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David Hendrickson played the stopper position on four winning teams on his way to establishing himself as one of the top soccer players at Western New England. A two-time captain, David capped his brilliant career by earning All-America First Team recognition at defense from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 1987. The Springfield, Massachusetts native was selected the WNE Most Valuable Defensive Player his junior and senior seasons, and was the school’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 1987-88. The Golden Bears compiled a 41-30-6 record during David’s time on the pitch and competed in three NAIA District playoffs. An example of David’s toughness came in his junior year when he suffered a broken foot. The doctor said he would be out for a month, but David recovered quickly to participate in the playoffs. David finished his career with 28 points (11 goals, six assists), including 11 points his senior season with his five goals tying for the team high. David, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Math, has served as an AP Calculus Teacher in the Southwick-Tolland Region al School District for the last 19 years. He and his wife Laura have two children, Thomas (14) and Joseph(13).