Elon’s Matthews Earns United Soccer Coaches All-Region Honors

ELON, N.C. – Junior Luke Matthews of the Elon University men’s soccer team was named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Team third team as announced by the organization on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Matthews was one of 14 players from the Colonial Athletic association to receive all-region accolades. He is also the first Phoenix player to earn all-region honors since Elijah Agu in 2016.

Matthews, a native of Swindon, England, earned first team All-CAA honors this season for the first time in his career from after he helped lead the Phoenix defensive backline. He also contributed on the offensive end with a goal and an assist, scoring the game-winning goal in the Phoenix’s 2-1 victory at High Point on Sept. 8.