KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Junior midfielder Jon Roberts (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) of The University of Scranton men's soccer team enjoyed an outstanding season for the Royals this past fall. On Tuesday, his accomplishments were recognized as he was named to All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team as selected by the United Soccer Coaches.
A First Team All-Landmark Conference honoree this fall, Roberts was a menace to the defenses of Scranton's opponents as he led the team in scoring with 14 points on four goals, which tied for the team-lead, and six assists, tops among all Royals' players. He fired off a team-leading 37 shots with 21 shots on goal while starting all 16 games for Scranton.
One of just six players from the Landmark Conference to earn All-Region accolades this season, Roberts opened the season with four assists in Scranton's first two games of the year including a three-assist effort in a 4-1 victory over Alvernia on September 1 at Weiss Field. The three helpers against the Golden Wolves are tied for the second-most in a game all-time in program history and also helped him earn Landmark Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week honors.
Roberts went on a tear in October, nearly carrying Scranton into the postseason by totaling nine points on four goals and one assists the squad's final six games. He scored in back-to-back contests against Moravian and Dickinson before scoring twice, including the game-winning goal, in a key 3-0 victory over Drew on October 17 as the Royals kept their playoff hopes alive.
In Scranton's must-win regular season finale, Roberts assisted on a goal at the Royals defeated Juniata 2-0, but the team was denied a playoff berth when Moravian won in overtime later that day.
Roberts, who finished the year tied for fourth in assists and tied for eighth in points in the Landmark Conference, now has nine goals, 14 assists, and 32 points in his career at Scranton.
The Royals finished the 2018 campaign with a 6-8-2 overall record while going 4-3 in conference matches.
To view the entire 2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Men's All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team, click here.