RICHMOND, Va. – University of Delaware men's soccer freshman forward
Joe Dipre has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the
Week after tallying an assist in the Blue Hens' 1-0 victory over UNCW
Joining Dipre as CAA Co-Players of the Week were Drexel's Tal Bublil,
who scored the game-winning goal in the Dragons' 2-0 victory over James
Madison and Georgia State's Alex Vivanco, who scored three goals in two
games for the Panthers last week.
Dipre provided the helpful assist on Kyle Bruno's goal in the 36th
minute of the first half in Delaware's 1-0 victory over UNCW on Friday,
Nov. 2 in the season finale at Delaware Mini Stadium.
The Betchworth, England native (London's Freeman's School) finished the
season as Delaware's leading scorer with eight points (three goals and
three assists). Dipre is the first freshman to lead the Blue Hens in
scoring since 2007, when Demar Stephenson's six points (two goals and
two assists) led the club.
This is the first weekly honor from the CAA for Dipre and first for the
Blue Hens this season from the conference. Dipre is the first Rookie of
the Week winner since 2009 when Brandon Paul earned the nod from the CAA
during the week of Oct. 5.
The Blue Hens men's soccer team completed the 2012 season following the
Nov. 2 victory over UNCW with a 2-5-3 CAA record and 4-11-4 overall
mark, missing an opportunity to reach the CAA Championships for a