The Dallas Sidekicks announced on September 26th, that they have acquired forward and former Lewis University men's soccer great Nestor Hernandez (Berwyn, Ill./Morton West) from the Chicago Mustangs for the upcoming 2013-14 Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) campaign.
Hernandez dominated in his rookie campaign for the Mustangs, as he finished second in goals (38), third in shots (118) and fourth in points (50) on his way to PASL All-Star accolades. The Mustangs transferred Hernandez's contract to Dallas for an undisclosed amount of money.
"Nestor is an excellent player that will be one more piece to the puzzle in building a winning team this year," Sidekicks Head Coach Tatu said. "He's a proven goal scorer, and will be a huge supplement to our core talent. His numbers from last season speak for themselves, and I'm looking forward to what he will bring to the quality of our team."
A three-time All-American, Hernandez totaled 37 goals and 18 assists to finish his career in a Lewis uniform with 92 points - which is the sixth most in school-history.. In 2009, Hernandez scored a career-high 16 goals to push the Flyers to their second 'Final Four' berth in school history.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to play for a team with such a great history and reputation," Hernandez said. "The Sidekicks are already a great team, and my goal is to work hard with my new teammates to push to the top and win championships."
Lewis head men's soccer coach Evan Fiffles is thrilled for Hernandez.
"I'm very excited for Nestor, as he has worked very hard in becoming a professional soccer player," Fiffles said. "I wish him all the best in Dallas."
Lewis returns to action on Friday (Oct. 11), as they host Southern Indiana at the Lewis Stadium at 7:30 PM.
Lewis University is a Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition, offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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