Men's Soccer Defender Makes International Impact
Damion Lowe, a standout defender on the University of Hartford men's soccer team, has taken his talents to the international level as he currently represents the Jamaica National Team at the 2013 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships.
Lowe did not miss a minute on the pitch for his squad on Feb. 19 in the Group C opener, as Jamaica battled Puerto Rico and came out on top in a 4-1 decision. With the score tied at 1, Lowe put Jamaica ahead for good in the 61st minute, right-footing home a corner kick.
"Damion played really well on Tuesday night and scored a very important goal for Jamaica," said Tom Poitras, head coach of the Hawks' men's soccer team.
"He is representing the University of Hartford very well," Poitras continued. "Our entire program and athletic department are excited for Damion to represent his country on the world stage."
A sophomore from Kingston, Jamaica, Lowe started and played in 16 games for the Hawks in 2012. The anchor of Hartford's back line since the start of his college career, he finished third on the team in points with seven, while his three goals also ranked third on the squad.