VESTMANNAEYJAR, Iceland – Former Quinnipiac soccer player Dominic Adams signed a professional contract with ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar on Sunday, a football club over in Iceland. Adams enjoyed a three-year stint with the Bobcats from 2008-10.
"I swell with pride every time one of my former players takes the next step in his career," said Quinnipiac head coach Eric Da Costa. "As young players they come into our program with dreams and aspirations. To see them put in the work, develope, mature and eventually succeed is one of the more rewarding parts of our job. We have been fortunate to have some great people come through our program and we are proud to have produced professional caliber players that have gone on to play all over the world."
Adams, a 25-year old outside midfielder from Trinidad & Tobago, inked a two-year deal with IBV. The club, which is located in Vestmannaeyjar off the south coast of Iceland, is a long-standing member of the Icelandic Premier League. The IPL is the top soccer division in the country and consists of 12 professional franchises. IBV has three Icelandic Championship Titles (1979, 1997, and 1998) and four Icelandic Cups (1968, 1972, 1981, and 1998).
Adams closed his career as a Bobcat having played 48 matches, which included 45 in a starting role. He scored twice and assisted on six others for a total of 10 points in his career at Quinnipiac. Adams had a career best of four points at the strength of a goal and two assists during his sophomore year in 2008.
A three-time Player of the Year in the Scarborough League, Adams was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago U-17 National Team before attending college. As a youngster he spent time attending prestigious academies in England such as Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City and Watford. He also worked out with the Colorado Rapids of the MLS and their Player Development League.
Adams joins IBV officially after a short trial stint with the club. His potential shined during a friendly tournament, in particular his effort against Hauk. Adams is fast and has good ball skills, and is equally as good on the left or right side of the pitch.
IBV captured sixth place in the league standings last season. KR Reykjavík went 10-0-1 to win the Iceland Premier League Title in 2013. The 2014 season begins in May.
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