KANSAS CITY, Mo. (denverpioneers.com) -- Redshirt-senior right back Reagan Dunk has been named to the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America All-America First Team, the NSCAA announced just a few hours before the Pioneers' National Semifinal against Wake Forest.
A 2015 and 2016 MAC Hermann Semifinalist, Dunk has led a Denver defense that is first in the country in goals against average (0.46) and third in shutout percentage (0.61). A year after finishing 30th in the country in assists from his right back position, Dunk has added five to his career total in 2016, entering Friday's NCAA Semifinal against  Wake Forest (4 p.m. MT) with 18 in his career, the third-most in Denver's Division I history.
The two-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Year enters Friday's match with 78 career appearances, including 73 starts, and has helped lead Denver to a 59-12-11 record over the last four years, the third best record in the country during that span. Dunk has also helped lead the program to back-to-back unbeaten regular seasons, the first program to do that since Clemson did so in 1977-78.
Dunk became Denver's first Division I NSCAA All-America selection a year ago.
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