Brown Adds to Postseason Awards
BALTIMORE – UMBC women's soccer red-shirt junior Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) continued to add to her postseason awards, receiving recognition from both the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Brown has been a recipient of awards for her work both on and off the field over the past year. Most recently the Plantation, Fla., native was one of four midfielders named to the ECAC Division I Women's Soccer University All-Star Second Team.
Brown became the first UMBC women's soccer player to earn NSCAA Northeast All-Region honors after a breakout junior campaign, which helped the Retrievers to earn its first-ever trip the NCAA Tournament. Brown was named the America East Co-Midfielder of the Year, becoming the first player in the program history to earn a major award in the AEC.
The red-shirt junior led the league in game-winning goals (six) and ranked fourth in the conference with seven goals on the year. Brown was tied with sophomore forward Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) for a team-best 17 points, which ranked third in the AEC. Her offensive presence was highlighted by the go-ahead goal in the 59th minute of the America East title game en route to earning America East Championship Most Outstanding Player recognition.
Additionally, Brown was also named to the NSCAA University Division Women's Scholar All-East Region Second Team, after posting a 3.70 grade point average in biological sciences. Brown is a member of the National College Athlete Honor Society and was named to the America East All-Academic Team following the 2013 season. The midfielder is also a two-time America East Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree.