Dimitroff scores goals, gathers titles with ease

Kim Whitaker

For sophomore forward Kimberly Dimitroff, this past weekend’s Florida soccer games were just another day at the beach.

Her hard work and determination scored her another prestigious title to add to her collection.

After scoring the winning goal against the Stetson Hatters on Saturday, Dimitroff racked up her 18th career goal, putting her in sole possession of second place on Kent State’s all-time goals scoring list. Lauren Caminati, who played for the Flashes from 2000 to 2003, holds the record with 29 career goals.

This second-place standing is in addition to winning last year’s MAC Freshman of the Year as well as being the first Kent State soccer player to be on the NSCAA/adidas Great Lakes All-Region Second Team.

Kent State soccer coach Robert Marinaro is not putting any excess pressure on Dimitroff this season.

“She’ll put the pressure on herself,” he said. “The other teams will key in on her.”

Marinaro added that it isn’t just the statistics and titles that make Dimitroff a key player.

“It’s her personality that makes her a leader,” Marinaro said. “She has matured and has become a wonderful team player on and off the field. She’s one element in the big picture.”

Dimitroff and the Flashes will travel to Evanston, Ill., to take on Davidson today at 4 p.m. Kent State will stay in Illinois to face off against Oakland at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Flashes (2-2) have won half of their games this season, scoring a total of five points while also giving up five.

The team is coming off of a split this weekend, shutting out Stetson with a 2-0 win Saturday while suffering a 2-0 loss against Ole Miss on Monday.

Kent State returns home Sept. 18 to take on Wright State at 1 p.m. on the Kent State soccer field.

Contact sophomore soccer reporter Kim Whitaker at [email protected].