KANSAS CITY – UMBC women's soccer's senior midfielder Jessy Brown (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) added to her collegiate honors by being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Women's University Division Scholar All-East Region Second Team, as announced by the NSCAA on Tuesday.
Brown earns Scholar All-Region Second Team recognition for the second straight season, after posting a 3.57 GPA in biology, with a minor in psychology. The National College Athlete Honor Society member is a two-time member of the America East All-Academic Team and has been named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll for a 3.5 GPA or better two times. She has been named to the President's List once, Dean's List once and earned semester Academic Honors four times.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recognizes select collegiate student-athletes as NSCAA Scholar All-Region selections for their dual accomplishments on the field and in the classroom. In order to be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average throughout his or her career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; and be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member.
Brown became the first Retriever women's soccer player to receive NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team honors earlier this month after being a member of the third team a season ago, marking the first Retriever women's soccer player to receive NSCAA All-Region recognition.
Brown, the program's all-time leader in games played (76), became the first America East player to earn AEC Midfielder of the Year honors in back-to-back seasons. The Plantation, Fla., native is the first Retriever in program history to earn a pair of major awards and the first since Shannon Bagrosky (1996 and 1997) to earn back-to-back selections to the All-Conference First Team.
Brown led the Retrievers and ranked fifth in the America East with a career-best 19 points and seven goals. Her 19 points were the most in a season for a Retriever since Amanda DiCarlo in 2005. Brown registered all 37 points in her career during her final two seasons on campus, with 10 of 14 goals representing game-winners.