July 12, 2019

Meet Uzii Dieng - Connecticut College Men's Soccer

Uzii Dieng, Connecticut College Courtesy of Connecticut College Sports Information

Uzii Dieng was a key contributor to the Connecticut College men’s soccer program as the team posted one of its most successful runs in school history since his arrival on campus. The Camels made two NCAA Tournament appearances and qualified for the NESCAC Tournament every season.

Dieng, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., was a two-year starting forward who finished his career with 25 points on seven goals and 11 assists. He was one of four Camels to make the 2018 All-NESCAC First Team after ranking second on the team in scoring with four goals and five assists for 13 points and playing a key role in helping the program advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever this past fall.

Off the field, Dieng has been involved in numerous service endeavors across the globe. Locally, he tutored Connecticut College students in French and helped organize a homeless walk held in New London, Conn. each spring. After fundraising more than $20,000, Dieng flew to Senegal during the summer of 2017 and took the lead to rebuild a school. He helped provide 600 desks for 20 classrooms, built eight bathrooms with running water, and repainted every classroom so the entire building would be fully functional again. In addition, Dieng spent time mentoring children in Cambodia by teaching them video game designing.

Dieng, who graduated in May with a degree in computer science, is fluent in six languages, is currently playing soccer professionally for FCA Darmstadt in Germany and also plans to pursue a career in the video game design industry.