See Named D3soccer.com National Goalie of the Year
BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins men’s soccer graduate student Bryan See and senior Mike Swiercz continue to add honors to their resumes after the Blue Jays' 16-1-4 season. See was named the D3soccer.com Goalie of the Year as well as a First Team All-American. Swiercz was named to the D3soccer.com All-America Second Team.
See and Swiercz are just the second and third players in program history to earn All-America honors from D3soccer.com, since it first began naming a team in 2010. The teams were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of nearly 400 nominations.
Swiercz anchored a defense that ranks as one of the best in JHU history. The Blue Jays posted a school-record 16 shutouts and tied the school record with just six goals allowed. Hopkins led the Centennial Conference in save percentage (.908) and goals against average (.271). Nationally, JHU ranked third in save percentage, shutout percentage (.762) and goals against average. Hopkins went 16-1-4 and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16, with its only loss coming on the road at Messiah, the eventual NCAA champion.
See also earned First Team All-Centennial, First Team United Soccer Coaches All-Mid-Atlantic and Third Team United Soccer Coaches All-America honors after a standout last season in the Hopkins Blue and Black. He set the school and conference record for single-season goals against average with a 0.237. His 14 shutouts this season also tied the school and conference marks. See posted the best save percentage (.917) in school history and the best in the conference since 2005. He ranked second in the nation in shutouts, third in goals against average and fourth in save percentage.
Swiercz, who also earned First Team All-Centennial, First Team United Soccer Coaches All-Mid-Atlantic and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, was a four-year starter for head coach Craig Appleby. He ranked second on the team in goals (5) and fifth in points (11) this season. In the last two years the Blue Jay defense, captained by Swiercz, has allowed a total of just 15 goals and posted 27 shutouts. Hopkins has led the Centennial Conference in goals against average and shutouts in each of the last two seasons.