Soccer's Greg Williams and Nick Comerford Earn Atlantic Sun First-Team All-Conference Honors

Nov. 13, 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University juniors Greg Williams (Hopewell, N.Y.) and Nick Comerford (Gainesville, Fla.) were named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First-Team, announced by the league office Wednesday. The Dolphins were one of four schools to have multiple players voted to the first team. Sophomore forward Richard Blackburn (Jacksonville/Orange Park) was the lone Dolphin on the second team. The second-seeded Dolphins (10-5-2 overall, 5-2-1 A-Sun) prepare to face third-seeded UCF on Friday in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Championship in Boca Raton.

Williams, who started 16 of 17 games in goal after not appearing in any games his first two years, led the conference with a 1.10 goals against average and four shutouts, while also notching his first career assist. Comerford helped lead a Dolphin defense that had a league-best 1.04 goals against average and five shutouts, while also leading the A-Sun by allowing only 19 goals in 17 matches. Comerford also recorded a career-high two assists on the season, both coming in a win over Georgia Southern.

Blackburn, who started every game for the Dolphins, led the team in goals (8), assists (10) and points (26). Blackburn's 10 assists led the conference and his 26 points ranked second in the league. He also recorded his first career hat trick and had a four-game stretch in which he scored four goals and tallied five assists - all against conference opponents.

JU will face UCF on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Championship at FAU Field. JU defeated UCF, 1-0, during the regular season at home.