Dec. 14, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University seniors Peter Lowry and Jamil Roberts both earned spots on College Soccer News' All-America teams and Lowry was also named Lowe's Senior Class Award All-Senior All-America Second Team. Lowry was named first-team All-American by College Soccer News, while Roberts grabbed a spot on the third team. The last time two Broncos earned All-America honors in the same year was 1999 when Eric Denton and Adam Eyre both received the honor.
Lowry, who has already been named the WCC Player of the Year and a National Soccer Coaches Association of American All-Far West First Team selection, continues to pick up the honors following an outstanding final season at SCU. He led the Broncos in scoring with eight goals and seven assists for a career best 23 points in the regular season and also led the conference in goals, while placing second in points and tied for third in assists from his central midfield position. His goals also came in key moments for the Broncos, netting two game-winning goals and two game-tying goals in the closing minutes of regulation. For his career, Lowry netted 22 goals, good for seventh all-time at SCU, and had 15 assists for 59 total points, placing him just one point from a spot in the SCU all-time top 10. He is the 12th player in Bronco history to earn a conference player of the year award and first since Mehdi Ballouchy in 2005. Lowry had previously been named All-WCC Second Team twice and All-WCC Honorable Mention once and he was an All-Far West Region First Team selection in 2006 as well.
Lowry was one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, which was in its first year for men's and women's soccer after being started in 2001 for basketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: classroom, community, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards that a senior season can bring. Lowry was one of two players from the WCC to be recognized, along with Trini Gomez of Loyola Marymount.
Roberts, who has twice been All-Far West Region selection, provided steady play throughout 2007 for one of the top defenses in the nation. He had a standout senior season for SCU both defensively and offensively during the regular season. With Roberts at center back, the Broncos led the conference in goals against average at 0.62, a mark that also placed 11th in the nation, and posted nine shutouts. The Fremont, Calif. native also scored a career high three goals and notched a career best five assists to place 10th in the conference in points. He finished his career with 80 games played and he scored five goals and notched seven assists.