Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior defender Dan De Hart has been named American Southwest Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, announced ASC Director of Media Relations Greg Weghorst on Monday afternoon.
The 6-foot-1, 160-pound native of Rocklin, Calif., spearheaded a unit that allowed only two goals in a pair of conference wins that propelled the Eagles (14-4-0, 9-2-0) into first place in the standings entering the final week. De Hart limited both Schreiner and Texas Lutheran’s leading scorers to no goals and a combined three shots, none of which were on goal. De Hart also helped Ozarks remain the league’s leader in goals-against average (0.71). This season De Hart has been a starter in 17 matches, seven of which resulted in shutouts.
De Hart has started in 57 career games for Ozarks. He earned All-ASC Honorable Mention in 2005.
He is a graduate of Rocklin High School, where he was named to the All-League Team as a senior.
Ozarks will end regular season play when they travel to Longview, Texas, to face LeTourneau on October 26 and Marshall, Texas, to face East Texas Baptist on October 27.