DeGrazia closes OC career with honors

Oklahoma Christian senior midfielder Domenico DeGrazia was named to the Daktronics All-South Central Region Second-Team honor list.

COLORADO SPRINGS — Oklahoma Christian midfielder Domenico DeGrazia capped an honor-filled career Monday, as he was named to the Daktronics All-South Central Region men’s soccer Second-Team list.

DeGrazia, a senior from Caracas, Venezuela, made the Second-Team list for the second time in his career, having also done so as a sophomore. This season, he finished with four goals and one assist — tying for the team lead in goals and points (9) — as the Eagles finished 4-9-1.

He scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in his final collegiate game, a 3-0 win over Texas-Permian Basin Nov. 3. DeGrazia finished his career with 26 goals and 14 assists.

“I’m really happy for Domenico to be recognized as a part of this team,” OC coach David Scott said. “He has been a great player for us the past four years and to be recognized again in his final year is a big honor.

“Both on the field and in the classroom, he possesses all the qualities you want your student-athletes to have. He is a very focused and hard-working young man and deserving of this honor.”

In addition to the Daktronics awards — which are voted on by the NCAA Division II region’s sports information directors — DeGrazia was a two-time All-Heartland Conference Second-Team pick (in 2012 and 2013) and made the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-South Central Region Second-Team list in 2012. He also was an All-National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region First-Team pick as a junior.

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