NEW HAVEN, Conn. (December 15, 2011) Ė Albertus Magnus senior Jamal Howard (West Haven, Conn.) has been named to the 2011 NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Menís Soccer Division III All-America Second Team. Howard is the first-ever Albertus Magnus student-athlete to earn All-America status.
Howard is just one of five players from New England to earn the prestigious honor as both Babson College and Williams College are represented among the 38 athletes selected. Those athletes who earned All-America status will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, which will be held in the Kansas City Convention Centerís Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City. Mo.
Most recently, Howard was named to the NCAA DIII All-New England First Team after leading the Falcons to a record-breaking year. The senior was named the GNAC Player of the Year as he finished the season with 50 points on 22 goals and six assists. He was also named to the GNAC All-Conference First Team.
During 2011 postseason play, Howard scored both goals in the Falcons' 2-0 shutout of Mount Ida in the GNAC Tournament (Oct. 31) and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team for his efforts. He also led the Falcons to their first-ever ECAC postseason victory as they defeated Endicott College 3-2.
Howard finished the year ranked 11th in the nation among Division III men's soccer players with 2.27 points per game, while being seventh in the country in total points (50). He was also ranked in the top-10 for goals per game (1.0) and total goals (22).
The West Haven, Conn. native set program records in career goals and points at Albertus, while he set the single-season record in goals scored (22). In 80 career games as a Falcon, Howard scored 52 goals and registered 15 assists for 119 career points.
The Falcons finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record in GNAC play for the first time in program history, while they won 17 games on the year, another program-record.
*Jamal Howard is the first-ever student-athlete at Albertus Magnus to earn All-America status.