Tulsa's Cervi Earns Spot on U.S. Olympic Qualifying Team
March 10, 2008
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa's Dominic Cervi earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Qualifying Team, as announced by the Men's National Team head coach Peter Nowak. Cervi is one of just two goalies to make the final 20-member roster.
A goalkeeper from Norman, Okla., Cervi helped the Golden Hurricane post a 15-3-2 overall record in 2007, as well as win the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles, and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
Cervi played in 56 career games, posted 10 career shutouts, logged 4,846:49 minutes in goal and owned a career 1.35 goals-against average. He tallied six shutouts in his senior campaign and logged a career-best 1.11 GAA as he registered 81 saves and gave up just 21 goals in 1,710:01 minutes. Cervi was named a C-USA first team selection and earned all-tournament team honors, and was also named to the NSCAA all-Midwest Region second team.
"This is a huge honor for Dominic," Tulsa Head Coach Tom McIntosh said. "I couldn't be more proud of him. He has showed tremendous perseverance to get where he is today. A year ago he was battling for a starting position at TU, and now he is on the Olympic Qualifying Team roster and was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Fire."
The U.S. will open the qualifying tournament against Cuba on March 11th at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
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