SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State men’s soccer defender Jesse Manton was named NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-Far West Region second team for the second consecutive year.
Manton, a senior, finished his career at Sacramento State as a team co-captain, playing in 49 career matches, while making 39 starts. A business management major, Manton’s 3.6 gpa has also earned him all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation academic honors for three consecutive seasons. In 2005, he was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII first team.
The Santa Rosa, Calif., native finished his four-year career with the Hornets scoring one goal and adding four assists. The team’s starting left back the majority of the last three years, Manton played a significant role in the team’s record-breaking season in 2005, guiding the Hornets to a 9-7-2 finish and a program-best eight-match unbeaten streak at Hornet Soccer Field.
In 2006, Manton helped Sacramento State to a 7-10-2 finish, ending the year on a four-match unbeaten streak with victories over UNLV (2-1) and San Jose State (3-0). He made 11 starts during the year and helped Sacramento State to a third place finish in the MPSF.
To be eligible for consideration for the award, a player must be at least a junior in academic standing, have no less than a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, start at least 50 percent of the team’s games and be nominated by an NSCAA member coach.