Following outstanding years in the classroom and on the field, softball’s Rylee Swilley (Kiln; Hancock) and soccer’s Andrew Elkins (Bay St. Louis; St. Stanislaus) were recently named as Pearl River’s scholar athletes for 2018-19.
POPLARVILLE – Two more Pearl River soccer standouts picked up national honors Wednesday.
Defender Andrew Elkins (Bay St. Louis; St. Stanislaus) was named to the United Soccer Coaches Junior College Men’s Scholar All-America First Team, with forward Bo Bowman (Bay St. Louis; Bay) landing on USC’s second team.
The honor comes a week after forward Jevaun Ennis (Maypen, Jamaica) was named to USC’s All-South Region squad.
“I’m incredibly proud of Bo and Andrew,” PRCC coach Drew Gallant said. “They exemplify what it means to be student athletes. Not only were they key to our success on the field this year, but they also went above and beyond in the classroom.
“Whoever signs them will be getting complete student athletes.”
Elkins, who is majoring in Business Administration, earned a 4.0 GPA this semester, while Bowman earned a 3.5 while pursuing a Business degree.
The honor is just the latest for both Bowman and Elkins.
Bowman scored 10 goals and four assists as a sophomore this season for the Wildcats and earned a spot on the All-MACJC team and was selected to play in the MACJC Sophomore All-Star Game.
Elkins, who transferred to PRCC following a year at Mississippi College, helped to form one of the more formidable centerback pairings in the league and even got in on the attack, registering a goal and two assists. He also earned a roster spot in the all-star game.
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The 2018 season was one Jevaun Ennis won't soon forget. Even weeks after the season ended, accolades are still rolling in for the Maypen, Jamaica, native. The sophomore goal scorer was recently named to the United Soccer Coaches' All-South Region First Team.
Pearl River’s men’s soccer team scored in the final minutes of regulation Saturday to force a winner-take-all overtime frame against Southwest in the MACJC semifinals at Jones College. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Bears returned the favor, scoring with less than a second remaining on the clock in overtime to claim a 2-1 victory.
For the Pearl River men’s soccer team, the journey to repeat as state champions adds another chapter this Saturday when they take on the Southwest Bears in the second round of the MACJC playoffs at Jones College.
The accolades keep pouring in for Pearl River's goalkeeper. For the second time this season — and fourth time in his career — Kobe Lie (Hattiesburg; North Forrest) has been named the NJCAA Goalkeeper of the Week.
The Pearl River men watched 110 scoreless minutes of soccer while their Lady Wildcat counterparts drew 0-0 against rival Gulf Coast. When it was their time to take the pitch, it took the Wildcats all of 46 seconds to break through en route to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Bulldogs at PRCC’s soccer complex on Tuesday night.
Pearl River's men's soccer team was tested on every level Sunday at East Central. It wasn't the cleanest performance of the year but following the 6-4 win, head coach Drew Gallant said has a lot of respect for what his Wildcats showed.