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Jonas Fjeldberg

School

University of Dayton

Position
Midfield
Major
Communications

Classroom

Fjeldberg has been a standout student-athletes during his time at Dayton, especially in the classroom. Being a native of Norway, he has had to overcome English beeing a second language. He has continued to grow and develop his communication methods, while studying communications, at Dayton.

He was once a shy and quiet freshman who let his game do the talking. Fjeldberg has now grown into a vocal leader for the program and holds his teammates accountable academically. He also holds himself to a high standard, knowing that getting a quality education is the major factor of why he traveled over 4,000 miles to attend school.

Fjeldberg will graduate this spring before leaving for a professional career, having gained a degree and appreciation for his time in school.

Character

Fjeldberg has been a great representative for the men’s soccer program at Dayton. He approaches each practice, team function, and game with a team-first attitude. He takes the lead on community service activities and goes above and beyond in building this relationship with the honorary Flyer that the team adopted.

Fjeldberg is a leader on and off the field, setting the example for younger teammates. He always has a smile on his face and is friendly to fans, media, and peers. Fjeldberg’s contributions to the athletic department resonate outside his team with the interactions he has with fellow student-athletes. For some international students, it takes time to adjust to the rigors of academics and college life, while also living in a foreign country. Fjeldberg adjusted immediately and has contributed from the first day he stepped on campus.

His positive attitude and enthusiasm is contagious, and he has made the program, his teammates, and those around him better.

Community

Fjeldberg, a team leader, fronts many of the numerous community service projects the team is involved in. They participate with Team Impact, where they adopted a young boy named Tyler, who is battling cystic fibrosis. The Dayton program had Tyler join the team as an honorary signing. Over the past few seasons, Tyler has been in the locker room, on the bench, and at practices interacting with student-athletes. Fjeldberg is the first to greet Tyler each time and puts his arm around his shoulder, making him feel like a player. Even though it’s only a simple gesture, his impact is tremendous.

Fjeldberg has participated in other community service events at Dayton. They include: the Breast Cancer Walk, the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness, the Trotwood Soccer Academy, the Christmas on Campus, the Dayton’s Children’s Hospital, and the Boys and Girls Club.

Even during COVID-19, Fjeldberg continues to have an impact on thee Dayton community through Zoom and other activities.

Competition

Fjeldberg has been one of the most dominant players in the Atlantic 10 over the past three seasons. He caught the attention of professional scouts, having recently been selected 54th overall in the 2021 MLS Superdraft by F.C. Cincinnati, where he intends to go after the completion of the spring season.

Last season, Fjeldberg earned A-10 Offensive Player of the Year honors, as well as All-Conference first team, All-Region second team, and A-10 Player of the Week three times. He also earned Dayton’s Offensive Player of the Year and Team MVP accolades after leading Dayton in goals, assists, points, and shots. He led the A-10 in numerous categories, such as goals, shots, shots on goal, game-winning goals, and points.

In 2017, he was named to the A-10 All-Rookie team. With 52 career games so far, Fjeldberg has racked up 17 goals, 17 assists, 51 points, and nine-game winning goals.