Jaguar Soccer Teams Sweep Freshman of the Year Awards
The Governors State men’s and women’s soccer programs recently completed their 2021 seasons, which were moved from the fall to spring because of COVID-19.
The men’s team finished 10-5-2 overall and advanced to the championship game of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The Jaguars came up just short, losing to four-time champion Cardinal Stritch, 2-1, in overtime. The women’s squad compiled a 3-7-0 record, setting several program firsts and just missing out on the CCAC Tournament.
As a result of their strong performances, both teams were honored with CCAC Awards. For the men, midfielder/forward Andy Latorre was named Freshman of the Year and joined on the All-CCAC First Team by goalkeeper Luis Ramirez. Midfielder Hamzat Sanni, defender Dawson Swearengen and forward Dylan Swearengen were chosen All-CCAC Second Team.
On the women’s side, Avery Damjanovic was chosen CCAC Freshman of the Year and selected to the All-CCAC Second Team.
Having six all-conference selections and a pair of freshman of the year award winners is the result of tireless recruiting on the part of head coaches Matt Eggert (men) and Ante Cop (women) and their coaching staffs. A remarkable achievement for two programs that started from scratch in the fall of 2019.