Soccer's Lowe Earns Second Summer Honor
Defender Damion Lowe continued to collect honors this summer when he was named to the Premier Development League (PDL) All-League team, which honors the top 11 players among the more than 1,200 players in the league. This honor comes just two days after Lowe received All-Conference honors from the PDL.
“Damion continues to show with his performances on the field that he is one of the best defenders in the country,” said head coach Tom Poitras. “He is great to work with because he is always looking to improve. Damion is not a guy who thinks he has arrived already, he is just scratching the surface of his ability.”
The Kingston, Jamaica, native joined the PDL's Reading United AC following a successful sophomore season at UHart as well as a stint with the Jamaican National Team at the 2013 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships. The anchor of the Hawks' back line since the start of his collegiate career, he finished third on the team in points with seven in 2012, while his three goals also ranked third on the squad. During his stint with Jamaica, he scored a go-ahead goal in the 61st minute against Puerto Rico.
Lowe and the Reading United AC finished tied for second in the Eastern Conference's Mid Atlantic Division with 29 points. IN 14 games, Reading United finished with an 8-1-5 overall record, including an undefeated 4-0-3 mark at home. In 10 games, Lowe finished with two points on one goal in 768 total minutes on the pitch.
The Premier Development League is considered the top development men's league in North America with 64 teams within four conferences throughout the United State and Canada.
Lowe and his Hawk teammates will return to campus on Monday, August 13, to begin preparations for the 2013 season. The men's soccer team opens the regular season at home on Friday, August 30, at 7 p.m. against Holy Cross. The Hawks will also play a pair of preseason scrimmages—at Fairfield (August 20, 3 p.m.) and at home against Southern New Hampshire (August 24, 7 p.m.).