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2013-2014 San Diego Sockers Player Bio: Dan Antoniuk

 DAN ANTONIUK, DEFENDER

  • An intimidating physical presence on the back line, Dan Antoniuk returns for a third tour of duty with the Sockers after spending time in pro outdoor soccer and the MISL. 
  • The likable Philadelphia native first played for a previous iteration of the Sockers in 2003-04, but was a regular starter for the PASL championship teams of 2009-10 and 2010-11, scoring 25 goals in 29 games as an offensive defender. 
  • Antoniuk concentrated on his pro outdoor career in 2011-13 with Edmonton and Tampa Bay of the NASL, but returned for cameos with the Sockers each season. 
  • Last year Antoniuk played forward for the MISL St. Louis Ambush, scoring seven goals with seven assists in 17 games.
  • Played only seven games with the Sockers in 2011-2012, scoring three goals with no assists…in 2010-11, earned first team all-PASL honors playing all 16 games, finishing with 12 goals and 8 assists (20 points) from the back line…first team all-PASL in 2009-2010, scoring 13 goals with three assists (16) points in 14 games.
  • Philadelphia native, school record-holder for career goals (54) and points (144) at Wheaton College...graduated as a third team All-American with a economics degree in 2002…signed with the Portland Timbers of the USL A-League/First Division out of college, scoring 13 goals in 24 games.
  • Played professional outdoor soccer in 2011 and 2012 for FC Edmonton (NASL) and Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL).
  • Antoniuk has pro indoor experience with the Milwaukee Wave, Philadelphia KiXX, New Jersey Ironmen and Chicago Storm, and pro outdoor experience with Portland Timbers, Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina Railhawks, Montreal Impact and Charleston Battery in addition to Edmonton and Tampa.
  • Dan, 33, is single and an avid beach-goer, traveler and lover of dogs.     

 

DAN ANTONIUK’S PASL/MISL STATISTICS

 

Year Gms. Team G A Pts.
2009-2010 14 SD 13 3 16
2010-2011 15 SD 12 7 19
2011-2012 7 SD 3 0 3
2012-2013 2 SD 0 0 0
2013-2014 17 STL 7 7 14