THURSDAY, MARCH 07, 2002
Men's Soccer Signs Flagler Palm Coast Standout

March 7, 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Looking ahead to next year's Atlantic Sun Conference championship run, the Jacksonville head coach Bob Moullin announced the signing of Flagler Palm Coast standout midfielder Dustin Sawyer, the first signee of his tenure.

Sawyer, who teamed up with current Dolphins Joe Adona and Jon Convery as a prepster, has had a stellar career, helping lead his Flagler Palm Coast team to national prominence. FPCHS finished as both state and national champions his sophomore year, and finished as state runners-up and the sixth ranked high school team in the nation his junior year.

The state's assist leader for each of the past two seasons, Sawyer has earned first-team All-State honors as a senior and second team All-State recognition as a sophomore, while garnering All-Area and All-Conference honors all four years. While at Flagler Palm Coast, Sawyer led his team to a 120-9-2 record over his four-year prep career, including a perfect 48-0 in conference play. Sawyer also earned All-American status for the Flagler Dawgs club team.

"Dustin is a great addition to our team who will help us get better and move closer to accomplishing our goal of returning to the NCAA Tournament," said Moullin. "His awareness of what's going on and where other players are on the field is uncanny and he will set up our forwards with numerous scoring opportunities."

Picked to finish seventh in the A-Sun preseason poll, the Dolphins finished third in the 2001 A-Sun regular season before falling one match shy of the NCAA Tournament, losing to Mercer, 2-1, in the conference tournament's championship match.