Younker and See Earn United Soccer Coaches All-America Honors
KANSAS CITY, MO – The Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team placed two players on the 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-America Teams it was announced Thursday night at the NCAA Division III Championship Banquet. Sophomore forward Achim Younker has been named to the second team and senior goalkeeper Bryan See was named to the third team.
This year’s NCAA Division III All-Americans, along with their families and coaches, will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the United Soccer Coaches All-America Luncheon on January 20, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention in downtown Philadelphia.
Younker and See are the first Blue Jays to earn All-America honors since 2009. This marks just the fifth time in program history and first since 2007 that Hopkins has produced two All-Americans. In total, Hopkins has produced 26 United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) All-Americans. JHU has now had 15 All-Americans since the inception of the Centennial Conference in 1993, more than double any other team in the league.
Younker is one of just three sophomores to earn All-America honors this year. He is also just the third sophomore in program history to earn All-America honors and the first since 1963. See is the fourth Blue Jay goalie to earn All-America honors and the first since 2006. He is also just the fifth goalie in the history of the Centennial Conference to earn All-America honors – three of the five are from Hopkins.
See set the school and conference record for single-season goals against average with a 0.237. That mark also ranks as the 16th best in NCAA Division III history. 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 ranks second in the nation in shutouts, third in goals against average and fourth in save percentage.
Younker erupted for 17 goals and 35 points this season – more than five times his totals from last season. He led the team and ranked second in the conference in both categories. Younker ranks 15th in the nation in goals and 34th in points. Younker’s 35 points are the most by a Blue Jay since 2007 and are the 14th most in a single season in school history. His 17 goals are also the most since 2007 and are the 12th most in program history.