JBU Soccer Gains Team and Individual Post Season Honors

Siloam Springs, Ark. (November 4, 2003) — The NAIA men’s soccer rating has John Brown University moving back into the top 25 at 22nd in the nation in the final poll. With several victories late in the season to clinch the Sooner Athletic Conference championship, the Golden Eagles advanced into the top 25 after having been ranked 21st earlier in the season.

The Sooner Athletic Conference has released the 2003 Soccer All-Conference team and JBU has three players that made the team. Senior midfielder Federico Suarez and junior goalkeeper Pablo Fernandez were honored as 1st team selections while sophomore forward Kyle Carter earned 2nd team honors. Suarez led JBU this season in goals with 10 and in points with 26 and also contributed 6 assists. Fernandez garnered 75 saves during the season and allowed only 21 goals for the year, an average of 1.31 goals allowed per game. Carter was second to Suarez on the team with 7 goals and 21 points for the season and also had 7 assists.

Coach Bob Gustavson commented on the team rating and the SAC selections by saying, “Our team did an excellent job this year. I would have liked to see more of our players make the All-SAC team, but the conference championship and the NAIA rating show what teamwork can accomplish. I am proud, not only of the three that made the SAC team, but of the entire team for what they have done this year.”