Germantown Resident Named Senior Class Award Candidate with UMD Soccer Team
University of Maryland senior midfielder Jake Rozhansky was selected as a candidate for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award in men’s soccer. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Rozhansky has been outstanding since arriving at Maryland last season. The Germantown, Md., native started all 21 games for the Terps and notched four goals and eight assists. So far this season, Rozhansky has started all seven games and tallied five assists, and got his first goal on Monday night in a 3-2 win over the University of Connecticut.
Sixty NCAA men’s and women’s soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in communities.
Rozhansky started his career at Virginia, and was a 2015 All-ACC Second Team selection in 2015 and a 2014 All-Freshman Team pick. He led the Cavaliers to the 2014 national title and earned a spot on the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team. He has suited up for the US U-20 National Team.
He also suited up for country at the 2017 Maccabiah Games, leading the USA to a gold medal. Rozhansky scored all three goals in the final and six in the tournament, earning the Golden Boot.
The midfielder was named one of Maryland’s captains before the 2017 season. He also has taken an active role with Maryland’s 2017 Team IMPACT signee, Keith Poe.
Each of the two candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup championships in December.
Caption: Maryland senior midfielder, and Germantown resident, Jake Rozhansky (12).
Photo courtesy Maryland Athletics.