CREIGHTON CAREER: 2010 (Sophomore) – Named to the Missouri Valley Conference First-Team and NSCAA All-Midwest Region Second-Team after leading the MVC with 10 assists ... Ranked 11th in the NCAA in assists per game and 12th in total assists ... Seven of his 10 assists came in CU’s final 12 matches ... His 10 assists were the most by a Bluejay since Tim Bohnenkamp had 10 in 2005 ... Assisted the first CU goal of the season, Kris Clark’s game-winner at Loyola (Ill.) on Sept. 1 ... Had an assist in both matches at The Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic in Peoria (Sept. 17 & 19) ... Dished two assists in 3-1 win over No. 5 Tulsa (Oct. 5) ... Named MVC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 25 after notching an assist at Drake (Oct. 20), before scoring a goal and assisting the other in a 2-0 win at Central Arkansas (Oct. 23) ... Attempted a career-high eight shots, three on goal at Evansville (Oct. 16).
2009 (Freshman) – MVC Freshman of the Year and member of the MVC All-Freshman Team ... Tabbed one of “100 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On” before the season by College Soccer News ... Appeared in all 16 matches, making seven starts ... Ranked second on the team with four assists ... Played 34 minutes and attempted two shots in his collegiate debut against Loyola (Ill.) on Sept. 1 ... Earned his first start of the season against Missouri State (Sept. 19) ... Started the final six matches of the season ... Notched his first career point on an assist against Portland (Sept. 27) ... Also dished assists against Eastern Illinois (Oct. 11), Bradley (Oct. 21) and seventh-ranked UCLA (Oct. 31) ... Assisted the game-winning goals against Bradley and UCLA ... Scored his only goal of the season at Evansville (Oct. 17).
PREP CAREER: Member of the United States U-18 Men’s National Team Pool ... Played in Ireland and Portugal in the summer of 2009 with the U-18 team ... Participated in the U.S. Soccer U-18 Development Academy in both 2008 and 2009 ... Ranked among the top-40 high school prospects by Top Drawer Soccer ... PARADE High School All-American in 2009 ... An NSCAA Youth All-Region pick ... Member of the California South ODP Winter Pool ... Logged the fastest 20-meter time (2.61) at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcase in 2008 ... Played club soccer with the Arsenal FC from the U-9 through U-18 age groups ... Lettered in track and field in long jump and the 100, 200, 400, 4x100 and 4x200 meter sprints.
PERSONAL: The son of Amos Acoff and Juanita Tinsley, Dion was born Sept. 23, 1991 in Fontana, Calif. ... Has an older sister, Danielle (25) ... Communication studies major.