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Dayonn Harris

Applied Resource Economics


Dayonn Harris came in as a transfer from Penn State, and from the beginning he proved to be an independent, conscientious student. He entered into a new major and dealt with a nagging injury in his first semester at UConn; however, his performance in the classroom never changed. When faced with a challenge, Harris is diligent about reaching out and asking for help. He is receptive to advice and suggestions, which allows him to perform even better. He is self-aware and takes pride in his work. He will finish in December with a degree in applied resource economics.


Harris has high character and a great personality. Everywhere he goes, people are drawn to him. He’s one of the hardest-working athletes on the team, which is also why he’s one of the most respected on the team, earning the honors of team captain prior to the start of the season.


Harris is an active participant and always involved when the UConn men’s soccer team goes and reads books to students at the local elementary schools. Additionally, Harris also assists with the pro health clinics that UConn hosts at youth soccer programs in local towns.


Named team captain prior to the season, Harris is one of the Huskies’ most premier offensive threats and one of the best forwards in all of college soccer. Last season, he finished second on the team in points and first in assists en route to earning a spot on the All-AAC Second Team.