“From Day 1, there was something special about this kid” said our DOC & Founder, Adam Nowland, “Dilon had this insatiable appetite for the game and a dedication to train and improve that you rarely see in one so young”.
It is Dilon’s dedication and desire for the game of soccer that has caught the attention of the Seattle Sounders and propelled him into their Discovery program.
Dilon started with NPSA at the age of 10 and has been with our program ever since. Now, at 13 years old, Dilon is the captain of the B03 Navy Bellevue Titans that, under the guidance of Coach Adam, became the first NPSA team to win the PSPL Superleague 1 title back in Fall and are looking to add the State Cup title to their list of honors this Spring.
Dilon is also the captain of the PSPL Surf Academy team that our very own DOC, Adam Nowland, also coaches.
“It is a fantastic achievement for Dilon to be invited to join the Sounders Discovery program and I have no doubt that he will forge a career in the game. However, Dilon will be the first to acknowledge that this is the first step of many to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming a professional player so now is not the time to relax, now is the time to work even harder to continue to improve and be the very best he can be every training session and every game.”
Adam went onto say, "We are extremely proud of Dilon here at NPSA and will continue to support him all the way through his soccer career. It is very exciting that a player who has been with our program from Day 1 and received his soccer education through NPSA, has now been picked up by the local professional club in the Seattle Sounders. It validates our message that we develop good soccer players and solid young people that can achieve their goals through our program.”
Dilon currently trains with the Sounders twice a week and will continue to train and play with the NPSA B03 Navy Bellevue team this Spring season.