NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport University junior forward Jalon Brown (Yorktown, Va.) was named a second team All-American on Friday, by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. It was the second straight year Brown earned All-American honors, becoming the fourth Captain in program history to earn multiple All-America nods.
Last season, Brown was named the USA South Player of the Year en route to a first team All-American selection by the NSCAA. This year, he again was named the Conference Player of the Year, albeit in the Captains' new league, the Capital Athletic Conference. He and Brian Lybert ('12) are the only players in school history to earn league Player of the Year honors more than once. Along with that commendation came back-to-back All-American honors for both players, joined by Winston Mattheisen ('12) and Gerard Mosley ('87) as the only multiple-time All-American in men's soccer history at CNU.
This year, Jalon led a potent offensive attack that averaged over 2.5 goals per game as a team. He led the league in all three offensive categories, finishing the year with 37 total points. He put away 14 goals and added nine assists, ranking 28th nationally in points per game and ranking fifth on the single season scoring chart at CNU.
Earlier this week, Brown earned his second straight first team All-Region honor, as one of just four players on the first team earning the honor for a second or third time. This year, he also was named a first team All-State (VaSID) and first team All-Conference (CAC) selection.
In his career, Brown has piled up 32 goals and 23 assists, while posting two of the top five seasons in program history, by point total. With one year left, he ranks seventh in program history in goals scored, tied for sixth in career assists and has climbed the all-time scoring charts with 87 career points, ranking eighth in CNU history.
The Captains went 13-5-2 this season, and reached the CAC Championship game against nationally-ranked York (Pa.).