Former General Named to Soccer Hall of Fame
Former Herkimer General, Damion Bennett, was inducted into the Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame during the November 2013 Men’s National Championship Banquet held at the Radisson Hotel in Utica, NY. Bennett is a 2001 Business: Sports & Recreation Management graduate from Savannah, Georgia.
He was a member of Herkimer’s back-to-back national championship teams in 1999 and 2000 leading the Generals to a 39-3-2 record in two seasons. He captained the 2000 team to an undefeated season (21-0-0). Bennett was named to first team in the Mountain Valley Conference and first team in Region III. He was also named an NJCAA and NSCAA All-American, leading to a Division I scholarship at Bowling Green University, Ohio where he started every match as a junior and senior and was captain both years.
Herkimer Head Coach Pepe Aragon said “Damion was one of the classiest players that I have ever coached. A true leader both on and off the field, he was a fierce competitor. With his degrees from Herkimer and Bowling Green, Damion is a great example of what a Hall of Famer should be.”
Pictured from left to right: Pepe Aragon, Head Men’s Soccer Coach; Damion Bennett & Donald Dutcher, Director of Athletics