EDISON, NJ – Saint Peter's men's soccer freshman, Jordan Jowers has been named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Second team and the All-Rookie team, while the Peacocks placed seven student-athletes on the MAAC All-Academic team, announced by the league tonight during the Post Season Men's Soccer Awards Show.
"Jordan has had a very good first season at this level," noted head coach Julian Richens. "He always wants the ball and is a hardworking, dynamic skillful player with the ability to make late runs into the box. It's a great recognition for him as a player and the program to get this type of recognition."
Jowers, a 5-11 midfielder, led the Peacocks with 16 points and eight goals during the 2017 season. He ranked among the MAAC leaders in both categories and was also one of the top shot takers during the year. Jowers appeared and started in all 16 games this season, scoring at least one goal in six of the contests. He had two separate occasions where he tallied two goals, coming in back-to-back games at home against Canisius (Oct. 14) and Iona (Oct. 18). Jowers recorded two game-winning goals, which also was a team-best on the season.
Jowers becomes the first Peacock named to the All-Rookie team since Nick Sifrin made the freshman squad in 2013, and the first player named to the Second team since Luke Fairlamb earned consecutive spots on the team in 2014 and 2015.
Seven total Saint Peter's student-athletes earned spots on the MAAC All-Academic team, which was tied for fourth amongst MAAC schools. The seven athletes making appearances on the team include; Kevin Arias, Gabrielle Bandelli, Davis Hocking, Ricardo Llanos, Nick Marna, Chris Rodrigues, and Scott Rogers.
"It's a great honor for these players to receive MAAC All-Academic awards," said Richens. "We strive to embrace the student-athlete experience as a program. It is a testament to the work they are putting in the classroom, as well as on the field, to be recognized with this honor."
A total of 84 student-athletes were named to the 2017 MAAC Men's Soccer All-Academic team. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.
About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:
With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is in its 37th year of competition during the 2017-18 academic year. Current Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University, and Siena College.