Jeff Kovar begins his fourth season at LMU?unbelievably skilled at winning a header, a part of the game he tends to dominate?earned his second straight WCC Academic All-Conference award with a 3.85 GPA?will serve as team captain for the second straight season?tenacious defender who is slated to start every game?coaches look for him to continue being a leader in the backfield, which has led him to three consecutive all-conference selections?has also proven to be an excellent leader off the field and in the classroom.
Earned All-WCC honorable mention honors?started in all 18 games for the Lions?tallied 15 shots on the year, five of which were shots on goal?had a season-high four shots against Cal State Northridge (Oct. 8)?picked up two assists and his only goal of the year in that game as well?collected a total of four assists throughout the season.
Received All-WCC second-team honors?started and played in all 18 games?had a goal in the Lions? 3-2 win over UC Irvine in overtime (Sept. 29)?finished with 10 shots, seven on goal?tallied two points on the season.
Saw action in 19 games while making 17 starts?received All-WCC honorable mention honors?posted one goal and two assists for a total of four points on the year?finished sixth on the team in total points?scored his only goal of the season against St. Mary?s on Nov. 5?tallied an assist against No. 23 California on Sept. 17 and against UC Irvine on Oct. 1?accumulated 14 shots throughout the year.
Kovar is a 1999 graduate of Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes, CA?a three-year letterwinner?served as team captain as a senior?a two-year All-South Bay selection?earned third-team All-CIF honors as a junior and second-team honors as a senior?named team MVP?honored as the Bay League Offensive Player of the Year?prep coaches were Alan King and Bruce Myree.
Jeffrey Michael Kovar was born on June 19, 1981 in Torrance, CA?the son of Jerry and Linda Kovar?has one brother, Matt?chose LMU over Claremont and UC Davis?enjoys watching movies and playing basketball in his free time?a biology major.