A Season-in-Review: 2019 JWU Men’s Soccer

A Season-in-Review: 2019 JWU Men’s Soccer

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (April 17, 2020) – The 2019-2020 school year was shortened due to the COVID-19 Pandemic so we've decided to take a look back at this year and highlight the tremendous things our teams and student-athletes accomplished.  

Today we turn our attention to the JWU men's soccer team. Earning the program's first berth in the Sun Conference Finals, JWU continued a streak of three-straight appearances in the TSC playoffs. In a season affected by Hurricane Dorian, the Wildcats used a six-game unbeaten streak to position themselves for a historic berth in the conference finals.  

Overall Record: 4-7-4
Conference Record: 3-3-3
Conference Finish: 6th
Conference Tournament: L, 5-0 at (rv) Keiser (TSC Finals)  

2019 Statsitics (PDF l HTML l DakStats)

Key Wins/Draws:

10/6/19 – (W) at Webber International (2-1) – First win of the season (recap)

10/9/19 – (W) Ave Maria (2-1 OT) – First home win of the season (recap)

10/12/19 – (T) #9 Southeastern (2-2 2OT) – Extended JWU's unbeaten streak to three (recap)

10/16/19 – (W) at Florida Memorial (3-1) – Wildcats pick up third TSC win of the season (recap)

10/20/19 – (T) at SCAD Savannah (0-0 2OT) – First JWU shutout of the year (recap)

10/26/19 – (T) Warner (1-1 2OT) – Give JWU an unbeaten streak of six games (recap)

11/9/19 – (W) at Thomas (2-1) – JWU advances to the TSC Semifinals (recap)

11/12/19 – (T) at #14 St. Thomas (1-1, adv. 4-3 PK) – JWU makes program's first TSC Finals appearance (recap)


Key Moments:

- GK Alex Marciulonis record 78 saves (most by a Wildcat over the six seasons)

- Marciulonis also finished third in the conference in saves-per-game (5.20)

- Marciulonis' 1,370 minutes in net were the most since 2014 season

- Fernando Arzeno added two more PK goals to his career-record total (8)

- Wildcats advance to the TSC Finals for the first time in program history (11/13/19)

- Franco Molina leads JWU over Thomas in TSC Quarterfinals; Earns POW honor (11/9/19)

- Three Wildcats earn All-Sun Conference Recognition (11/7/19)

- JWU extends unbeaten streak to six games with 90th-minute equalizer (10/26/19)

- Alex Marciulonis becomes program's first TSC Defensive Player of the Week (10/14/19)

- JWU ties #9 Southeastern, 2-2 (2OT) (10/12/19)

- Wildcats pick up first win of the season, defeating WIU, 2-1 (10/6/19)


Award Winners:

All-Sun Conference
Nicolas Gomez – Second-Team
Farid Sar Sar – Second Team
Alex Marciulonis – Honorable Mention

Sun Conference All-Academic
Pablo Azzaro
Juan Majul
Luciano Soto
Franco Molina

TSC Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Franco Molina – 11/11

Defensive of the Week
Alex Marciulonis – 10/14, 10/28


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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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