RICHMOND, VA - (Thursday, September 19, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra claimed the 2013 Player’s Choice MVP award. Chosen by his teammates, Dykstra earned the MVP honors following a postseason team vote.
Dykstra joined the Kickers for much of the season on loan from the club’s MLS affiliate, D.C. United. Named USL PRO Goalkeeper of the Year, the native of Woodbridge, VA also claimed the USL PRO Goals-Against Average award as he finished the regular season with a GAA of 0.863. Named to the USL PRO All-League First Team, Dykstra was a key factor for the stingiest defense in USL PRO, leading the league with 10 shutouts in 22 appearances, posting a 13-1-8 goalkeeper record en route to the Kickers’ USL PRO Regular Season Championship.
The Player’s Choice MVP award dates back to the 2000 season when defender Scott Cannon and D.C. United forward Dwayne De Rosario shared the honors. Previous honorees include past and present players Ronnie Pascale, Mike Burke, Matthew Delicâte and William Yomby.