NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (August 1, 2019) – Today we continue our countdown of the Top 10 moments in JWU Athletics this past season with the No. 3 moment of 2018-19.
With only three spots left, today's moment features an amazing single-season performance, which helped guide the women's soccer program to its most successful season in team history.
In at No. 3 …
No. 3 – Savannah Jackson Shatters Single-Season Record for Goals and Points
Making her third appearance on this countdown, forward Savannah Jackson had a sophomore season for the ages.
The native of Winter Haven, Florida, came off a "Freshman of the Year" campaign in 2017 to earn First-Team All-Sun Conference honors in Year Two (2018) and garner the program's first All-America recognition. Jackson posted an unbelievable 28 goals and 62 points in 17 matches. Shattering the previous single-season record (set by her in 2017 – 17 goals, 35 points), Jackson ranked No. 4 in the nation in total points, total game-winning goals, points-per-game (3.65) and goals-per-contest (1.65). Her averages in points and goals also ranked No. 2 in the Sun Conference. She scored more goals in 2018-19 than six teams in the Sun Conference as well as 68 teams in the NAIA.
What was even more impressive about this feat, Jackson only played in all 90 minutes during five matches, averaging 70 minutes-per-contest.
Jackson tallied 11 multiple-goal games, including four hat tricks. She registered eight game-winning goals, averaging 0.47 game-winners-per-contest (No. 4 in the nation), and scored at least one goal in 13 contests while notching a point in all but two outings.
Jackson enters the 2019 season needing just five goals to reach 50 and is three points shy of 100 for her career.
A historic season by women's soccer's all-time leading scorer is our No. 3 moment of 2018-19.
The countdown returns on Tuesday, August 6, with the No. 2 moment.
Top 10 Moments of the 2018-19 Season
No. 10 - Audrey Gant and Savannah Jackson become the first Wildcats in school history to be named Academic All-Americans®
No. 9 - Savannah Jackson and Tianna Ayulo become their program's first All-America honorees
No. 8 - Men's Basketball Knocks Off #16 Warner on Senior Day
No. 7 - Volleyball Claims Program's First Sun Conference Win
No. 6 - Men's Golf Extends Consecutive Appearances in the NAIA National Tournament to 19
No. 5 - Fernando Arzeno Sets Men's Soccer's Single-Season Mark for Goals and Points
No. 4 - Tianna Ayulo Scores 1,000 Points
No. 3 - Savannah Jackson Shatters Single-Season Record for Goals and Points
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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