This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

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MEN'S SOCCER: Goalkeeper Dave Whitcraft Named to Senior Soccer Bowl

November 14, 1984

NEWARK, Del.  --  Dave Whitcraft, the University of Delaware’s soccer senior goalkeeper, was named to the 13th Annual Senior Soccer Bowl Game. 

Whitcraft, a third team All-American in 1983, was the first such selection for Delaware. The Senior Soccer Bowl was played in Tampa, Fla., highlighting 32 of the top senior soccer players in the United States. 

The players and the two coaches that were chosen were selected by the Senior Soccer Bowl committee of the ISAA.

“I was shocked when I first found out, but I also felt very privileged,” said Whitcraft, a native of Gibbsboro, N.J. and a graduate of Eastern High School. “This game will open a lot of doors for me and will give me an opportunity to get my feet against a lot of good competition.”

That 1984 season, Whitcraft, a senior tri-captain for the Hens, had five shutouts and allowed just 11 goals in 12 games. For his career he posted a school-record 19 shutouts.