|High School:||Mercer County (N.J.) CC|
Accolades: (2012) America East Conference coaches named him to the league’s Second Team… Also selected to the 2012 All-Tournament Team.
2012: Scored his first collegiate goal in the Retrievers’ 3-1 loss at No. 3 Maryland on Sept. 11… Collected his first game-winning goal with a score in the ’47 minute in an eventual 2-0 victory over Loyola on Sept. 19… Scored the game’s first goal and GWG on a semi-breakaway in the 20’ vs. Binghamton on Oct. 27… Produced a multiple-point game when he added an assist in the 3-0 victory over the Bearcats… Tallied UMBC’s final goal of the year, recording the game-winner in the 23’ minute as UMBC blanked Stony Brook, 1-0, in the America East semifinals… Stole a SBU pass at the 30-yard line, dashed to goal, and beat the Seawolf netminder inside the near left post for the game’s lone score… Tied Caringi for the club lead with three-game winning goals and UMBC was undefeated (5-0-0) in games when he hit the nets... Tied for ninth in America East with 13 total points.
2011: Matriculated at UMBC during the 2011-12 academic year, but did not compete for the Retrievers.
Background: Majoring in media and communication studies… Cited as a 2010 NSCAA Junior College First-Team All-American while competing for Mercer County CC… Scored 14 goals and added six assists during his two-year tenure at MCCC and was the Region 19 Player of the Year last fall… Competed for the U-15, U-17 and U-18 United States national team and for Met Oval in the U.S. Development Academy… Scored two goals for Met Oval vs. New England Revolution development academy team in a 4-0 win in the spring 2009… Competed on New York Hota Academy 91 club squad which earned state and regional championships… Considered Cal-Santa Barbara, N.C. State, and VCU, but selected UMBC “because of its location, academics, and soccer team”… Lists favorite book asHow Soccer Explains the World... Has a sister, Stephanie Aikman, who is 25… Son of Sharon Aikman and Mark Dacres… Born August 25, 1991.