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Dartmouth’s Craig Henderson Signs With Swedish Professional Club

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Craig Henderson     By Mark Washburn
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HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth men’s soccer senior Craig Henderson (Wellington, New Zealand) has signed a professional contract to play for Mjallby AIF in Sweden.

Henderson, who signed a three-year contract, will begin his appointment with the club in January. Specific terms of the contract are undisclosed, but include a signing bonus, salary and other stipends.

Mjallby competes in Sweden’s highest league, Allsvenskan.

One of the finest to don the Dartmouth uniform, Henderson completed his career with 67 games played, starting 53 of those. He tallied 53 career points on 20 goals and 13 assists and scored eight game-winners. In 2008, he represented his native New Zealand in the Beijing Olympic games. The Kiwis recently earned a bid to the 2010 World Cup Finals this summer in South Africa, and Henderson will compete for a spot on that squad.

Henderson earned All-Ivy and All-Northeast second team honors his senior year despite an injury that held him to just 11 games played this fall. After being named the unanimous Ivy Player of the Year and an All-America selection in 2008, Henderson was cut down just nine games into this season. As a senior, he posted 12 points on four goals and four assists.

Dartmouth, which posted a 10-7-1 overall mark and a 4-3 Ivy record, finished fourth in a tight Ancient Eight race. The Big Green  advanced to its third straight NCAA Tournament, earning an at-large bid to the Field of 48.