Tralee, Ireland / Brookfield HS
At Delaware: Tri-captain • a vocal third-year back who is expected to make another impact in the defensive third • returns as a third-year starter on defense • has appeared in 30 career games with 27 starts and scored three goals.
2011 Season: Started all 19 games he played in as a sophomore • key member of Blue Hen defense that held opponents to 1.35 goals per game and recorded seven shutouts, including two in the post-season • team enjoyed its finest season in school history, going 13-6-4, capturing the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title, and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for head coach Ian Hennessy • contributed six points after scoring first three goals of his career • scored first goal of the season on a penalty kick in win over UNC Wilmington on Oct. 29 • scored against James Madison on Nov. 11 • also scored the game-winning goal in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Virginia to send the Hens to the second round • had one shot on goal in the Hens' CAA Tournament Championship game 2-1 win over Old Dominion • named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Tournament Team • Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
2010 Season: Saw action in 11 games as a rookie and started the final eight games of the season • 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 him 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 VCU (Nov. 7) • helped in five shutouts over the last seven contests • team went 6-9-3 and made first post-season tournament appearance in 14 years.
High School: Attended Brookfield Academy • 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 and 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 • born May 10, 1989 • health and behavior science major at Delaware with a minor in strength & conditioning • has two older brothers • lists father as biggest influence, helping him to improve and be positive.
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