2013 Soccer605 Large Program Boys Player of the Year

Daulton Keiser

Sioux Falls Roosevelt

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To advance his soccer experience, Daulton Keiser made a difficult decision in 2012. He decided to move to Omaha to play club and high school soccer for his junior year of eligibility. Any player who has been faced with that decision know how difficult it is to leave your familiar life – your friends, your club mates, your family – your mom. Some players can handle it and some can’t.

Despite any reservations Keiser may have had, he did make the move. As a Nebraska All-Stater at Elkhorn South and a Region II contender in the NFC Blue 93/94 team which made the final match to lose to perennial powerhouse Chicago Fire Academy.

With his junior year under his belt, Keiser decided to come back home to Sioux Falls to finish out his high school career with the Roosevelt Rough Riders. Coach Becky Janssen, in her first year at Roosevelt was happy to see Keiser back. “Having Daulton out there is really almost like having another coach on the field in the middle of the fight,” she said. “Daulton helps us out in so many ways.”

There was no shortage of Player of the Year candidates this year. But Daulton Keiser of Sioux Falls Roosevelt stands above the rest for what he meant to the Game – intensity, leadership and a never-say-die attitude.