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SUMMERDALE — Three Central Penn College students have been named USCAA Soccer All-Americans, and goaltender Andrew Hunter has been named Academic All-American.

The 141-year-old Summerdale-based college had never had a first-team All-American in football before, said Central Penn athletic director Kasey Hicks.

Also impressive is that two of the players who made first-team All-Americans are freshmen.

The All-Americans are:

Jaeger James, Midfielder (1st Team) from Dover, PA

Jake Phillippe, Harrisburg midfielder/forward (1st team) and Central Dauphin High School graduate

Amson Charleston, midfielder/forward (2nd team) from York, PA, and

Andrew Hunter, goaltender (Academic All-American) of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania

The official list of all selected players can be found here: https://uscaafallchampionships.com/2022_Championships/All-Americans

Coach Brian Osborne, now in his second year coaching at Central Penn, applauded Jaeger James for his 12 goals and six assists.

“Not only does Jaeger fill the stat sheet with goals and assists, his knowledge of the game and his vision are superior,” said Osborne. “Jaeger is an absolute game-changer on the pitch. He’s a captain who always demands a high standard of training and work ethic. He knows how good the team can be and always wants to shoot the best of his teammates.

He also noted the offensive power of Harrisburg’s Jake Philippe, who finished the season with 10 goals and 8 assists.

“Jake is incredibly terrifying to opposing defenses,” Osborne noted. “Not only does he have next-level speed, but his technical ability, work ethic and team mentality make him a great captain who leads by example. He’s the most athletic player on the pitch no matter what. When Jake has the ball, everyone watching holds their breath because he’s about to do something special.

Osborne also praised York’s Amson Charleston, who had four goals and an assist.

“Amson is a very crafty player who causes opposition defenses problems with his ball control, creativity and scoring ability.” he said. “He put the ball in the back of the net in very tight moments. Amson is incredibly selfless where he only cares about improving the program and takes pride in the successes of his teammates, which is ultimately why he is captain.

Of Andrew Hunter of McAlisterville, Osborne said, “Andrew represented the men’s soccer program better than anyone on the roster. He is a great example of what a student-athlete should be every day.

He added, “At all times, Andrew upholds the four hallmarks of our team culture: tenacity, selflessness, respect and character. No wonder he received All-Academic honors because if you looked up ‘student-athlete’ in the dictionary, you find “See Other: Andrew Hunter”.

Hicks emphasized the historical nature of these distinctions.

“Central Penn College has had only one USCAA All-American in history and he was an honorable mention.” (Soufiane Issoufou in 2019.)

“The USCAA All-American and Academic All-American honors are huge for our students. It recognizes their impact on the pitch or on the pitch and in the classroom nationwide. These students are impact actors for their programs and within the national association,” said Hicks.

“The fact that several young students are being recognized for our Central Penn men’s soccer team speaks to the potential of this program in the very near future. Great things are in store. Hicks added.




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