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Savannah Jordan is Soccer America's pick for national freshman player of the year.

Thursday January 9, 2014Florida's Savannah Jordan is Soccer America's National Freshman of the Year

Gainesville, Fla.

Savannah Jordan is Soccer America's pick for national freshman player of the year.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On the day she makes her debut for the U.S. Under-20 National Team, University of Florida’s Savannah Jordan was named Soccer America’s Freshman of the Year. She is the first Gator in the program’s 19-year history to be named Soccer America’s Freshman of the Year.

 

Jordan also appears on the Soccer America’s MVPs second team. She is the only freshman among the 22 named to the Soccer America’s MVPs teams.

 

Another honor for Jordan


Savannah Jordan is the Sunshine Soccer News College Player of the Year, the outlet announced Thursday.

Candidates for the Sunshine Soccer News College Player of the Year include student-athletes playing at colleges within the site’s coverage area, as well as from the area playing collegiately elsewhere in the country.

 

As a freshman in 2013, Jordan picked up the Sunshine Soccer News Player of the Week four times (the only multiple winner) and also the Soccer News Net Player of the Week for Aug 25.

 

This is the second national freshman of the year honor for Jordan as she was named TopDrawerSoccer.com’s National Rookie of the Year in December, Jordan became the second Gator freshman to be named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American. She appeared on the 2013 NSCAA second team.

 

Today the U.S. U-20 National team begins play in the 2014 Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-20 Championship. The U.S. is part of Group A at the tournament, which also includes Costa Rica, Jamaica and Guatemala. Jordan and the rest of the U.S. team meets Costa Rica today at 7:30 p.m. in George Town, Cayman Islands. The top three teams at the event advance to the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup, set for Aug. 5-24 in various cities in Canada.

 

In her debut season, Jordan tied for third in 2013 NCAA Division I play with 22 goals and is one behind the season’s leaders. That total also stands second all-time for Gator freshmen and is Florida’s highest season total since Abby Wambach turned in 31 as a senior in 2001. Jordan opened her collegiate career with two goals versus Florida Gulf Coast and three versus Oregon State – that five-goal weekend earned her Disney/NSCAA Player of the Week honors.

 

She is the first freshman in the league’s history to be named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Jordan also appeared on the All-SEC first team and was the SEC Freshman of the Year.

 

Her 22 goals shared the SEC lead. Jordan scored multiple goals in seven matches.

 

 

2013 Soccer America Awards

Player of the Year: Morgan Brian, Virginia

Freshman of the Year: Savannah Jordan, Florida

 

 

 

 

MVPs Second Team

 

 

G

Katelyn Rowland

Jr.

UCLA

M

Morgan Brian

Jr.

Virginia

M

Dagny Brynjarsdottir

Jr.

Florida State

D

Abby Dahlkemper

Jr.

UCLA

F

Makenzy Doniak

Soph.

Virginia

M

Crystal Dunn

Sr.

North Carolina

F

Nkem Ezurike

Sr.

Michigan

M

Julie Johnston

Jr.

Santa Clara

D

Kassey Kallman

Sr.

Florida State

F

Jazmine Reeves

Sr.

Virginia Tech

M

Cari Roccaro

So.

Notre Dame

 

 

 

MVPs Second Team

 

 

GK

Sabrina D’Angelo

Jr.

South Carolina

F

Rachel Daly

Soph.

St. John's

D

Marissa Diggs

Sr.

UCF

D

Amanda Frisbie

Sr.

Portland

M

Shea Groom

Jr.

Texas A&M

F

Kristen Hamilton

Sr.

Denver

F

Savannah Jordan

Fr.

Florida

F

Stephanie McCaffrey

Jr.

Boston College

D

Emily Menges

Sr.

Georgetown

D

Ari Romero

Sr.

Nebraska

F

Frances Silva

Sr.

West Virginia

 

 

 

 

All-Freshman First Team

 

 

GK

Morgan Stearns

Virginia

 

M

Morgan Andrews

Notre Dame

 

D

Maddie Bauer

Stanford

 

D

Kadeisha Buchanan

West Virginia

 

M

Nickolette Driesse

Florida State

 

D

Mandy Freeman

USC

 

F

Darian Jenkins

UCLA

 

F

Jaycie Johnson

Nebraska

 

F

Savannah Jordan

Florida

 

M

Rose Lavelle

Wisconsin

 

F

Margaret Purce

Harvard

 

 

 

 

 

All-Freshman Second Team

 

 

GK

Kailen Sheridan

Clemson

 

F

Summer Clarke

LSU

 

M

Emma Fletcher

LSU

 

D

Christina Gibbons

Duke

 

F

Liz Keester

Texas A&M

 

M

Ashley Lawrence

West Virginia

 

F

Madisson Lewis

Michigan

 

F

Toni Payne

Duke

 

F

Lena Petermann

UCF

 

F

Murielle Tiernan

Virginia Tech

 

M

Allison Wetherington

Portland

 

 

 

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