Kiaski, Dusty

Kiaski, Dusty

Although Otterbein men’s soccer never made the postseason during Dusty Kiaski’s four seasons, the Massillon Jackson alum garnered attention for his consistent play and positive character. Kiaski made an immediate impact as a freshman, appearing in every match and finishing second on the team in scoring. The 5-11 midfielder would ultimately rank top-5 on the team in scoring for each of his four seasons, spending the final two as a team captain.

Kiaski finished his senior season as Otterbein’s leading scorer, ranking top-12 in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) in scoring after finishing his junior year top-10 for assists. He played in all 69 games throughout the course of his career, 58 of them in the starting lineup.

After becoming a two-time All-OAC pick, Kiaski’s senior season was highlighted with a selection to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America third team, becoming the first men’s soccer player to receive the honor in nine years. His award list also includes Academic All-OAC (twice), academic all-district, and academic All-Ohio.

Dusty’s time at Otterbein was culminated with the OAC Clyde Lamb Award, presented annually to the top male and female student-athlete at each of the ten institutions in the conference.