Jackson, Sanchez Named to NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Team
Dec. 12, 2011
The duo were two of 14 Patriot League players named to the all-region team, despite neither of them being named to the 22-member all-Patriot League team announced a month ago.
Sanchez, a sophomore midfielder from Salisbury, Md., was named to the third team for the second straight year. A Patriot League All-Tournament team honoree, Sanchez appeared in 18 games with starts in all of them this year. He recorded an assist in a 2-1 win over Richmond and has been the defensive catalyst for the squad in each of his first two years at Navy. During his career, he has started every game he has played in (34 games played), missing one game this year because of injury. Sanchez excelled in Patriot League play, fueling a Navy defense that allowed just seven goals in eight games (tournament included) and four shutouts, including two in a row to end the season against Colgate and top-seeded American in the league tournament.
As a rookie last year, Sanchez was named to the CollegeSoccerNews.com freshman All-America team, the only Patriot League player named to the 33-member squad.
Jackson, a junior forward from Forest, Va., was also named to the third team after leading the Midshipmen in points (14), goals (6) and game-winning goals (2). He finished the season ranked fourth in the Patriot League in goals (6) and shots (50) and fifth in points (14). Jackson saved his best for last late in the season, scoring in three straight games (2 g, 2 a) from October 22 to October 30, helping Navy to a 3-0-2 stretch in its last five games. Jackson also scored goals against Loyola (Md.), Delaware, Richmond and Bucknell.
Jackson has played in 53 career games scoring nine goals and seven assists for 25 points. Three of his nine career goals have been of the game-winning variety.
Navy finished 7-7-5 during the 2011 season and returns nine starters for the 2012 squad. The team will return 57 of the 67 points (85.1 percent) of its scoring, as well as all three goalkeepers that saw action in the 2011 season.
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