For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – Junior Juwan Kearson (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) picks up the St. Mary's College of Maryland Athlete of the Month award for the month of October. The Athlete of the Month awardee is selected by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team.
Kearson helped the St. Mary's men's soccer team to a 5-2 record during October as well as the No. 2 seed in the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Championship Tournament. He led the Seahawks in all offensive categories with three goals and four assists for 10 points.
The 5-8 midfielder finished the month by tallying at least one point in four straight contests while scoring a goal in three games in a row between Oct. 14 and Oct. 21.
Kearson notched a career-best two assists in a 3-0 win at Marymount (Va.) University on Oct. 7 before collecting a season-best three points at Southern Virginia University on Oct. 14.
He was named the CAC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23 after netting a goal in each of St. Mary's wins that week. Kearson scored the second in a 2-0 victory over the University of Mary Washington on Oct. 18 before getting the game-winning goal in a 2-0 shutout of Wesley College on the 21st.
Kearson is currently tied for second in the conference in game-winning goals with four while being tied for fifth with seven goals. He also ranks 56th in Division III in game-winning goals.
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SEPTEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Lindsey Stevenson, Fy., Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright
- WOMEN'S SOCCER: Sydney Larkin, Sr., GK, Salisbury, Md./Parkside
- SAILING: Dane Byerly, So., Skipper, Seabrook, Texas/Clear Springs
- VOLLEYBALL: Meghan Kelley, Jr., OH, Ellicott City, Md./Centennial
- FIELD HOCKEY: Sophie Michel, Sr., D, Westminster, Md./Westminster
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