... A three-time first-team all-district selection ... Twice received honorable mention all-region accolades.

Personal: Born September 19, 1984 ... Son of John and Sarah Dyer ... Father was an All-American decathlete at Virginia Tech ... Majoring in biology.

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2002 (CNU) 18-17 9 1 5 7
2003 22-22 14 3 2 8
2004 17-15 10 0 0 0
2005 20-11 9 1 4 6
Totals 77-65 42 5 11 21