The Cougar’s #10 has been making a name for himself. Now he prepares for the international stage.
[dropcap color=”#888″ type=”square”]O[/dropcap]ne student-athlete is realizing his dream. Nimitz High School’s Dadwin Hernández has been named to the roster for the El Salvador Under-20 Men’s National Soccer Team.
The junior made the team after [icons icon_name=”icon-external-link” icon_size=”14px”]qualifying through try-outs. Dadwin is currently training at Salvadoran Soccer Federation. He and the team will head to Argentina next week where they will play some friendly exhibition games.
Dadwin has been playing soccer for 12 years. He had been the varsity starter for three years.
The young player has been proving his skills on and off the field. Dadwin made the District 18-6A Second Team All-District in 2014 and the First Team All-District in 2015.
Academics are important to Dadwin too. He made the All District Academic Team in 2015 and 2016.
Coach Salvador Fernández lauds Dadwin.
“I am very proud of Dadwin,” said Fernández. “He is a great student-athlete. This is an incredible opportunity him. Many players hope to play on the international stage.“
Dadwin is ecstatic to play for the Central American country.
“It has been a dream of mine to play for El Salvador’s national team,” said Dadwin. “It is the dream of most athletes to play for their home countries. This is one of the greatest things to do in life as a soccer player.“
Dadwin got permission from Aldine ISD to take part in the international program. He will return from his three-week adventure abroad on April 26.