TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2011
Four Dolphins receive postseason accolades
Four members of the Jacksonville University men’s soccer team were honored by the Atlantic-Sun for their achievements on the field and in the classroom.
Senior defender Tobias Hottner was named to the all-conference first team while fellow senior midfielder Predrag Ivanovic was placed on the second team. Those two also were recognized for excelling as students as they were named to the conference’s all-academic team. The freshman pair of defenders, Henrik Synnes and Ashton Pett, received spots on the all-freshman team.
“I am very happy for Tobias and Pedrag , they have worked very hard and played very well for us this season,” says head coach Mike Johnson. “They are tremendous student athletes and I am very proud of their accolades both academically and athletically they are very deserving of these honors.”
Hottner played in every game for JU and helped solidify a backline that had a plus-5 goal differential in conference play. He also contributed on the offensive end by scoring a goal and assisting on another. This is Tobias’ second all-conference team selection and second all-academic team honor.
Ivanovic displayed leadership all season long as one of the team captains. His three goals on the season have him tied for third on the team. He was part of a group that outshot A-Sun opponents 121-81. This marks the second straight year that Ivanovic was named to the all-academic team.
“I am also very glad for Henrik and Ashton they have be outstanding for us as freshman and both have very bright futures,” said Johnson.
Synnes and Pett both started every game for JU as defenders. The pair of freshman stepped in immediately and helped shore up the team’s defense. The two logged the most minutes on the team and both were able to contribute offensively with Synnes scoring a goal and had an assist, while Pett also was able to assist on a goal.
The third seeded JU men’s soccer team wrapped up its regular season with a win against Nebraska-Omaha last Friday and are traveling to Johnson City, Tennessee to face the sixth seeded East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the first round of the A-Sun tournament. The game will be Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The winner will go on to play the second seeded Stetson Hatters on Friday.
2011 MEN'S SOCCER