The D.C. Current announced today that Dominique Gibson has officially signed his contract for the upcoming MLU season.
Dom Gibson’s return to the 2016 roster marks the tenth player to be added to the Current’s roster this season. 2016 will be Gibson’s third season with the team.
Currently a student at Virginia Commonwealth University, Gibson has helped transform the ultimate program at VCU. Last season their success culminated by winning the Virginia section and then advancing to the Mid-Atlantic Regionals. Gibson is joined on the VCU roster by fellow D.C. Current player Tim Jackson, who has already signed a contract to be with the team this upcoming season.
Throughout Gibson’s career he has played primarily for the D-line. In his rookie season he played 55 of his total 64 points on the defensive unit. He appeared in five games with 3 goals, 6 assists, and 8 blocks in a season that saw the D.C. Current win the MLU Championship.
Last year, Gibson consistently got more playing time than the previous season. He played on 124 points, with he duties being shared both offensively and defensively. With the increase in playing time, Gibson rose to the occasion. On the year he totaled 6 goals, 4 assists, and 11 blocks in eight games played.
In his two post-season games he has scored a goal and recorded a block, with 100% completion rate.
“Dom has been such a big piece of this team over the last two seasons,” General Manager Matt Dewhurst said. “Dom represents what we are trying to build here as a franchise. He came in as this young, raw talent that no one really knew about in 2014… He was a practice player in 2014 but by midseason we called him up due to some injuries on the roster and he just exploded. He earned a spot on that team. Last year he really blossomed as a player in our system and I think you will see him take another step in that direction on 2016.”
At only 5’10” Gibson may not be the biggest player on the field, but his athleticism can size up any opponent. In 2016 expect a familiar role for Gibson on both the O and D lines. His veteran leadership will likely be called upon early in the season but the VCU player is extremely dangerous on the both sides of the disc.