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Joel DeLass

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican soccer player
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth 20 September 1986, Spring Lake, USA
Age34 years
Star signVirgo
Sports Teams
West Michigan Edge
Charlotte Eagles
Dayton Dutch Lions

Biography

Joel DeLass (born September 20, 1986 in Spring Lake, Michigan) is an American soccer coach and former player.

Career

College and amateur

DeLass attended Western Michigan Christian High School, who he helped lead to State and League Championships, and where he was a First Team All-State, All-Region, All-District, All-Area and All-Conference selection in 2003 and 2004

He subsequently played four years of college soccer at Wheaton College. He was an All-CCIW Second Team selection as a sophomore in 2006 and as a junior in 2007, and was his team’s captain in his senior year, leading them in scoring, while being named CCIW Player of the Year and earning a spot on the NSCAA Division III All-America First Team and Central Region First Team.

During his college years DeLass also played in the USL Premier Development League with West Michigan Edge.

Professional

Undrafted out of college, DeLass turned professional in 2010 when signed with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Second Division. He made his professional debut on April 17, 2010 in a game against Charleston Battery.

DeLass signed with Dayton Dutch Lions of the USL Pro league on March 29, 2011. He re-signed with the club in January 2012.

During the 2012 campaign, DeLass appeared in every match for the Dutch Lions, notching a league high 2,160 minutes in the regular season along with an additional 390 minutes in US Open Cup play. He contributed 1 goal and 1 assist in USLPRO action and scored what proved to be the match winner against the Michigan Bucks to send the Dutch Lions to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup.
The consistency and stability he provided in the midfield for the Dutch Lions saw his performance in the 2012 season earn him a spot on the 2012 USLPRO All League Second Team.