Three Lions Earn September WCC Player of the Month Honors

Oct. 6, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Following an impressive start to the season, three LMU student-athletes have been honored with West Coast Conference Player of the Month honors for September, the conference office announced Wednesday. The Lions swept the soccer awards, with junior Artur Jozkowicz gaining co-Player honors on the men's side and redshirt freshman Brittany Jagger taking home solo accolades on the women's side, while sophomore Sheree Shea was recognized for women's cross country.

After scoring four times in his first two seasons at LMU, Jozkowicz (Krakow, Poland) equaled that total in September of 2010 alone, leading the conference by scoring four times in the season's first eight games. He began the season in fine fashion, netting the game-winners in both of LMU's season-opening victories. First, he scored 55 seconds into overtime to give LMU a 2-1 victory over San Diego State in the season opener. He followed that up in game two by opening the scoring in an eventual 2-0 win over Cal State Northridge. Jozkowicz then recorded his first career two-goal game on September 23 at Cal Poly, scoring twice in the second half to clinch a 4-1 victory that snapped LMU's three-game losing streak and launched a four-game unbeaten run that has carried over into October. Jozkowicz is the third Lion in as many years to be named the WCC Player of the Month for September, following Patrick Sampson in 2008 and Rafael Baca in 2009. He shares this year's men's soccer September Player of the Month award with Ryan Luke of Portland.

Jagger (Allen, Texas) was a big factor in LMU's 5-2 record in September, recording shutouts in each of the Lions' five victories and posting a goals-against-average of 0.43. Jagger began the month by earning her first career shutout with 11 saves in a 2-0 win at Utah on September 3. The 11 saves were tied for the third-most in a single-game in LMU history as she faced 25 Utah shots. She followed that with another 2-0 shutout, this time of Tennessee-Martin, in which she stopped four shots. Jagger's shutout streak would end at the hands of #3 Notre Dame but her nine saves kept LMU in the contest in a 1-0 defeat. After that, it was back to her winning ways as she went 410 minutes before allowing another goal, shutting out Utah State 2-0 (two saves), Penn 1-0 (two saves), and Arizona 2-0 (six saves). Jagger finished the month leading the conference in saves per game and shutouts, and was second in total saves.

 

 

Shea (San Diego, Calif.) had two top ten finishes in September at the UC Riverside Invitational and the Stanford Invite. Shea placed 4th at UC Riverside running 16:55 for the 5k course and breaking 17 minutes on the cross country course in her first race of the season. This top finish helped the Lions finish 3rd as a team. Two weeks later at the Stanford Invitational, Shea placed 8th in a highly competitive field, breaking 21 minutes for the 6k course in 20:57.As a freshman, Shea ran 21:06 on the Stanford course and throughout the month has already improved on last year's performances.

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