At Delaware: A vocal second year back who is expected to make another impact in the defensive third • will serve as a tri-captain in 2011 with Darren O'Connor and Tobias Müller.
2010 Season: Saw action in 11 games as a rookie, including eight starts over the final eight games • started on the backline against No. 12 and top-seeded William & Mary in Delaware’s first-ever CAA tournament game • took two shots, putting both on cage • Hens went 4-2-2 with Dineen as a starter • helped a defensive unit that allowed just four goals in the last eight games, including three consecutive shutouts over Towson (Oct. 27), UNC Wilmington (Oct. 30) and Virginia Commonwealth University (Nov. 7) • helped in five shutouts over the last seven contests.
High School: Attended Brookfield • played for two years each for the Cork City F.C. and Belvedere Boys F.C. • won the national title in under-17 with Belvedere boys, served as team captain that year • won state title at under-18 level with Cork City • on team that lost in the national final in under-16, was team's only loss of the year (2006) • Belvedere Boys went undefeated in 2007
Personal: John Thomas Dineen ("duh-neen") • son of George and Kay Dineen • has two older brothers • lists father as biggest influence, helping him to improve and be positive • undecided major at the University.
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