GRINNELL COLLEGE JOSEPH BROWN NAMED SCHOLAR ALL-REGION
Grinnell, IA – Grinnell College men’s soccer player Joseph Brown ’15 has been named Scholar All-North/Central Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Brown, a forward from Berkeley, Calif. (Berkeley), was named to the second team. He is the eighth Pioneer to be named Academic All-Region by the NSCAA – all during coach Brian Jaworski’s tenure – and the first since 2010.
An anthropology major, Brown has been named to the All-Midwest Conference first team two years in a row. He ranked among the MWC offensive leaders in several categories, including third in game-winning goals with 0.22.
Brown finished sixth in shots per game (2.72), seventh in goals per game (0.44), eighth in points per game (1.11) and 10th in assists (18).
“The NSCAA Scholar All-Region/All-American Awards are reserved for those players who are superstars in the classroom AND are monumental contributors to the success of their team on the field,” said Jaworski. “There are many really qualified student-athletes who don’t get this recognition, so we are humbled and thankful that one of our own was recognized.
“I am thrilled for Joey and our team on many levels,” Jaworski added. “I am happy for Joey because he earned this award not only from his hard work this year, but for his dedication and performance on and off the field the two previous years as well – only juniors and seniors are eligible.
“What makes this award even more special to me is the fact that Joey has provided steadfast leadership as a team captain the last two years,” Jaworski continued. “As a team captain, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes responsibility that he had to mesh with a full academic load, and he continued to perform at a very, very high level in all areas of his college life.”