St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 14, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis senior forward Jeremy Kirkwood was selected to the 2013 University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association Men's Soccer First Team to highlight seven honorees for the Bears, as announced Thursday by the Association.
In addition to Kirkwood's first-team selection, graduate student defender Jack Fischer was named to the all-UAA second team. Senior midfielder Michael Flowers, freshman defender Kevin Goon, senior goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson, senior defender Nik Patel and sophomore midfielder Ike Witte were all named honorable mention.
Kirkwood, who was also a first-team all-UAA honoree in 2012, started 10 of the 12 matches he played in for the Bears this season. He led the team with 15 points, posting four goals and a team-best seven assists. Kirkwood led the UAA with 0.58 assists per game, while tying for third in assists (seven) and ranking fourth in points per game (1.25). He set a Washington University single-match record with four assists in the Bears' 4-0 win at Greenville College Sept. 25, and was named the UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week Sept. 30. Kirkwood finished his career with 17 goals and 11 assists for 45 points in 47 matches played.
Fischer was named to the all-UAA second team after picking up honorable mention recognition in 2012. He started all 17 matches for the Bears and helped anchor the Washington U. back line that posted six shutouts in 2013. Fischer also scored the second goal of his career in Washington U.'s come-from-behind 4-3 overtime win at University of Chicago Nov. 9. He played in 60 career matches, making 37 starts, including all 34 in his final two seasons. Fischer was named the UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week Oct. 28.
Flowers received all-UAA honorable mention honors for the third year in a row. He joined Fischer as the only two players to start all 17 matches for the Bears this season. Flowers tied for the team lead with five goals, including two game winners, and added two assists to finish second on the team with 12 points. He converted all three penalty kicks he attempted on the season, including one each in UAA wins at New York University Nov. 3 and Chicago Nov. 9. Flowers finished his career with 11 goals and 12 assists for 34 points, while starting 66 of 68 career matches played.
Goon earned all-UAA honorable mention honors in his first collegiate season after starting 14 of 15 games played. He helped the Bears' post six shutouts on the season, and scored the game-winning goal in Washington U.'s 4-1 UAA road win at Case Western Reserve University Oct. 18.
Jebson picked up all-UAA honorable mention honors after being a first-team in 2011 and 2012. He played in 13 matches in goal for the Bears this season, making 10 starts and posting a 5-3-2 record with two shutouts and helping in the four team shutouts. Jebson led the UAA with 4.17 saves per game on the season, tallying 50 saves and a 1.11 goals-against average. He finished his career with a 35-12-9 record, including 19 shutouts, and ranks third on Washington University's all-time career leaderboard with a 0.70 career goals-against average. Jebson was selected as the UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week seven times in his career, including once this season on Oct. 7.
Patel also received honorable mention all-UAA honors for the third time in his career, adding to the accolades he received in 2010 and 2012. He started 15 of 16 games played and helped anchor the Bears' back line to six shutouts on the season. Patel scored the first goal of his career and added an assist to help Washington U. rally for a 4-3 overtime UAA win at Chicago Nov. 9. He played in 66 career matches, including making 61 starts.
Witte was selected to the all-UAA honorable mention after starting 16 of 17 matches played this season. He scored the Bears' lone goal in a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Emory University in the UAA opener Oct. 6. Witte added one assist each in Washington U.'s 4-1 win at Case Oct. 18 and a 2-1 loss at University of Rochester Oct. 20. He finished the season tied for seventh on the team with five points.
Washington U. finished its season with a 10-4-3 record and a 3-2-2 mark in the UAA. The Bears went 3-0-1 in their final four contests to record their fourth 10-win season in a row.