Washington University Lands Six on All-UAA Men’s Soccer Team
St. Louis, Mo., November 8, 2012 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team had six players receive 2012 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors, as announced Thursday by the Association.
Junior goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson, junior forward Jeremy Kirkwood and senior back Brian Wright were each named to the all-UAA first team. Senior back Jack Fischer, junior midfielder Michael Flowers and junior back Nik Patel each received honorable mention all-UAA honors.
Jebson received first-team all-UAA honors for the second year in a row. He recorded a 10-4-2 record while starting all 16 matches in goal for the Bears in the regular season. Jebson ranks first in the UAA in goals against average (0.57), save percentage (.866), saves per game (3.62), shutouts (8), and shutouts per game (0.50). He was named the UAA Men’s Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week four times this season – Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Oct. 8 and Nov. 5.
Kirkwood picked up first-team all-UAA honors for the first time n his career. After missing the first nine matches of the season, he played in the final seven matches of the regular season, recording four goals and three assists to tie for the team lead with 11 points. Kirkwood scored the game-winning goal in the Bears’ 1-0 win over Emory University Oct. 7 in his first match back, and also had a game-winner against Principia College Oct. 18. He was named the UAA Men’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week Oct. 22.
Wright earned first-team all-UAA honors after being named to the all-UAA second team in 2011. He has started all 16 matches for the Bears this season. Wright recorded an assist on Washington U.’s game-winning goal against Birmingham-Southern College in the season opener Aug. 31.
Fischer and Patel each received their first all-UAA recognition. Fischer has started all 16 matches this season, while Patel has started 15 matches and recorded three assists. Wright, Fischer and Patel have anchored the Bears’ defense that leads the UAA with a 0.60 goals against average and has recorded shutouts in all 10 wins this season.
Flowers was a repeat honorable mention all-UAA selection after also earning the honor in 2011. He has started 13 of the 14 matches he has played this season, and ranks third on the team with three goals and one assist. Flowers recorded the game-winning goal in Washington U.’s upset win at then-No. 15 University of Rochester Oct. 26.
Washington University (10-4-2, 4-2-1 UAA) finished in a four-way tie for first in the UAA standings. The Bears received an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship, and travel to Dubuque, Iowa, for the First and Second Rounds Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 10-11. Washington U. will take on North Park University at 11 a.m. Saturday.