Carmany Jones Wins PacWest Player of the Week
The Concordia Courier
By Anderson Clarke | 10/20/2017
Freshman Forward, Carmany Jones has won the PacWest Women’s soccer player of the week for her performances for the week of Oct. 2-8. Jones, a local from Lake Forest, Calif. led the league with three goals in the Eagles two games for the week. Jones scored twice in the Eagles 3-2 loss to California Baptist University, before then scoring again in the Eagles 4-0 win against Chaminade University.
Jones who now leads the team with five goals on the season said that “receiving this award makes me feel accomplished knowing that I can bring recognition to our team and school.” She listed winning PacWest Player of the Week as the second biggest achievement of her young career, only behind being offered a scholarship to play college soccer at Concordia. Jones’ achievement is even more impressive as she is only a freshman.
She said that “beginning the season as a freshman and transitioning to college soccer was a big challenge.” Jones added, “[I’m] on a more intense schedule and had to learn that coming in as a freshman you have to start from the bottom.” Her biggest challenge was adapting to the increased speed of play. She also noted the big difference from playing in high school and club soccer.
When asked about how the team is doing this season Jones said “I think the team is really good this year. We are relatively young with a freshman class of eight. We actually only have two seniors. But with that being said, every player plays an impactful and important role in this program.”
“The returning players really helped all of the freshman feel a part of the program and brought us closer together which translated to the way we play on the field. So far this season, we have had a few unfortunate losses but we’re continuing to get better and understanding that those losses only make us better.”
When asked about the team's goals for the remainder of the season Jones said, “We’re striving to finish out the season strong and hopefully it will lead to a trip to the tournament.”
The lady Eagles will look for their next win on Oct. 21 at home when they take on Biola University. Their schedule can be found here: www.cuieagles.com.
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