A dynamic striker from Senegal, Mamadou Diouf joined Whitecaps FC on January 16, 2014 after being selected 30th overall (second round) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, Diouf spent four seasons with the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) American Athletic Conference. In total, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound striker scored 36 goals and added 10 assists in 74 career appearances with the Huskies.
2013: After being named the BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, an early-season injury limited Diouf to 16 appearances in 2013. As a senior, the dynamic striker still managed to record two goals and five assists to help the Huskies reach the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer quarterfinals for the second straight season. He was also a candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS award, which is awarded to an NCAA Division I player who demonstrated excellence both on the field and in the classroom. 2012: In 2012, Diouf scored a team-high 15 goals and averaged 1.52 points per game in a year that saw him recognized as an ALL-BIG EAST first-team all-star, a NSCAA second team All-American, and a College Soccer News second team All-American. 2011: Diouf was also named to the ALL-BIG EAST first team in 2011, when he started all 25 matches and scored 13 goals as a sophomore. His 13 goals were second in the BIG EAST that year, while his 28 points ranked third in the conference. Also of note, Diouf was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s National Team of the Week after tallying both of UConn’s goals in a victory over Monmouth in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament – one of his four multi-goal performances in 2011. 2010: Originally from Dakar, Senegal, Diouf began his collegiate career in 2010 and scored the game-winning goal against St. Francis in his first-ever match. Despite missing eight matches due to injury, Diouf went on to score six goals as a freshman and was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team for his efforts.
Diouf is a big hockey fan and names the Vancouver Canucks among his favourite teams to watch.
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