Four Elon Phoenix Named NCCSIA Men’s Soccer All-State

ELON, N.C. – Four members of the Elon University men’s soccer team was selected to the 2017 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All-State Men’s Soccer Teams as announced by the association on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 29. Redshirt junior keeper Matthew Jegier was tabbed a first team selection while senior Elijah Agu, junior Jaiden Fortune and sophomore Luke Matthews took spots on the second team.

Jegier earns his first All-State award after a record-breaking 2017 season for the netminder. The Charlotte, N.C., native led the Colonial Athletic Association in goals-against average (0.57), save percentage (.833) and shutouts (10) while playing every minute between the posts this season. He also became the program’s all-time career leader in clean sheets at Delaware on Oct. 28, posting the 26th of his career. His 10 shutouts this season also tied Clint Irwin’s ’11 single-season record from 2009. Jegier would also receive first team All-CAA honors for the first time.

Agu earned All-CAA honors for the second straight season with a third-team selection and makes the All-State team for a second time. The Cary, N.C., native was one of the main offensive catalysts for the maroon and gold this season as he paced the squad in total points with 12, tied for fifth in the league. Agu tied the team-lead this season with four goals and led Elon with four assists – a new single-season career high. He also had two game-winning goals this season versus UCF and Drexel.

Matthews drew second team CAA honors following a successful sophomore campaign. The Swindon, England, native emerged as one of the leaders on a Phoenix backline that was one of the best both in the CAA and in the nation. Elon ranked first in the league in fewest goals allowed (11), GAA (0.57) and shutouts (10) and ranked in the top-10 in the country in GAA, shutouts and fewest goals allowed. He also added an assist to his stat line versus High Point.

Fortune earned All-State honors after finishing tied for third on the team with eight total points with three goals and two assists. He also added two game-winning goals during the year versus Presbyterian and at Davidson and had a goal and an assist versus High Point.

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.