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PSN 1-on-1: Pitt men’s soccer senior forward Alexander Dexter

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PSN 1-on-1: Pitt men’s soccer senior forward Alexander Dexter

After Tuesday’s training session, I had a chance to catch up with one of Pitt’s men’s soccer’s returning seniors, Alexander Dexter, better known as ‘Dex’ to his teammates.

Dexter’s been a mainstay in the Pitt line-up since his freshman year in 2017.  In his career at Pitt, he’s made 75 appearances (starting in 58 of those matches), scoring 18 goals and 18 assists, primarily as a left forward/winger. Dexter’s been an integral part of the program, and with the opportunity to return for one more season as his eligiligiblity has been extended due to COVID-19 season in 2020-21.

A native of Brooklyn, Dexter spent time with German academy FK Pirmasens prior to coming to Pittsburgh while attending Kaiserslautern High School. He was a two-time European Athlete of the Year, two-time European MVP, three-time European top goal scorer and a team captain.

Dexter is excited about the prospects of helping lead Pitt to another College Cup and potentially looking to make it another step further and possibly bring home at National Championship to Pittsburgh.

“We’re ready to go for it again,” Dexter said in the interview. “This time, bring it home.”

In our interview with Dexter, we covered a number of topics, including:

  • How Preseason is going
  • The short turnaround from the end of College Cup run to preseason training just a few months later
  • His role on the team in his fifth year
  • What’s it like to play with talented players that make up Pitt’s attacking group;
  • and more

 

 

 

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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