CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Recent Washington College graduate Dimitri Kaliakin, who started for the men's soccer team for four years, will be back on the sidelines this coming fall as an assistant coach for the team.
A former four-year starter and two-year captain for the Shoremen, Dimitri Kaliakin was named an assistant coach in the summer of 2017.
Kaliakin capped off an impressive collegiate career by earning All-Centennial Conference and All-Mid-Atlantic Region first-team honors. He led the Centennial with 12 assists as a senior and became the team's all-time leader in career assists with 32. He also captained a team that turned in the program's best record in 16 years, qualified for the Centennial Conference Tournament for the first time, and won a Centennial Conference Tournament game for the first time.
Kaliakin, who scored three career goals for a total of 38 total points, was a two-time Team MVP and a four-time Shoreman of the Week. He was also named to the All-Centennial Conference second team as a sophomore and earned 2016 Delmarva Cup All-Tournament Team honors. He was the male winner of the College's Eldridge Eliason Award as a senior and graduated with a degree in Mathematics in May.
Prior to his time at Washington College, Kaliakin played for Salesianum (Del.) High School where he was a two-time State Champion on a nationally-ranked team. He holds the NSCAA National Diploma and has worked as a certified Coerver Coach since 2013.
The Shoremen will open their 2017 season Friday, September 1st, with a 4:30 p.m. game at Stevenson.