Dec. 2, 2006
Santa Clara, Calif. - The National Soccer Coaches Association of American announced their All-American and All-Region teams this week and three Santa Clara University men's soccer players earned spots on the All-Far West teams. Junior captain Peter Lowry was named to the All-Far West Region First Team, while senior Keith DeVey and junior captain Jamil Roberts both earned spots on the third team. It was the first selection for all three players.
"We are proud to have three deserving players receive this honor," said Broncos head coach Cameron Rast. "Peter, Keith and Jamil were all instrumental in helping us have a successful year. They provided great leadership and all three had excellent seasons on the field."
Lowry, who was previously named second-team All-West Coast Conference, scored six goals and notched two assists on the season for the Broncos, while playing a combination of midfield and forward. After starting the year in center midfield, Lowry moved to forward and the team embarked on a nine-game unbeaten run to help SCU secure a bye in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Lowry scored the Broncos lone goal on a penalty kick in their quarterfinal loss to Wake Forest.
DeVey wrapped up a stellar career on the Mission Campus in 2006, tying with Lowry for the team lead in goals and points with six and 14 respectively. With his six goals, DeVey finished his career with 20, placing him into a tie for eighth all-time in school history. He started all 23 games for SCU this season, playing both forward and midfield to help SCU to the West Coast Conference championship and their best NCAA Tournament finish since 2003. DeVey was a first-team All-WCC selection this year.
Roberts, a Fremont, Calif. native, led the Broncos in minutes this past season with 2,152 while leading a Bronco defense that posted nine shutouts and a 0.95 goals against average. Roberts, a central defender, scored his lone goal of the year on a long-range blast against Niagara on Sept. 4 and later notched an assist on Jide Ogunbiyi's clinching goal against Loyola Marymount in a 2-0 win. That win over LMU gave the Broncos their first WCC title since 2003. Roberts was also named honorable-mention All-WCC.
Last year, Mehdi Ballouchy was a first-team All-Far West selection as well as an NSCAA first-team All-American for the Broncos.