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

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

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (April 24, 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 focus is on the JWU women's soccer team. The 2019 season was a historic one for the Wildcats, winning a school-record 12 matches, finishing third in the Sun Conference standings, while claiming the TSC Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. Led by Savannah Jackson's 96 points (46g, 4a), JWU advanced to the TSC Semifinals for the second-straight year.  

Overall Record: 12-5-1
Conference Record: 6-3-1
Conference Finish: 3rd  
Conference Tournament: L, 8-2 at #4 Southeastern (TSC Semifinals) 

2019 Statsitics (PDF l HTML l DakStats)

Key Wins/Draws:

8/20/19 – (W) at Florida National (5-1) – First win of the season (recap)

8/27/19 – (W) at Life (Ga.) (6-2) – Jackson breaks school record for goals in a game (recap)

9/14/19 – (W) Florida Memorial (6-0) – Wildcats off to best start in school history (recap)

9/21/19 – (W) Ave Maria (4-0) – Jackson notches sixth hat trick of the season (recap)

9/28/19 – (W) USCB (3-0) – Wildcats win conference opener (recap)

10/2/19 – (W) St. Thomas (1-0) – Mendoza notches third-straight shutout (recap)

10/12/19 – (W) Webber International (3-0) – Jackson sets single-season goals scored record (recap)

10/16/19 – (W) Florida Memorial (9-0) – Jackson scores a school-record six goals (recap)

10/19/19 – (T) SCAD Savannah (3-3) – JWU extends unbeaten streak to four games (recap)

10/30/19 – (W) at Warner (2-1) – JWU clinches berth in TSC Playoffs with 11th win of the season (recap)

11/9/19 – (W) Thomas (3-2 OT) – Wildcats advance to semifinals on Jackson hat trick (recap)


Key Moments:

- Wildcats recorded a program record 12 wins in 2019

- JWU advanced to the Sun Conference Semifinals for the for the second-straight year

- Savannah Jackson set the school record for goals (46) and points (96), leading the conference in total goals scored

- Jackson led the nation in goals-per-game (2.56) and game-winning goals-per-game (0.61)

- Denise Mendoza set the single-season school record in wins (12), saves (116), and shutouts (6)

- Jackson records school-record six Sun Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors

- Mendoza notches school-best three Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors

- JWU Women's Soccer Staff named 2019 NAIA Women's East Region Staff of the Year (12/11/19)

- Savannah Jackson named NAIA All-America Honorable Mention selection (12/11/19)

- Savannah Jackson named 2019 First-Team Academic All-American (12/2/19)

- Four Wildcats named to the Sun Conference All-Academic Team (11/14/19)

- Jackson and Mendoza sweep TSC weekly honors for the third time (11/11/19)

- Three Wildcats earn women's soccer all-conference honors (11/6/19)

- Savannah Jackson becomes school's first Sun Conference Player of the Year (11/6/19)

- Eric Dobrzanski named Sun Conference Coach of the Year (11/6/19)

- Jackson's hat trick sends JWU to conference semifinals (11/9/19)

- Wildcats register school-record 11th win of the season (10/30/19)

- Savannah Jackson named NAIA Offensive Player of the Week (10/22/19)

- Jackson scores a school-record six goals in 9-0 win over Florida Memorial (10/16/19)

- Jackson sets single-season goal record in 3-0 win versus Warriors (10/12/19)

- Wildcats off to best start in program history (9/14/19)

- Jackson scores then-school-record four goals in season-opening win at Florida National (8/20/19)


Award Winners:

NAIA All-American
Savannah Jackson – Honorable Mention

Google Cloud Academic All-American
Savannah Jackson – First Team

Google Cloud Academic All-District
Savannah Jackson – First Team

United Soccer Coaches
NAIA Women's East Region Staff of the Year

Sun Conference Player of the Year
Savannah Jackson

Sun Conference Coach of the Year
Eric Dobrzanski

All-Sun Conference
Savannah Jackson – First Team
Ashlyn Hannus – Second Team
Sawyer Hall – Second Team

Sun Conference All-Academic
Isabela Fernandez
Ashlyn Hannus
Savannah Jackson
Laura Stanley

NAIA Offensive Player of the Week
Savannah Jackson – 10/22

TSC Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Savannah Jackson – 9/1, 9/16, 9/23, 10/14, 10/21, 11/11

Defensive of the Week
Denise Mendoza – 9/1, 9/16, 11/11

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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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