Dustin Bixler

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Dustin Bixler
Personal information
Full name Dustin Bixler
Date of birth (1982-12-21) December 21, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2001–2004 Lock Haven University Bald Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 Harrisburg City Islanders 122 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dustin Bixler (born December 21, 1982 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) is a former American soccer player who spent his entire career with Harrisburg City Islanders.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Bixler attended Red Land High School and was a four-year starter at Lock Haven University, playing 71 career games and earning All-Conference honors in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He was also named to the Division II All-Northeast Region First Team in 2003 and 2004, and was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player and the Conference’s Athlete of the Year after his senior season.

Professional[edit]

Bixler turned professional when he signed with Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division in 2005. He made his professional debut on May 5, 2007 as a substitute in a 4-3 win over the Charlotte Eagles.[1]

He was named to the 2008 All-League Second Team, was MVP of the 2007 USL-2 Championship Match, and is Harrisburg’s all-time leader in starts and minutes played. On February 2, 2010 Harrisburg City announced the re-signing of Bixler for the 2010 season.[2]

Bixler scored his first professional goal on his 88th appearance for Harrisburg, a 2-1 victory over the Charleston Battery on May 22, 2010.[3]

He re-signed with the club on March 11, 2011.[4]

On September 7, 2012, Bixler announced his retirement from professional soccer after eight seasons, all with Harrisburg City.[5]

Coaching[edit]

Bixler is also the head coach of the Cedar Crest High School boys varsity soccer team.

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