Clay Dimick is a professional soccer player for USL Championship side, Charlotte Independence. Clay graduated from Belmont Abbey College, where he managed to score 19 goals in 46 games, and is now in the second year of his professional career. Clay plays in either defence or the midfield. Also, being a man of faith, he enjoys impacting the community around him, especially the youth. Clay is a hard-working servant leader, on and off the field.
We had the chance to get to know Clay a little bit better.
What is your biggest sporting accomplishment?
Becoming a professional soccer player, and doing what I love for a living.
Do you have any words of advice to aspiring athletes?
The advice I would give younger athletes would be to spend extra time after practice and on off-days perfecting your craft. The hours you put in when no one is watching is where you can separate yourself from the pack.
What is something interesting about you that few people know?
I am adopted. I was adopted from birth to an amazing family I call my own.
What do you attribute the most to your success?
I attribute my grit and willingness to keep going despite the hard times in my career. This mentality and perseverance has brought me success.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love to go fly fishing, and being in the outdoors.