NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University junior Jordan Elster (Sutton, Mass.) adds a selection to the Scholar All-America team to his accolades as recently announced by the United Soccer Coaches on Friday.
This is the first time a Seahawk has earned a selection to an All-America team. Elster earned all-region honors as an athlete and a scholar. He is the only junior back on either the first or second team, and one of only two students from a New England hometown.
Elster, a right back, scored one goal and assisted on two others; his lone goal was a game-winner against UMass Dartmouth (Sept. 13).
"I'm not sure that any words can adequately describe my elation over hearing that Jordan has been named a Scholar All-American. I've always considered the moniker of 'All-American' to be the highest possible distinguishment that a student-athlete can garner during their time in college and with this award, Jordan becomes the first ever All-American in the history of our program. I've spoken many times about the commitment and dedication that it takes for a student-athlete to be named Academic All-Conference or even Academic or Scholar All-Region as we have had many earn these awards in the past. But Jordan's level of commitment really is something special … he is literally in the gym and in the library every day. He's a Pell Honors scholar and has one of the most demanding course loads on our roster and yet he still maintains one of the highest GPAs on our team. I just want his commitment to rub off on his teammates so that we, as a program, can look to take that next big step forward and get back to competing on the national stage in the NCAAs. But for now, I could not be happier for Jordan to gain this level of recognition!"
View the complete Scholar All-America teams here.