KANSAS CITY, MO – Bryan See, Mike Swiercz and Cole Rosenberger of the Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team have earned yet more honors for their performances in the classroom and on the field this season. The trio earned United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South honors. In addition, See and Swiercz were named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America First Team.
To be eligible for selection, the student athlete must be nominated by his head coach and meet the following criteria: Have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career; Start more than 50 percent of all games and be an elite player as supported by playing honors (i.e., all-conference) or contributions to the success of his team; Plays for a current United Soccer Coaches College Services member institution; Be a junior or above in academic standing at the current institution; Be in his second year at the current institution if a transfer student.
Those meeting the above criteria will be considered by the committee for one of the Scholar All-America teams. The committee reviews both the academic and athletic accomplishments of the nominees. Hopkins has now produced six United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) Scholar All-Americans, including three under head coach Craig Appleby.
Swiercz and Rosenberger 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, 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. See earned his degree in civil engineering in May with a 3.43 cumulative GPA and is pursuing a master’s in the same field.
Swiercz adds Scholar All-America honors to a resume that includes two All-Centennial Conference honors, two CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, two United Soccer Coaches All-Mid-Atlantic selections and the 2016 Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A four-year starter on defense, he ranked second on the team in goals (5) and fifth in points (11) this season. Swiercz is majoring in mechanical engineering and boasts a 3.90 cumulative GPA.
The 2017 Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an Honorable Mention All-Centennial selection, Rosenberger is a three-year starter and is third among all active players in career assists (7). He is majoring in environmental engineering with a minor in applied mathematics and boasts a 3.94 cumulative GPA.