Jackson Dayton has been named to the All-Championship Team of the 2015 America East Men’s Soccer competition. In addition, he was awarded the American East Elite 18 Award recognizing student-athletes who exemplify excellence in their sport and in the classroom. Dayton, Captain of the University of Vermont Soccer team as a junior, owns a 3.72 GPA as a mechanical engineering major at the University of Vermont. Dayton serves on the Student Athlete Committee at UVM as well.
The University of Vermont Men’s Soccer team just won the American East Conference Championship game on Sunday Nov. 15 and now heads to the NCAA division 1 Soccer Tournament starting on Thursday Nov. 18.for the teams first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2007. Dayton was a “walk-on” addition to the UVM Soccer Team as a freshman. He started in the home opener, played in 16 games with five starts and scored in UVM’s 50th Annual Soccer celebration. As a sophomore Dayton started in 13 games and played in 17 and this year, as a junior, was awarded a soccer scholarship and started in 12 games and played in 18 during the regular season.
Dayton started playing soccer as a native San Franciscan for DJ Johnson current coach for University High School and former UVM soccer player. He played as well with SF United under Coach Mariio Vallega for 3 years, and for Rick Fullerton at Marin FC. Dayton is a graduate of Marin Country Day School and Deerfield Academy where he captained the varsity soccer team and baseball teams. He spent two summers at the Taihichi Soccer Academy in San Jose, Bolivia.
Dayton was preceded by a number of relatives that attended UVM dating back to Roswell Farnham, Govenor of Vermont 1880-82 following service in the Civil War.