STANDISH, Maine – The 2018 New England Soccer Journal All-Rookie Team has been announced and Saint Joseph's College freshman midfielder Austin Ward (North Andover, Mass.) is one of 11 players from the region to garner recognition.
Ward earns regional acclaim after scoring six goals with six assists for 18 total points in 21 games off the bench during his first collegiate campaign.
Ward, who was selected as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week on October 22nd, tied for third on the team in points as a freshman.
2018 NESJ All-Rookie Team
Chris Kingston – Goalkeeper – Bowdoin
Liam Hanlon – Defense – Babson
Michael McFarlane – Defense – Middlebury
Ian Daly – Defense – Tufts
Arian Pilja – Defense – Endicott
Alex Shahmirzadi – Midfield – Amherst
Gabriel Meireles – Midfield – Salem State
Austin Ward – Midfield – Saint Joseph's
German Giammattei – Forward – Amherst
Patrick Agyemang – Forward – Eastern Connecticut
Jarvin Ramirez – Forward – Gordon