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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Evan O’Kelly Director of Communications O: (406) 657-2130 E: evan.okelly@msubillings.edu Thursday, December 1, 2016 Dragomir earns NSCAA All-Region honors

Julien Dragomir earns NSCAA second-team all-region honors, after leading the GNAC in goals scored with 12 during the 2016 season. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Earning his second all-region honor of the fall, Montana State University Billings senior Julien Dragomir was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America second-team all-west forward Thursday, after leading the Great Northwest Atheltic Conference with 12 goals. In his first and only season with the Yellowjackets, Dragomir captured GNAC Newcomer of the Year and first-team allconference after leading the team to its third-highest goals total in a single season with 40 overall. He was also a secondteam all-region forward awarded by the Division 2 Collegiate Commissioners Association earlier this fall. "Our season has been over for a little while now, but I’m pleased to see that Julien’s quality performances haven’t been forgotten,” said MSUB head coach Alex Balog. “It is the second time he’s been recognized regionally for an outstanding season, and as I’ve said before, it’s thoroughly deserved. Julien played a big part in our successful season and I’m happy to see him go out on another note like this.”


Dragomir ended his career with a hat trick on Senior Day, producing his third multi-goal game of the season. He also scored two goals in back-to-back games on Oct. 15 against Northwest Nazarene and Oct. 20 against Concordia at home. Two of Dragomir's dozen goals counted as game-winners for the 'Jackets, and he started 13 games while playing in 17 on the year. In addition to finding the net on a regular basis, Dragomir also ranked third on the team with four assists. His 28 total points were the second-most in the GNAC, and he had at least one point in nine of MSUB's 18 games. Dragomir scored in four straight games from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1, and recorded 14 points in the span of seven games early on in the year. A transfer from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dragomir ranked second on the team with 42 shots, and placed 20 on target for a SOG percentage of 47.6. He was one of eight field players to top 1,000 minutes played, as he saw action in 1,173 minutes this season. The NSCAA regional awards are voted on by coaches in the United States who are members of the organization. The Yellowjackets finished the 2016 season with a record of 9-6-3, and took fourth place in the final GNAC standings. --@MSUBSports | #JacketNation--


Dragomir earns NSCAA All-Region honors